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Telrad Finder

£42.00
  (44 Reviews)
✓ 2 year warranty

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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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Customer reviews

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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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Go On Make Life Easier
Monday, 25 January 2021  | 

I received an 8" Dobsonian at Christmas. An excellent telescope but I couldn't get on with the 9x50 Finderscope. I ordered a Rigel Quikfinder but due to difficulty with stock FLO allowed me to change my order to a Telrad. It arrived the next day - excellent service from FLO. Just WOW. I cannot put into words just how good a Telrad finder is and how easy it has made stargazing. It allowed me to easily find targets in seconds that I just couldn't locate using the finder alone. Now the Finder coupled with the Telrad, what a combination. I can't thank FLO enough for all their help.


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A great way to find objects in the night sky
Saturday, 23 January 2021  | 

I am new to astronomy and have just purchased a 20 cm reflector telescope but had been struggling to find objects in the night sky with the finderscope supplied with the instrument. A friend recommented the telrad as a solution to this issue. The Telrad enables me to line up the telescope with an area of the sky really easily while still waering my glasses, then using the finderscope as needed to tweak the alignment. The adjustable brighness of the red rings is an excellent feature - you can set it at just the right level so that you can still see objects behind the ring pattern without it obscuring them through being too bright.


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Wow!
Thursday, 21 January 2021  | 

I ordered the product and it arrived in an excellent and relatively fast pack! Definitely excellent service and an answer available!


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Telrad
Friday, 15 January 2021  | 

Verygood


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Great product!
Tuesday, 29 December 2020  | 

I have a 10" Newtonian and I found using the packaged finder difficult to use as I had to contort myself to see through the finder and also it was not easy to point the finder at the object I was interested in. I bought the Telrad based on its reviews in the hope that it would be easier to locate objects and that I didn't have to contort myself to see through it. Well, it has exceeded my expectations significantly! Once I had calibrated the Telrad, it was so easy to point at objects and then see the same object in the eyepiece with little adjustment. I also bought the 4" riser which has made using the Telrad much more comfortable.


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Big jump up from RDF
Tuesday, 8 December 2020  | 

Bought to replace supplied red dot finder on Orion XT8 and makes a huge difference. Stars easy to see & centre within the circle whereas before they were "somewhere" within a large red dot. Can easily put star or planet back within 6mm eyepiece field of view (20'). Easier to see through as screen a bit higher than original RDF. On first, short, viewing did not dew up when RDF had already done so. Large, but fits neatly to right of finder mount, between it and a secondary mirror bolt. Well pleased with it.


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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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