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Celestron Star Pointer Finderscope.

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Product Description

Very simple, low profile red-dot finderscope LED-illuminated red-dot pinpoint Easy adjustments for sighting and alignment Attaches to standard finderscope brackets easily

Product Information

Product Dimensions 5.5 x 5.1 x 6.7 inches
Item Weight 3.2 ounces
Shipping Weight 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B00009X3UU
Item model number 51630
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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4.1 out of 5 stars 127 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #3 in Camera & Photo > Binoculars & Scopes > Telescopes > Catadioptric
#38 in Camera & Photo > Camera & Photo Accessories > Telescope & Microscope Accessories > Telescope Accessories
Date first available at Amazon.com June 17, 2003

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By Jose J. Galvez Elias on July 18, 2011
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I got this finderscope last week, installed it and used it that same night. It was easy to adjust and once it was aligned with my telescope it was BY FAR the easiest finderscope I've ever used.

Here's how it works: You turn it on and a little red laser light shows up in the glass, then with both eyes you are able to adjust your telescope so that your target star (or object in general) gets behind your red laser and that's it! It is definitely easier than looking through the traditional Finderscopes with one eye and trying to match the star to a black dot that might not even be visible. The brightness of the laser pointer is adjustable so for fainter stars you can still use it.

The only complaint I would have is the description. It mentions it can fit easily any telescope while it is not true, in the instructions it mentions it would fit any 6 in or bigger Celestron Telescope. I have a 5 in Celestron Telescope and I couldn't make it work (at least not without some tweaks). The problem is that the mount has the holes too wide for my telescope (Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope if you were wondering) so I drilled some extra holes to the mount so it would fit. In the end I think it worked fine, but it would have been great if someone had indicated that before.

Overall it is a great product, easy to use and highly recommendable!!
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This product works well, but it is all plastic material and the batery is totally visible with just a little metal arm holding it.

So far, so good, but it feels that it could brake any time. I allways remove it when I go to somewhere with my telescope, I'm afraid to live it on the bracket while transportation, but every time I remove it I'm afraid that is going brake in my hands.

It was cheaper than the finderscope, but sometimes cheaper is more costly.

...A YEAR AFTER:

The plastic is not so fragil, but I still remove for transportation.

I strongly recomend you not to forget the finder ON, when you put it away.

And whenever I want to ajust the luminosity I aways mess up the alignment, because in the dark, the first nob on the right is for alignment and the second is for ON-OFF-LUMINOSITY.

But hey! It is light, cheap and good enough for the price.
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I have an Orion 6 inch Dobson that came with a finderscope. I was having trouble with it, and figured it was user error since this is my first telescope. Then I read reviews here of a lot of folks having similar problems, and this cheaper Celestron getting better reviews. The Orion looks better made but the 2 are very similar. The Celestron looks cheaper, is cheaper, but most importantly - it just works. No problem. BTW I also had no problem fitting it to the Orion equipment. I like my telescope. Now I have a good finderscope to go with it, and that makes a big difference.
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I recently constructed a barn door tracker and found I needed a better solution for polar alignment than sighting down the hinge or using a straw. This finderscope offered a cheap alternative that works well enough for my purposes. It's clearly cheaply made, but no worse than the finderscope that came with my Orion XT6 Dobsonian telescope.

Thankfully, it comes with a handful of plastic bases and connectors to attach it to a number of different (I'm assuming) Celestron telescopes. I wasn't sure what I was going to get since the exact quantity and styles of bases aren't listed here or on any other site that I could find. Even though I was attaching the finderscope to a flat wooden surface and not the barrel of a telescope, once of the bases worked perfectly, and a pair of #10-24 screws were a perfect fit - though keep in mind that no screws actually come with this product.

As some others have stated, the red dot itself can be a bit overly bright even at the lowest setting, especially when used to align with Polaris, which is fairly dim in light polluted skies, but it's still perfectly serviceable. Particularly for the price, I'm quite happy with this product.
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By Gary on April 17, 2013
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I bought this item some months back. It broke after first use so I ordered another one. Looking at the first one I noticed where it was broke, when I received the 2nd one I looked at it and realized it was cracked right where the old one was. These are out of box failures and should be quality controlled before selling to the comsumer
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This is probably the cheapest pice of plastic I have ever seen ( it's priced accordingly )
I purchased this for my celestron astromaster 114, the finderscope that comes with this telescope is better quality but in functionality it's pure junk. Now with this new plastic toy all I can say is WOW it works perfectly no matter what angle you look the point stays centered what took me 15 to 20 minutes to find now it's less then a minute. Fyi I did have to drill into the scope as the adapters don't work with this model. Only time will tell how long it will last but I give it 5 stars because it just makes it so easy to find stars and even if it's cheap plastic the price is right. This with the Skyguid App makes the hobby so much fun.
Note when I received the finderscope I thought it was a knock off as it dose not look like the picture, but I verified this on the celestron site and it's legit.
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