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    I wouldn't mind getting a new finderscope but I don't know what will fit my telescope. Is there a standard size or what? I have a Celestron Travelscope 50. The finderscope for it is a real pain for me.

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    Unfortunately, there are several different ways of attaching a finder scope - some bolt directly to the tube, some use (one of several) shoe fittings so you can remove the finder.
    Probably the most common removable setup is the vixen style dovetail foot - and you can get holders to attach to most of the common side by side (as opposed to front and back) two screw attachment holes. (There's some variation in spacing, but a base with slots for the screws should handle most of them). Some of the red dot finders (like the telrad, though that's probably way oversize for a 50mm scope, or -I think - the smaller Rigel) attach the base with double sided sticky tape, so should fit almost anything.

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    Hello.,.I use lasers on all of my scopes,..with my dob and AR127., I also have a RACI finder.,.,on the small refractors.,.,just a laser will surfice.,.but as stated above.,,be aware of planes.,.O+O

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    Default Re: Finder scope

    Thanks Gwing, CraterDavy, and everyone else--I've decided on the Stellarvue 50mm and a green laser pointer--if I can figure out how to mount them both. After a lot of reading, I cannot for the life of my figure out why I wouldn't want the Stellarvue.

    It does kill me, though, to have to buy $60 rings for a $160 scope--plus whatever it will take add a laser pointer. Are there less expensive solutions for such, or is this just something I need to adapt to for my new budget-busting hobby? :)

 

 
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