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TELRAD Telescope Reflex Sight with Mounting Base

Item# TELR001
 
5.0

(256 Ratings)

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  • Enables easy, accurate star-hopping
  • Projects red circles for clear reference
  • Amazingly easy to use
  • Compatible with most telescopes
  • Measures 8L x 1.75W inches
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What's Included?

Reflex sight, Mounting base

Description

Don't hunt stars without it!


If you're searching for a TELRAD sight for your telescope, it must be because you either had one before or tried one at a local star party. If you just tried one, you probably said to yourself, "I've just got to get one of these."
This is what happened to us at Telescopes.com. We tried a telescope equipped with TELRAD's amazing instrument and said to ourselves, "Our customers really need this." Then we quickly installed TELRAD sights on our own scopes.


The TELRAD Reflex Sight is the best-selling non-magnifying star finder for celestial telescopes. Many astronomers simply will not own a telescope without one. Certainly any Dobsonian telescope owner should consider the TELRAD finder a "must-have" accessory, as it makes quick, easy work of locating and finding objects in the night sky.


How it works


The TELRAD projects three red rings spaced at 4 degrees, 2 degrees, and 1/2 degree in diameter. These rings are used to "starhop" to objects. If, for example, a galaxy is 10 degrees south of a star, you simply count two 4-degree jumps and one 2-degree jump, and you're there!


The TELRAD is a super-comfortable finder to use, because you don't need to look "into" it as you do a conventional finder. The projected, red circles are clearly visible if you're looking 2 inches behind the sight or 2 feet behind it. And because the sight doesn't magnify, you get the widest-possible field of view, making locating and centering alignment stars on GO-TO telescopes a breeze. Even better, your view is correctly oriented, so what you see will match what's shown on the star charts!


Easy Mounting

Connecting the TELRAD to your telescope is very simple. The included base can be permanently mounted with screws or with the included double-sided tape. Either way, mounting is an easy task.
The 8x1.75-inch TELRAD reflex star finder sight uses two AA batteries for powering the illuminated rings. It's best used on large-aperture telescopes with bigger optical tubes. Small wonder the TELRAD reflex sight is a must-have for Dobsonian telescope and SCT owners.

 


TELRAD SIGHT SPECIFICATIONS 

  • Window dimension: 1-5/8 x 1-3/8 inch
  • Magnification: 1x
  • Housing: Black finish, ABS plastic construction
  • Retaining thumbscrews (two on the Base): 6-32, ½ inch long
  • Length overall length: 8-3/8 inch
  • Height overall (on Base): 5 inch
  • Weight with Base and batteries: 10.9 oz.
  • Batteries required: Two "AA"
     


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

Supplier Sku:
Telrad Sight w/Base
Shipping Restrictions:
Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.

Dimensions & Specifications

Brand

Telrad

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Telrad Reflex Sight

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TELRAD Telescope Reflex Sight with Mounting Base
 
4.8

(based on 256 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (207)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (177)
  • Strong construction (93)
  • Widely compatible adapter (64)
  • Great optics (48)
  • Good padding (37)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (51)
  • Heavy (4)
  • Poor fit (4)

Best Uses

  • Astronomy (203)
  • Astrophotography (32)
  • Terrestrial viewing (25)
  • Bright conditions (19)
  • Low visibility (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (153), Avid adventurer (50), Professional guide (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (94), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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Got this just recently to replace my Orion EZ Finder. I find it much easier to use the degree rings of the Telrad to jump across the sky than placing the dot and guessing...Read complete review

Got this just recently to replace my Orion EZ Finder. I find it much easier to use the degree rings of the Telrad to jump across the sky than placing the dot and guessing at the distance to move my scope next. It is a little large on my 8" Orion DSE dob but I have added weight holders to the lower end to compensate. I found it very easy to install and alignment was a very straight forward process.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

BIG VIEW BIGGER PROFILE

Great optical field but too big for a reflector telescope.

Great optical field but too big for a reflector telescope.

Reviewed by 256 customers

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5.0

Love me a telrad

By wadeh

from Omaha, ne

About Me Avid Adventurer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Widely Compatible Adapter

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy
    • Astrophotography

    Comments about TELRAD Telescope Reflex Sight with Mounting Base:

    I love a telrad. This little guy makes finding things in the night sky a snap. IT is easy to use and I have mounted one on every kind of telescope I have had.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    A Must Have Accessory

    By Ken

    from Naugatuck, CT

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Padding
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about TELRAD Telescope Reflex Sight with Mounting Base:

      I went from spending a lot of time trying to find an object in the finder scope and not being sure that I had the right object.

      The telrad made it easy, took about 2 minutes to align it and the finder scope. Aim through the telrad to the object you want to see, maybe fine tune position in the finder scope, and it is in the center of the eyepiece.

      I found Jupiter using a 4mm eyepiece with a 1200mm FL 8" reflector in about 20 seconds.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Perfect for GoTo mount

      By Richard

      from RICHARDSON,TX

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Fit On My Reflector
      • Good Fit On My Refractor
      • Good Padding
      • Great Optics
      • Strong Construction
      • Widely Compatible Adapter

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Perfect For Go-to Mount

        Comments about TELRAD Telescope Reflex Sight with Mounting Base:

        Large but good fit for my 10" reflector. Much easier to use than a finder scope.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Tell rad reflex sight

        By Rolando

        from NEWARK,DE

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Terrestrial Viewing

            Comments about TELRAD Telescope Reflex Sight with Mounting Base:

            Found the sight on my front porch sitting in 11 inches of snow in a white card box when I went out to shovel the steps, porch and walk. It wasn't even in a plastic bag. UPS will put the delivery in plastic but not Fed Ex. Luckily the sight was surrounded by a foam enclosure and doesn't appear damaged. I will try it out as soon as we are out of minus digit wind chills.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Finder for Beginners

            By Kathie

            from SEBRING,FL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy

            Comments about TELRAD Telescope Reflex Sight with Mounting Base:

            I purchased two of the Telrad sights to use with a middle school science club. They are all newbies and fount the sight intuitive and easy to use.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            Customer Q & A

            Q1: What is the distance between the mounting holes in the base?

            A: The mounting holes in the Telrad's base are 4.5 inches apart.

            Q2: What is the best way to mount this finder to a new Celestron C8-S telescope OTA? Do I need to use tape, or does it attach with screws to existing holes? Can I keep the existing optical finder on the scope?

            A: The Telrad Reflex Sight comes with mounting tape on its base. It also attaches with screws. There are holes drilled 4.5 inches apart in the base.

            Q3: How long does Telrad Reflex Sight continuously run until the batteries run out?

            A: The Telrad has an on/off switch on the side of the unit so it will not run continuously. 

            Q4: Are their adjustment screws to align the sight on an object you wish to view through your telescope?

            A: Yes, there are adjustment screws to align the TELRAD Reflex Sight with your optical tube.

            Q5: Does this work on reflector or refractor telescopes?

            A: TELRAD Telescope Reflex Sight will work with Reflector, Refractor or Catadioptric telescopes.

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