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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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Corey S.
United States


Its a Telrad, it does what a Telrad does, and it does it good. I have 3 or 4 of them now. Best finder I have ever used, won't star-hop without one.

George C.
United States United States

My Telrad

Very simple to use. Helps more to learn the night sky & find DSO's. Nebulae & stars. Mounting was very easy. I also ordered a Dew Sheild being that I live in Florida & humidity is usually high.

OPT Telescopes Telrad Finder Scope with Mounting Base Review
Canada Canada

Telrads are great

Much as finder scopes can get you started, nothing is as easy and intuitive and helpful as a Telrad aiming device. Each telescope I have purchased gets a Telrad within a month, and the finder scope is given away or collects dust. If you practice star hopping at all, especially to find more difficult, less visible targets and Messiers, the Telrad is the way to go. I have some on more dormant scopes that don't get touched in months or years, yet the Telrad and battery are still ready to go. Great tool.

United States United States

Service From OPT.

The service from OPT was first class. Thank you.

Michael R.
United States United States

Tel rad view finder

I have owned one since 1985 It is an excellent way to find what you want to see. My old one finally played out but I still used the original base with this new one. Great product.

OPT Telescopes Telrad Finder Scope with Mounting Base Review
Dorothy P.
United States United States

Great finder for a novice!

This item is easy to use especially for a novice astronomer. Great price too