- finder scope
- theatre spotlight finder
The Telrad finder scope made finding celestial objects much easier on a manual telescope. I've mounted this on two reflectors I own and after aligning the finder scope to the eyepiece, I had a hassle free night of observation. Highly recommend.
After wanting a good telescope since I was about ten, I finally picked up a used vintage late 1990s Celestron-8 from a friend who helped out its previous owner by taking it off his hands. Since then, I have upgraded it from a fork-type mount to the Celestron AV-X mount and added the Telrad red-dot finder. I also found a mount for an *****-image finder scope that had been included with the scope when I bought it. Both of those later purchases were also through OPT. I have been extremely happy with the OPT website and with the technical advice I have gotten from the folks at OPT.
OPT delivered quickly well packaged no problems. Telrad is a great product making the process of aligning your scope and finding celestial objects much easier.
This mounted easily. It works more accurately than the Orion EZ Finder 2. The red circles are great, better than just a red dot. I wish they could be brighter for use as a daylight spotting scope. Interestingly, I also bought the dew shield, and by using this, you can flip it up or down to see the circles then see the daylight target, and that works! As many reviewers have said, the first reaction you have upon opening this is that it is enormous. at eight inches long. However, after working with it, I don't notice that at all anymore.
The telrad is indispensable. I have used one for many years. This one was purchased to save me moving it from base to base as I have many scopes.