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joebuck
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Retrofitting a Vixen SP polar finder With GPD2
      #5853715 - 05/11/13 12:25 PM

Has anyone looked into retrofitting a Vixen SP polar finder with a GPD2 unit ? 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.

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John Carruthers
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Re: Retrofitting a Vixen SP polar finder With GPD2 new [Re: joebuck]
      #5856838 - 05/13/13 04:14 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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Re: Retrofitting a Vixen SP polar finder With GPD2 new [Re: John Carruthers]
      #5857026 - 05/13/13 09:02 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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John Suscavage


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Re: Retrofitting a Vixen SP polar finder With GPD2 new [Re: joebuck]
      #5860298 - 05/14/13 04:13 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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