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18-04-2007, 01:16 AM
Any suggestions on a good wireless reticle for drift aligning etc.


18-04-2007, 05:51 AM
I've got the 12mm one from Bintel. I use it with a 2x barlow for greater accuracy.
Seems to do the job fine, until you leave it on accidently and have to spend $12 on new batteries :)

18-04-2007, 12:36 PM
i use a 12.5 from orion.very pleased with it's performance. and mikes right on. a barlow makes it very accurate

18-04-2007, 06:11 PM
Is yours the Meade for $167 Mike ?

I see MyAstroShop has a 12mm one with a grid pattern for $129.

18-04-2007, 07:30 PM
No it was the $90 one. Does a fine job, I can't see any need to spend more.

18-04-2007, 08:56 PM
I use the Meade 9mm, cordless from Bintel, it works really good.


19-04-2007, 07:33 AM
Been there, done that. Fortunately, I was able to borrow some from work..shhh!

I have a Celestron for the GoTo, I think I paid over $150 for mine but it certainly makes aligning the goto much easier.

19-04-2007, 05:02 PM
I don't know how many times I have packed up, gone to bed and then remembered that I hadn't switched off the reticle eyepiece (Bintel 12mm), telrad and/or red dot finder. Surely it can't be that hard to remember to turn three little knobs? (But it is)

20-04-2007, 12:50 AM
I don't see any for $90 on their site Mike ! Cheapest is $99 for the Orion 12.5mm !

20-04-2007, 07:32 AM
yeh I think it's this one (https://www.bintelshop.com.au/Product.aspx?ID=5220).

It was $90 for me because I picked it up at IISAC when they had a few specials.

20-04-2007, 01:29 PM
Thanks Mike .... I don't think there is any advantage to having a grid pattern ay, as I'm not going to be measuring things, just aligning. Thanks for your help.

21-04-2007, 01:10 AM
I just bought the same one today, it is 99$.

22-04-2007, 01:38 AM
Ordered mine Friday, should get it soon but I have to wait for the postie, probably Tuesday .... I hope .... before ANZAC day holiday.

Thanks everyone. :thumbsup: