Meade's initial (before taking the GPS fix) 1-star polar alignment procedure has you place the scope in the "home" position and on the Celestial Pole -- which, of course, is some distance from Polaris. In fact, while looking at Polaris through my LX200 -- through my lowest-magnification eyepiece (40mm) -- the celestial pole is not even within the field of view. This degrades my search for the pole into a time-consuming game of hide-and-seek -- and usually leaves me with awful pointing accuracy when I ultimately fail to initialize the scope on the pole.
Night after, night I watch owners of German EQ mounts peer through their polar alignment scopes -- specifically designed to get them on the celestial pole -- and tell myself . . . CERTAINLY their must be something out there to make this task easier on the LX200. And of course, I search the Meade website and find . . . nothing. It would seem to me that a sufficiently low-magnification eyepiece, with correct reticle markings would be all that would be required here, (as opposed to a dedicated polar alignment scope) because the LX200 tube is already ON the fork-mount's optical axis. (correct?)
Is anyone aware of such an eyepiece -- or some other product -- that could take the guess-work out of quickly/reliably getting on the celestial pole?