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.
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.
|Average Rating (37 Reviews): |
Friday, 15 January 2021 | Alan
Tuesday, 29 December 2020 | Paul
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.
Tuesday, 8 December 2020 | Jonathan
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.
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 | Johann
This thing is big, bigger than you think it will be. If you have a small scope, probably better to get something a bit smaller. Also definitely get the 2” extender. I have it on a Sky-watcher 200p Dob and without the 2” extender not fun to use.
All that being said, this is the best finder by far.
Monday, 24 August 2020 | Albert
This is a great finder i can see a faint object without blocking it out with a red dot with the finder that came with my new Celestron 8SE telescope.
Tuesday, 7 July 2020 | Ruslan
I bought the Telrad a month ago. This is great piece kit of kit. I am new to astronomy. The telrad is great. It is solid and very easy to use. I managed to attached the telrad to my Skywatcher Skyliner 200P 8" Dobsonian telescope. Now I am point the telescope to any object in the sky. If you are new to astronomy I highly recommend telrad. I am also using Sky Safari which got telrad coordinates. Telard is well established so you will see telrad coordinates in most of the apps and sky maps. The service from FLO is great too. You will not regret this purchase
Made observing 10x easier
Sunday, 7 June 2020 | Ian
I purchased this for my Skywatcher 200p 8” dob which is also fairly newly acquired. Trying to find objects higher in the sky was proving difficult with just the straight finder scope, as it requires some contortionist skills I do not possess. So after deliberating between a telrad, Rigel quikfinder and RACI I decided on the telrad.
The telrad unit takes seconds to install using the foam tape supplied and was very easy to align, which I did to Vega.
Now, alongside a good star app (I use sky safari+) and low mag eyepiece, I can point at the region of sky I’m interested in and find the object of interest in seconds, honestly no exaggeration. It’s a superb piece of kit and looks great on my scope alongside the finder scope (which is a bit redundant now!).
I can’t recommend this enough, a definite 5 stars.
Monday, 11 May 2020 | Michael
This finder is a bit chunky but solidly built. Without a rear sight there's a bit of a knack in getting your head and eye into position to see the reticle, but once you've got it it's dead easy to move the telescope to line the inner circle up with the object you're aiming at. You don't need to keep your eye particularly close to the finder, which is helpful. It's straightforward to adjust the collimation with the three knobs provided. This is far more satisfactory than the 9 x 50 finder I was using before.
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 | Paul
I have owned various red dot finders over the years. But never the Telrad until now. And I kick myself for not buying this one years ago. I shall use it along with my 9x50 finder (which moves and needs realignment every time I set up. People say the Telrad is unsightly, I have to disagree, I think it looks great. Matter of taste I suppose. I like the fixing too, should be very stable and reliable.
As usual great service from F.L.O and super fast delivery.
Everyone should have a Telrad
Friday, 21 February 2020 | Bruce
Great speedy service from FLO. The Telrad provides a fantastic and simple method of star alignment in combination with any goto system. Wish I'd bought this sooner. So much easier!
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