Stellarvue’s correct image, top rated 50mm Optical Finderscope White
The finderscope weighs only 19 ounces and works with our standard 50-60 mm ring systems. It includes a 23mm reticle eyepiece, but you may also use other 1.25" eyepieces with this finderscope converting it to a small telescope. It performs very nicely with Naglers! This finderscope comes with a white tube and dew shield to match white telescopes. The 50 mm objective gathers 50 times the amount of light your naked eye does so you can more easily spot dimmer objects you are looking for.
Separate helical focusers allow you to first focus the cross-hair reticle and then the optical focus. The angle of the prism and eyepiece may be rotated to position the eyepiece in the most comfortable position but it may be necessary to readjust the finderscope once the eyepiece is rotated. We supply these finderscopes without rings so you can select the ring system that works with your particular telescope. Visit our 50-60 mm finderscope ring set page to order the rings you will need.
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Met all my expectations from Stellarvue and then some. The quality of the finder is excellent and the eyepiece is particularly nice and easy to focus. Great optics and clear views. Couldn't ask for more, especially at this price point!
Easy to use, very high quality finderscope, and the perfect complement to my SV102DE.
Crisp optic's. Rotatably eyepiece, whats not to like.
I bought the Stellarvue 50mm correct image right angle finderscope after reading a lot of very positive reviews about this item. This was a replacement for my 9x50 straight thru on my 12" Skywatcher Truss Dobsonian.
It's so damn good. Nice sharp crisp image with the ability to change eye pieces - excellent. Coupled with the reticle illuminator equals more stars for this item. Love it to bits!
Straight-through finders I will not use. Upright image is nice but a corrected image is the best. I've used what I consider 'toy' finders but they are really useless. The Stellarvue F050W2 is exactly what I wanted/needed. I have tried other eyepieces with it and have had no problem with focusing. While my wide field EPs do give more FOV I find it not needed at all. The supplied 23mm is light and the low power gives me all the FOV I need. If you are in an area that 'blocks' some stars from your naked eye where a RDF cannot help this is the tool you need. The first night out with it I spent more time using it than the FC-100DF it was mounted on. Having the super low power FOV I can *finally* star hop the way I have been wanting. Nice little achro finder indeed. A keeper...
I bought this finder as a replacement for a 9x50 straight-through finder of another brand that I was completely satisfied with, EXCEPT that it was a straight-through finder. I received the Stellarvue finder only two days after placing my order. It mounted and aligned easily on my 5" refractor OTA using my existing rings. Having only been able use this finder twice, I'm still getting it's feel, but have been very satisfied with brightness and clarity of the views, and the sharp focus I'm able to obtain, both on the sky and the crosshair reticle. It has the feel and appearance of a quality instrument. My only issue with the finder is, as a few others have reported, the weight of the reticle illuminator causing the focus ring to turn when the telescope is at certain angles, and causing the finderscope to lose focus. It's not a problem to move the focus ring back a quarter turn, but it's something I'd do without if I could. Regardless, I consider this finder scope as a "keeper".
I like this finder because of its wide field of view and light weighted. Maybe stellarvue can bind it with a new eyepiece so the fov can be wider. Or make the 60mm finder a wider fov. i.e., 24mm-30mm eyepiece.