Altair 10x60mm RACI Finder Scope (90 deg erect image prism, variable illuminator, eyepiece)
- This finder is right angled for more comfort, with a corrected field (i.e. not mirror-reversed like other finders), so objects actually match their orientation in your star chart.
- The focuser can also be rotated 360° and locked in seconds (requiring some re-alignment afterwards). The 10mm larger objective and a little extra power compare to 8x50 finders, yet has almost the same size and weight.
- The included quick-release finder base has 4x 4mm slotted holes in the base allowing you to fit it to most telescopes on the market. (The mini-dovetail wedge on the bracket will fit any GSO or Skywatcher telescope directly in fact but we suggest you use the included base if it fits the tube, because it has 2x clamping screws, for better alignment).
- The CNC machined bracket is light yet rigid to keep alignment. Nylon tipped screws do not damage the durable high quality and moisture resistant powder coated aluminium tube.
- All objective lenses are anti-reflection coated and the tube and dewshield are internally blackened to increase contrast. The included illuminator has a variable setting, which illuminates the cross hairs in the eyepiece. The included eyepiece has a dark field illuminated cross-hair, so you can easily see it glowing faintly against the background sky, an upgrade for standard finders with dark cross-hairs.
- The high quality 1.25” FMC illuminated eyepiece has good eye relief for glasses-wearers, and a wide field of view. It has a side-port to screw in the included variable darkfield illuminated reticule, and the finder can be very easily focused, using the included helical focuser integrated with the prism diagonal.
The higher 10x magnification is better for astro-imagers who want to centre an object more precisely in the camera field-of-view, yet the field of view is still very large.
Weight is 955g.
23mm wide field eyepiece with illuminated glass engraved reticule.
CNC machined variable brightness LED illuminator, which plugs into the eyepiece. The illuminator requires 2x LR44 or GPA76 batteries (not included).
Smooth 1.25" helical focuser - accepts any 1.25" eyepiece.
1.25" Erect image prism FMC Multi Coated.
60mm F3.75 multi coated doublet Achromat finder OTA with rotating rear assembly.
Special dual-clamp mounting bracket to fit most SCTs and refractors on the market.
Alu Tube rings with 6x Nylon tipped adjustment screws.
Mini-rail to connect the tube rings.
Front and rear end-caps.
Tough foam filled carboard case.
Author: Terry Lampton
This RACI finder is a significant upgrade. The viewing angle much more comfortable especially on my dobsonian. I ordered the extra base, so I can switch the finder between scopes. I haven't used the auto guiding feature.
Author: Tom During
Very useful piece of kit and I'm quite happy thank you. It actually works quite well on the moon and shows a lot more detail than expected.
Author: Paul Spencer
I using my video camera with the auto guiding adapter which gives me a kind of video-finder. Galaxies and other deep sky objects are easy to spot at f3.75. The optics are good for a finder and the price is surprisingly low for what you get in the box.
Author: Chris McCarthy
This is good quality and its much easier to use than my standard finder scope. The eyepiece illuminator actually did include batteries even though it said they weren't included. The illuminator seems quite dim but easily visible at night. At first I thought it didn't work when I tried it during the day. I can't really fault the product, and for the money this is a complete bargain - Chris.
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