The updated mount arrived a couple of weeks ago, and I’m in the process of re-installing. Since everything was taken off, I’m taking this opportunity to put everything back on in the neatest fashion I can – paying more attention to cable management, etc.
I’ve reached the point where I’m ready to start polar alignment – just waiting for a clear night. Initial alignment will be done with PEMPRO, followed by a detailed TPOINT alignment analysis. It’ll take a couple of clear nights. Tonight was supposed to be one – but the sky is thinly overcast, with the overcast lit up by a bright moon. I’m hoping it will clear a little later in the evening.
Update: It didn’t. Going on a week now, still waiting for a clear night for alignment. Frustrating knowing that even when it eventually clears, I’m not ready for imaging. Oh well. Remember, the hobby is the process not the results.