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51630 Star Pointer Telescope Finderscope, Black
The Celestron Star Pointer Finderscope is the way to go if you want the easiest way possible to locate an object and center it in your eyepiece. A red dot finder, unlike an optical finder, has 1 x magnification, displays a super wide field of view, and keeps the sky right side up and left-to-right correct, matching what you see with your unaided ...
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Celestron

51630 Star Pointer Telescope Finderscope, Black

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1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
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Celestron
MSRP
BCD82
Description

The Celestron Star Pointer Finderscope is the way to go if you want the easiest way possible to locate an object and center it in your eyepiece. A red dot finder, unlike an optical finder, has 1 x magnification, displays a super wide field of view, and keeps the sky right side up and left-to-right correct, matching what you see with your unaided eyes. An LED creates a red dot, superimposed on a viewing screen, so you simply point the Star Pointer to the area or object you wish to observe, look through your eyepiece, and if properly aligned, the area in and around place you pointed the red dot will be centered in the field of view. If you like the idea of having some magnification, try installing both a red dot and optical finder on your telescope. Schmidt-Cassegrain and EdgeHD telescopes have multiple mounting bracket holes so you can get the best of both worlds. Just make sure to align both of them correctly, and youll get the best use out of each of your finders. How to Align the Star Pointer Finderscope The first time you use your finder, you need to align it. This one-time setup procedure should be done during the day. Take the telescope outside and find an easily recognizable object, such as a streetlight, car license plate, or tall tree. The object should be as far away as possible, but at least a quarter mile away. Move the telescope left and right or up and down so that it is roughly pointing at the object. Look through the telescope using your low power eyepiece and move the telescope until the object you chose lies in the center of the view. Once the object is centered in your eyepiece, turn on the red dot. With your head positioned about a foot behind the finder, look through the round lens of the finder and locate the red dot. Without moving the telescope, use the two adjustment knobs located on the side and underneath the finder. One controls the left-right motion of the dot. The other controls the up-down motion of the dot. Adjust both of these until the red dot appears over the same object you are observing in the eyepiece. Your finder is now aligned and should not require realignment unless it is bumped or dropped. You can even take the finder off the telescope and reattach it while preserving alignment.

  • The Star Pointer Finderscope adds point and look functionality to any telescope!
  • This red dot finder keeps the sky right-side up, matching what you see with your unaided eyes
  • The adjustable red dot is bright enough to see day or night
  • Attaches to just about any telescope thanks to the small footprint, even works great with astronomical binoculars and spotting scopes
  • Includes mounting base and a long-lasting CR2032 3V battery
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Worked right out of the box
by Valued Customer on July 30, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Works great and was almost spot on out of the box. For Mars it was only off by a fraction and I could have fooled with the adjustment but with a little KY windage I was able to find my targets quickly.

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For the price, this device is outstanding! So
by Valued Customer on July 20, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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For the price, this device is outstanding! So much easier to use compared to a traditional aiming scope. The only issue is total lack of documentation, but if you search Answered Questions, ""Where do I find alignment documentation for this scope? Mine did not come with any.."" the responder gives detailed instructions. When I first tried it, I was not seeing the red dot, then I flipped it around and looked through the opposite end and there was the red dot! The product photo shows the end that points toward the sky in the foreground (lower right) - you don't look through that end - turn it around!

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Lines up perfectly for a finder scope
by Valued Customer on July 20, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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It works like it says. Excellent

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Should be standard equipment on all scopes.
by Valued Customer on July 12, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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I played around for over a 1/2 hour with the finder-scope that came with my Celestron 127EQ only to end up very frustrated. Purchased this and had everything aligned accurately in under 5 minutes. I don't understand why Celestron just doesn't make this a part of the standard scope package. It's not like the cost of it would break the bank.

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Five Stars
by Valued Customer on July 02, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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worked great on scope

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Great basic finderscope with almost universal fit.
by Valued Customer on June 25, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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This is a great little star finder. Easy to set up, and once aligned it will make finding a specific target 10 x easier allowing more time to actually use your telescope instead of spending all your time hunting for your target. I am new to astronomy and quickly finding out that everything is expensive, there's always something else you will want to purchase. You could easily sink 10k in equipment and still have plenty of other items on your wish list. This starpointer was a pleasant surprise, it's affordable and well made for what it is. I recently purchased a used Celestron 114 lcm it was missing the finderscope, this one fit on with only a small philips head screwdriver and took me about 10 to 15 minutes to align by following the instructions included. That night I was able to bring my telescope to bear quickly on whatever object I wanted to look at. If you don't have a finderscope, or aren't happy with the one you have give this one a try. At this price, it's worth the investment. If it works for you it will make up for its price on the first night, if it doesn't you can send it back or keep it as a backup for future use. It comes with 2 or 3 different mounts to allow you to mount it directly onto your telescope. If you don't have a mount or your mount is occupied you can install it anywhere on the telescope and mount it with bolts. I would suggest you try to find a spot that works best for you and temporarily mount it with double sided tape before you commit to drilling holes. There are definitely better, fancier finderscopes but this one will get the job done at an affordable price point.

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this is a must have! after initial
by Valued Customer on June 11, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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this is a must have !after initial setup, locating stars becomes much easier.

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works great. thank you
by Valued Customer on June 02, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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comes with different adapter to attach to telescope. works great. thank you.

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Five Stars
by Valued Customer on May 29, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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nice

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Four Stars
by Valued Customer on May 28, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Works very well.

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Great inexpensive red dot finders.
by Valued Customer on April 27, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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I love these. They are cheap and light weight and get the job done. I have them on all of my telescopes, sometimes as backup finders.

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This replacement worked, unlike the original one
by Valued Customer on April 11, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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The original Star Pointer that came with the Celestron telescope never did work from moment I received it.This replacement seems to work just as the original was described.

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