Celestron Polar Axis Finderscope

Celestron Polar Axis Finderscope

Celestron Polar Axis Finderscope

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Celestron Polar Axis Finderscope

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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
UPC: 050234942249
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Celestron Polar Axis Finderscope
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    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.7 x 2.0 x 1.8"
    Polar Axis Finderscope is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 18.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible 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.
    Date published: 2012-03-18
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Useful? --- maybe. 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.
    Date published: 2011-12-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Celestron Polar Axis Finderscope Although this scope is advertised for for CG-4 & CG-5 telescope mounts, it's perfect for the Advanced VX mount also. Using the supplied alignment instructions, it was a very easy chore to align the scope with my Advanced VX mount.
    Date published: 2014-09-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific Item I use this in my new AVX Mount, and it works perfect. It was a little hard to align with the axis of the mount. My old eyes had a hard time with the grub screws. I think they should upgrade to the type of screws used to lock in eyepieces, so you could get a hold on them, and it does not take much movement to adjust it. A little goes a long way. � But, I am very satisfied with it and it works as it should. I just would like to see the upgrade to thumb screws. I would definitely buy this again.
    Date published: 2017-11-19
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fits Advanced VX, no illumination, no adjustment wrench This finderscope fits Advanced VX. That is the only advantage. It is not illuminated, making it very hard to use (you can shine some light through the top but of course it is not convenient). Also, the scope does not come with a hex wrench which is necessary for adjustment. I ended up buying one (set) of hex wrenches since it is metric. I would have returned it if it is not the only one fits Advanced VX.
    Date published: 2017-10-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works with VX mount Built well enough and easy install with the VX mount. Focuses easily also. Nice that the end cap on the mount can be screwed back on with the finder in place so you don't have to remove it once installed. Too bad it doesn't have internal illumination or I'd give it five stars.
    Date published: 2016-09-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Do the job 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.
    Date published: 2012-07-05
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not really as useful as expected 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.
    Date published: 2013-10-24
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