My 10″ LX200 is mounted on a Super Wedge that has been slightly modified.
Thrust and nylon bearings were added plus grease on all moving components.
A Scope Saver is mounted in between the wedge and the tripod.
I use drift alignment procedures for precision adjustment after initial polar alignment.
Astronomer’s Control Panel has a very good procedure that is better than the one
in the Meade manual. After this initial step I drift align.
Azimuth Adjustment-Side Knob
Find a star near the meridian and with an 12mm or better illuminated reticle watch for drift.
Adjust reticle until star moves parallel to the left right and up down lines using NSEW on keypad.
If the alignment is off the star will either drift up or down. Don’t worry about drift in R.A.
If the star moves up turn the right knob counter clockwise (looking at scope power panel).
If the star moves down turn the right knob clockwise.
Altitude Adjustment-Back Knob
New T-Block eliminates backlash
Once complete slew back to the meridian and recheck for any movement.
After the star stays in the crosshairs for 5 minutes a good polar alignment is achieved.
Repeat until the star has no vertical or horizontal movement.
Now you can perform P.E.C. training. I have tried manual and auto guide methods and
have found the manually entered method to work better although some have had success with the latter.