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Telrad Finder Scope with Mounting Base


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  • Reflex sight for guiding visual astronomy systems.
  • It projects 1/2 inch, 2-inch and 4 inch illuminated red bullseye circles on the screen.
  • Perfect for star-hopping.
  • Easy to compare to star charts for reference.
  • Includes mounting base.
  • **Requires two AA batteries**

Product Details

  • The Telrad Finder Scope provides a non-magnified window on the sky and projects 1/2 inch, 2-inch and 4 inch illuminated red bullseye circles on the screen which can be brightened or dimmed for user needs. Simply place the star in the center of the bullseye and start star hopping! Both beginning astronomers and seasoned veterans alike enjoy the Telrad's red circle view because it makes it easy to compare to star charts and find objects. For example, a galaxy located 4 degrees southeast of a star becomes simple to locate because your visual reference points are clearly defined. No wonder the Telrad reflex finder is one of the most popular astronomy accessories!

    Easy Installation

    Simply connect the included Mounting Base using either provided screws or double-sided tape, align, and you're ready to begin. Additional mounting plates can be purchased and your Telrad bullseye can be moved from scope to scope! Indispensable for accurately centering alignment stars for Go-To telescope models and a "must have" for Dobsonian users, the Telrad finder is so easy that even the youngest stargazer can use it... Even special star charts have been designed to work with this ingenious piece of equipment! Measuring 8.15 x 1.75-inches, the Telrad reflex finder requires two AA batteries and supplies hours upon hours of service. Simply switch it off between objects to conserve battery life - or leave it on and share with others where you're aimed!

  • specifications

    Height5" (on base)
    Length8 3/8 Inch
    Warranty1 Year Warranty
    Weight10.9 oz (with base and batteries)
  • included items

    • Telrad Finder. 
    • Telrad finder Base.

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very satisfied

makes finding objects in the night sky much easier

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Krish A.
United States United States
Simple and effective

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.

Jeffrey G.
United States United States
Very Happy with OPT

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.

Patrick s.
United States United States
Great product

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.

A OPT Telescopes Customer
Madison F.
United States United States
Excellent product. Difficult to see in daylight, and very large, but works great at night.

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.

Thom J.
Canada Canada

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.