Finder and Guider Scope

$118.00

This small guider scope is good solution for long exposure astrography.

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Product Description

Guider scope with optic diamter: 60 mm, focal length: 280 mm, weight (include guider ring and dovetail): 640 g, back focus: 15 mm, focuser type: rotate focuser, tube travel: 30 mmm, dovetail: include 5 1/4″ screw. Some test images shows very good optical quality! This guider scopes is compatibile with all ASI cameras.

Shipping

  • Fast shipping: we will choose DHL, UPS, TNT, EMS etc to deliver it. Usually you will get your package in one week. We provide free fast shipping for order above $300 or charge extra $20 for order below $300.
  • Free air mail shipping: we will ship via DGM or China Post Registered Air Mail. It usually costs 2-3 weeks to reach US or Europe and costs 3-4 weeks to reach far places.
  • Customers from Brazil and Chile should leave a message to provide your CPF or CNPJ as your custom needs it.
  • Customers from Russia need to provide the name of your company.

Tracking site:

DGM: http://webtrack.dhlglobalmail.com/?locale=en-US

China air mail: http://www.17track.net/en

Tax

  • The price list on our website is USD without tax.
  • Please note that buyers areliable to pay tax involved, such as Import tax, VAT , customs handling fee, etc. The additional fees may be collected at time of delivery by courier.
  • For best local service we advise customers buy our cameras form local dealers.

Warranty and Return Policy

  • We provide 2-year warranty for our products, we will offer the repair service for free or replace for free if the camera doesn’t work within warranty period. After the warranty period, we will continue to provide repair support and service on a charged basis.
  • This warranty does not apply to damage that occurred as a result of abuse or misuse, or caused by a fall or any other transportation failures after purchase.
  • Customer must pay for shipping when shipping the camera back for repair or replacement
  • If you get a faulty camera, please contact us as soon as possible though email: info@zwoptical.com. Please describe the problem in detail and we will do our best to help you solve the problem. Most instances perceived problems are simply bad driver install or software configuration.
  • For customers who bought the camera from our dealer, dealer is responsible for the customer service for you.

Do you have uestion, answer or comment? Post here!

  1. :

    What mounting shoe is the dovetail designed for? Do you set the mating shoe/dovetail?

    • Sam Wen

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      its standard Vixen Style Dovetail

  2. :

    Which is the complete assembly weight?
    Thanks

    • Sam Wen

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      it’s 640g

  3. :

    Just bought ZWOptical finder-guider scope. Nice, simple and light-weight design, but I cannot reach proper focus with my Canon EOS Rebel XT DSLR. I removed the short OTA tube section, I used a T-mount plus 1.25″ T-thread nose-eyepiece adapter, turned the rotating focuser all the way in, but nope, I still cannot reach focus. Need a still shorter focus OTA length, but how??? Please help!!!

  4. :

    Ok, I finally reached focus with my DSLR using your own (very slim, 1.5 mm gap) ZWO 1.25″ T-thread eyepiece adapter. I was using a different adapter with a 3 mm gap, and using that, I was barely (but not quite) reaching focus. You have a very tight tolerance there, I may suggest you giving this guide scope a slightly more forgiving design. Thanks.

    • Sam Wen

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      that’s good news you solved this problem! we will take your advice in our next version

  5. :

    May I use this scope as a finder scope by adding a standard Celestron diagonal and a reticle eyepiece? Will it reach focus? Thanks.

    • Sam Wen

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      diagonal cannot reach focus with this scope, but you can use eyepiece directly

  6. :

    Will this come with a user – instruction manual? Will it be in English?
    Thank you.
    Don

  7. :

    Has this finder a hair cross? is it illuminated?

    • Sam Wen

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      no, there is no eyepiece
      you can put an eyepiece with hair cross

  8. :

    Good morning, Sam

    Do I need any adapters to use this as a guide scope with a Lodestar X2?

    Thanks!

    • Sam Wen

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      no, it has 1.25″ focuser, just insert your camera to it

  9. :

    You mention that the mounting shoe is a standard Vixen Style Dovetail. Where does one obtain such a mounting shoe as in dealing with High Point – one of your distributors, they want to sell me a whole new guide scope ring set and mounting?

    Thanks!

    • Sam Wen

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      there is 1/4″ screw under the dovetail, so the shoe is not required actually

  10. :

    Does the focuser lock with thumb screws so the focus won’t drift when using as guidescope?

    • Sam Wen

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      yes, there are lock screws

  11. :

    Still struggling to find something to mount this in. I don’t want to screw it directly to the scope, I want something that the dovetail slides into. I ordered a mount for a “standard Vixen Style Dovetail and it is too small to accept the dovetail mounted on this guidescope. What are people using to mount this and where can I get it?

    • Sam Wen

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      actually the standard Vixen Style Dovetail shoe should works
      such like the one on your mount

  12. :

    Does it have helical focuser?

    • Sam Wen

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      there is focuser, but it will rotate with the camera

  13. :

    Can you tell me what the diameter of the tube is? I’m wondering if it will fit in rings I already have.

    • Sam Wen

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      it’s 60mm

  14. :

    Shall I be able to attach it on to the Explore Scientific ED 80 triplet Apo?

    • Sam Wen

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      no, you need exchange the dovetail to findershoe to attach to your scope

  15. :

    Hi. Can you please provide the exact hole pitch distance for the 5-1/4″ holes on the bottom of the Vixen dovetail. I’m trying to find a suitable dovetail clamp which i can bolt directly to the guide scope vixen dovetail.

    • Sam Wen

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      it’s 22mm distance

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