ES finders and finder mount

  1. fido
    I'm just about ready to order the Comet Catcher.

    It no longer includes a finder scope. From looking at available parts online, it's quite narrower than typical finder mounts. (Explore Scientific Finder Scope Base with Screws # FNDRBASEBLK)

    The ES straight-through finder looks pretty nice, but on a GEM a right angle version would be better. The ES right angle finder is a dedicated polar alignment scope. That's not what I want.

    So without drilling holes, it looks like using another vendor's spotting scope requires a ring adapter (Explore Scientific Tall Height Finder Scope Rings # FNDRRGSTALL)

    Has anyone tried this approach?
  2. dgwilde
    I have a Meade 8x50 finder with no base that fit right onto the ES base. Maybe you can find one that is the RA type. Otherwise you could pickup the finder of your choice and put it iin the rings from Agena.

  3. fido
    Rings would work. Better than drilling a pretty-much sealed Mak-Newt.
  4. dodgerm37
    I switched to a 9x50 RACI finder and used the mount that came with the 8x50 straight finder(ES) that I got for my 127. Using the 127 on a Twilight ll, the straight finder was tough on my back. I also got the pier extension for the Twilight ll. I haven't had a chance to try various combinations to see what works the best. Tomorrow night looks like a possibility. First reasonable night in several weeks. All fingers crossed, Bob
  5. Corky
    I have the Antares illuminated right angel spotter scope that I used on a meade. I would like to use it on my new 127. I don't want to take the rings off of the ES spotter scope that came with the unit. I also want to use the mount. I assume that ES is buying these rings from a third party... any thoughts?

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