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Celestron 51630 Pointer Telescope Finderscope Review



Very good

Revainrating 5 out of 5  
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Model NameStarPointer Finderscope
Item Weight3.2 Ounces
Number of Batteries1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)

Description of Celestron 51630 Pointer Telescope Finderscope

The Star Pointer Finderscope adds “point and look” functionality to any telescope!. This red dot finder keeps the sky right-side up, matching what you see with your unaided eyes. The adjustable red dot is bright enough to see day or night. Attaches to just about any telescope thanks to the small footprint, even works great with astronomical binoculars and spotting scopes. Includes mounting base and a long-lasting CR2032 3V battery.


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Revainrating 5 out of 5

The best thing for the money, I'm glad I chose this option.

At 6 ', all the objects of the Messier catalog are already visible (although it strongly depends on the level of light pollution). Outside the city in a dark field - the stars are like diamonds: dotted and bright. Galaxies and nebulae are also visible. 6 inches is already an adult version. There is an opinion that mirrors of this size make it possible to achieve clear images for star clusters and planets. At the same time, this is not yet a hefty "barrel" that is too lazy to take out into the…

  • Good optical performance, compact dimensions and weight, fast stabilization compared to large diameters.
  • Built-in batteries - maximum 1-2 hours. A serious price compared to an entry-level telescope. In addition to the standard equipment, you need to buy eyepieces, which are also not expensive. But it's a hobby - and any decent hobby costs money.

Revainrating 4 out of 5

I like everything, the price and quality are acceptable.

I want to tell you my personal opinion about Celestron 51630 Pointer Telescope Finderscope. Pretty good telescope, but for the convenience of transporting the pipe, it is better to immediately buy a tool box from a hardware store and foam rubber to put in the box. It is also better to immediately get external power cables (car or from a power outlet). For an external GPS receiver, well, the price is not at all adequate - about 12,000.

  • Compact dimensions. Suitable for balcony observations. Automatic aiming at the object and its subsequent tracking.
  • Long thermal stabilization. Batteries last for 3-4 hours. And there are 8 of them. At high tilt angles, the mount does not elongate the Canon 80D even when the telescope is balanced. It is heavy to mount.

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Best value Unity finder

I got it for $16 from Revain with lots Mounting adapters stolen. I have had many of these finders, this one is as good as anything I have used including TelRad. Replaceable battery, dimmable laser dot, alt/az adjustment screws for easy alignment. To be fair the TelRad has a cool crosshair projected onto the scope, this one just has a red dot but the end result is the same. Much better than the cheap standard 6x finder on a non-level mount. Nothing more to say, buy it instead of the more…

  • Small size means it fits almost any telescope, even works great with astronomical binoculars and spotting scopes
  • Not bad but...

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Red dot marks location

The Celestron finder I ordered was delivered on time and carefully packaged same day. The Red Dot Starfinder was easy to install on my 127mm Celestron telescope. I also like to use the red dot finder to find celestial objects in the night sky. When I first received my telescope, I spent over an hour setting up my gear. And it wasn't a perfect setting, because when I switched eyepieces, I had to make big adjustments to find a star or space object. You just have to refocus. It's a lot less of a…

  • This red dot finder finds the sky right side up and matches what you see with the naked eye
  • Unbelievable price

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Budget Viewfinder

I needed a small, lightweight viewfinder for my Celestron FirstScope. I have the Telrad on two large scopes, but the Telrad would be quite unwieldy on something as compact as the FirstScope. After searching the internet I found the Celestron Star Pointer. Light and inexpensive, I ordered it expecting it to be less than twenty dollars but it was worth a try. The Star Pointer comes with a set of mounting bases, one of which works well for the FirstScope. The base attaches to the scope with two…

  • Includes mounting base and long-life 3V CR2032 battery
  • I'll be back