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No Tape Rigel Quickfinder Second Edition

Posted by Matthew Cecere   02/05/2008 08:00AM

No Tape Rigel Quickfinder Second Edition
About a year ago I put up an article about modifying the base of a Rigel Quickfinder to use a velcro strap instead of tape. Here are some pictures of what it actually looks like. The rubber pieces on the sides on the base are pieces of bicycle inner tube I cut with a scissor. It is very easy to take on and off my scope and could potentially fit any scope if the strap is long enough.

I also built a mount to use it with binoculars. I observed with various binoculars for a few years before I bought a telescope. It was nice to make the jump and not change my sighting system.

When not in use I keep it in a neoprene sleeve intended for a large camera lense. The only potential problem I have with this is sometimes in the winter the switch on the finder tendes to freeze a little. It has not broke yet so I guess its not really a problem.