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HEQ5 PolarScope Reticule - Alternative to standard

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The standard Polarscope Reticle with the HEQ5, at least the one in mine, is a simple circle so using "Polarfinder" pictures is a matter of guessing its position.  Other types of reticle seem to exist in which there are 12 or 24 graduations around the circle.

Does anyone know of a source of such reticles for the standard Polarscope or a replacement Polarscope assembly with such a reticle?

 

David

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The polar scope reticule in my AZ-EQ6 came with fine graduations (I bought the mount about 6 months ago). I think this is the updated polar scope model now. Maybe if you buy a polar scope new, it will have the finer graduations. Ask before you buy! :happy7:

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Hi i have been asking a few UK retailers about this, but no joy. teleskop-express has them for EQ5/EQ6. I don't think this will fit a HEQ5 as i think its a different size, best to email them and ask.

http://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/language/en/info/p390_Skywatcher-HM6-Polsucher-fuer-EQ5-Celestron-CGEM-CAM-uvm-.html

I am looking to get one as i assume it would make polar alignment more accurate?? especially when using polar finder.

regards

 

Jason

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You could try useing the Handset PA software, save all that kneeling down, and it costs nothing....

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Thanks for the feedback.  Shame there doesn't seem to be a way to get just the reticle as a "spare".  I'll persevere with guesstimating, using RA hour-scale and other methods.

Clear Skies

David

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