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Celestron Polar Axis Finderscope

You Pay: $39.00
Product Highlights
  • For the CG-5 Mounts

This useful accessory speeds accurate polar alignment by providing a means of visually aligning your German equatorial mount with Polaris and true north.

As a result, you can spend more time observing and less time setting up.  The finderscope has an easy to use crosshair reticle and is intended for use with the CG-5 mounts.

Non-illuminated, batteryless design
Clear aperture of 18mm
Celestron Polar Axis Finderscope
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    CelestronPolar Axis Finderscope
     
    3.6

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    63%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy (7)
      • Astrophotography (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (5), Avid adventurer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Reviewed by 8 customers

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      3.0

      Not really as useful as expected

      By SpaceSprat

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Astrophotography

        Comments about Celestron Polar Axis Finderscope:

        It is really hard to see the etched constellations in the dark. Makes it hard to really pin-point Polar North. Really probably didn't need the item since I have a CG5-GT that has a polar alignment process built in that I just learned about.

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        4.0

        Polar finderscope for celestron mounts

        By neilson

        from pleasanton texas

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Great Optics
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Astrophotography

          Comments about Celestron Polar Axis Finderscope:

          This is a very well made polar finderscope. Its very easy to install and easy to use. The only problem is there is no illuminated reticule so you have to shine a red flashlite to see the etchings, which is difficult.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Do the job

          By Bill

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Adds No Function

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Celestron Polar Axis Finderscope:

          Do the job. Make polaris easier to spot. Some folks said the polarscope does not help to accurately align your mount with NCP when you have computerized mount function to do polar align. I use this to roughly align my mount to the North star during the initial scope set up.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Terrible

          By Robert

          from Arlington Hts, Illinois

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

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                Comments about Celestron Polar Axis Finderscope:

                This model is a replacement to earlier models and makes the appearance of being more rugged by screwing into the mount instead of being centered by the three screws that two free hands could operate. It takes an allen wrench to modify the position of the crosshairs and one really needs two allen wrenches at once to make things accurate. Two hours of complete frustration led me to give up on this waste of money. Turning the allen wrench all the way out or in never brought any change whatsoever to the results. I lost the receipt and can't return the lousy product. I slid the polar axis finder from my older non-GOTO CG-5 mount and had things operating in 10 minutes.

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                4.0

                Very useful.

                By Les

                from Norman, OK

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Astronomy
                  • Astrophotography

                  Comments about Celestron Polar Axis Finderscope:

                  I am interested in astro photography. The polar axis finderscope should help with this process.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Useful? --- maybe.

                  By Mike in Tracy

                  from Tracy, CA

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Astronomy

                      Comments about Celestron Polar Axis Finderscope:

                      Yes, it does allow you to point the mount accurately at the NCP. "Accurately" enough for visual observing with the non-GOTO CG-5 mount.
                      For the computerized CG-5 AS GT, you can do without it for most purposes if you center the polar axis by just sighting through the hole and then use any star-alignment routine.
                      If you decide to buy one, you will have to figure out how to remove the useless ring supplied with the mount - the instruction sheet is no help. You will also need to buy a metric hex key (1.5mm I think) so you can align the reticle to the optical axis.
                      Summary: It does work.

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                      5.0

                      excellent

                      By yvan

                      from Rezé, France

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Astronomy

                        Comments about Celestron Polar Axis Finderscope:

                        Easy to mount
                        Easy to set up
                        Easy to use !

                        Very nice and useful product

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                        5.0

                        excellent optical device

                        By JoeM

                        from Long Island, NY

                        About Me Avid Adventurer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate
                        • Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Astronomy

                          Comments about Celestron Polar Axis Finderscope:

                          Made alignment much simpler and accurate

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                          • No

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