Excellent for accurate polar alignment and Go To system alignment
LED-illuminated double cross line reticle
Adjustable focus and brightness
Olivon 12.5mm Plods Illuminated Cordless Eyepiece. For guiding, higher precision GOTO alignments and collimation. This 4-element Plods design is also well suited for off-axis guiders, where light gathering is minimal. Fully multi-coated lenses, 4° apparent field. LED-illuminated double cross line reticle has adjustable focus and brightness. SR-54 batteries included. 1.25" diameter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"Not Stellar" - ok, so it's a bad pun, but it seemed appropriate. I promptly received the unit I ordered, however it was dsyfunctional.
My primary uses for this item are: checking the tracking/alignment and setting up my 3-star alignments on my GoTo rig.
What troubled me about the first unit is that the LED didn't seem to light unless you carefully held the barrel and the knob. It was very fidgety, and not at all bright. And worse, there was no definitive "click" to indicate the unit was off. I thought perhaps it was the batteries but after testing and careful disassembly and reassembly I noticed other problems.
The replacement unit was significantly better, however there are some issues in design.
1. It really doesn't adjust to "dim". It starts at laser in your eye bright and dims to about medium before it winks off. If trying to track or sight dimmer stars, the light is just too bright by about double.
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