The Baader premium Red Dot finder is in a league of its own with all-metal sealed tube construction and large 40mm coated glass optics for a clear and uncoloured view of the Sky.
Fits most Skywatcher and Celestron Newtonian, refractor and SCT telescopes.
|Average Rating (6 Reviews): |
Tuesday, 6 February 2018 | Owen
I was very impressed by the quality of this product. It was slightly larger than I expected but fitted all my requirements for a joint night and solar finder
Saturday, 2 September 2017 | Mike
Quality production in real metal and not wobbly plastic. SUPERB engineering and attention to detail.
Sits at a perfect height to use as it should be, with both eyes open. Very fine red dot which locates without hiding the target star. Quick and accurate to use......love it.
Expensive......well not cheap but when you consider that a Telrad may require a height platform addition, a dew shield (included on Surfer V) and extra bases to use on alternative telescopes its not much more expensive and it looks very well atop of your scope.
It also can be used for daytime solar work ( given the correct solar filters on your scope).
The only red dot finder I will ever need.
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 | Jim
I liked my old Telrad but it did dew up from time to time. So far this one has not done so.
I use it with the lowest dot brightness setting so I can still easily see the stars I am lining up on. The battery has not run out even though I have twice accidentally left it on for days.
Saturday, 3 August 2013 | Nicholas
Clear, adjustable brightness and dot position using covered dials (20p slots in easily to adjust). It's supplied with hoods that prevent dew.
It doesn't magnify, just simply place the dot on the sky.
Only thing I would have liked is a 90degree prism for high elevation targets.
Want to get to targets quickly?
Thursday, 28 February 2013 | Alan
Just added a Baader Sky Surfer 5 to my CPC800 and WHAT AN IMPROVEMENT!!!
1. The sky surfer 5 oozes quality. Well made, all metal, dew covers. you adjust the dot position via a screw driver and every adjustment makes a lovely solid click sound that just gives you confidence that it aint going to slip out of alignment
2. Using the sky surfer reduces time to navigate by 95% compared to trying to use the supplied finder scope (and you also do not strain/break your neck in the process)
fyi, if youre interested there is an adaptor included that allowed attachment to the CPC800 without the need to buy any extra bits.
Overall I am well impressed.
Friday, 13 July 2012 | Daniel
Well after a couple of months using the standard finder on my 200p I simply could not star hop with the finder image reversed.
I started looking at red dot finders and was recommended to look at the sky surfer V.
It does cost more than the others but what a fantastic product. It fits straight onto the skywatcher base and has 2 adjustment screws that make tiny accurate adjustments and has 10 different brightness settings.
The build quality is 5 stars and star hopping is just so easy now.
It runs off a 2032 type battery which comes supplied and dew caps that are removable.
I'm so impressed with it I'm about to purchase a second one for my Dob.
Put simply this is faultless and well worth the outlay.