Finder Scopes

Finders or finder scopes offer a much wider field of view than a telescope, which aids in either object location or the alignment of a go to telescope. There are two types of finders: optical or reflex. An optical finder is a small refractor typically supplying 7-9X magnification. with a five degree field of view. Optical finders with 50mm aperture are the most common, but the larger 60mm and 80mm variants are becoming popular with owners of big Dobsonian telescopes for hunting faint deep space objects. Optical finders with 50mm aperture are generally adequate for locating Messier objects under suburban skies.

Reflex finders are also know as zero magnification finders. They provide either a red dot or a series of concentric red circles that appear to be off in space. It is not at all uncommon to see both a reflex finder and an optical finder scope mounted on one telescope.

  • Celestron Star Pointer Finderscope
  • Celestron Star Pointer Finderscope

  • Finderscope, Star Pointer is like having a laser pointer that reaches into the sky, it greatly simplifies finding objects. read more...
  • Our price: $17.95

  • Explore Scientific 8x50 Illuminated Polar Finder
  • Explore Scientific 8x50 Illuminated Polar Finder

  • Explore Scientific’s 8x50 Illuminated Polar Finder Scope allows for quick and precise polar alignments with any equatorial mount. read more...
  • Our price: $239.99

  • Orion 6x30 Right-Angle Correct-Image Finder
  • Orion 6x30 Right-Angle Correct-Image Finder

  • You don't have to be a contortionist to use this 6x30 finder scope which features a 90-degree viewing angle and correct daytime image orientation read more...
  • Our price: $65.00

  • Orion 6x30 Straight Through Finder
  • Orion 6x30 Straight Through Finder

  • Quality crosshair viewfinder makes targeting celestial objects in your telescope easy read more...
  • Our price: $49.00

  • Orion 9x50 Right-Angle Correct-Image Finder
  • Orion 9x50 Right-Angle Correct-Image Finder

  • A powerful 9x crosshair finder scope with a comfortable right-angle viewing orientation read more...
  • Our price: $79.00

  • Orion EZ Finder II Telescope Reflex Sight
  • Orion EZ Finder II Telescope Reflex Sight

  • Simple, affordable, and effective red dot sighting device makes aiming your telescope a cinch read more...
  • Our price: $39.00

  • Rigel PulsGuide Finder Illuminator
  • Rigel PulsGuide Finder Illuminator

  • Rigel PulsGuide Illuminator is fully adjustable in brightness and pulse timing. Fits most reticle eyepieces including Stellarvue. read more...
  • Our price: $39.95

  • Rigel Quick Finder
  • Rigel Quick Finder

  • RigelQuik Finders make starhopping easy by projecting 1/2 and 2 Degree Red circles onto the Night Sky in focus with the stars. read more...
  • Our price: $39.00

  • Stellarvue EI2
  • Stellarvue EI2

  • EI2 Stellarvue Finder scope eyepiece Illuminator with brightness control read more...
  • Our price: $19.00

  • Stellarvue F50M2 Finder
  • Stellarvue F50M2 Finder

  • Stellarvue F50M2 is a superior quality 50mm right angle correct image finder scope with a reticle eyepiece with a port for an optional illuminator. read more...
  • Our price: $159.00

  • Stellarvue F50W2 Finder
  • Stellarvue F50W2 Finder

  • Stellarvue's correct image, top rated 50mm Optical Finderscope - White read more...
  • Our price: $159.00

  • Stellarvue F60M2 Finder
  • Stellarvue F60M2 Finder

  • Stellarvue F60M2 finder scopes provide a larger 60mm objective lens and are a common accessory for larger Dobsonian telescopes. read more...
  • Our price: $189.00

  • Stellarvue F60M3 Finder
  • Stellarvue F60M3 Finder

  • Stellarvue 10x60mm Finderscope /w Straight Through 2” Focuser read more...
  • Our price: $199.00

  • Stellarvue F80M2 80mm Finder
  • Stellarvue F80M2 80mm Finder

  • F80M2 Stellarvue featured 80mm optical finder with correct image fmc prism, rotating back, helical focuser, fmc eyepiece with focusing reticle. Weighs only 2.5 pounds. Color - Matte Black read more...
  • Our price: $249.00

  • TeleVue Sol-Searcher
  • TeleVue Sol-Searcher

  • TeleVue Sol-Searcher is the safe and easy way to find the Sun. It is absolutely safe since you look down at the Sol-Searcher and not up at the Sun. read more...
  • Our price: $25.00

  • TeleVue Starbeam for Newtonians
  • TeleVue Starbeam for Newtonians

  • TeleVue SFU-2004 Starbeam finder for Newtonians is easily attached to any open telescope tube of over four-inch diameter. read more...
  • Our price: $219.00

  • TeleVue Starbeam for SCT
  • TeleVue Starbeam for SCT

  • TeleVue SFC-2009 Starbeam for SCT is equipped for easy mounting to most Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. read more...
  • Our price: $249.00

  • TeleVue Starbeam for TeleVue Scopes
  • TeleVue Starbeam for TeleVue Scopes

  • Starbeam's unique flip mirror feature provides comfort and flexibility for viewing at any angle from straight through to 90 degrees. read more...
  • Our price: $219.00

  • Telrad Reflex Sight
  • Telrad Reflex Sight

  • Telrad Reflex Sight - the standard in unit power finders for all telescope types. Concentric rings of 1/2, 2, and 4 degrees make star hopping easy. read more...
  • Our price: $39.95

  • Telrad Dew Shield Plus
  • Telrad Dew Shield Plus

  • The Telrad Dew Shield Plus incorporates a mirror that enables viewing from over the sight with fully adjustable viewing angles, and it eliminates the problem of dew forming on the lens. read more...
  • Our price: $26.95

  • Telrad Pulser
  • Telrad Pulser

  • The Telrad Pulser allows the reticle to blink on and off, making it easier to see the star pattern behind it and also increasing the battery life. read more...
  • Our price: $21.95

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