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#351 luaprelkniw

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 02:49 PM

do you have a good recommendation for a model of magnifying finderscope to replace the small finder scope on a celestron 8se.  

During my search for finderscopes I found several of acceptable price and quality.  However, where the variations come in is the features that you're seeking.  Do you want illuminated crosshairs?  Do you want a reversed image view?  Some people like right-angle viewfinders - they go well with dobs and newtonians.  All these cost more.

 

I am happy with my reversed-image, illuminated crosshair 8 X 50 viewfinder.  It's by Explore Scientific and cost $169 USD.  You could get a much cheaper finder though, and this one would be rather big for an 8" scope.  

 

On the other hand, the little 6 X 30 finder on my Takahashi refractor has nothing . . . except good optics.  It costs $153.  And though I love it, I would hesitate to recommend it to anyone, because it's just not the best value for your money.




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