|Average Rating (9 Reviews): |Saw onTV the 90 deg finder scope inuse. I needed one
Thursday, 7 June 2018 | Robin
That was very handy as is very easy for my Sky Watcher inter changeable of finderscope lenses now to spot with out bending down as with the straight finder, The settings are not lost when changing over on the Vee Slide on the Telescope itself
Friday, 25 May 2018 | Laura
Little things can make a huge difference. No more neck pain!
Good solid Finder.
Saturday, 28 April 2018 | Mr
This had made my entire astronomy hobby so much more comfortable. Not only can I scan around knowing what's up down left and right, I can do it in s comfortable position. Sits perfectly on my 150p and has helped me find loads of new objects without breaking my back.
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 | Ben
Puts my old 6x30 straight-through finder to shame. Much brighter so useful for DSOs and having an erect image is intuitive. My one criticism is that 9x mag is almost too powerful. 7x would make it easier to locate the target. But this is a minor issue.
Thursday, 14 September 2017 | Michael
This 9x50 finderscope is probably the best accessory I've acquired. Incredibly comfortable compared with the miserable 6x30 straight through that I've just thrown away.
I also have to mention the people at first light optics for their help and courtesy, whose assistance made the purchase a pleasure.
5 stars all round!
Should be standard on all scopes
Friday, 8 November 2013 | Andrew
I've used straight through finders for ages but with an EQ mount thy get put in some really awkward positions for viewing / finding a target, my neck / back is just not that flexible on a cold night.
This is a real boon, not only does it present the view in the same position as the eyepiece but it's corrected so slewing onto the object is much more intuitive. Why aren't these standard on all Newts, even with the difference in retail cost they'd be worth it !
Saturday, 6 July 2013 | Frank
My SWED80 came with a 9x50 straight through finder which in turn meant a cricked neck and yoga style moves to see through the finder.
So I changed it to the RA finder and have not regreted it. I like the fact that everything is the right way as that makes things easier when first locating a target.
I rate it 4 because in my opinion it should have locking nuts to set the position when aligned.
Saturday, 26 May 2012 | Kevin
Bought this for my recently purchased Skywatcher 200P dobsonian.
Makes it so much easier to use whilst sat down and not having to twist my back trying to look through the straight-through on supplied. I also find it easer to use because of the correct way upand correct left-right image.
Mine was actually black with a white bracket and holder and matches the scope perfectly. Maybe FLO should update the picture as it did put me off buying it at first.
A little too much magnification?
Monday, 7 May 2012 | Richard
I bought this as a direct replacement to the red dot finder that came with the scope. As it is, I find that the x9 magnification is too much and so I now use both - the red dot for rough finding and then the 9x50 to centre the object for the telescope viewing.
Does what it should so shouldn't mark it down really, but only 4 stars from me.