First thing I buy for a scope, if it doesn’t come with one, is a RA Finder. I only use that as a “before” the eyepiece Finder. I can’t be without one. IMO they are wonderful.
Finderscope solution - help wanted
Posted 19 October 2020 - 01:23 PM
Most of my scopes I have setup to have 2 finderscopes. Depending on the size of the scope it's either a 9x50, 10x60, or 6x30 RACI and a Red Dot Finder. The RDF gets me in the general location I need to be in and then I use the RACI from there on
Now most scopes only come with one finder shoe so I end up adding a second finder shoe. Vixen size finder shoe can be purchased easily on many sites like eBay or Amazon. They are cheap.
Depending on the focuser I will add the second shoe on the focuser with a screw (GSO replacement focuser allows you to add a shoe on the left and right side) or I will add it to the OTA body via screw, double sided tape, silicone, or combination of the three methods. Since the RDF are lightweight they are not an issue