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Posted by Daniel Johnson on February 24, 2003 12:38:16 UTC

The March 2003 edition of Astronomy has a review of several finders. I'd start there.
I'm genarally happy with the two finders I use: the Telerad (zero power, wide view--gives the illusion of a Bull's Eye on the sky)and the 50mm finder than came with my LX200GPS. However, when the 50mm finder arrived it was badly out of focus--I had to unscrew and adjust the front lens housing to move it further from the eyepiece. Now it works well, and I enjoy it a lot.
I prefer the Telerad to the Rigel Quickfinder for one reason: the Telerad reproduces its alignment perfectly when you remove it and then put it back on. The Quickfinder has to be tweaked a little to reproduce perfect alignment with the main scope.

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