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Alan White

Straight through, erect image finders?

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I noted last night that a straight through erect image finder is a real thing, 
not the RACI that I am accustomed to as I thought this was all that was available.

How many of you use the straight through erect image ones?

Any comment as well welcome.

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New one to me is this alan .. btw the vixen 80 is a beauty. John

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Above about 40 degrees elevation, I can't bend enough to use a straight through finder, so correct image or not, it would be a non-starter for me.  I could see where correct image would be good for the both eyes open method of finding objects.  Stars would move through the viewfinder in the same direction as naked-eye stars during searches.

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I believe some members have converted a standard pair of binos into a single unit. AstroBoot sometimes sell single units like the attached but you may require the prism as well

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The only finder on my 15" is a Telrad - straight through, erect image :grin:

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14 hours ago, niallk said:

The only finder on my 15" is a Telrad - straight through, erect image :grin:

Very good comment and indeed it is, what I refer to is a magnified optical one.

I wondered about erect image optical alongside a Telrad or Rigel, both work the same and look same to the eye for finding.
No poking self in eye with RACI while using EP or Refracator.

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All my optical finders are now RACI types for posture comfort reasons. I've got used to the image presentation now and seem to be able to switch between them and the scope views fairly fluidly.

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27 minutes ago, Alan White said:

Opticstar ARC / Ascension 8x50mm Deluxe Illuminated Finderscope - Type 17 (UK)

Opticstar sell a very similar one as well.

I have this marketed as Ascension and neck craning issue aside its by some way the best finder I've used with a very bright image.

 

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