Telescopes and Telescope Accessories from Celestron, Meade, iOptron, Zhumell and More at Telescopes.com
1-800-303-5873
GUEST#   0
Telescopes Super Sale

Celestron Star Pointer Finderscope

Item# CELE153
 
4.5

(46 Ratings)

Customer Q & A

Price:

$19.95

List Price: $20.95
Free Shipping Available on orders over $29
or to get it as soon as Jan. 2nd with FedEx 1 Day when you buy today

View All Shipping Options

with FedEx 1 Day when you buy today

View All Shipping Options

Qty
Add To Cart
  • Very simple, low profile red-dot finderscope
  • LED-illuminated red-dot pinpoint
  • Easy adjustments for sighting and alignment
  • Attaches to standard finderscope brackets easily
Details & Dimensions
Guarantee & Returns

Description

Point it out!
Celestron's Star Pointer Finderscope is a 1X, or "unit-power," finderscope designed to let you point your telescope while you're scanning the sky with both eyes. Finding objects couldn't be easier! A mirror lens projects an LED-illuminated pinpoint into the line of sight, providing a red dot to center on an object you want to view. Easily attaching to any telescope, it greatly simplifies finding celestial objects by acting like a laser pointer pointed into the sky. Brightness is adjustable, and the Star Pointer can be used for daytime observing as well as night. It also comes in handy when you're using binoculars.


CHOKING HAZARD - small parts may pose a risk to children under 6 yrs.

Supplier Sku:
51630
Shipping Restrictions:
Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.

Dimensions & Specifications

Brand

Celestron

Telescope Accessories Series

Celestron Optical Accessories

International Shipping

Celestron Star Pointer Finderscope
TELRAD Telescope Reflex Sight with Mounting Base
$42.75
TELRAD Telescope Reflex Sight with Mounting Base
Explore Scientific 8x50 Right Angle Finderscope with Illuminated Reticle
$183.99
Explore Scientific 8x50 Right Angle Finderscope with Illuminated Reticle
Celestron Polar Finder for CG-5 and CGEM Mount
$49.95
Celestron Polar Finder for CG-5 and CGEM Mount
Meade #828 8x50 Viewfinder with Bracket
$69.99
Meade #828 8x50 Viewfinder with Bracket
Explore Scientific 8x50 Finderscope with Illuminated Reticle
$143.99
Explore Scientific 8x50 Finderscope with Illuminated Reticle

The Perfect Accessories

Customer Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Celestron Star Pointer Finderscope
 
4.4

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (33)
  • Lightweight (19)
  • Accurate (15)
  • Compact (15)
  • Strong construction (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (40)
    • Bright conditions (4)
    • Low visibility (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (37), Avid adventurer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (25), Yes (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Must have finderscope

    I have a 5" scope and this unit is designed for 8" scopes or higher. I didn't like the tape option so I drilled a small hole in the tube to...Read complete review

    I have a 5" scope and this unit is designed for 8" scopes or higher. I didn't like the tape option so I drilled a small hole in the tube to mount the scope with screws.(should only be done if you are handy with tools)but once mounted it is so easy to find your target I cann't see myself using a regular finderscope ever again.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good Product

    This should be the OEM finder on the scope from the manufacturer. Easy to mount, align and use.

    This should be the OEM finder on the scope from the manufacturer. Easy to mount, align and use.

    Reviewed by 46 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-5

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

     
    4.0

    Great replacement

    By Mark

    from Indianapolis, IN

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Compact
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron Star Pointer Finderscope:

      This is a great replacement for the less-than-optimal standard scope on the Celestron Astromaster 114. I would recommend purchasing this along with the telescope.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Good product!

      By Ronald

      from NORTH PALM BEACH,FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy

        Comments about Celestron Star Pointer Finderscope:

        This works for most beginners and novice astronomers.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Good functionality

        By Saul

        from OMAHA,NE

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Lenses

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Celestron Star Pointer Finderscope:

          This item has good functionality, delivery time was very good and I'm satisfied with customer service

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Great product

          By Priscilla

          from Clarksville,AR

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Lens Quality

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Celestron Star Pointer Finderscope:

          My son was so excited to find a good product at a great price - super fast shipping !!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Better then the supplied RDF

          By Edward

          from SAINT FRANCIS,WI

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Celestron Star Pointer Finderscope:

              The unit is adequate, easy to calibrate. The dot is a bit large, but overall it is a nice RDF.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Displaying reviews 1-5

              Back to top

              Previous | Next »

              Customer Q & A

              1 - 5 of 9
                  1   2      

              Q1: Does this finderscope set include the mounting bracket and nuts for the Celestron Nexstar 114GT and 130GT models?

              A: Yes, it is all included to connect very easily to the 114GT or 130GT models.

              Q2: I have two questions. I am wondering which side of the finder scope to look through? Is it the side where I can see ther laser dot. Or the other side? Second which part of the finder scope goes closest to the front of the Telescope. The manual was not very clear of that part. Thanks, Anthony

              A: The part that the dot shines on (The side with the lens) will face the front of the telescope. you will look through it so that you can see the dot on the lens of the finder scope.

              Q3: What is the field of view for the Celestron red dot finderscope #51630?

              A: The red dot has no magnification you just align the dot with the object you wish to view. The field of view is the same as the naked eye.

              Q4: Will this fit with zhumell eclipse 114.

              A: Yes, the Star Pointer should work. If the telescope's dovetail plate doesn't match, it can be removed.

              Q5: What kind of battery does the Star Pointer use?

              A: The Star Pointer Finderscope uses a 3-volt lithium (CR2332) battery.

                  1   2      
              Ask a Question  

              Don't see the answer you need? Ask a Product Expert! The answer will be emailed to you and then posted here.

              Satisfaction Guaranteed
              1-800-303-5873
              GUEST#   0
              Hayneedle, Inc., Internet Shopping, Omaha, NE
              Telescopes.com is a Hayneedle Inc. store. Copyright 2007 - 2014 , Hayneedle Inc., all rights reserved.