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    Very intewresting video, thank you! Now I do have a question do....why do you mentioned a "leg to the south"....? For example my GEM has a peg to mark the point north and wouldn't allow me to have a "leg to the south". I am a little confused here.
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    Very interesting video, thank you! Now I do have a question do....why do you mentioned a "leg to the south"....? For example my GEM has a peg to mark the point north and it concedes with the leg that you point south in the video and this wouldn't allow me to have a "leg to the south". I am a little confused here. Could you please explain.
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    I think it's because of the unique situation of setting up at the equator. If he points the leg to the north his counterweight shaft will hit the leg.

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    Hi folks, is there a decent video for doing the same for the southern hemisphere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikolas64 View Post
    Hi folks, is there a decent video for doing the same for the southern hemisphere?
    anyone????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrice Lanteigne View Post
    I think it's because of the unique situation of setting up at the equator. If he points the leg to the north his counterweight shaft will hit the leg.
    Merci, Patrice, that is indeed correct.

    satcomsta, Some mounts have a fixed peg and some have accommodation to move the peg. My old EQ5 base, for instance, has a cast-in-place peg, forcing the third leg to the south, while my CG5GT has a movable peg, allowing a choice. See photos below.

    Nicolas64: I have never seen one. At least your post is bumped again, and maybe someone will reply. I notice in my polar scope is a southern constellation, so there must be something to aim at.

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    Great video, I am from 8.5degrees N. It helped me a lot on understanding GEMs
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