Telrad Finder
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Telrad Finder

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About this product

Model:  telrad-finder

The Telrad finder is the original and best selling reflex finderscope.

This simple, functional and accurate finder for a telescope is much easier to use than a conventional finder-scope.  

It projects a set of circles 0.5 degrees, 2 degrees, and 4 degrees, that enable you to align your telescope on objects in the sky.  

You can also use the circles to star-hop from one object to another. I.e. if a galaxy is 8 degrees away from a star, you simply count two 4-degree circles. 

Two AA batteries will typically last 1-2 years. 

Supplied with a universal base plate that can be attached via screw holes or the included sticky pads.

"We loved the view through the Telrad and everything worked without fuss" BBC Sky at Night Magazine

The Telrad finder is also popular with those working with stage lighting because, using a Telrad, follow-spot light operators can point with precision. 




Features / spec':

  • Large unmagnified screen displays 1/2, 2 and 4 degree illuminated red circles.
  • Finder circles provide easy reference to star charts.
  • Makes star hopping fast, fun and easy.
  • Includes an adjustable brightness control
  • Easy mounting with the included detachable bracket
  • Compatible with virtually any size and make of telescope
  • Use with additional finder scope or other astronomy equipment

Dimensions including mounting base: 215mm x 45mm x 127mm.
Weighs only 266g
Powered by two user supplied AA batteries

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Telrad finder
Friday, 24 September 2021  | 

An absolute godsend for telescopes with a long focal length (and short). Robust and solidly made it provides a good clear sighting reticle on which you can adjust the brightness and align with the main scope by easily accessible adjustment screws. So glad I bought this which was packaged and sent out swiftly by FLO as is the norm.

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Thursday, 23 September 2021  | 

Why did l not buy one of these years ago. So easy to use alignment was straightforward. I will be getting telrads for my other 2 scopes now.

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Telrad Finder
Wednesday, 1 September 2021  | 

Excellent service from FLO. Have used Telrad only once since purchase it made telescope alignment much easier.

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Perfect For The Job
Monday, 26 April 2021  | 

This finder makes pointing the telescope in the right direction extremely easy and very accurate. If you're thinking about a red dot finder and can afford the extra it's really worth it.

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telrad finder
Friday, 23 April 2021  | 

this item is far superior to the finder scope supplied with most telescopes and is easy to use even with a Newtonian. Once it is alligned with the scope it holds is alignment unlike the finder scopes I have used which needed constant fiddling to keep them alligned. A slight issue is that it fogs up with dew, and a heater might be a solution if a heater is available. It is transferable to another scope as all you need is another base plate so it is very versatile.

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Amazing 'above and beyond' service from FLO with a great finder.
Friday, 16 April 2021  | 

The Telrad is my first laser type finder and I am very impressed, after years of doing contortions, both mental and physical, to relate what I'm seeing in an 8x20 finder to the actual sky ! Not used it much yet, but initial impressions of the build quality and set-up process are good.. Oh and I received the order well under 24 hours after ordering, from the other side of the country, so can't fault First Light at all.

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Telrad Finder
Wednesday, 24 March 2021  | 

Fits well on my Skywatcher 305p using a 2-inch riser which I also got from FLO

At the same time I got a Telrad Pulsar Reticle Module which I found was not very easy to fit. The size of the module is greater than the inside width of the Telrad Finder battery box thus making it impossible to fit as the instructions say. This is NOT the fault of FLO and they were very helpful when I commented on the problem. I was able to get round the problem but the finished fit is not as good as I hoped it would be.

Again I must emphasise this is NOT the fault of FLO as the module comes in a sealed package from the original supplier.

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Arrived in good time and well packaged
Monday, 22 February 2021  | 

My Telrad arrived in good time and was well packaged, thank you. I have not had a chance to use this on a telescope yet, but it seems to be a well respected aiming device and is as described. At first, I was a little worried that mine was not working as I could not see an image of the 'target' but it seems that the brightness is adjustable and is no doubt set up for viewing at night! :0)

I look forward to giving it a proper test. I am also wondering whether I need the optional riser? Perhaps I should have though about that when I ordered it, I would be interested to know what percentage of Telrad owners install the riser.

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Telrad simply great for star hopping navigation
Thursday, 11 February 2021  | 

I've struggled for over a year with a finder scope and navigation around the night sky. This changed when I bought the Telrad Finder. So easy and intuitive to use. Simple set up in minutes and you're up and running. There are a lot of gadgets and gizmos on the market but this really does deliver the goods. I would advise getting the over priced riser base so your chin isn't welded to your telescope in cold weather like last night -6 degC. A very good bit of kit but a huge step up from a red dot finder. This is for star or bright galaxy alignment, it doesn't help with faint objects. Other than that, well worth the money for all the past frustration.

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Easy life
Friday, 29 January 2021  | 

Wonderful item, get one of these if you want easy and quick alignments, particularly when setting up goto scopes, recommend. Fas5 delivery from FLO

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Q1. How wide is the Telrad?

The Telrad itself is 45mm wide, its base is 58mm wide.

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