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#1 PlanetNamek

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 09:25 PM

I've had a Nexstar 6SE for a while now and my finderscope is starting to really irritate me. I guess I didn't really notice it at first but the laser sight is more of a blob than a real "dot" is there any way to fix this without simply just buying a new finderscope? I don't know if it's just the laser or the mirror. Anyone agree with this notion?

 

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#2 Terrybythe sea

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Posted Yesterday, 02:05 PM

From what I've read here, many people hate that red dot finder and replace it with something better. Do a google search that includes 'cloudy nights' and whatever other key words and you'll come up with all kinds of discussions.



#3 MarionStar

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Posted Yesterday, 10:54 PM

I didn't care for the red laser dot finder either. I replaced it with Celestron's finder scope... description is...

Celestron Illuminated RACI Finder Scope, Black (93781)

This is not cheap, but a huge step up from the red dot finder. It is a bit fussy to get aligned, but once done it is awesome. I'm glad I invested the money. The right angle diagonal makes it easier to use on higher objects closer to the zenith than trying to break your neck getting your face down under the scope to use the red dot finder.

 

Perhaps others can comment as well.

Brad



#4 TelescopeGreg

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Posted Today, 12:35 AM

The best finder scope I have used has been the Telrad.  Simple, effective, light weight.


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#5 MickTaurus

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Posted Today, 07:54 AM

The best finder scope I have used has been the Telrad.  Simple, effective, light weight.

 

I agree Greg, I binned the red dot craplastic, and purchased a Telrad for my 8Se which I find brilliant.

 

But maybe to big for a 6se 5 or 4, then a Rigel Systems QuikFinder would be better choice.

 

https://agenaastro.c...quikfinder.html


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