10 Best Finder Scopes
for January 2023

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Astromania 9x50 Illuminated Finder Scope, Black - it Provides Both a Bright Image and Comfortable Viewing

Astromania 9x50 Illuminated Scope, Finder Black

by Astromania
What We like

A built-in red LED illumination provides unobtrusive, dimmable and easily seen lighting for the crosshairs. Illuminated double cross-hairs, for quick and accurate location of objects.

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Product Features

  • The achromatic optics provide a bright, true-to-life image at 9x magnification. In addition, the optical surfaces have been multi-coated to prevent irritating reflections.
  • Folder fits onto most telescopes, easy focusing at the objective lens.
  • 9x50 finder scope with 50mm objective lens diameter, brighter DSOs directly visible.
  • Adjustment of finder scope alignment via two screws and spring. Requires three SR-54 batteries for illuminator operation, NOT INCLUDE
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SVBONY SV106 Guide Scope 60mm Multi-Use Finder Scope Guide Scope with Helical Focuser F4 for SG4 QHY5II ZWO SG4 CCD Astronomical Telescope

SVBONY SV106 Guide Scope 60mm Multi-Use Finder Scope Guide Scope with Focuser Helical F4 for SG4 QHY5II ZWO SG4 CCD Astronomical Telescope

by SVBONY
What We like

For those nights when you don't plan to capture astrophotos exposures, this versatile Guide Scope can double as a straight-through finder scope with an optional 1.25" eyepiece installed;For example, inserting a 25 mm eyepiece creates a 9.6x60 finder scope, or you can insert one Illuminated Centering Eyepieces for use as a finder with illuminated crosshairs for easy aiming

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Product Features

  • The Multi-Use Guide Scope with Helical Focuser also features male T-threads on the focuser collar for secure threaded attachment of guide cameras equipped with female T-threads
  • The focuser boasts 8 mm of precise helical focus travel;plus telescoping drawtube housing provides up to 35mm of additional back-travel if needed for your particular autoguider device;No extension tubes necessary; a compression ring fitting keeps any inserted autoguider cameras or eyepieces free of pesky scratches
  • Versatile 60mm aperture Guide Scope with a built-in helical focuser for precise focusing of potential guide stars; will help guide you to capturing higher quality astrophotos;an ideal addition to any astrophotographers collection of gear
  • The helical focuser simply moves the attached device inwards or outwards while maintaining its orientation;this convenient feature means your field of potential guide stars will not rotate as focus is adjusted, further increasing ease of use
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Astromania Finder Deluxe Telescope Reflex Sight

Astromania Finder Deluxe Reflex Telescope Sight

by Astromania
What We like

Reflex sights are popular thanks to the intuitive, non-magnified method they employ to help you aim your telescope accurately. Depending on your chosen LED color, a small LED emits a red or green aiming pattern onto a viewing window which you peer through to aim the telescope after a simple alignment procedure.Once the pattern is lined up with your intended target object, you're all set to view it through the telescope.

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Product Features

  • Horizontal and vertical fine-adjustment set-screws allow precise alignment of the reflex sight with the telescope. Includes dovetail finder bracket that fits most telescopes. Requires CR-2032 lithium button-cell battery (Not Include).
  • ZEROING: Select the reticle you desire by turning the reticle selector knob and set the intensity at the best position for you. With the E/D sight mounted,rest gun on a solid support and aim at a target 50 to 100 yards away.Test shots should be done in the same conditions to achieve maximum accuracy for adjustment,for which the use of firm rest for firing and same type cartridge is recommendable.Each click adjustment moves the point of impact by 1 MOA(approximately 1" at 100vbs,1/2" at 50 yds).
  • The Finder Deluxe is a non-magnifying reflex sight that makes aiming your telescope easier and more accurate than ever - day or night! Finder projects a small red or green LED reticle pattern onto a viewing window so you can easily aim your telescope at night or during the day.
  • Finder Deluxe features a large viewing window, four different aiming reticle patterns to choose from, and five brightness levels of red or green light. The power of the finder will be turned off when you turn the knob to "R" or "G".
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SVBONY SV106 Guide Scope with Helical Focuser Finder and Guide Scope Multi-Use for Astronomical Telescope (50mm)

SVBONY SV106 Guide Scope with Helical Focuser Finder Guide and Scope Multi-Use for Astronomical Telescope (50mm)

by SVBONY
What We like

This complete guide scope comes with two heavy-duty guide scope rings and a 3.5" long, 1.18"wide dovetail mounting bar, which is compatible with dovetail finder scope bases for easy attachment. the dovetail bar features five threaded through-sockets for versatile attachment options. the included guide scope rings feature six metal thumbscrews for precise aiming

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Product Features

  • 50mm Guide scope will help guide you to capturing higher quality astrophotos. with its 50mm lens and smooth helical focuser, the versatile 50mm multi-use guide scope with helical focuser is an ideal addition to any astrophotographers collection of gear
  • High power guide scope features a machined, knurled ring to make fine focus adjustments nice and easy, while a thumbscrew lets you lock-down the focuser in-place once adjustments are complete. the focuser boasts 8 mm of precise helical focus travel, plus telescoping drawtube housing provides up to 30 mm of additional back-travel if needed for your particular autoguider device
  • Multi-use guide scope with helical focuser features a built-in helical focuser that allows precise focus adjustments with zero flexure for rigid performance. obtaining a clear, sharply focused view of potential guide stars is quick and easy with this sturdy scope
  • The quick guide scope with helical focuser also features male t-threads on the focuser collar for secure threaded attachment of guide cameras equipped with female t-threads
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MEOPTEX Dual Finder Scope Mounting Bracket

MEOPTEX Dual Finder Mounting Scope Bracket

by MEOPTEX
What We like

Allows use of two finders with no drilling required

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Product Features

  • Great for both visual observers and astrophotographers
  • "Attach two finder scopes or other aiming devices to your telescope quickly and easily
  • You'll never go back to using just one finder scope again! "
  • Use any combination of two aiming devices you wish including finder scope, red-dot reflex sights, green laser pointer brackets, mini guide scopes, and more
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Orion 7220 70mm Multi-Use Finder Scope

Orion 7220 70mm Multi-Use Finder Scope

by Orion
What We like

Big 70mm fully coated lens provides bright, clear views

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Product Features

  • Add preferred accessories to create your own specialized finder solution for your telescope
  • Multiple potential applications for both visual observing and astrophotography
  • Modular large aperture finder scope optical tube can be easily customized for your specific telescope aiming needs
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Orion 7023 9x50 Illuminated Finder Scope with Bracket

Orion 7023 9x50 Illuminated Scope Finder with Bracket

by Orion
What We like

Features multi-coated achromatic optics, adjustable focus, 13mm eye relief and a fold-down rubber eyeguard for comfortable use

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Product Features

  • Requires three SR-54 batteries for illuminator operation, included
  • 4.5 field of view finder scope includes aluminum dovetail mounting bracket with spring-loaded X-Y adjustment screws for quick and easy alignment
  • Contains an adjustable-intensity red LED in the illuminator arm that lights an etched-glass double crosshair reticle
  • Big 50mm aperture, 9x finder scope with illuminated double crosshairs makes it easy to aim your telescope with precision at night, without compromising your dark-adapted vision
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Orion 7210 Black 6x30 Achromatic Finder Scope

Orion 7210 Black Achromatic 6x30 Finder Scope

by Orion
What We like

incuded bracket features a dovetail shoe that fits mounting bases found on most orion telescopes; extra dovetail bases are available (sold separately) for attaching the finder scope to other telescopes

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Product Features

  • Fully coated 30mm achromatic finder scope optics yield sharp, bright views for easy aiming
  • 6x power magnification reveals objects of interest in the sky
  • Aluminum dovetail bracket has easy X-Y oriented alignment screws
  • Quality crosshair viewfinder makes targeting celestial objects in your telescope easy!
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SVBONY SV165 Mini Guide Scope 30mm F4 Finder Scope Guide Scope for SV305 Pro ZWO QHY Orion Auto Guiding Cameras

SVBONY SV165 Mini Guide Scope 30mm F4 Finder Scope Guide for Scope SV305 Pro ZWO QHY Orion Auto Guiding Cameras

by SVBONY
What We like

45mm back focus distance; Allows easy and precise focus adjustments and f4 aperture optics provides a very wide field of view which will help to quickly find the target when performing astronomical observations

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Product Features

  • High-quality craftsmanship; By using high-level CNC metal processing technology; SV165 guide scope has exquisite appearance; delicate feel and beautiful shape; fine workmanship bringing you visual enjoyment
  • Nylon-tipped thumbscrews; Comes with the mounting rings with plastic tipped screws as not to scratch the scope tube and it can be moved to any position
  • Compatible with mainstream auto guiding cameras; 1.25in and M42 mount interface designed for compatible with SV305 Pro and for Orion ZWO QHY and so on auto guiding cameras; Directly mount a telescope camera or eyepiece without a 1.25" adapter
  • Sharp image; Ultra wide band fully multilayer coated lens; doublet glass and the 30mm achromatic optics prevent irritating reflections can bring you bright and clear images
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Orion 10145 Dual Finder Scope Mounting Bracket

Orion 10145 Dual Scope Finder Mounting Bracket

by Orion
What We like

Allows use of two finders with no drilling required

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Product Features

  • Attach two finder scopes or other aiming devices to your telescope quickly and easily
  • Use any combination of two aiming devices you wish including finder scope, red-dot reflex sights, green laser pointer brackets, mini guide scopes, and more
  • Great for both visual observers and astrophotographers

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