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    Default CrossAim Reticle Eyepiece



    Hi, I recently bought the Celestron 93235 CrossAim Reticle Eyepiece.
    I do not like this piece of equipment. I did not read the review before buying it and almost everyone find this as a piece of crap.
    Do you have any recommendation for a good CrossAim Reticle Eyepiece.

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    Default Re: CrossAim Reticle Eyepiece

    You didn't say what makes the EP "a piece of crap" but I have the Agena 1.25" wireless illuminated reticle EP with focasable crosshair - 12.5mm and have been very happy with it ... your mileage may vary ...
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    Default Re: CrossAim Reticle Eyepiece

    Is there a specific purpose for using it?
    Polar alignment, guiding etc.
    Can make better recommendations if people know what your using it for.
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    Default Re: CrossAim Reticle Eyepiece

    Thanks for the feedback, the one I had was defective I guess. The cross air was way too bright or nothing at all there was no in between.
    My goal is to have a better Goto alignment and to be future proof if I decide to get a EQ mount.

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    Default Re: CrossAim Reticle Eyepiece

    Try a fresh set of batteries.
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    Default Re: CrossAim Reticle Eyepiece

    Sounds like the illuminator dimmer is defective.
    I have found at my dark sky site the illumiator on my RACI is way too bright.
    To fix this problem.
    Unscrew the illuminator and paint a layer f red nail polish on the LED, This will dim it down. You may need a 2nd layer.


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    Default Re: CrossAim Reticle Eyepiece

    Unscrew the illuminator and paint a layer f red nail polish on the LED, This will dim it down. You may need a 2nd layer.
    That's a great idea!
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    Default Re: CrossAim Reticle Eyepiece

    Quote Originally Posted by smeyer8015 View Post
    Sounds like the illuminator dimmer is defective.
    I have found at my dark sky site the illumiator on my RACI is way too bright.
    To fix this problem.
    Unscrew the illuminator and paint a layer f red nail polish on the LED, This will dim it down. You may need a 2nd layer.


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    I already returned the defective unit. I want to buy a new one but a different model. What would be the best model if money is not an issues

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    Default Re: CrossAim Reticle Eyepiece

    I've got the same one that Nimitz mentioned above but in 24mm. Been quite pleased with it. The reticle is sharp and the fit and finish is very good.

    Agena 1.25" Wireless Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece with Focusable Single Crosshair - 24mm

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