Telrad finder

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  • #2751

    Austin Fitch
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    Hi all,
    I have been thinking about buying a Telrad finder for my dob and have heard good things about them. Could anyone give me their opinion on the pros and cons from presonal experience. Any info would be much appreciated.
    Cheers,
    Austin

    #3209

    John
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    In my experience ,I have found RDF’s are OK as long as you have a reasonably dark sky but you may have difficulty locating fainter objects when you need fainter stars to locate them.You can always  suppliment the RDF by adding a decent finder scope,either a 10 x 30 or better still a 10 x 50.Hope this helps. John

    #3210

    Brendan Martin
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    Hi Austin, I agree with John, I myself find the Telrad’s restrictive for fainter objects and stars and find a good 10×50 much better, I have a right angled 9×50 correct image finder which I find much better, especially when trying to locate objects near the zenith (no breaking your neck trying to look through).
    cheers
    Brendan

    #3211

    Austin Fitch
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    Cheers guys, it sounds like I am best keeping hold of my right angle 10×50 for now then, as I am really interested in the deep sky objects more than anyting else.
    Thanks for the help,
    Austin

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