The Baader Universal Quick Release finder base (finder-shoe) is compatible with most standard finder brackets and some red dot finders. The base can also be used as an additional base on telescopes that don't already have a finder shoe in a convenient position.
CNC machined with a curved base and elongated holes for a good fitting to almost any telescope, including Schmidt-Cassegrains (SCT).
The Baader finder base has two elongated holes for screws up to M5, with either a countersunk head or a flat cylindrical head. Spacing between the screws is 27-45mm. In addition the base has a central countersunk hole for screws up to M5.
Screws and nuts are not included.
|Average Rating (8 Reviews): |Adding an additional Finder Shoe to my ESPRIT 100ED OTA
Friday, 6 November 2020 | Alistair
I discovered there is an additional M5 threaded hole under the manufactures sticker on the Skywatcher ESPRIT 100ED.
By installing this shoe I am better able to distribute the weight of my ZWO EAF, guidescope and ASIAIR Pro to achieve good side to side balance on the mount.
The quality of the shoe exceeds that of the shoe supplied with the telescope.
Baader Universal Quick Release Finder Shoe / Base
Monday, 19 October 2020 | Paul
Solid bit of equipment. Excellent quality.
Fits well on my old celestron tube.
Tuesday, 7 April 2020 | John
Bought this to fit the skywatcher finder scope onto my old Celestron 8 inch SCT. Screws onto the celestron snugly (using the screws already on the celestron). Also the fit for the finderscope dovetail is good and snug. Happy with it.
Solid and straightforward to fit
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 | John
This is a well-made and solid-feeling shoe which firmly secured the finder to the OTA. To fit it to my Heritage 130p, I removed the primary mirror and covered the secondary with a plastic bag to prevent dust/scatching. I marked up the outside of the tube with a pencil and drilled three 5mm holes with a HSS bit, directly vacuuming away the metal debris. I then used three 8mm M5 black countersunk socket screws and nuts (not supplied with the shoe) to attach the shoe. These screws are short enough that they don't protrude into the mirror's working aperture.
I bought a Sky-Watcher 9x50mm RACI finder at the same time, which sits firmly in the shoe with the screws done up exactly as it should!
The only thing that would make this shoe better is if bolts/nuts were supplied with it.
Exactly as described and works perfectly *****
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 | Graham
Super fast speedy delivery and very well packed.
A quality adaptor.
Monday, 5 November 2018 | Keith
As ever excellent service. Great price and incredibly good delivery.
Thursday, 25 October 2018 | David
I bought this because I wasn't happy with the cast item my scope came with. This clamp has precise machined dovetail and very well made finish. The shoe of my finder scope fits perfectly. A nice upgrade for your scope! I am much more confident in my guide camera tracking well now. Excellent
Friday, 7 September 2018 | Andrew
Superb quality, a great price avd next day delivery. A1 service!