Rigel QuikFinder Illuminated Reticle Finderscope
The QuikFinder Illuminated Reticle Red Bullseye Reflex Sight by Rigel Systems:
Do you have trouble seeing through a traditional illuminated reticle finderscope? Then consider the unique upright design of the Rigel QuickFinder. This new breed of reflex sight allows you to use both eyes on its wide-open right-side-up viewing screen. Both eyes means seeing fainter stars! Does your telescope's configuration make it impossible to mount a large red bullseye finderscope? Then look at the Rigel QuikFinder. About 1/10 the size and weight of traditional reflex sights, the QuikFinder will measure up to your needs!
Thanks to the Rigel QuickFinder adjustable brightness controls, it's easier than ever to take aim at the stars. Take a look inside this rugged construction LED screen and you'll find a projection of 2-degree and 1-degree concentric red circles against an unmagnified background. Rather than charge you for an additional feature, the Rigel QuickFinder reflex sight comes equipped with a pulsed or continuous illumination of the reticle. Star-hopping with any telescope now becomes easier with a visual reference on where the optics are aimed. What's more, the Rigel QuikFinder clips on and off its base - meaning no tools and adjustment screws to fumble with in the dark! Just take a look a what separates the QuikFinder from the competitors
- Extra Base Plate for additional telescopes
- Included long-life lithium battery
- Built-In Dew Shield
- Five year Rigel Systems Warranty
OPT Product Number: RI-QUIKFINDER
|Accessory Type||Red Dot|
|Warranty||1 Year Warranty|
I rarely need a visual finder since I have an ST80/SSAG piggyback as a finder scope. But occasionally, due to operator error, my first alignment star may be outside its FOV so rather than just search around, I prefer to simply adjust the goto using the visual finder. I've used other red-dot style finders in the past (won't mention them here) but the QuikFinder is by far the best I've ever used. Well-built, easy to align - and keep aligned - and the concentric circles are much easier to use than placing a red dot on top of the star. More than adequate brightness at night although some have complained about it being too dim in daylight - to which I say: it's used at NIGHT! Might be a bit cumbersome to remove from its base when I need to replace the battery but since I rarely use it, the battery should last a long time - assuming I remember to turn it off after use - but that's an issue with any red-dot finder. Comes with two bases so you can move it to another scope if you wish. Overall - highly recommended!
Rigel has improved the product from its original design. Works better than my old one but I wish that they offered an adapter to fit the base to standard Celestron finder mount.
Rigel QuikFinder Illuminated Reticle Purchase
The price was excellent, the website was easy to navigate, ordering was easy, and the shipping was fast! The process was better than other online companies and would certainly order from OPT again.
Quite happy with the finder itself. Sooooo much better than the one that "you know who" has been shipping with their scopes for years, making something which should be so easy, so hard. This finder makes it easy. Circles are very clear and easily dialed in. Only gripe is the padded double stick tape used for mounting. Too thick, too much give and makes slight realignments necessary. Though I understand the necessity of it because different tubes have different diameters. Have to see if I can find a nicely positioned screw on my tube to set the base down properly.
The Rigel QuickFinder arrived in
The Rigel QuickFinder arrived in good conidition. It worked as described. Very satisfied!
Easy alignment tool
Very good. I use it on an ETX-125 to align the scope. It is a kind of telrad-instrument which projects two circles on the sky. It is easy to center an alignment star in the central circle. I mounted the bracket with double sided tape on the plastic part of the OTA a bit to the right leaving enough room for the DSI. In this way it doesn't interfere with looking through the eyepiece nor with using the DSI (first model).