I'd like to adapt my older version Starbeam to accept a new StellarVue-type illuminator. Here's a picture of a Starbeam that has a threaded insert/adapter that a StellarVue illuminator will fit. I have been unable to find any reference to such an insert/adapter, or any model Starbeam that came with it. Anyone know anything about this insert/adapter???
I own multiple Starbeam finders, but all of them are from the older model with the chrome illuminator, I prefer them mostly for aesthetic reasons. The threaded adapter that you are seeing in the picture that you posted is probably from one of the current Starbeam models, designed to accept the Rigel Systems PulsGuide Jr illuminator included when purchased new. As far as I know, Tele Vue used to sell a PulsGuide Jr retrofit (that surely must include the adapter) so you can have the new illuminator on an old Starbeam. Here’s an old post where it’s mentioned:
Here´s the official word from the former Tele Vue representative:
P.S. I always found the pictures of your TV scopes on the Vixen mounts very inspiring! They served as motivational help when deciding whether to buy or not a TV-76 scope when I already owned a TV-85. In the end I bought the TV-76 and I couldn’t be happier with my decision to own both scopes, thank you!
Edited by Castor, 27 November 2022 - 01:46 PM.