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Posts Made By: Fred Lusk

December 6, 2020 02:55 AM Forum: Insects - Flowers and Other Small Stuff - Photos

February 20, 2022 12:27 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Rigel Quikfinder v Telrad

Posted By Fred Lusk

Here is a repeat of my comment on your video (very nice, BTW):

I prefer the Rigel (cheaper, lighter, etc.) and I use them on my 5", 8", and 11" SCTs.  My biggest gripe with the Telrad is that the top back corners of the viewing glass are fairly sharp.  Twice, while moving in to look through a friend's scope, I have cut my forehead on the Telrad because my friends had mounted the Telrad as far back as they could on the telescope tube instead of moving it forward a safe distance.  The corners of the Rigel are nicely rounded and do not present a hazard.