Vixen Polarscope PF-L II for AP & SX Mounts

The Vixen PF-L II Polar Finder for AP & SX mounts convinces with easy direct adjustment above reference stars and is suitable for the northern and southern hemisphere

  • Allows easy polar alignment, via reference stars
  • Variable red LED illumination
  • Suitable for both the Northern and Southern hemispheres.
  • Dimensions: 47 x 55 x 127 mm / weight: 155g
  • For AP, SX, AXJ and AXD mounts
  • Automatic illumination shut-off.

€275.00*

Available, delivery time: 1-3 days

Product number: X000327
GTIN/EAN: 4955295355327
WEEE-Reg.-Nr.: DE 34716369
Product information "Vixen Polarscope PF-L II for AP & SX Mounts"
Vixen’s latest design of polar finder, allows a simple, hassle-free method of polar alignment. The Vixen Polarscope PF-L II for AP & SX mounts has a reticule showing the Pole star (Polaris) and two other stars (Delta UMi and 51 Cep) in their precise positions. By turning the Polarscope you can easily match the reticle with the asterism of these stars in the sky and mechanically adjust your mount’s azimuth and altitude axes to align to the true North Pole. You can then adjust the Polar star to a more precise alignment using the reticule’s year marking (which runs from 2015 to 2040, but in practise can be used much longer after this) .

Using this alignment process, with visual reference to the actual stars in the sky, a complicated alignment, using date and time to calculate Polaris offset from the pole is unnecessary. For alignment in the Southern Hemisphere you simply use the Trapezium asterism (Sigma, Chi, Tau and Upsilon Octantis) of the constellation Octans and position the reticule with the trapezium stars aligned to their marked positions.
The Polarscope has built-in LED illumination, which is dimmable in many stages, and ensures an automatic shut-off after 2 minutes, saving your battery life.

The PFL-II also has an improved edge sharpness, when compared with its predecessor.

FEATURES

  • Lighting: LED illumination, with automatic shut-off
  • Power supply: 3v button cell
  • Accuracy: ≤ 3 arc minutes
  • Dimensions: 47 x 55 x 127 mm
  • Weight: 155g
  • Compatibility: Vixen AP, SX, AXJ, AXD Mounts

SCOPE OF DELIVERY

  • PF-L II
  • Allen key
  • Battery CR2032 3v
Colour: silver/black
Material: Metal

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Vixen Polarscope PF-L II for AP & SX Mounts
Vixen’s latest design of polar finder, allows a simple, hassle-free method of polar alignment. The Vixen Polarscope PF-L II for AP & SX mounts has a reticule showing the Pole star (Polaris) and two other stars (Delta UMi and 51 Cep) in their precise positions. By turning the Polarscope you can easily match the reticle with the asterism of these stars in the sky and mechanically adjust your mount’s azimuth and altitude axes to align to the true North Pole. You can then adjust the Polar star to a more precise alignment using the reticule’s year marking (which runs from 2015 to 2040, but in practise can be used much longer after this) . Using this alignment process, with visual reference to the actual stars in the sky, a complicated alignment, using date and time to calculate Polaris offset from the pole is unnecessary. For alignment in the Southern Hemisphere you simply use the Trapezium asterism (Sigma, Chi, Tau and Upsilon Octantis) of the constellation Octans and position the reticule with the trapezium stars aligned to their marked positions. The Polarscope has built-in LED illumination, which is dimmable in many stages, and ensures an automatic shut-off after 2 minutes, saving your battery life. The PFL-II also has an improved edge sharpness, when compared with its predecessor. FEATURES Lighting: LED illumination, with automatic shut-off Power supply: 3v button cell Accuracy: ≤ 3 arc minutes Dimensions: 47 x 55 x 127 mm Weight: 155g Compatibility: Vixen AP, SX, AXJ, AXD Mounts SCOPE OF DELIVERY PF-L II Allen key Battery CR2032 3v

€275.00*

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