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 (9 Reviews): |
Wednesday, 30 September 2020 | Neil
A really good piece of kit, good construction, nice twin tunnel design which improves pointing/alignment accuracy also the red dot is very precise (small and round), and the axis adjustment is solid and precise, good on/off switch and a full selection of feet for mounting, all in all the best RDF I have had for the price the only criticism is there is no battery cover but this doesn't effect functionality at all, and great service from FLO again.
Better than the basic Sky-Watcher RDF
Tuesday, 15 September 2020 | Peter
The basic Sky-Watcher RDF supplied with my scope failed the second time out. As I didn't want a repeat, FLO kindly offered me a gift voucher to set against the purchase of this Baader 30mm SkySurfer III. I must say that it's a big improvement on the Sky-Watcher RDF and it comes with a wide range of fixings. The only reason I haven't given it 5 stars is the fact that (A) the adjustment knobs are difficult to turn and (B) there is no battery cover,.
Baader Red dot Finder Scope
Tuesday, 15 September 2020 | Paul
An excellent scope. Very well made, especially the dovetail mount which meant that the scope needed minimal adjustment to be in line with the telescope. Some mounts need to be packed to achieve alignment. Particularly like the 30mm size of the sights.
Monday, 20 July 2020 | Frank
Bought this to modify for an old Meade etx 90 with a broken finder. The only work needed is a minutes filing on a plastic lug on the mount,not the actual finder and 2 blobs of glue to secure to the scope.Works perfect,head and shoulders above the original Meade flimsy 1.
Monday, 11 May 2020 | Steve
First class service from FLO, very impressed. This RDF is easy to set up, lightweight and easy to adjust. Got it and the DSLR (using a Star Adventurer) aligned on a distant object with ease. Needed to find a better hot shoe adapter but got advice from FLO on that.
Itís a good, reasonably solid RDF and first used Saturday when it helped me find objects to image very successfully. Recommended. Good value.
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.