Re: Telrad (and finders)
Fri, 12 Feb 1999 12:27:36 EST

I put a Telrad on my 10" dob about a year ago.  Nothing that I have added to
my telescope has helped more in my observing sections.  Right after adding the
Telrad I replaced the cheap diagonal mirror on my finder (with .965" eyepiece)
with Meade's 45' erecting prism (model #931). This not only gave me corrected
finder images but allowed me to use better eyepieces on the finder.  With the
help of the Telrad and a long focal length, wide field eyepiece I have been
able to find and track many satellites and put them in the center of the dob
with ease.
Brett Ohnstad
StPaul Mn