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Model: VS60SBrand: Antares
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The Antares Versascope is a very versatile accessory. This is a 10 x 60 crosshair finderscope that doubles up as a small guide scope. A very inexpensive way to either upgrade your current finder or get a guidescope attached easily onto your system.
The scope features a 6 point adjusting rings for easy alignment to either your object or a guide star. It also has a synta style base for easy attachment onto a wide range of scopes.
It also features a front focuser for easy focusing and a wide field 25mm crosshair eyepiece for easy alignment. The 90 degree prism will correct the view for the right way up images.
The rear of the finder has a 1.25" twist lock adaptor for the best hold possible. If you unscrew the adaptor, this will give you a T thread so you can attach guide cameras and other accessories while still being able to focus using the front focuser.
The scope also has a built on dew shield to battle dew forming on the front of the lens.
This really is a brilliant scope and there is nothing on the market that can touch this. Very versatile and very easy to use.
Focal length: 227mm
Bought as an up-grade for my TAL 30mm straight through finder. The TAL unit has fine optics but is limited by the modest 30mm aperture and the angle you need to crane your neck into to view the sky, especially when the desired object is near the zenith (overhead). The Antares 10 x 60 with right angle erecting prism solves all of these difficulties. It also provides the ability to mount eyepieces of different focal length in place of the 27mm one supplied as standard. This gives you the ability to control the magnification and field of view the Antares finder scope provides. Money well spent. One slight issue, the picture of the web site shows the finder scope's mount apparently fitted back to front. If you reverse the finder mount the finder scope then balances on the base. I might be wrong but this change seems a logical way to a better balance telescope. Please also be aware that the finder doesn't come with the Synta/Skywatcher bracket necessary to mount to your telescope. So unless your last finder used this type of mount best order one separately and be prepared to do some surgery!
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