Celestron Polar Finder for Advanced Series CG-5 Mount and CGEM Mounts

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CE-94224
  • 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, and CGEM II mounts.
  • No batteries to change!
  • Venture into long exposure guided astrophotography with accuracy!
  • One year Celestron Warranty.
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Celestron Polar Finder for Advanced Series CG-5 Mount and CGEM Mounts

The Celestron Polar Finder for Advanced Series CG-5 Mount and CGEM Mounts provides you with precise alignment for long-exposure imaging! The full instructions for proper alignment are included and you can perform them anytime in about a half-hour. 

To start observing, roughly polar align the mount and head to the machined dials on the Celestron Polar Finder. After dialing in the information, look through the 18 mm polar finderscope where you can see an etched reticle. From there, adjust the mounts altitude and azimuth controls until Polaris (North Hemisphere) is located in the small circle and you're ready to go!

Aligning for the Southern Hemisphere is just as easy! Rotate your mount until the stars of the constellation Octans line up with the reticle pattern in the polar finder. Finally, use the altitude and azimuth controls to make fine adjustments.

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, and CGEM II mounts.
  • No batteries to change!
  • One year Celestron Warranty.

     

    OPT Product Number: CE-94224

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Accessory TypePolar Scope
    Free ShippingYes
    ManufacturerCelestron
    Warranty2 Year Warranty

    Customer Reviews

    3.4 Based on 8 Reviews
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    JM
    04/02/2019
    Joshua M.

    ITS DECENT BUT COULD BE BETTER

    Its a no frills polar scope, nothing more nothing less. Why it is not aligned in the factory is beyond me, it is an absolute PAIN to mess with the little hex key set screws that align the scope to your RA axis. Major downer. Also the lack of illumination makes it next to impossible to see the reticle in the dark. Had to shine a flashlight into the from just to see where to put Polaris. Wish there was an aftermarket solution to these Celestron polar scopes. Thankfully I only use it for a rough polar alignment. Then I complete my polar align using either SharpCap or the All-Star Polar Align in my Hand Controller.

    GL
    05/16/2018
    Gary L.
    United States

    Celestron polar finder

    Seems to be a very good quality item which adapted well to my homebuilt mount and arrived very quickly.

    R
    09/06/2015
    Ralph

    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!

    S
    09/27/2011
    svthomas

    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.

    WW
    03/23/2011
    Wes W.

    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.

    DT
    07/27/2009
    Darren T.

    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.