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#1 MattS

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:18 AM

Chaps

Recently, some of you kindly advised me on possible alternatives to the stock viewfinder for my CPC 925. To surmise, the Telrad was mentioned most.

However, looking [straight] through a Telrad does not overcome issues surrounding a dodgy back! But...I have since discovered that a flip mirror can be added to the Telrad allowing a more comfortable viewing experience when the scope points at all angles.

Have any of you used a Telrad with this device attached, and can offer any feedback to its usefulness?

Cheers, Matt S

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 10:07 AM

Yes, it works fine but, surprisingly, takes a little bit of practice. Worth adding to the TelRad.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 03:51 PM

I also have used it, I was happy with it.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 08:43 AM

Well I practiced and practiced and practiced some more attempting to use Telrad with the mirror to function as a Right Angle finder ...

I never mastered the "art" its always been a ROYAL PIA for me to use it that way...

I gave up...

what can I say!

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:26 PM

The Telrad on my CPC 1100 was originally on my C8. On the C8 it was mounted back near the mirror, opposite the finderscope. Soon after starting to use the Telrad I realized I needed a dew shield/cover for it. I decided to go for the swing away cover with the mirror. It did take some getting used to but after 3 long observing sessions, I finally got the hang of it. However you'll never get the same feel using the mirror as you do looking straight through.

On the CPC 1100 I mounted the much further forward, just barely behind where the dew heater goes. Having the Telrad mounted forward drastically reduces the need to use the mirror or squat down under the scope to use the Telrad.

In summary I'd pass on the mirror option but I love the swing away cover/dew shield.

-Mike

#6 MattS

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:25 PM

Chaps
Big thanks for the advice thus far...anyone else care to comment?
Regards, MS

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 04:29 AM

Living in the south, I found the DEW-NOT heated strip for Telrad to work even better than the swing cover, but SCOPESTUFF indicates it's been discontinued. I'd buy an extra if I could find it! May be something to watch for.

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:43 AM

Get in touch with Jim here is a link for you.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 05:31 AM

Thanks Herb for the link!

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:55 AM

You are more than welcome, glad I could help you out. :grin:

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 12:13 PM

MattS,

I've been using my Telrad with dew-shield/flip-mirror for years - works great. Depending on what you are viewing or shooting, the addition of the flip mirror, IMHO, makes the Telrad easier to use - when targets are directly overhead especially!

Hope this helps,

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