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    Default Re: Finderscope for Celestron AstroMaster EQ 114



    The Rigel is another style of red dot finder something like the Telrad. https://agenaastro.com/rigel-systems-quikfinder.html
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    Default Re: Finderscope for Celestron AstroMaster EQ 114

    Quote Originally Posted by Shelldrake View Post
    This will work for you - use double-sided tape to attach to OTA or drill a couple of small holes for screws. You can also find this type of red dot finder on Amazon.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-...0-abefbbdbe2c1
    Is it really better than Celestron Star Pointer?

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    Default Re: Finderscope for Celestron AstroMaster EQ 114

    Most likely about the same as the Celestron
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    Default Re: Finderscope for Celestron AstroMaster EQ 114

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    Most likely about the same as the Celestron
    No, the one on the Astromaster is really bad (REALLY BAD). The one he provided a link to is actually pretty good.
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    Default Re: Finderscope for Celestron AstroMaster EQ 114

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozman13 View Post
    No, the one on the Astromaster is really bad (REALLY BAD). The one he provided a link to is actually pretty good.
    And is it possible to mount it to the AstroMaster?

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    Default Re: Finderscope for Celestron AstroMaster EQ 114

    Quote Originally Posted by machack.j View Post
    And is it possible to mount it to the AstroMaster?
    Yes, either by drilling a couple of holes in your tube for the attachment screws or with dual sided sticky tape. Personally, I would go with the dual sided sticky tape, it's easier to do and holds well.

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    Default Re: Finderscope for Celestron AstroMaster EQ 114

    Or Rigel.


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    Default Re: Finderscope for Celestron AstroMaster EQ 114

    If I recall I changed to a relatively cheap 6x30 finder and drilled holes for the finder , easy job just use tape on both sides of the tube so that the filings dont fall in and have the Primary on top , honestly with the original finder the moon was about the only thing it sort of worked on , but then one does not really need a finder for the moon. I wanted to get those cheap RDF but no stock locally and getting anything on E bay etc in RSA is like a 50% chance that you will get it
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    Default Re: Finderscope for Celestron AstroMaster EQ 114

    Look for some on ebay, aliexpress and others! that's the easiest way)

 

 
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