Explore Scientific 8x50mm Polar Illuminated Correct Image Finder Scope with Bracket # VFEI0850-RA
Special Agena Offer: This item does not include a base for the finder bracket as sold by Explore Scientific. However, we include one at no extra charge (a $27 value)!
Explore Scientific's new 8x50mm Illuminated Correct Image Polar Finder Scope with Bracket # VFEI0850-RA
The 8x50 Right Angle Erect Image Illuminated Polar Finder Scope, with its Northern and Southern polar reference markings, allows for quick and precise polar alignments with any equatorial mount. The deep red illumination can be controlled by the variable brightness knob, which also serves as the illuminator's on/off switch. This finder produces a wide 7° field of view and allows precision focus of both the main objective and the eyepiece reticle. It produces an image that is right-side-up and left-to-right corrected views, which makes it easier to find objects in the sky.
Each finderscope comes complete with its own dual-ring quick release finder bracket and batteries for the illuminator. Please note that no base is included as almost all Explore Scientific telescopes already include this base as standard equipment. However, you can also buy a base separately if required.
Polar Alignment Assistance: The Explore Scientific Right Angle Illuminated Polar Finder Scope can be used with any equatorial mount. The North & South hemisphere polar reference markings provide assistance when going through the task of polar alignment.
Precision Optics: Explore Scientific's Finder Scope optics are made with the same precision and care as our telescopes and eyepieces. The optics are multi-coated to produce maximum contrast, further enhancing their ability to find faint objects in the night sky. Each Explore Scientific Correct-Image Finder Scope is identified with its own serial number and carries the Explore STAR Warranty.
Quality Erecting Prisms: The erecting prisms of the Explore Scientific Correct Image Finder Scopes are precision ground and polished to produce bright, high-resolution images.
Quick Release Bracket: The quick-release design of the Explore Scientific finderscope bracket allows you to attach the finder to your telescope quickly and easily. The dual rings securing your finder have three point adjustment knobs.
Right Angle Correct Image Views: Many people prefer a right angle finderscope when observing. The Explore Right Angle Illuminated Finder not only fills this requirement but provides correct image, illuminated views of the night sky.
Variable Illuminator: The illuminator screws into the end if the finder and can be removed easily to change batteries. The deep red illumination can be adjusted for brightness.
- 200mm x 62mm x 112mm 1lb 9.1 oz
- Weight: Finder tube = 1lb-9.1oz. (711g), Bracket = 4.1oz. (113g)
- Finder tube diameter = 2.16" (54.9mm), Dewshield front diameter = 2.19" (55.7mm)
- Finder length = 8.46" (215mm)
- Finder bracket inside diameter = 2.39" (60.7mm)
Feb 20, 2017
Explore Scientific Right Angle Polar FinderPros: Cons: Comments:
This polar finder is of very good quality and works much better several others I have used. It is far superior and easier to use than those built into most mounts. My main objection is the unusual mounting system which requires the need to buy and install their own mounting base. The reticle is also unusual but easy enough to use and the light works well. Finally, it did not come with an eyepiece cap. Obviously not a deal breaker but a simple thing that should have been included. I still give it a five star rating based on other scopes I have used.Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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hhowardn New Member
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Oct 1, 2016
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- Review by Fox1971 of Portland, OR.
Pretty Good, but. . . .Pros:
Strong Construction,Quality LensesCons:
Difficult to Use,HeavyComments:
There are few attachable polar alignment scopes that work on multiple platforms which is why I purchased this. It is very well made so no complaints there. However, it is quite large and heavy so consider that you will have additional weight issues when balancing your scope. There is lack of clear instructions. None come with the product. ES sent me a short set of instructions after I asked but they leave much to be desired. It is not even clear where Polaris should be placed in the finder. It does have a good bright pattern however and if you turn down the illumination it can function well as a regular finder. The other issues is price. It is quite expensive and around the time I purchased this, the Pole Master came out which appears to me to be a better and simpler solution for not much more money. This is not a bad product by any means but it is more well suited for large robust equatorial platforms.Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? No
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