The CNC machined bracket is light yet rigid to keep alignment. Nylon tipped screws do not damage the durable high quality and moisture resistant paint on the 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, unlike the finders which usually come packaged with telescopes with have dark cross-hairs, making it hard to find objects.
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 variable darkfield illuminated reticule, and the finder can be very easily focused, using the included helical focuser. 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. With an extremely fast F3.75 doublet achromat lens operating at 225mm focal length, the finder tube performs very well as a micro-guider, or for use with an electronic eyepiece for remote real-time finding or remote alignment of your telescope mount. You can accurately guide up to 1.2m focal length telescopes. In the right hands, 2m is possible or even more. Customers keep pushing this system further...
Altair 60mm finder package contents
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.
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.
Excellent finder Scope The finder is well made and has a quality feel about it. Great to have the illuminated cross hair eyepiece. (08/09/2019) -
Product and service excellent as usual Easy to set up and use. Worth buying a decent finder scope. (25/11/2018) James Whitelaw - Scotland
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