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Telrad Red Dot Finder


Quick Overview

The Telrad is the best-selling non-magnifying finder for Dobsonians, equatorial reflectors, refractors, and Schmidt-Cassegrains alike.

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Sky at Night Magazine said "we loved the view through the Telrad and everything worked without fuss"

Here at Telescope House, the Telrad is a long term favourite amongst non-magnifying reflex finders. Many staff members have a Telrad fitted on every telescope they own - and the reason is simple: the Telrad just works in a beautifully simple fashion and doesn't have to be collimated regularly, like ordinary optical finders often need. The Telrad finder acts like a head up display in an aircraft cockpit and projects a series of concentric red rings (4 degrees, 2 degrees, and one-half degree in diameter) on a tilted clear viewing plate at the top of the finder. These circles make it easy to starhop from object to object. If a galaxy is 10 degrees north of a known star, for example, two 4 degree Telrad jumps and one 2 degree jump from the known star will take you to that galaxy in seconds. The half-degree circle makes it easy to quickly center a computerized scope on guide stars for start-up alignment, and to center on planets, comets, and deep space objects if you’re scanning the sky manually. The red circles can be seen from virtually any distance behind the Telrad, from two inches to two feet, so eyeglass-wearers can easily use the finder.

Collimating knobs at the back of the Telrad allow you to line up the finder with your main scope optics. An on/off switch and integral rotary brightness control allow you to match the finder brightness to your eye’s dark adaptation. The Telrad uses two 1.5V AA batteries (not supplied).

Base dimensions:

Length: 17.2cm
Width: 7cm

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