Celestron Polar Finder for Advanced Series CG-5 Mount

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Celestron Polar Finder for Advanced Series CG-5 Mount
$45.00
Item # CE-94224
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  • The Celestron Polar Axis Finder works with Celestron Advanced Series CG-5, Advanced VX and CGEM mounts.
  • Etched, non-illuminated 18mm reticle. There is no need to input time, date and longitude offset.
  • The Celestron Polar Axis Finder has an eyepiece with adjustable focus so that you can see the reticle sharply.
  • This finder scope assists you visually by using standard constellations for accurate polar alignment in either Northern or Southern hemispheres.
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Celestron Polar Finder for CG-5, VX and CGEM Mounts

Accurate polar alignment is an essential part of a successful night imaging and observing. The Celestron 94224 Polar Finder is just the tool to help you achieve that perfect alignment! Now, it's time to calibrate with the three included chrome thumbscrews to ensure the Celestron Polar Finder is accurately aligned with the rotation axis. Full instructions for this procedure are included and it can be perfomed anytime in about a half hour. Once done, you can permanently leave the Celestron Polar Finder in place and there will be no need to repeat.

When you're ready to observe, just roughly polar align the mount and head to the machined dials on the Celestron Polar Finder. Dial in the appropriate information and you're ready to take a look through the 18mm aperture polar finderscope where you'll see an etched reticule. Adjust the mount’s altitude and azimuth controls until Polaris (North Hemisphere) or is located in the small circle. You're now aligned and accurate enough for long exposure guided astrophotography or your most demanding observing session!

Aligning for the Southern Hemisphere is just as easy. Simply rotate your mount until the stars of the constellation Octans line up with the reticle pattern in the polar finder. Use the altitude and azimuth controls to make fine adjustments, and you're aligned!

Celestron Polar Finder Features

  • Ease of alignment on the stars of Cassiopeia or the Big Dipper for the Northern Hemisphere or Octans for the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Compatible with the Celestron CG-5 mount. VX Mount and CGEM mount.
  • No batteries to change!
  • One year Celestron Warranty
Celestron Product Number: 94224
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU CE-94224
UPC Code 050234942249
Manufacturer Celestron
Warranty 2 Year Warranty
Reviews

Customer Reviews 6 item(s)

Worth every cent! (And then some!)
This finder makes polar alignment a breeze. While the CGEM mount is quite capable in this by itself the addition of the scope pretty much guarantees it. Packaging and shipment was right on and ease of set up and use really simple. I have not needed a lit etching for the location of Polaris as the star is quite bright through it, even before it's full dark.Great product, OPT!
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Ralph / (Posted on 9/6/2015)
Good, could be better.
Aligning the reticle was a nightmare with the hex screws. I swapped them out with thumb screws and it literally takes less than 5 minutes to align now. It's a shame they didn't think about the end user in this regard, the hex screws really are not enough when adjusting to keep the reticle from falling in the scope housing, easier to keep tension on the reticle with thumbscrews so that you can tighten as you loosen. But, the scope does what it was designed to do, polar alignment is easy as pie wit this little guy--once it has been aligned, that is.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by svthomas / (Posted on 9/27/2011)
The thing sux
This thing was a complete waste of money. The reticle should have been aligned at the factory and the procedure to do so is virtually impossible to carry out.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Wes W / (Posted on 3/23/2011)
What were they thinking?
There is no reference other than the relative position of the Big Dipper and Casseopia which leads to a lot of subjectivity. Most polar scopes of this type also provide a location for a second star to ensure you're on the pole, this one does not so accuracy is, IMHO very mediocre. With a date circle, I think it would at least be more accurate. Also, it should come optically centered. The user should not have to do that. At 34 degrees north, how are you supposed to aim the thing at a land object without the mount falling on it's face. Seriously a v-block is easier and should have been done before the customer receives it.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Darren T / (Posted on 7/27/2009)
Polar Finder
There's just one problem with aligning the date and time circles - there is no date circle! The date circle is blank! After I got over that fact I reckoned Celestron did this on purpose - as its far easier to use the etched position of The Big Dipper to judge the position of Polares than to accurateley calibrate and use the date and time circles! But I'd still like my date cirle to be there ... It works but really - lets have the date option back please.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by James / (Posted on 6/16/2009)
Celestron AS polar finder
Sure wish it was illuminated.. Other than that, a really handy tool.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Mike Bonacio / (Posted on 10/23/2008)
Included Items

Included Items

  • Celestron Polar Axis Finder
  • Complete Instructions
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