Baader Vario-Finder 10x60 with Astro Lens, 45-degree Erect Image Prism and 25mm Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece
Baader Vario-Finder 10x60 with Astro Lens, 45-degree Erect Image Prism, 25mm Eyepiece with Illuminated Measuring Reticle and EQ Dovetail/Tripod Adapter
Why must most finder scopes always remain a finder scope only?
Because the objective lens is not made any better...
The lens of the Baader Vario-Finder is made for high magnification work. The optical design is based on the famous Carl-Zeiss C-Lens and is tested to provide a clean airy disc at up to 120x magnification. This little 61mm aperture telescope is much more than just a finderscope... It is designed to be whatever you need in your astro-career, a high magnification terrestrial spotter (spotting scope), a guider scope, a finder scope, a telephoto lens or a little travel companion astro-telescope.
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Baader Vario-Finder 10x60 with Astro Lens
45-degree Erect Image Prism
25mm eyepiece with illuminated measuring reticle, with T-thread connection
EQ dovetail/tripod adapter
(Please note, the above items are being supplied only; anything else you can see on the images only for demonstration purposes and usually available separately!)
The Baader Vario-Finder offers both 1.25" nosepiece holder and T-2 thread. We use it to connect a star diagonal thus producing a comfortable right angled viewing postion. Shown with the included MQR IV Finder Holder.
Here we use the Baader Vario-Finder's T-2 connection to extend the tube and the 1.25" holder to insert a beautiful Carl Zeiss Abbe eyepiece. The Baader Vario-Finder sits on the optional MQR IV holder.
Are you short on a guider scope? No problem. You can use your Baader Vario-Finder in conjunction with the also optionally available LVI SmartGuider or other similar guiders we sell. The optional Baader Stronghold Tangent Assembly helps you in precise positioning of your Baader Vario-Finder whether it's being used as a finder or guider .
The Vario-Finder features:
- High quality objective lens with 61mm clear aperture, 250mm focal lenght, with Phantom GroupTM coating
- Knurled lens-locking ring (removable) for 12mm coarse focusing
- 45-degree erecting prism with 1.25" nosepiece and T-2 thread, accepts Baader T-2 accessories
- 1.25" captive eyepiece holder with brass clamp-ring and 3 thumb screws
- Sliding focuser with 35mm travel and four set screws to firmly lock when using heavy CCD-guiding cameras
- 25mm POLARIS I guiding eyepiece with illuminated measuring reticle and 0.5mm increments
- EQ dovetail bar (removable) to fit common telescope mounts, threaded (1/4"x20) to adapt onto any photographic tripod
Various applications of the Baader Vario-Finder. Connected to a digital camera through a T-2 thread, the Baader Vario-Finder serves as a tele-objective for terrestrial imaging and birdwatching.
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#2457030 MQR IV Finder Universal Holder
#1508153 T-2 Extension Tube 40mm (Converts it into straight finder or guider scope)
#2458125 T-2 Focusing 1.25" Eyepiece Clamp (Converts it into spotting scope)
#2450310 Baader Stronghold Tangent Assembly (black) or #2450310 Baader Stronghold Tangent Assembly (blue)
(Similar or alternative model numbers: 295 7460, 295 7465, 2957460, 2957465 )