EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 8x50 90°PolarFinder+Amici-Prism

This top viewfinder telescope offers optimal and fast alignment to the celestial pole thanks to its polar scale and illumination.

  • High-quality EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 8x50 90° Pole Viewfinder
  • 90° view and pole finder engraving
  • Pole scale and illumination to determine the celestial pole

€239.00*

Available, delivery time: 1-3 days

Product number: 0620160
GTIN/EAN: 4007922198743
Product information "EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 8x50 90°PolarFinder+Amici-Prism"
Top viewfinder telescope with upright field, illumination, 90° view and pole viewfinder engraving - image sharpness and viewing behavior raise this viewfinder significantly above the level of the usual 8x50 viewfinder telescopes. The upright image field facilitates orientation. Multi-Coating on all surfaces.

This polar finder is mainly intended for the observer with a transportable telescope. The 90° view facilitates operation, and with the help of the pole scale and the lighting, a telescope can be quickly and safely aligned to the celestial pole. The upright field of view makes the handling together with the high image sharpness a pleasant experience. The lighting is powered by two LR41 button cells.
Colour: black
Material: Aluminium, Plastic

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After the tracking camera has been connected directly or via computer to the telescope mount and the necessary basic settings have been made, the first astrophotos with long time exposure can be taken.Use as mini travel telescopeThis viewfinder and guide telescope can also be used quite simply as a mini travel telescope. With the optional eyepieces, a magnification of 8x to 40x can be achieved. Nearly all eyepieces with a focal length of 5 to 26mm and 1.25 inch/31.7mm plug connection are suitable. Especially recommended are the EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC eyepieces of the 52 degree (Art. 02195xx) and 62 degree (02196xx) LER series. Note: Only straight view use is possible.Metal viewfinder holder and viewfinder shoeThe mount of this viewfinder and guide telescope is completely made of aluminium and is a stable base. The viewfinder mount is suitable for many common types of telescopes, such as EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC, BRESSER MESSIER etc. If the existing viewfinder shoe is not compatible, a matching viewfinder shoe is also included. This can be attached to the telescopic tube by means of four M5 screws. The bore distances of the viewfinder shoe are 31.7mm on the longitudinal and transverse axis. The six large adjustment screws with non-slip knurling make it easy to align the viewfinder, even with clammy fingers. All adjusting and clamping screws have plastic tips that effectively prevent the viewfinder housing and viewfinder mount from being scratched.FEATURESExcellent 8x50 viewfinder and guiding telescopeCan also be used as mini travel telescopePerfect image sharpness and good viewing comfortFMC Multi-coated lens surfacesLens focal length: 220mmMax. possible camera weight: 550gRemovable eyepiece/cross hair unitCamera connection via 1.25 inch / 31.7mm plug connection or T2 threadT2 thread: M42 x 0,75mmPrecise helical focuser for focusing the visible imageFocuser travel range: 28mmClose focus distance: 3 mLaser engraved millimetre scale from 0 to 28mm on the focuserFocal plane (backfocus) is approx. 22mm behind the T2 threadSeparate focusing of the crosshair at the eyepieceVery large field of view FOV of 6.96 degreesWith adjustable red cross-hair iillumination Scale markings crosshair with 1.0 degree graduationPower supply of illumination unit: coin battery type LR41 (2pcs)Brass ring clamp and 3 clamping screws on the 1.25 inch plug connectionWith optional eyepieces magnifications from 8x to 40x can be achievedSuitable are almost all eyepieces with 1.25 inch/31,7mm shaftMounting of the viewfinder telescope is completely made of aluminiumViewfinder mount with 6 large adjustment screws with knurled head for easy gripFinder shoe suitable for EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC, BRESSER MESSIER etc.Additionally a suitable viewfinder shoe is includedBore distances of the viewfinder shoe are 31.7mm on the longitudinal and transverse axisAdjusting and clamping screws have plastic tipsSCOPE OF DELIVERY8x50 viewfinder/guiding telescopeEyepiece unit with crosshairCrosshair illumination unit incl. batteriesViewfinder holder with viewfinder shoeInstruction manual

€199.00*