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To raise and lower the telescope, using the car jacks is very handy. Just place
the carjacks under the telescope bars, to stabilise and move the telescope
while the bolts are unfastened. To move
the telescope left and right requires a strong back and a lot of luck. There
are usually a few iterations before the alignment is acceptable.
Adjusting the Polar Alignment
If Tpoint was used for the first iteration to calculate the mechanical offset,
then the two-star method can be used for the following iterations of the polar
alignment. We ran quite well with a polar offset at LANL with no
noticable ill-effects. The modelling takes the misalignment into account, and the telescope
motor is able to track both axes. A permanent installation would probably desire
better polar alignment, however.