Antares 7x50 Right Angle Finderscope - Black

Antares 7x50 Right Angle Finderscope - Black
$99.95
Item # AE-FRE750BK
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  • Image-erecting amici prism for star chart oriented views!
  • Antares 7X50 Right Angle Finderscope weighs only 18.4 ounces.
  • Fully multi coated achromatic doublet lenses.
  • 50mm aperture has a limiting magnitude of 11.
  • Antares 7X50 Right Angle Finderscope comes with removable 1.25" cross-hair eyepiece.
  • Diopter ring on eyepiece for fine focusing.
  • 54.5mm diameter aluminum body painted Celestron black.
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Antares 7X50 Right Angle Finderscope

Are you ready to upgrade your small finder scope with larger aperture? Do you want an image correct view to match your star charts? Would you like to stop putting your head and neck into difficult positions when aiming at the zenith? Then check out the Antares 7X50 Right Angle Finderscope...

With its generous 50mm in aperture, the Antares Finderscope will pick up stars down to magnitude 11... That's 2 full magnitudes fainter than most conventional star charts! With a high quality amici prism built directly in, you're now able to match the star field to your maps with ease. The exceptional light grasp makes many deep sky objects stand right out - even under light polluted conditions. No longer do you have to be a contortionist when aiming towards the zenith... the convenient right angle means viewer comfort.

This fully multi coated achromatic doublet finder sports more than just good looks. At the business end of the Antares 7X50 Right Angle Finderscope you'll find a quality objective lens and the body's internal baffling means less reflections to spoil the view. The supplied 1.25" finderscope eyepiece with internal crosshairs has a diopter ring for fine focus and is removable. A set screw can even be loosened to allow for orientation of the crosshairs to match your telescope's optical axis! The lens cell is made from black anodized aluminum and its long integral shade helps to resist dew and shield the finder from exterior light sources. The lens shade also has internal anti-reflective grooves built right in for higher contrast!

Antares 7X50 Right Angle Finderscope Features

  • Neutral black color goes with any telescope!
  • Internal baffling and grooves for improved contrast and performance.
  • Extra-long shade to help prevent dew!
  • Roll down rubber eye cup for eyeglass wearers.
  • Finderscope bracket sold separately.
Antares Product Number: FRE750BK

The blue finderscope depicted in the above image has been discontinued. This product number is for a black finish.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU AE-FRE750BK
Manufacturer Antares
Warranty 2 Year Warranty
Reviews

Customer Reviews 3 item(s)

Works for me!
I bought this because I wanted a low-power, inexpensive finder with a 90° diagonal so I wouldn't have to strain my neck while dialing in a couple of alignment stars when setting up my "8" go-to SCT". This is the only reason and the only time I ever use the finder. After the initial alignment is set up, the computer does all the aiming from then on, and I usually cap off the finder.

Overall, I'm happy with the quality, I love not having to strain my neck, and the focus is far superior to the factory original finder. I'm also happy with the FOV because it's wide enough to make the initial alignment easy when the computer hasn't quite figured out exactly where things are. Additionally, the erect image makes alignment quick and easy.

The only thing I don't like is that the diagonal is screwed to the back end and indented to be a permanent fixture; but that's a minor issue.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by RCJ / (Posted on 10/26/2015)
Very good finder scope
I found no problems with the finder scope I received. The eyepiece had no problems.

My only complaint is that the eyepiece has a rather narrow apparent field of view. I tried an older 28mm Kellner in place of the supplied eyepiece and immediately got a much wider apparent field of view and actually about 10% wider actual field of view plus much better eye relief distance. The Kellner doesn't have the rectical wires, but the image is so much nicer to look at that I think I will just continue using this eyepiece with it.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by JimH / (Posted on 7/19/2015)
Disappointing
Pretty sure this doesn't come as a kit, but that is what I got. The eyepiece thread wasn't the right size to screw into the diagonal and the rectical wires were loose. Optical quality was suprisingly good though, so rather than driving to the Post Office to send it back, I glued it toegther with some 5 minute epoxy.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by Pedro P / (Posted on 7/14/2012)
Included Items

Included Items

  • 7X50 Finderscope Body in Black
  • Removable 1.25" Crosshair Eyepiece
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

Will this scope fit the standard rings that hold the 8x50 Meade finderscope that comes with the lx90?
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