Celestron CGX and CGX-L Polar Axis Finderscope


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Custom made for CGX and CGX-L Mounts
Adjustable bracket angle for best accessibility
6x magnification
Simple reticle map easily locates the North Celestial Pole without the need to reference an app or location & time
Scope tilt is adjustable to allow for accurate polar alignment

Our Product #: 94239
Celestial Arts Product #: 94239
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Product Description

The optional Polar Axis Finderscope for the CGX series provides an easy, straightforward way to polar align your mount. The Polar Finderscope includes a dovetail base bracket that attaches to the CGX. The finder bracket itself can be removed from the dovetail for storage. Designed specifically for CGX and CGX-L, the bracket angle is adjustable to accommodate the most accessible viewing angle for your setup.

With a quick view to Polaris, the reticle displays Ursa Major and Cassiopeia in relation to the North Celestial Pole, so you can be accurately aligned without the need to reference an app or specific date/time/location info.

Tech Details

Weight 1 pound 1.4 ounces


Review by:
I bought and returned this item. Thankfully Astronomics was cool about it and took the return.

I have a dome and I was hoping to just mount this and leave it in place to check my polar alignment from time to time in case I bumped my tripod. Thing is, you can not leave this attached to your mount.

If you leave it on and then run your scope, it will collide and probably leave a fat bruise on your OTA. The placement interferes with operation of the scope.

So you have to put this attachment on your mount, visually align it parallel with your telescope OTA during the day, then align polaris with it at night, and take it off before using and damaging your scope.

Also, this is only good to a couple of degrees on your alignment.

It is a flawed process and dangerous to your expensive OTA. Do not buy it.

You can use the hand controller's All Star Polar Align instead. Or for not much money ($250) you can buy a dedicated little polar camera like Sharp Cap or QHY Pole Master that 1) won't scar your OTA, and 2) gets arc-second level accuracy. (Posted on 1/3/2019)
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