Baader Sky Surfer III Red Dot Finderscope
Sky Surfer III User Manual
Retail Price $38
Mounting and adjustment of the Sky Surfer is simple. Elevation and Azimuth adjustment is accomplished by turning the two knurled adjustment knobs. The red locator dot intensity is adjusted by a knurled adjusting knob. Attachment to your telescope is also straightforward, with all necessary parts included. Simply attach a base to your telescope, slip on the finder, and tighten the two dovetail clamp screws. Three bases are included. The short base works best for large tubes. It includes two mounting slots (for screw mounting) and may also be attached with double sided foam tape (supplied). The taller base fits smaller diameter tubes (as well as large tubes using the included spacer plate) and the slotted holes accommodate the factory hole pattern of popular SCTs. The third base fits the Vixen finder dovetail standard used on many import refractors. Each Sky Surfer includes a replaceable 3V lithium battery for extra long life.
Baader Planetarium Sky Surfer III Red Dot Finderscope Features
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- A very impressive product
This one doesn't seem to mind the dew.
Once aligned its in a firm position and only may require realigning if removed from the telescope.
The red Dot is sharp and its intensity is controlled.
The windage and of on switches are on opposite sides so there is no confusion as with other finders.
Having two tubes it makes for accurate viewing.
I think this is superior to the optical finders on my Celestron CPC and Dobsonion and am looking at replacing them with this product. (Posted on 6/10/2017)
- Baader Sky Surfer III Red Dot Finderscope
- Best Value RDF On The Market
- Great finderscope
Works perfectly just as described.
Very handy for zeroing in on brighter objects. (Posted on 6/10/2017)
- For beginners this really is a must .
Taking into account that many give an inverted vision this can be quite tricky.
This red dot finder might not find all the some what dimmer stars, but as a beginner
I don't think many of us actually go looking for the small dim objects to start with.
This for me is a much better idea and is easy to set up with the telescope to begin with,
there is even a video to assist!
The idea of the videos are also worth a mention because they are usually well thought out and simple to follow, like the one on setting the telescope mirrors up with a laser,
I found this very helpful but had l little trouble with an over sized oriental person who had tightened one of the screws up that tight one needed a crowbar to shift it!!! (Posted on 6/10/2017)
These Finder Scopes are brilliant, can't believe I struggled with a standard 5x24 Finder Scope for so long when these things are out there.
We have bought from OZScopes before and will continue to deal with you.
Well done, great Company.
(Posted on 6/10/2017)
- Good product, well priced