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    Talking focuser and finderscopes!?



    hey! on the net ive seen pictures of newtonian telescopes with obviously upgraded focusers and finderscopes... i was wondering what would be best to buy? i have a 10" dob newtonian.. standard focuser and standard finderscope.
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    alot of people add a telrad or rigel quickfinder.
    both are red dot finders,alonside the finderscope,
    which will be either an 8X50 or 9X50 on your scope.
    also,some prefer a RACI finder(right angle correct image).
    focuser:usually replaced with a dual speed crayford focuser,
    if it isn't included as standard.though usually,these are replaced
    for use in astrophotography,not so important for purely visual use.
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    I have the Rigel Quick Finder on all three of my scopes, including my Dob.


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    Telrad or Rigel finder, best 40 bucks you'll spend on astronomy equipment.

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    If you typically view at high magnifications, a 2 speed focuser upgrade might be helpful, as the size of the "sweet spot" diminishes as magnification increases.

    I have a 5" refractor I paid $100 for and I equipped it with a $400 MoonLite focuser.
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