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Orion Telescopes
Orion Right-Angle 1X-2X Viewer for Polar Scopes
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Expected Ship Date: 08/09/2024

  • No more dirty knees and sore neck! This 90-degree polar scope viewer makes polar alignment of your equatorial mount easy and comfortable
  • Fits on 30mm-diameter polar scopes, including Orion AstroView, Sirius, Atlas, Atlas II, Sirius Pro, Atlas Pro, and StarShoot CAT
  • Built-in Amici prism provides same image orientation as polar scope, plus 1x or 2x magnification options
  • Three thumbscrews secure the viewer to your mount's polar scope
  • Other features include 360-degree swivel, helical focus ring, and soft rubber eyecup

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Item #  05852b

Polar aligning an equatorial mount can be, quite literally, a pain. Because it often involves getting down on your knees in the wet grass or dirt while craning your neck to look up through the mount's polar scope. And then holding your head and back and legs still in that contorted position while you try to make minute adjustments to your mount's azimuth and altitude axes. There has got to be a better way....

Now there is! The Orion Right-Angle 1X-2X Viewer for Polar Scopes makes the knee-muddying, neck-cramping process of polar alignment a whole lot easier. It slides over your mount's polar axis scope and provides a more-comfortable 90-degree viewing angle. It also swivels left or right for even greater viewing convenience. The built-in amici prism serves up the same image orientation as the polar scope, and you can even double the magnification of the polar scope's field of view and reticle pattern by sliding the power switch from 1x to 2x, to bettern discern fine details.

The Right-Angle 1X-2X Viewer for Polar Scopes fits polar scopes of 25mm to 30mm diameter. It is compatible with the following Orion mounts and other mount brands with similarly sized polar scopes:

  • Orion AstroView Equatorial Mount
  • Orion Sirius EQ-G Computerized GoTo Mount
  • Orionn Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Mount
  • Orion Sirius Pro AZ/EQ-G Computerized GoTo Mount
  • Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G Computerized GoTo Mount
  • Orion Atlas II EQ-G Computerized GoTo Mount
  • StarShoot Compact Astro Tracker
  • Orion Polar Alignment Scope for SkyView Pro/Atlas Mounts

The Orion Right-Angle 1X-2X Viewer for Polar Scopes is equipped with a machined aluminum adapter with three thumbscrews to provide a highly secure and centered attachment to your mount's polar scope. Other features include a focusing ring and a soft rubber eyecup to center your eye and block ambient light.

Polar aligning an equatorial mount shouldn't mean having to endure grass-stained trouser knees and a sore neck every time. Try a new angle! Get the Orion Right-Angle 1X-2X Viewer for Polar Scopes today.


Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-447-1001.

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Right-angle viewer
Thumbscrews (3)
Neoprene pouch

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Order received after noon will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.

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