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GSO Quick Release Bracket and Base for 50mm Finders

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Brand GSO
Part Number 8BK
Availability available

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Manufacturer Description

This all-metal finder bracket will work with many 50mm finder telescopes sold on the market today (GSO, Orion, many Meade finders, etc. but not with Antares or Celestron finders). The finder features two nylon thumbscrews (color may be black or white depending on stock) and a spring loaded screw for quick and precise finder alignment. Durable gunmetal gray finish. Bracket weighs 5.5oz (without dovetail base). The inner diameter of the bracket is 53mm, so please make sure that your finder tube will fit into this bracket before placing an order.

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4.6 (Based on 11 Reviews) 73% of reviewers recommended this product.
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      Review by Laren M.
      1490544205
      Mar 26, 2017

      5.0 As described

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      It work perfectly with an Orion 9 x 50 finder.
      Mine came with a rubber ring.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Y.T Park of Korea, Republic of.
      1436140800
      Jul 5, 2015

      4.0 GSO Quick Release Bracket and Base for 50mm Finders by GSO

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      Good Performer

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      Generally good.
      The only complaint is that the spring loaded push pin assembly is too loose that it takes to pieces easily unexpectedly.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? No
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      Review by Pigeon of Fairfax, VA.
      1415145600
      Nov 4, 2014

      4.0 Great bracket/base for Celestron 4se

      Pros:

      Strong Construction,Value

      Cons:

      Heavy

      Comments:

      I used this bracket with the Celestron RACI Illuminated 9x50 Finderscope. This allowed me to mount the RACI to my Celstron 4se perfectly and is a much better bracket. I can now find objects so much easier! Would highly recommend to any Celestron 4se owner.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? No
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      Review by CrackerMan of Allentown, PA.
      1375660800
      Aug 4, 2013

      5.0 GSO Quick Release Bracket and Base

      Pros:

      Fits Perfectly On Finder,Accurate,Easy to Use

      Cons:

      None

      Comments:

      Actually bought for use on AstroTelescopes 102mm F11 Achromat Refractor. Difficult to determine who makes the focuser so this particular finder was a good find. It fit perfectly....

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Jim of South Miami, FL.
      1374969600
      Jul 27, 2013

      4.0 Great bracket and base, cheapo paint job

      Pros:

      Lightweight,Easy to Use,Strong Construction

      Cons:

      Comments:

      Very easy to use but paint job really thin and brittle. Otherwise no complaints.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by Poogi. of Woodbridge, NJ.
      1320537600
      Nov 5, 2011

      4.0 Quick release and quick alignment

      Pros:

      Easy to Use,Lightweight,Strong Construction

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      The spring loading for quick alignment is terrific. This is exactly what the doctor ordered when you're looking to align your finder quickly.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by JCBC of Kentwood, MI.
      1319846400
      Oct 28, 2011

      5.0 Nice Finder Bracket

      Pros:

      Accurate,Compact,Easy to Use,Strong Construction,Lightweight,Quality Lenses

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      Best companion for the 8 x 50m GSO finder. Fit my AT6RC with no problem.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by telescope tom of Tucson AZ.
      1292803200
      Dec 19, 2010

      5.0 Nice finder bracket

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      You see ads for finder tubes all the time, if only you had a bracket, well here it is! Or you want to upgrade an old focuser bracket, this is perfect.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? No
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      Review by Astroweis of Tucson, AZ.
      1277942400
      Jun 30, 2010

      5.0 Excellent bracket

      Pros:

      Compact,Strong Construction,Accurate

      Cons:

      None

      Comments:

      Had to replace my worthless red dot finder by an optical 8x50 GSO finderscope. That came with this bracket which I can recommend unrestrictedly. Even though it is small and the counterbearing actually is an O-ring, the alignment stays absolutely dependable.
      The alignment screws work very well and doesn't scratch the finder since it is made out of plastic.

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      Review by mhuston6 of Florida.
      1227830400
      Nov 27, 2008

      5.0 GSO 50mm Finder Bracket

      Pros:

      Holds finder very well,Easy to align

      Cons:

      None found

      Comments:

      I bought a 9x50 finder and it didn't come with a dovetail or bracket! This holds the finder in place even when bumped!! Easy to set nylon thumb screws! Works on most mounts without the base, except sct/mak!!

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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      May 9, 2007

      5.0 GSO 50mm Finder Bracket with Dovetail Base

      Pros:

      Holds the finder very well!! Easy to align using two nylon thumb screws!

      Cons:

      No bad reviews!!

      Comments:

      I bought a Celestron 9x50 finder and it didn't come with a dovetail or bracket! This holds the finder in place even when bumped!! Easy to set nylon thumb screws! Works on most mounts without the base, except sct/mak!!

      Bottom Line: Would you recommend this item? Yes
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