About this product
Part Number: SP10105
Astro Essentials Deluxe Red Dot Finder
This high quality easy to use 1x Red Dot Finder features robust metal construction and four illuminated reticules:
- Red dot
- Circle with red dot
- Cross-hairs with circle
Reticules can be changed easily via a switch.
Reticule brightness can also be changed (seven brightness level) to user's preference.
Fits easily to Skywatcher / StellaLyra / StellaMira / Celestron and other telescopes fitted with Vixen-style finder shoe.
Includes battery, adjustment tool and cleaning cloth.
|Average Rating (1 Review): |Astro Essentials Deluxe Finder
Wednesday, 15 June 2022 | Brian
This is a very nice piece of kit, small in size suitable for Refractors. You get a choice of red or green reticles with different brightness levels. Also 4 choices of reticle shapes.
The only drawback is that setting up was very fiddly. You need a tiny Allen Key (which I have since lost) to unlock the adjusters. This is found in a very small hole on the right-hand side (viewing from the rear). The instructions are wrong in regards to the procedure for aligning. When you have finished adjusting then re-tighten this.
You then need another different size Allen Key to adjust the reticle position (On the top and left hand side). This was rather frustrating as left/right position hardly moved, but up/down seemed to work ok.
The battery was missing from mine, that was another reason for the reduced star rating.
However after all that, I do really like it and I am really enjoying it. I just thought the Telrad (which is my favourite finder) would look a bit silly on a 80mm Refractor.
So if you have some patience then I would recommend this product.
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