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Telrad Reflex Finder with Mounting Base

Manufacturer Product Number: TELRAD 1001

Availability: In stock

List Price: $49.95

Price as configured: $39.98

List Price: $49.95

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  • Telrad attached to included base - brightness adjustment lever on right side
  • Three adjustment knobs used to align Telrad with main scope's view
  • Viewing end of Telrad with Reticle projected onto display window - Brightness lever on right side
  • Telrad and quick-release base - Base is attached to telescope with pressure sensitive adhesive
  • Telrad mounted on Apertura Dobsonian Telescope
  • Night-time view through Telrad (simulated).  Just line up your desired target in the reticle
  • Telrad Reticle with rings graduated at 1/2°, 2° and 4° intervals to aid in star-hopping

Quick Overview

Telrad Reflex Sight with Quick-Release Mounting Base

Details

The Telrad sight is a non-magnifying sight to make star-hopping fun and easy. After a simple alignment process to ensure that it is perfectly lined up with your telescope and finderscope, the Telrad's intuitive "heads-up-display" of a lighted red reticle allows you to simply look through the glass window to see what the telescope is looking at.When you point the Telrad at any object in the night sky (for example, a prominent star like Polaris or Vega) you know the telescope's eyepiece will be centered on that same object.

 

Then as you explore the sky you can use the Telrad to help you find fainter Deep Sky Objects by referring to star charts that include the Telrad reticle printed to scale. The outer circle in the lighted red reticle covers 4 degrees of the sky, the middle circle covers 2 degrees, and the small inner circle covers 1/2 degree. And the built-in variable switch allows you to easily reduce the brightness of the projected reticle when looking at fainter stars or increase brightness for brighter objects.

 

Requires 2 AA batteries (not included).

Customer Reviews

Pointing your scope the easy way..

Review by Al Taylor | Posted on 6/27/14

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This is so much easier than using spotting scopes. You see a wide field with a red circle/dot to guide you to proper placement of the scope. Just calibrate it the first time and it's spot on every time thereafter (little intended pun..).
Best accessory for your dobsonian

Review by Eric | Posted on 11/28/12

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The Telrad finder makes star hopping a dream! Once adjusted to your scope its very sturdy and on the money every time! I highly recommend a telrad finder for any dob user!
Awesome deal..A must have accessory for the starter

Review by astrogazing_dove | Posted on 8/4/12

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I just recently got into star gazing and this is my first ever finder. Got it today and introduced it to my backyard sky. oh Boy !! its so easy to set it up. I pointed my telescope at the moon, centered it in my eyepiece and adjusted the knobs at the back of the Telrad to align the moon to the center of the circles projected by the reticle and presto !! it was spot on with my telescope.Telrad and telescope are buddies now without blood on the floor. They go all places together. Single satellite alignment. I set it up in less than 10 minutes. Its amazingly accurate. The adhesive tape at the bottom of the mount is a blessing and helps you avoid drilling holes in your OTA. You can remove the Telrad once you are done and snap it back on at the wink of an eye. You could get multiple mounts if you have more than one telescope and use the Telrad interchangeably. Excellent email communication regarding shipping by Opticsmart. Will be back for more in future.
Best thing invented.

Review by Joey | Posted on 8/1/12

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I own the AD10 and have had a lot of trouble using the RACI. The telrad has made it so much easier to align up the DOB. I wear glasses and have alot of trouble using the RACI and i never know if im looking at the right star. With the telrad i can get Saturn aligned up in one try cant ask for anything better. I have used the laser bracket mount and still went back to the telrad. Get it you wont regret it as always opticsmart shipping was the best!
A must have accessory!

Review by Joshua | Posted on 7/31/12

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I bought this for my AD12 and I have not looked backed! The ease of use and simplicity allows the most novice of users to find any celestial object! I found I frequently got disoriented when using the finder scope, but the Telrad allows for a real-time picture that can really assist a newbie such as myself!

I great buy to the experienced and beginner!
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Review by Wheeler | Posted on 2/12/12

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So easy to find things with this instead of a spoting scope took my spoting scope off my 10 inch teliscope
Excellent!

Review by Allen | Posted on 2/10/12

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Optics Mart is a top-notch company and the Telrad is a great piece of equipment that takes the pain out of finding what you want to look at quickly. Just make sure the barrel of your OTA is long enough, (at least 8") to mount the Telrad onto.
Must have!

Review by danny59 | Posted on 12/30/11

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This is my second Telrad finder, and I love them. I popped mine on in about 5 minutes, including taking off the original finder, so installation couldn't be any easier. The same goes for aligning it. It was almost lined up when I first aimed it at Jupiter. I turned two of the knurled adjusting knobs, and it was spot on. It's amazing how accurate this product is. When I aim it at an target, I can be assured that when I look through the eyepiece I will see exactly what I expected to. What's really a great feature is that your able to unscrew, by hand, two small knobs and remove the Telrad, and when you put it back on, it's still perfectly aligned. The inventor of this product deserves a lot of praise.
Good product

Review by Starman | Posted on 12/21/11

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I have been looking through all kinds of view finders in the past 20 years or so, and have been listening to other amateur astronomers rave about their Telrad. And it took this long for me to get my act together and buy one. The Telrad Reflex Finder is everything they all raved about. Now I don't know how I ever survived without it.
Great product, I will join the rest of the astronomers and pass on the good word about your Telrad.
Thank you for enhancing my hobby,
David

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