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Retrofitting a Vixen SP polar finder With GPD2

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#1 joebuck

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 11:25 AM

Has anyone looked into retrofitting a Vixen SP polar finder with a GPD2 unit :question:? Reading Tony Hallis` article in the June issue it looks identical. Sure would be nice to upgrade due to the Earths precession. Would make it a lot easier to know exactly where to place Polaris in this time and date rather than guessing without tic marks on the reticle. :question:

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 03:14 AM

nearly all the polar scopes use an M18 x 1 thread, I have a Skywatcher scope in my Vixen SP. New current reticles are available, not sure where these days.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 08:02 AM

Thanks for the info on the thread size John I have an email off to Vixen, but haven`t received a response from them yet.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:13 PM

Yes, they do interchange. As do CGEM and Atlas polar finders with the Vixens. The Vixen version looks no different than the others except at the bank.






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