A red dot finderscope like the Celestron Star Pointer is the fastest, easiest way to navigate the night sky. This simple accessory attaches to the mounting bracket holes on virtually any telescope. Amateur astronomers love red dot finderscopes because they don't magnify the image, so you can look through the scope with both eyes and view an accurate depiction of the night sky in the optical window. Simply turn on the red dot and place it over your target, and the desired object is ready to view in a low power eyepiece.
The first time you install your Star Pointer red dot finderscope, you'll need to align it to your telescope's main optics. This simple procedure takes just a couple of minutes and is best done during the day.
Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.
Dimensions & Specifications
Telescope Accessories Series
Celestron Optical Accessories
We stand behind all the products we sell, and your satisfaction is our top priority. If you're not satisfied with the quality of your purchase, simply send the item back to us in its original packaging within 30 days of its delivery.
Celestron has a limited lifetime binocular and spotting scope warranty and all other products have a 2 year manufacturer's warranty covers against defects is provided. If you have specific questions about this product's warranty please contact Celestron's Customer Service department at 310-328-9560.
Return & Exchange Policy
At our site, returns are easy! You may return new, unused, and resalable items for a refund or exchange. Simply ensure that the item is returned in its original product packaging within 30 days of delivery.
Q1: Can I replace the finderscope battery without changing the alignment. It's perfect now, hate to mess with it.
A: You must remove the finderscope to change out the battery.
Q2: Can this be easily mounted to a C8+? I recently purchased this scope used and would like to upgrade the old 6x30 finder. Thanks!
A: Yes, the Celestron Star Pointer Finderscope can be mounted on a C8.
Q3: Does this finderscope set include the mounting bracket and nuts for the Celestron Nexstar 114GT and 130GT models?
A: Yes, it is all included to connect very easily to the 114GT or 130GT models.
Q4: I have a telrad but it ran out of power. Is there a battery that I can replace? THanks!
A: Yes, the TELRAD Reflex Finder operates on two AA batteries.
Q5: I have an meade etx 70, this will mount to my telescope right? also do you mount this with double sided tape or screws? thanks
A: Yes. By using double sided mounting tape you can attach this Star Pointer to any telescope.
Q6: I have two questions. I am wondering which side of the finder scope to look through? Is it the side where I can see ther laser dot. Or the other side? Second which part of the finder scope goes closest to the front of the Telescope. The manual was not very clear of that part. Thanks, Anthony
A: The part that the dot shines on (The side with the lens) will face the front of the telescope. you will look through it so that you can see the dot on the lens of the finder scope.
Q7: What is the field of view for the Celestron red dot finderscope #51630?
A: The red dot has no magnification you just align the dot with the object you wish to view. The field of view is the same as the naked eye.
Q8: What kind of battery does the Star Pointer use?
A: The Star Pointer Finderscope uses a 3-volt lithium (CR2332) battery.
Q9: Will this fit with zhumell eclipse 114.
A: Yes, the Star Pointer should work. If the telescope's dovetail plate doesn't match, it can be removed.