Please Note: This is a brand new product and item from Antares. Unfortunately, the machining and finish on all of these new brackets is not perfect. There are some rough/sharp edges, scuff/nick marks, and/or unanodized spots on the finder brackets, which is why we are selling this entire lot as "cosmetic blems" at a lower price. For examples, please see photos 3 and 4 above.
This is a new Antares quick-release finder bracket with two rings for 50mm finders. While the rings are the same as Antares' popular F50DTB rings, this new item uses a more commonly used Synta/Vixen style dovetail base for attachment to your telescope as compared to the Antares-proprietary style on the F50DTB rings..
Each ring includes three-point screw adjustment for precisely aligning your finder. This bracket can be used with finder tubes 1.2" - 2.2" in diameter. All metal with black matte finish and nylon screws.
A standard Vixen/Synta style base is included (center-to-center hole spacing requirement of 19.4mm). The base will sit on any flat or curved surface, although the hole spacing on this base will not fit SCT telescopes (unless you attach it using only one screw, which you can). Note that no mounting screws are included with the base so you will have to provide your own machine screws with threads to match your telescope tube.
- Inside diameter of rings: 61.8mm
- Suitable for finder tubes between: 31mm to 56mm in diameter
- Width of rings: 13mm
- Inside distance between rings: 54mm
- Outside distance between rings: 80mm
- Weight (rings only): 4.8oz
- Weight (dovetail base): 1.5oz
- Made in Canada.