The polar finder EQ-500X
For more dots and fewer lines: you can quickly find the celestial pole
Clear sky, the starry sky sparkles. The camera is ready, the astrophotograph is waiting. But how do I align the EQ-500X mount exactly and as simply as possible? So that your mount does not produce lines, but rather tracks your camera precisely. This pole finder is a first-class tool with which you can align your mount precisely to the celestial north pole in just a few steps. For astro photos that inspire.
The advantages at a glance:
- Suitable polar finder for the EQ-500X mount: Simply screw it into the mount
- The alignment of the mount on the invisible north pole of the sky can be achieved in just a few minutes.
- It is the basis for ensuring that you succeed in accurately tracking astrophotography.
- Graticule Large Cart and Cassiopeia: This is how you north your mount without numerical acrobatics.
- Focusable: sharpness adjustable
- The multi-coated optics provide more contrast because you can see the Polarstern better.
Tip: Your EQ-500X mount already has a preparation to accommodate your polar finder. Installation is simple: a thread ensures permanent absorption.
Simple but precise alignment to the big car
A big help for a precise alignment: the polar finder has a marking of the big car and the Cassiopeia. Simply turn the telescope axis around its pivot point until the marking points in the same direction as the current status of the two constellations. It is easy and spontaneous!
You can find the true celestial pole in just a few simple steps. No longer worry about complicated data scales and numbers. One thing is certain: every beginner can get along with it.
Also suitable for the southern sky : Similar to the Big Dipper, you will also discover the southern upholstery and the Southern Cross on the reticule.
12-hour scale: other simple methods of pole adjustment
A 12-hour scale offers you a second and clear way of arranging the mount. The advantage: the marking looks like the face of a clock and is therefore immediately familiar to everyone. Thanks to the numbers from 1 to 12, you instantly know where to set the polar star in relation to the celestial pole.
This method is particularly popular if you use one of the smartphone apps for the northing of mounts, because thanks to the fine subdivision you can exactly understand the current location of Polaris in the sky.
The polar finder is focusable
Individually adjustable for each observer: the Omegon -Polsucher has its own diopter adjustment, i.e. a rotary wheel with which you can adjust the focus on your eye. So you always have a sharp look at the graphic marking and the Polarstern.