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Explore Scientific 8x50 Straight Through Illuminated Viewfinder with Bracket and NEW long battery life Illuminator II

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Original price $239.99
Current price $227.99
SKU VFEI0850-01

Description

The Explore Scientific 8x50 produces a wide 6° field of view and allows precision focus of both main objective and eyepiece illuminated reticle. This finder now includes the NEW long battery life Illuminator II. A precision polished roof prism produces images that are right-side-up, left-to-right correct. In other words, things are not upside-down and backwards like most viewfinders. Our illuminated reticle is truly designed for finding objects with its open center (so you don’t mask the object you are centering with cross hairs) and scale markings for 1.5°, 3°, and 4.5° (the edge of the field of view is the 6° boundary). The 55° apparent field, 16mm long eye-relief eyepiece produces a bright 7mm exit pupil and will allow you to find faint galaxies, comets, and nebulae. All optics are EMD Coated to insure maximum contrast. The illuminated reticle of the 8x50 Viewfinder with its scale markings and open center not only helps you center objects precisely, but gives a reference of the exact field of view in degrees. The deep red illumination is continuously variable to provide the desired brightness. Many customers tell us it is the best viewfinder/finderscope they have ever used on their telescopes.

The long battery life illuminator uses two AAA batteries (batteries not included).

Specs

Item Number VFEI0850–01
Reticle Standard Crosshair
Weight 15.9 oz
Size 216mm x 57mm x 62mm

Warranty

Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. Click Here to register.

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LE Pyxis

I have received LE Pyxs, very good quality, but does not work with Linux.
But I'm in contact with Optec to get the Linux driver.
We'll see later if it works properly.

Excellent Integrated Package

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Looking forward to trying it!

I bought this in anticipation of using it at my summer home. So it is still unwrapped. It did come highly recommended, and the shipping speed was nothing short of miraculous, so I can't wait to get down to work!

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EAGLE3
r.h.
Great device and excellent service.

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M.R.
Really does the job...

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