Celestron Advanced VX/CGEM Polar Finder Scope
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- For polar alignment of Celestron CGEM, Advanced VX, or CG-5 equatorial mount
- Inserts into the polar finder port at the back of the mount
- Easily identifiable star patterns of the Big Dipper, Cassiopeia and Octans are etched into the reticle, as well as Polaris and the North Celestial Pole, to help with alignment in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere
- Focus adjustment for reticle clarity
DescriptionThe Celestron Polar Finder scope is for aiding polar alignment of Celestron CGEM, Advanced VX, or CG-5 mounts. Simply install the finder into the polar finder port, located at the rear of the mount, and focus the eyepiece until the reticle is sharp.
The reticle is etched with some recognisable star patterns to help align your telescope. In the Northern Hemisphere, you will recognise the Big Dipper asterism on the reticle, as well as the familiar “W” of Cassiopeia. Use the Big Dipper to guide you in the spring and summer months, and Cassiopeia during the fall and winter. The North Star, Polaris, is also designated on the reticle, as is the NCP, or North Celestial Pole. Once you choose which star pattern to use, align your telescope so that the stars line up with the positions shown on the reticle, then move the telescope’s azimuth and altitude adjustment controls to place Polaris right in the crosshairs.
For the Southern Hemisphere, four stars of the constellation Octans are etched in the reticle. Adjust your telescope until those stars line up as shown on the reticle.