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Quote:...to mount a Telrad on an Intes Micro M603?I love using Telrads, even in combination with the optical finder, but I don't know... the M603 has such a "classic" look...Ant
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Quote:Quote:...to mount a Telrad on an Intes Micro M603?I love using Telrads, even in combination with the optical finder, but I don't know... the M603 has such a "classic" look...Ant For me, telescopes are tools not holy relics. Anything that makes my tools work better gets used.
Quote:For me, telescopes are tools not holy relics.
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Quote:You know, those are good points. Yes it's a tool for making things far away easier to observe, and a useful finder is a tool that makes that process easier to achieve.(and besides, for the weekend home tour show I can take it off and leave just the base on )Still want my custom miniaturised Telrad to be produced though! Ant
Quote:There are plenty of "how abouts," but no zero-power finder I have used works as well as a good, old Telrad.
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Quote:Quote:For me, telescopes are tools not holy relics.
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Quote:Scopestuff has an adapter to fit the Telrad base to a synta shoe, you may be able to adapt it for yours, then it can be added or removed like any other finder.
Quote:Quote:Quote:...to mount a Telrad on an Intes Micro M603?I love using Telrads, even in combination with the optical finder, but I don't know... the M603 has such a "classic" look...Ant For me, telescopes are tools not holy relics. Anything that makes my tools work better gets used. good answer
Quote:Still want my custom miniaturised Telrad to be produced though!
Quote:I usually agree with Rod about 1/2 the time.. LOL well perhaps a little more..But he is 1000% right about this, all the other red dots or projection finders block out so much light they are practically useless, Only thing they are good for is bright star alignment for go to, even then YUK.
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Quote:"...telescopes are tools not holy relics."
Quote:Let me add that you can get standoff type brackets for Telrads that maybe make for a neater looking installation, if that's important.
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Quote:Ok, quick question: do the screws that hold the finder attachment base on the M603 have nuts inside the OTA or is it safe to undo them without opening up the OTA?
Quote:I dunno. I always thought a Telrad was cool enough to go on any scope.
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