Sky-Watcher Polar Illuminator
 Sky-Watcher Polar IlluminatorSky-Watcher Polar Illuminator 

Sky-Watcher Polar Illuminator

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About this product

Model:  sw_polar_illuminator
Part Number:  20501

This battery operated LED illuminator easily attaches to the exit hole of the polar axis bore of Sky-Watcher EQ3-2 and EQ5 and Celestron CG-5 and AVX and CGEM Equatorial Mounts.

Provides illumination to the polarscope reticule. A useful aid to the polar alignment procedure.

Adjustable light intensity.

Includes 1x CR2032 battery. 

Customer reviews

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A bit dim on EQ3-2
Tuesday, 21 April 2020  | 

I got one of these with my Star Adventurer Pro and it works a treat on that (5 stars), but is very dim on my EQ3-2 mount, I can barely see the red light even with a new battery. Bit of a shame because having the reticle illuminated (and without having to hold a torch over the hole) makes like *so* much easier.

Note that there isn't an off switch, even turned to min brightness it still glows very slightly, so to save battery unscrew the cap between use.

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Does the job but flimsy and poorly made
Thursday, 27 September 2018  | 

Functions ok but the quality of production is very poor.
Cheap and nasty feel and function. Poor switches BUT it does illuminate the polariscope well enough.

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Saturday, 28 April 2018  | 

Originally got one of these for my EQ5 makes illuminating polarscope reticle a breeze adjustable glow ,i now use on my Eq6 pro as the one that is on mount is not very bright fits a treat and battery changed easily would recommend .

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Polar scope illuminator
Thursday, 15 February 2018  | 

These aren't available in the US, but after I got it, WOW, I'm wondering why I waited so long...
It makes alignment a breeze.

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Nice gadget.
Sunday, 1 February 2015  | 

Fits my cg5 mount but it would be good to have a closing cap. Very faint red light but it's ok.



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Q1. Is there an on/off switch or does the dimmer do the same?

There isnít a separate on/off switch, when the dimmer is set to the lowest position the light is off and the battery isnít being used.

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