This new updated Baader SkySurfer III features a modified rear section that enables it to also be used as a solar finder.
Other features include a 30mm optical window with anti-reflective lens coatings and an extra long lens housing that acts as an effective dew cover.
Red Dot Finders are the 'easiest' finders to use. Simply align the red dot over the star/object/area and... Job done!
Supplied with adapters to fit virtually any telescope, it can also be used with some binoculars and spotting scopes.
|Average Rating (4 Reviews): |Very well built bit of kit
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 | Clive
I needed an optical site for my scope after I replaced the existing one with a guidescope, and I've used a telerad in the past so I tried this. With a bit of fiddling I found a place to attach it on the rings that hold the OTA in place for my particular mount. Trying it out, it was little trouble to align it with a bright star in the sky and line it up so I could use it for sighting the scope. The open view allowed me to keep both eyes open, which helped when I was using dimmer stars. If I had a niggle, it would be that if the red spot light it projects into the sky went even dimmer, it would help with faint stars, and that the fixing onto my particular scope mount isn't particularly neat, but those are both pretty minor. Overall the spotter is very well build and pleasingly robust, so I think it'll be there for the long haul.
Baader 30mm SkySurfer lll
Thursday, 18 October 2018 | James
Super service and great scope
Monday, 16 July 2018 | Roger
Have got a 12" dob and it was a nightmare using the 90o angle finderscope. This red dot one works a treat and once lined up finds objects easily.
Friday, 2 February 2018 | David
Although this appears to be a variant of other competitive, basic, cheaper red-dot finders, it is substantially better to use. The double tube arrangement ensures that the red-dot is not lost; the window is clear and has good transparancy; the red-dot is precise. These small improvements (particularly the double tube) make it very user friendly. A good product at a good price.