Explore Scientific 8x50 Illuminated Finder Scope - Straight Thru

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  • Explore Scientific 8x50 Illuminated Finder Scope - Straight Thru

    • Sale
    • Regular price $199.99
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    • Aperture: 50mm
    • Magnification: 8x
    • AFOV: 60 Degrees
    • Illuminated eyepiece with reticle for easier use

    Explore Scientific 8x50 Illuminated Finder Scope - Straight Thru

    The illuminated reticle of the Explore 8x50 Viewfinder 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 is continuously variable to provide the desired brightness. The Explore Scientific 8x50 produces a wide 60-degree field of view and allows the precision focus of both main objective and the eyepiece illuminated reticle. A precision polished roof prism produces images that are right-side-up, left-to-right correct. In other words, things are not upside-down and backward like most viewfinders.

    The illuminated reticle is truly designed for finding objects with its open center (so you don't mask the object you are centering with crosshairs) and scale markings for 1.5 inches, inches, and 4.5 inches (the edge of the field of view is the 60-degree boundary). The 60-degree apparent field, long eye-relief eyepiece produces a bright 6.25mm exit pupil and will allow you to find faint galaxies, comets, and nebulae. All optics are fully multicoated to ensure maximum contrast and are part of a Dual-Ring, Six-Point, Bracket with Quick Release Shoe. At long last... A finderscope that doesn't treat its owner like we're not capable of finding what we're looking for!

    Additional Information

    Accessory TypeThru Optical
    ManufacturerExplore Scientific
    WarrantyLifetime Warranty
    • Explore Scientific Illuminated 8x50 Finder Scope
    • Dust Caps
    • Dual-Ring, Six-Point, Bracket

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    • Does this finder scope accept a 1.25" guide cam?

      Not without some pretty extensive warranty-voiding alterations. The eyepiece is not designed to be removable on this finder scope. For guiding, you will want to look for a small guidescope with a removable eyepiece instead.

    • Is it posible to get this product but without the bracket and rings? Thanks

      Hello Luis, Unfortunately, Explore Scientific only sells the finder with the bracket we do have finders like a Stellarvue straight through finder which doesn't come with brackets but at the same price. If you have any other question, please feel free to

    • Is there an adapter shoe to mount this scope on the Orion skyquest 12 inch goto telescope?

      Yes, but you may need to drill one or more holes in the tube to use the base. Here is the link: https://www.optcorp.com/explore-scientific-finder-base-fndrbaseblk.html.

    • I want to use this finder on the Orion Skyquest XX12G go to telescope, but the shoe and bracket don't match, they are different width; is there an adapter I can buy?

      Hi Arturo, You can use one of these finder brackets to fit your scope: https://www.optcorp.com/tpo-50mm-finderscope-bracket-and-base-only-fs50bkt.html Thank you, Sean 760-400-0235