Explore Scientific's 8x50 Non-Illuminated Straight-Through Finder Scope (part # VF0850S) is a fine optical instrument in its own right. It features a fully multi-coated 50mm achromatic objective and eyepiece for maximum contrast, and produces a wide 6° field of view. The Explore Scientific straight-through finder has a standard crosshair to help you center objects precisely.
The finder comes with a 50mm finder bracket. Please note that no finder base is included as all Explore Scientific telescopes already include this base as standard equipment. However, you can also buy this base separately if required for other telescopes (Explore Scientific part # FNDRBASEBLK). Please also note that the included finder bracket will mate with this optional Explore Scientific finder base only. It will not work with Tele Vue, Antares, or other brackets that have a similar design but different dimensions.
- Weight: Finder tube = 16.5oz. (468g), Bracket = 4.0oz. (113g)
- Finder tube diameter = 2.16" (54.9mm), Dewshield front diameter = 2.19" (55.7mm)
- Finder length = 8.46" (215mm)
- Finder bracket inside diameter = 2.39" (60.7mm)