Vixen Polar Axis Scope with Illuminator for Vixen GP Mounts
Vixen 3912 - Polar Axis Scope with Illuminator for Vixen GP Mounts
Are you ready to upgrade your Vixen Grand Polaris Mount with an illuminated polar axis finderscope? Then here you are... The Vixen Polar Axis Scope with Illuminator (3912) is designed to be compatible with all Vixen Grand Polaris Mounts. Simply thread the Illuminated Polar Axis finder into place and you're ready for a very precise alignment for either the north or south polar axis with the included etched reticules. No more guesswork and no more ruined long exposure astrophotography!
As a special feature, the Vixen Polar Finder has separate battery operated variable-brightness illuminator which connects to the viewing port. Not only is it adjustable in intensity, but can be removed from the mount and used as a red flashlight for reading star charts! Just use the snap on cover for the eyepiece end of the finder and your equipment stays dust free and protected making the Vixen Illuminated Polar Finder a permanent part of your GP Mount.
Vixen 3912 - Polar Axis Scope with Illuminator for Vixen GP Mounts Features
- Wide 8 degree field of view through finder
- Removable illuminator which doubles as a variable brightness red flashlight
- Adjustable date and time scale dial
- Machine setting circles with graduated markings (24 hrs. in RA, subdivided into 10 min. increments, and +/-90??? in Dec.)
|Accessory Type||Polar Scope|
Easy Peasy Rectile
Screw the finder scope in and the rectile croshairs are already centered and at the six o'clock position... Center Polaris in the crosshairs, then drop Polaris down and center it while it is still in the six o'clock position, then set your RA circle at zero...check the current hour angle (HA) online, set the RA setting circle to the proper position of Polaris at that moment, and recenter Polaris in the reticle.. You are now perfectly polar aligned. Easy peasy.