Explore Scientific 8x50 Illuminated Erect Image Finder
|8x50 Finder Scope and mounting bracket for Explore Scientific Essential Series telescopes |
The Explore Scientific 8 X 50 Straight-Thru Erect Image Illuminated Finder Scope, with its scale markings and open center, not only helps you center objects precisely, but gives a reference of the exact field of view in degrees. The deep red illumination can be adjusted to just the right brightness. The eyepiece has comfortable eye relief and produces a 6 degree field of view. Both the eyepiece and the main objective can be focused independently so that you can obtain perfect focus for your eyes. The straight-thru finderscope weights just under a pound (15.9 oz), and measures 8.5 x 2.45 x 2.25 inches.
If you'd like to upgrade your telescope's 5 x 24 or 6 x 30 finder for night-time use but don't feel you need an illuminated reticle, the Explore Scientific 8 x 50 Straight-Through Finder is a good choice. The 8X magnification provided by this finder will bring objects just a little closer that a 5X or 6X finder, but the best feature of an upgrade to a 50mm finder is the larger optics. Just like all optical equipment, a larger light-gathering source means brighter images, and that is very desirable when you're finding objects that look like small specks of dust on a black background! The Explore 8 X 50 finderscope comes in white with black accents, and includes an 8 x 50 finder bracket with dual rings and a dovetail foot.
Each finderscope comes complete with its own dual-ring quick release finder bracket and batteries for the illuminator. The finderscope base (FNDRBASEBLK) comes standard with all Explore Scientific telescopes. If you need a replacement, or want to mount an Explore finder on another telescope brand, you can buy the base separately.
Explore STAR Warranty
All Explore Scientific Products sold within North America are covered by a standard one year limited warranty; however, when the new product is registered within 60 days of purchase, it is covered under the Explore STAR Transferable North America Unlimited Lifetime Product Warranty program. The full details of this extended warranty are available here (PDF, opens in separate window.)