Celestron StarPointer Pro Finderscope

Celestron StarPointer Pro Finderscope

Celestron StarPointer Pro Finderscope

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  • 1x Power
  • Dual Circle Reticle
  • Variable Intensity LED
  • Runs on One CR2032 Battery

Name: StarPointer Pro

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Spend less time centering your target and more time stargazing with Celestron's StarPointer Pro. It was designed to provide the easiest experience locating celestial objects in the night sky by projecting a dual circle reticle to allow you to find your object without obstructing it. The circles also serve as a measuring tool while starhopping. For added convenience, StarPointer Pro features a 40 mm optical window with a large field of view. The StarPointer Pro has a rheostat to control the reticle brightness and attaches quickly to most telescopes with a dovetail connection and finger knobs.

Mounting Brackets
  • Large Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Small Schmidt-Cassegrain
  • Small OTA with dovetail mount
  • Small OTA with holes for threaded posts
UPC: 050234516358
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Celestron StarPointer Pro Finderscope
  • CR2032 Battery
  • 4 x Mounting Brackets
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Celestron 51635 specs

    Battery 1 x CR2032
    Dimensions 6.0 x 3.5 x 2.0" / 15.2 x 8.9 x 5.1 cm
    Weight 5.0 oz / 141.8 g
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    Package Weight 0.565 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.85 x 5.25 x 2.8"

    Celestron 51635 reviews

    StarPointer Pro Finderscope is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product I purchased this for my Celestron Nexstar 9.25 SCT. I have to say it's the best finderscope I've ever used. It's fully adjustable so that even the dimmest targets can be centered. If anything were to happen to this one, I would immediately replace it with another, no questions.
    Date published: 2016-03-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent finder for astronomy. I have been using a red dot finder for birding with my Tele Vue-76 telescope. The red dot finder does not work well for astronomy because the red dot obscures the field of view when attempting to point it at a star or planet. I purchased the Celestron StarPointer Pro Finderscope for use in astronomy, and it works quite well because the concentric circles are adjustable in brightness. Therefore, I can easily find objects and center them in the circles. Celestron recommends aligning the finder in daylight, and that is the best way to do it. At the brightest setting, the circles are somewhat dim, but still visible so alignment is not a problem. This finder may be usable for birding, but I need to test it in different lighting conditions to determine if the circles are bright enough to that use. I am pleased with the finder, and would purchase it again.
    Date published: 2016-12-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Woudl recommend this finder - I like this one quite a bit. This is a nice finder, a bit more substantial than the smaller red dot finder by Celestron. I use it on a Meade 10 SCT. Allows for quick mounting and removal. Many mounting choices.
    Date published: 2017-03-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A little odd looking but does a great job. This a little odd looking but does a great job. Really like the double circle reticle and it's very dimmable. Hardly weighs anything.
    Date published: 2016-04-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from MUCH NICER DESIGN ITS ABOUT TIME Much easier to center objects. The pointing is more natural.
    Date published: 2015-09-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works, but check mounting The Celestron StarPointer Pro Finderscope works well. The red reticle is easy to see and it allows you to point the telescope to within 15 arcminutes (1/2 angular Moon size) of stars to calibrate RA and DEC.. The variable brightness works well: turn the knob to brightest in daytime or to dimmest at night so the starlight is easily visible. Two issues: 1. Try both orientations of the button battery (that comes included) as the instructions are ambiguous. 2. Check that your telescope has screw holes to mount it. Mine didn't.
    Date published: 2018-08-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice finder with a minor flaw I looked at a lot of finders, and after considering reviews, features, and price, settled on the StarPointer Pro.� The StarPointer Pro weighs just a few ounces, so it has a minimal effect on tube balance. The lightness also results in a somewhat fragile feel. � The StarPointer Pro comes with four mounting plates/pedestals for different applications. Those with a curved bottom conform to the 9" dia tube on my 8" reflector and were held adequately with double sided foam tape. One pedestal is designed to mate a standard thumb screw bracket, permitting the entire finder to be removed for storage/transport. No idea yet as to the repeatability of alignment when the finder is removed and remounted. Given the finder's 1x magnification, it should be minimal. A grooved mounting rail affixes the finder itself to the base you choose. Despite tightening the thumb screws quite a bit, there is slight flexing, but it doesn't seem to matter in actual use.� The top portion of the StarPointer Pro is fixed to the mounting rail by the front and rear adjustment screws. Be mindful of running out of adjustment. If you are drilling mounting holes, I recommend setting each adjustment to the midpoint of its travel before aligning and mounting the finder to the telescope. With the rheostat at full brightness, the reticle is visible in daylight or against the full moon. At night and set at minimum brightness, the reticle is quite dim.� The only snag encountered this far is the lens on the front has a slight greenish tint that costs the finder a magnitude or two. A star in Ursa Major that I could see with the naked eye was not visible in the finder.� Limitation noted, the Starfinder Pro performs well in actual use. I can point to an object and get it into my 9x50 finder, and from there, pinpoint the object in the crosshairs to appear in the main 'scope, even with a higher power eyepiece. The StarPointer Pro should be treated with a due amount of care. In return, it should withstand normal use and will help you find objects much more easily with a non-computerized telescope. In some cases, it might be the only finder you need.
    Date published: 2018-05-29
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from There's nothing "Pro" about this finder The two side thumbscrews thread into plastic, which is easily stripped. Apparently two metal nuts is too much to ask. There's not enough adjustment range in the altitude direction, so I ended-up having to shim where the finder attaches to the side brackets. Overall it feels very flimsy. I ended-up donating mine to a local school.
    Date published: 2018-08-19
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