Deeper, See More"
With Telrad Finder Charts you will find more objects faster than in the past!
After 10 years, we have had to raise shipping rates to be more realistic. The prices on the books has not changed.
|The Messier TFC
||$18+$5 US shipping
||The Messier Objects
are some of
the brightest, best known objects in the sky. All
with a 6" telescope and decently dark skies. This book
is 15 pages and
includes information on the Messier Marathon.
|The "Best" 300 TFC
|Includes 4 popular
objects. The Messier list, the Caldwell list, the
Objects from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada's
Handbook, and the Saguaro Astronomy Club's best NGC
are viewable with a 8" telescope under decent
skies. The book is
45 pages and also includes information on observing the
|Herschel 400 TFC||advanced||400||10.0||$44+$7 US shipping||Includes the
"best" 400 objects selected from the Herschel 2500 for
observing list. These are significantly dimmer
than the "Best"
300 and require a larger scope. For good views a
10" or larger
under dark skies is recommended. It has about 120
objects in common
with the "Best" 300. 43 pages.
Milky Way TFC
|Includes all of the
clusters known in the Milky Way at the time of
writing. About 125
can be seen with an 8" scope, 135 with a 10" scope and
the final few
require larger scopes, several needing dark skies and a
telescope. 32 pages.
|Includes the 116
award nebulae and and additional 84 bright planetary
Most can be seen with a 8" telescope under decently dark
All of our Telrad finder charts have all pages completely laminated for moisture protection. They are comb bound and can be reopened so that we can bind in Alignment star charts, Limiting Visual Magnitude Charts, and Meteor Radiant Charts if purchased at the same time. This is done at no cost if it is requested. These books are an inexpensive way to "Go Deeper, See More"
Our charts will also work with Rigel finders which have only the two center circles (0.5 and 2.0 degree), They also work reasonably well with a normal (or even better, correct view) finder scope. Since they have the NGC/IC designations for the objects, they can also be used as a guide for a GOTO scope.
Appropriate table of contents/index to make
finding constellations and objects easy. They
are well designed,
organized and easy to use. The catalog names are
retained and cross
referenced with the NGC
designation. The tables give enough information to be
identify it when you see it.
All of the charts are organized in the same
run from North to South in 4 groups, (0-6h, 6-12h,
18-24h). Once you are in a section of the book,
you can normally
stay in that area all evening. The table of
contents include a
small set of maps to help you remember constellation
location as well
as an index of where a constellation is located in the
the charts are on 8.5"x11" and measure ~9"x11" with
of the cover and a sample page of each book.