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Celestron Star Pointer Finderscope

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A 1x power finderscope designed so you can point the telescope while scanning the sky with both eyes, the Celestron star pointer makes finding objects easy!

A mirror lens projects the image of a LED illuminated pinpoint into the line of sight, providing you with a red dot of light to center on the object you want to view.  It is something like having a laser pointer that reaches into the sky, greatly simplifies finding objects.

The brightness level is adjustable, and the star pointer can be used during daytime observing as well.  It is also a handy guide when using binoculars.  Attaches to any telescope easily.

Celestron Star Pointer Finderscope
  • CR2032 3v Lithium Battery
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    CelestronStar Pointer Finderscope
     
    3.8

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (9)
    • Compact (7)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Accurate (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy (7)
      • Bird watching (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Amazing at what it does

      1 Month ago my finder scope broke on my Celestron Astromaster 114 EQ. The original scope was never very good anyway. I tried rewiring the old one, but it still wouldn't work. I...Read complete review

      1 Month ago my finder scope broke on my Celestron Astromaster 114 EQ. The original scope was never very good anyway. I tried rewiring the old one, but it still wouldn't work. I was without a finder scope for a while. It took me over an hour to find Saturn and about half of that for the moon. I went to B&H a couple of weeks ago just to look at a new SCT. While I was there I saw the finder scope in the cabinet and purchased it. The store was amazing, just ordering a little finder scope. It went through all of the conveyor belts and waited for us while we looked at camera lenses. We finally went up and purchased the finder scope. When I got home I opened it and installed it. I ended up hot gluing it because it was fast and sturdy enough for my needs. I brought the scope out that same night and aligned it. I aligned it in about 2 minutes and I could position the scope onto Saturn in a matter of seconds. I did have an issue. My mounting bracket wasn't cut out right (factory error) and the bracket wouldn't slide onto the mount. My solution was to just super glue the bracket to the finder scope. Overall it is a great finder scope which will defiantly make using your scope more efficient. B&H Was also a great retailer and I plan to buy my next scope there.Clear Skies

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Functional, accurate, but too bright.

      Thee is good control of vertical and lateral adjustment. Directionality is good. That is, how effective aiming is as you're looking through it. Although the brightness is adjustable, it can't be made...Read complete review

      Thee is good control of vertical and lateral adjustment. Directionality is good. That is, how effective aiming is as you're looking through it. Although the brightness is adjustable, it can't be made dim enough for fainter objects(in my opinion). There does seem to be a very small rainbow-ing effect through the lens though.

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      1.0

      Worked great, then broke

      By BK

      from Royal Oak, Michigan

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • Unstable

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Hunting

      Comments about Celestron Star Pointer Finderscope:

      As soon as I turned the brightness dial it was on
      full. Instead of returning it, I repaired
      it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great contraption

      By Hamsterbrain

      from Stream wood, il

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Bird Watching
        • Low Visibility

        Comments about Celestron Star Pointer Finderscope:

        Mounted it on an ancient bushnell 4.5 using Velcro. Works great.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        great tool for a nice price

        By Jesse

        from Burque, NM

        About Me Professional Guide

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Celestron Star Pointer Finderscope:

            I use this with a barn-door tracking mount that I built for astro photography. This scope helps me align my tracking mount with the celestial north pole.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Good enough

            By Paul

            from Issaquah, WA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Too Bright On Min Setting

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy

            Comments about Celestron Star Pointer Finderscope:

            I bought a NexStar 4SE that did not have a finderscope - and order this item as a replacement.

            Due to low profile of the mounting bracket this is very steady unit, with adjustment knobs to align it before use.

            Red dot is bright enough to be seen during daytime for alignment purposes.

            My only quibble is the minimum setting for this red dot being a bit too bright.

            I feel that my night vision is compromised a bit during viewing session due to the bright red dot even though I have it set on minimum setting.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Small,but effective.

            By Skyfire

            from Miami,FL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy
              • Bird Watching
              • Bright Conditions
              • Low Visibility
              • Travel

              Comments about Celestron Star Pointer Finderscope:

              I bought it to replace a standard 6x30mm finder scope on my 6" Short Tube reflector Telescope.I had to drill an extra hole,which was pretty easy. I wear glasses,so the great thing about this style of laser finderscope is you use both eyes to allign it to your object. You don't have to be perfectly centered behind it, just move around till you see the red dot and guide it over your object and you are done.Only negative about it is that the dot is a little big,but I can find stars much quicker now with this style of finder scope.The size is great too,since I can leave it attach when I store or transport my scope,is like 33% the height of my old finderschope and like 33% shorther also.Great addition for reasonable price.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Amazing at what it does

              By Star Master

              from NJ

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Manufacturing error

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy

              Comments about Celestron Star Pointer Finderscope:

              1 Month ago my finder scope broke on my Celestron Astromaster 114 EQ. The original scope was never very good anyway. I tried rewiring the old one, but it still wouldn't work. I was without a finder scope for a while. It took me over an hour to find Saturn and about half of that for the moon. I went to B&H a couple of weeks ago just to look at a new SCT. While I was there I saw the finder scope in the cabinet and purchased it. The store was amazing, just ordering a little finder scope. It went through all of the conveyor belts and waited for us while we looked at camera lenses. We finally went up and purchased the finder scope. When I got home I opened it and installed it. I ended up hot gluing it because it was fast and sturdy enough for my needs. I brought the scope out that same night and aligned it. I aligned it in about 2 minutes and I could position the scope onto Saturn in a matter of seconds. I did have an issue. My mounting bracket wasn't cut out right (factory error) and the bracket wouldn't slide onto the mount. My solution was to just super glue the bracket to the finder scope. Overall it is a great finder scope which will defiantly make using your scope more efficient. B&H Was also a great retailer and I plan to buy my next scope there.Clear Skies

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              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent addition

              By Mark

              from Philadelphia

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Compact
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Astronomy

                Comments about Celestron Star Pointer Finderscope:

                Added it to a Celestron Astromaster 114eq. I had to unscrew the original star finder (which is exceptionally poor). After using double sided tape to stick it to the telescope, it was very easy to find the stars & planets that my eyes could see, but that I couldn't find using the scope and original star finder. An excellent upgrade!

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                • No

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                3.0

                Functional, accurate, but too bright.

                By Cel130STL5

                from Saint Louis, MO

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bird Watching

                  Comments about Celestron Star Pointer Finderscope:

                  Thee is good control of vertical and lateral adjustment. Directionality is good. That is, how effective aiming is as you're looking through it. Although the brightness is adjustable, it can't be made dim enough for fainter objects(in my opinion). There does seem to be a very small rainbow-ing effect through the lens though.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Very good for the price

                  By Bob the amateur

                  from Nampa, ID

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Astronomy

                    Comments about Celestron Star Pointer Finderscope:

                    Works okay, but with the single dot it can cover the object you're trying to find. Simple and easy to use. Very good value for the money.

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                    4.0

                    Finderscope Star Pointer Works Great

                    By Wilson

                    from New Hampshire

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to use
                    • Lighted dot

                    Cons

                    • No mounting screws

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Celestron Star Pointer Finderscope:

                      We really like the variable intensity, lighted dot which works much better than trying to place black cross hairs on a star in the dark. Mounting the device was a good grandfather-grandson project once the appropriate screws were acquired. [...] I believe it is good value for the money.

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