Astro Essentials 9x50 Right-Angled, Erecting Finderscope
 Astro Essentials 9x50 Right-Angled, Erecting FinderscopeAstro Essentials 9x50 Right-Angled, Erecting Finderscope 

Astro Essentials 9x50 Right-Angled, Erecting Finderscope

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About this product

Model:  ae_9x50rae_finder

Upright image with completely corrected left/right image orientation.

This 9x50 Right-Angled Erecting Finderscope provides an upright image with completely corrected left/right image orientation.

Cricked neck? 

A right-angled erecting finderscope provides a more comfortable and convenient viewing position when compared to a traditional straight-through viewing finder. 

Fully multicoated optics and 50mm objective lens provide good light gathering, a wide 45° field of view and a cross-hair reticule for easy navigation.

The mounting bracket fits into standard finder shoes from Vixen, Sky-Watcher, Celestron, GSO, etc. Additional finder shoes are available separately.

To attach this to a Celestron SCT you will need a Baader Quick Release Finder Base.

To focus the finderscope simply unscrew the lock-ring, rotate the objective, then re-close the lock-ring.

  • 9x50 right-angle erect-image finder with achromatic lens and cross-hair reticule
  • Finder bracket with two thumbscrews and countering spring for easy operation
  • Aperture: 50mm
  • Magnification: 9x
  • Apparent field of view: 45°
  • True field of view: 5.6°

9x50 Finderscope RA erecting finderscope.
Quick-release finder bracket compatible with various finder bases.

Customer reviews

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Astro essentials 9x50 right-angled finderscope on Sky Watcher 200mm/8" 1200mm dob.
Thursday, 23 September 2021  | 

I recently received a Sky Watcher 200mm/8" dob with the supplied straight through finder. After a few nightrs of amazement at what was visible my back began to seriously complain about using the straight through finderscope, especially for targets close to the zenith.
Searching the forums convinced me the way to go was a right-angled erecting finder (plus a Rigel Quickfinder to get into the right area of sky). This has made a huge difference to the comfort of finding targets - I can stay seated and easily switch view from finder to eyepiece and high targets are now possible to find without needing a follow up course of painkillers.
The image is sharp and bright and the focus is finely adjustable.
Star-hopping becomes a pleasure when sitting comfortably.
The finderscope is also quite light so doesn't change the balance of the scope by much.
Overall this has made a very welcome difference to the pleasure/pain ratio of using a dobsonian!

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Great finder that can easily work as GuideScope
Saturday, 11 September 2021  | 

I originally got this finder for visual use but the large 50mm lens appeared very appealing for use as a guider. Unfortunately none of the bits/threads would fit a 2.5 Accessory or any guide camera, so I had to make a customized holder to connect at the end of the 'guider'. Been using it for 2 months now as a guidescope with ZWO 240 mc and it works perfectly with my 127 MAK scope. 5 stars as both a visual scope and 4 stars as guidescope (just due to lack of any guide-camera threads).

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Monday, 30 August 2021  | 

This is a great finderscope the I have one comment to make and that is regards to the two adjusting screws.
The adjusting are made of aluminium and the body of the scope had feint scratches when received, I changed them to plastic they are much firmer than the screws supplied and they do not scratch the body

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Fitted straight on and it works
Saturday, 28 August 2021  | 

Another slow item from china

No instructions but do you really need any?
Fitted, aligned, not much else to say
Optics look good during the day, crosshair usefull

It cheap and works, would be 5 stars if i could fit a camera to it but that would mean buying something much more expensive, maybe the next upgrade!

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Focusing problems
Thursday, 26 August 2021  | 

I could not get it to focus to infinity without removing the lcok-ring. It prevented getting the right focus. After removing it, I was able to rotate the objective into focus, but now I cannot lock it.


If you are using it visually, it should focus no problem without the need to remove the lock ring. If you are using it with a camera then it depends on the camera and the back focus requirements, some cameras may have a back focus distance that is too long or, have an additional adapter that needs to be removed first.

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Spot on.
Tuesday, 24 August 2021  | 

Great addition to my Dobsonian and should come with these scopes as standard I would say as makes life so much easier. Saves my back from aching with lots of bending down and makes the hobby so much more fun. Iím still a novice so use the finder a lot,mainly for just finding something bright and having a look as Iím not up on my sky maps yet so if youíre in the same place I am buy one as it will help keep your interest in the hobby,no one wants to ache in their hobby.The quality of the item I would say is good,nice and heavy and sturdy.The crosshairs donít have to be upright to use as they only have 1 centre !

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Well worth upgrading!
Thursday, 10 June 2021  | 

It's so much more comfortable to use with a bad back on my newt than a straight through finder. A quick look through the Quikfinder then it's next to the focuser so not too much bending over.
Nice big clear views and it's easier navigating, being fully corrected.
Just can't fault it.

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Great upgrade
Thursday, 13 May 2021  | 

Another excellent and speedy service from FLO. This finder is a quality piece of kit, it feels well made and very solid. Not used it in anger yet but it will be much better than my RDF for locating and aligning to objects whilst saving my neck and back. The optics look to be very good also. The only thing I would be wary of is the weight of it, it could have potential to drop out of the shoe if the scope is pointing at objects at high altitude which could be easily rectified with a screw dimple or increasing the friction in the shoe fitting. In all, a great product and at great price.

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Raci astro Essentials finderscope
Tuesday, 2 March 2021  | 

Does what I need. Easy to align and more comfortable than a straight finder.

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9x50 Right-Angled, Erecting Finderscope
Tuesday, 23 February 2021  | 

As usual excellent product and service from FLO

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