Included with each finder scope is our standard 23 mm fully multi-coated crosshair eyepiece with wide crosshairs, 1.25" helical focuser, rotating back (requires some finder realignment after rotation), and a fully multi-coated correct image erecting prism. The tube diameter is 63.5 mm.
Note: This is the finder scope only. Visit our 50-60 mm mounting ring page to select the ring system you will need to mount this finder scope to your particular telescope.
Important! When installing mounting rings DO NOT unscrew the dew shield. The objective may fall out. Always unscrew the rear assembly (adapter, prism, focuser, eyepiece) from the main tube to install the rings.
*Rear thread size for all F060 models is M61 x 1mm
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This is a superior product. Excellent build quality. One of the best optical scopes I have used. Couple this item with an Illuminated reticle eyepiece and a set of their excellent quality scope rings and you are good to go.
If you want a quality product, look no further.
I recently purchased this RACI finderscope for my 8" dobsonian and use it in conjunction with a Telrad for star hopping duties. I'm very impressed with the build quality, optics and well though out design. The RACI format for me is much more intuitive for zeroing in on objects of interest in the night sky. As well the eyepeice offers good eye relief and the ability to easily focus the crosshairs separately is such a nice feature. Overall I'm extremely happy with this scope, well done!
Before mounting the Stellarvue 10x60 finder scope on my ES ED 127mm refractor, I carefully unscrew the dew shield in order to be able to insert the finder scope tube in through the mounting rings. When the dew shield separated, the main objective lens flopped out crashing down onto a table top, causing me a heart attack and leaving scuff marks on anti-reflective coating. After calming down I carefully reassembled the scope inside the mounting rings and finger tightened the 6 screws, only to find one of the white nylon screw tips was pushed back inside the hollow end of screw until flush, leaving metal end of screw to dig into the side of the finder scope. For $250 I was expecting much better quality. Not happy!
Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you dropped the lens out of the tube. We always recommend that customers un-thread the rear assembly to install the rings. The reason there is no lens cell in any of our finder scopes is to maintain light weight. Our finder-scopes are lighter than others which is a major benefit to Dob owners. A heavy finder scope will cause balance issues with Dobs. That is the reason I designed these finder scopes with a recess in the main tube, thin tubing and a threaded prism attachment. This all conserved weight. When I first introduced our 80 mm finder about 16 years ago, the competitive finder was more than twice the weight! That was why I designed these finders accordingly/ Thanks again for your review.
Optically the scope performs well. However I had to unscrew the front section in order to fit it into it's mount (recommended by Stellarvue) Once I did that the lens inside fell out. In my opinion the lens should have a separate retainer.
We are pleased that you like the performance of your finder scope. Where did you get the recommendation to un-thread the dew shield? I always recommend customers un-thread the back end to install the rings. I apologize if one of my staff members suggested this and I will make sure everyone knows not to suggest this in the future. Enjoy the views! Best wishes, Vic Maris
This finder features excellent build quality, good looks and the usual fit and finish Stellarvue is known for. The optics are clear and bright, the longer dew shield increases contrast and keeps the objective cleaner. If you are looking for the best finder for your scope, this is it!
This 60mm finder really makes it much easier to find what I am looking for over the standard 50mm finders! It is a great upgrade and is also very versati!e, you can set it up for straight through viewing, as a guidescope or as a 90 degree finder to save your neck!
Excellent finder scope. Crystal clear upright image. Mounted it on a Meade 10 inch LX90 Schmidt-Cassegrain scope. It's great to be able to stand beside the telescope to use the finder and not have to crawl around on the ground. At 76 yrs old I just don't bend like I used to. I can see that this will also make a great backpacking scope mounted on a short camera tripod.
Great customer service by Stellarvue!
I am extremely pleased with this finder scope. I had considered purchasing a cheaper (inferior) model, but I am glad that I opted for this instead. Sharp as a tack, and the optional reticle illuminator makes the package complete. Great product!