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 (14 Reviews): |Baader SkySurfer III Red Dot Finder
Monday, 21 June 2021 | Douglas
Another great product from Baader. I was looking for a better RDF for my 4” refractors and after acquiring the Baader Hyperion range of eyepieces, decided to order its RDF finder. Great service and back-up from FLO as usual. The finder is quite substantial and is much improved over the standard smaller RDF’s that usually seem to be modified shooting finders and usually far too bright at the lowest light setting. There are several different bases included that will accommodate attaching the finder to most telescopes. The finder is made from a semi-matte finished ABS type material and the 30mm diameter provides an improved FOV. The LED adjustment ranges from quite bright (daytime use) to quite dim for nighttime use. One anomaly I noticed was that the LED dimmed quite a lot when viewed slightly above the centre line in the FOV. At first I thought that this might be a defect but upon use at night, I found this provided a whole new range of lower light levels which against a dark sky were very effective without affecting night vision. Fortunately, this RDF has very little parallax issues and moving one’s head slightly above and below the centre of the FOV to ‘find’ the lower light levels does not move the aiming position of the red dot against the night sky objects. I believe that this dimming aspect is partially due to the increased size to 30mm and it is possible to see a reduced LED light level slightly above an imaginary horizontal line. A call to FLO confirmed that another unit displayed a similar dimming. The exposed battery is a non issue and blackening the edge and + side of the battery and the clip made it basically disappear. Because this Baader RDF is dedicated to astronomy, the reflective coating on the front glass element is much thinner than that found on most RDF's and therefore, there is no darkening of the view or loss of faint stars etc when looking through this finder. All in al a great finder at a reasonable price.
Monday, 5 April 2021 | Robert
Was looking for this particular RDF as a replacement and found this site was the best price delivered. As this is a well reviewed site I went ahead and ordered.
Fast delivery and kept informed fully on my order and am very happy with the product and would highly recommend this site and would be more than happy to use again.
Monday, 1 March 2021 | Ryan
I'm a complete novice to astronomy and I have to say that this finder feels like a good quality item
It's very easy to set up on my scope
And comes with lots of fittings for other scopes to
The dot us nice and small and you can dim it as well
I would recommend this item
I'm extremely happy with it
Friday, 18 December 2020 | Ewen
It came with lots of different adaptors so it can fit my mini scope and larger DOB as well. Red dot works well and is accurate and saves a lot of time. Well worth the money and also super quick shipping from FLO as always.
Wednesday, 11 November 2020 | Mike
I LIKE IT.
Well constructed with a nice small spot so it doesn't mask the siting star.
Plenty of fittings so its versatile.
Some reviews don't like the fact that it doesn't have a battery cover but I think it's genius. No cover to have to find a coin to remove just slip the old one out and the new one in.... Simples.
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.
It’s a good, reasonably solid RDF and first used Saturday when it helped me find objects to image very successfully. Recommended. Good value.
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