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SHOW US..... YOUR FINDERSCOPES....

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When I moved the autoguider to a 80mm Startravel I took the Orion guidescope that came in the Magnificent mini autoguider package, and put an illuminated double cross hair eyepiece in it. Excellent. Note the short barlow barrel needed to get the right distance.

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This handle fits on the end of my refractor and doubles up as a zero power finder (each tube is hollow) I find it helps a lot in pointing a fat tube to roughly the right part of the sky for the optical finder to take over. Without this I tended to be sweeping about all over the place :)

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Just a Telrad!

Completely cheating by using Argo Navis - I know, I know ...

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And yes, I do indeed miss out on the sense of accomplishment when finding targets for the first time by star hopping; but now I see loads of things in a session and spend my time trying to tease out detail

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Finderscopes, what next show us the piece of ground you stand on whilst observing, I think we have done the rest :grin: .

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Finderscopes, what next show us the piece of ground you stand on whilst observing, I think we have done the rest :grin: .

Such as Show Us your Ground Mat  :icon_biggrin:

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i was going to do a"Show Us your mother in law" but i thought best not dont want to give people nightmares. charl

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i was going to do a"Show Us your mother in law" but i thought best not dont want to give people nightmares. charl

I think after a vote that could be a banning offence :grin: .

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To add to variety... Mini video finder! Based on a 50mm M12 f/2 lens

http://www.stockoptics.com/ (Useful for various, random optical bits)

and 0.003 lux "spy" camera. Fed to small "car reversing" screen etc.

Shows bright stars in 10 deg field. Useful for (remote) alignment.  ;)

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60mm Stellarvue on  my 8" Cave. You can use Nags and other wide field eyepieces with this finder.

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post-30602-133877698634_thumb.jpg...there is the sight on the side...not the best thing in the dark!
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This handle fits on the end of my refractor and doubles up as a zero power finder (each tube is hollow) I find it helps a lot in pointing a fat tube to roughly the right part of the sky for the optical finder to take over. Without this I tended to be sweeping about all over the place :)

I want one! Every steampunk scope needs one!

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