Re: tel-rad or Easy Finder
- We have heavy light pollution here. However, the finder scope is
difficult to use. If it had a right angle it would be much easier.
Last night Casseopia and Cygnus were the only constellations that I
could could see. You mentioned seeing the andromeda galaxy 5 miles
from downtown Mpls. How did you find it?
Do you think the Reigel would work for me in this light polluted area?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, stjerome@u... wrote:
> An EZ finder reflects a point of light on a small window you look
> through. it sits too close to the tube, in my opinion. A Rigel
> Quickfinder or telrad project a bullseye pattern that is calibrated
> to cover a certain amount of sky (inner circle is 1/2 degree, for
> example) This makes star hopping much easier. I am seeing a lot of
> posts talking about replacing the finderscope with a telrad or QF;
> don't get rid of the finderscope. You can (and should) have both- I
> my QF right between the focuser and the 6x30. I prefer the Rigel QF
> because of the height above the tube. I mounted the base with RTV
> silicone. I think the 6x30 is a pretty decent finder; see what
> Celestron use on their dobs. I think it is matched well to the
> ability of the scope. I was out peeking tonight; If you don't have
> 40mm, get one! had a great view of the Andromeda galaxy. Also saw
> ring nebula easily (2 miles from downtown Mpls!) with the 25mm
- I could spot it (andromeda galaxy) in the 6x30 no problem. I live about
2 miles from downtown, but I had a nice clear night. Try finding it
first with binocs, noting brighter stars in the area to orient
yourself. Get a Rigel QF before you buy any other accessories!