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Baader Sky Surfer V (Night & Day Design) Red-Dot-Finder

£110.00
SKU 2957315

Availability: Immediate Dispatch

  • SkySurfer V works in dual function ("day &night"), as precise solar-finder as well as a classic Red Dot Finder.
  • Incl. RDM Red Dot Mount #2457010 to mount onto most Celestron, Sky-Watcher and Vixen finder bases, Baader-Standard-Base #2457000 to mount on other telescopes. The SkySurfer V unit (without the RDM mount) also fits directly onto 11 mm Weaver micro gunrails and 20 mm Weaver/Picatinny rails
  • Water resistant and completely made of black anodized metal.
  • Weight of the Red Dot Finder: without adaptor to the telescope 310 g; base: 55 g
  • Long dew shields are mounted before and behind the lens to prevent fogging
  • The 1: 1 objective lens is non-reflective and darkens the sky much less than competitive-seekers
  • The Baader MQR can be used either in full height or in a low profile configuration
  • The spacer itself is equipped with a mini-weaver-style dovetail so that it can carry a SkySurfer III or SkySurfer V red dot finder as well
  • Front jump cover #2957311 with 0.7 mm through-hole to work as solar "camera obscura" when cover is closed and Rear jump cover #2957312 with yellow glass cover with opaque crosshair reticle and UV/IR blocking filter available separately, is suitable for upgrading for an older SkySurfer V model.
Description

Originally this product had a military function, hence it is built like a tank.

With both jump covers flipped open, the unit works as a terrestrial as well as an astronomical Red Dot Finder for straight through aiming with both eyes open, featuring a sharp 2 MOA red dot with 11 brightness set points. The three lower light settings are intended for night work against the sky.

With both jump-covers closed, the unit works as a safe daylight solar finder, projecting the solar disc through a 1.5 MOA (minutes of arc) pinhole onto a 40 mm wide rear 2 MOA reticle. The reticle is applied onto a yellow UV-blocker for added safety against accidental straight viewing. The projected solar image can be centred onto the reticle without looking straight through the finder.

  • To not loose sighting stars, the view though the SkySurfer V is markedly brighter compared to regular gunsight red dot visors.
  • All lenses and optical windows of the SkySurfer V are fully multicoated for maximum starlight throughput
  • The optical body and all adjustments are waterresistant, fogproof and shockproof
  • SkySurfer V comes fully assembled with anti-dew extensions and jump covers mounted.
SkySurfer V: scope of supply

Features of the SkySurfer V

  • Fully multicoated lenses provide increased light transmission
  • Illuminated red dot reticle is highly visible in daylight and dimmable for unimpaired night vision
  • Unlimited eye relief
  • Use with both eyes wide open
  • Red Color does not impair nightvision
  • 35 mm deep added dew-shields on either side prevent fogging of the lenses and work as a perfect straylight shield.
  • 70 mm elevation of Universal Red Dot Mount enables effortless aiming – even when mounted onto the optical tube of a Newtonian telescope (most low profile red dot aiming devices don't provide enough "face-space" between telescope and finder.
  • Ready out of the box: Extension tubes and jump covers readily mounted
  • Front jump cover features a 1.5 MOA center hole to work as moisture release when closed after use and to work as daylight pinhole projector.
  • Rear jump cover features a 40 mm yellow UV-blocked window with integrated opaque reticle with 2 MOA (minutes of arc) center hole to catch the solar image projected by the front 1.5 MOA center hole.
0.7 mm / 1.5 MOA bore hole, prevents moisture and is used for solar projection

Technical Data

  • Magnification: 1x
  • Objective Lens Diameter: 40 mm
  • Reticle: Illuminated, 2 MOA (minute of arc) Red Dot
  • Adjustment Gradation: 1 MOA per click / 48 clicks per revoution
  • Waterresistant and Fogproof
  • Battery: 1 CR2032 (included)
  • Fits directly on 11mm Weaver micro gunrails, and with standard adapter (not included) onto Weaver- und Picatinny rails
  • Length: 210 mm (8.5")
  • Weight: 310 g (base: 55g)

Sky Surfer V - scope of supply

  • Sky-Surfer V basic optical module (Fits directly onto 11mm Weaver micro gunrails. When reversing the clamping brackets, the SkySurfer V directly fits onto all standard rails (20 mm) of Weaver and Picatinny)
  • 2 pc. 35 mm optical tube extensions (mounted on optical body)
  • Front jump cover #2957311 with 0.7 mm through-hole to work as solar "camera obscura" when cover is closed (mounted on extension tube)
  • Rear jump cover with yellow glass cover with opaque crosshair reticle and UV/IR blocking filter
  • Baader Universal RDM Red Dot Mount #2457010
  • Baader Standard Base #2457000
2' (MOA) dot size. Diameter of Moon: 30'.

SkySurfer V Red Dot Reticle

  • Nocturnal Red Dot Size: 2 Minutes of arc (2 MOA), provides a most "vanishing point"
  • Daylight Red Dot Size: 3 Minutes of arc (3 MOA)
  • Use with both eyes wide open
  • Red Color does not impar nightvision
  • 11 variable illumination settings (3 settings for night vision)
  • Lithium battery with up to 4000 hours lifetime at #1 nocturnal dial
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SkySurfer V - Giant Red-Dot Finder

Specifications
MANUFACTURER Baader Planetarium
SKU (#) 2957315
EAN CODE 4047825040220
MAGNIFICATION (X) 1x
OBJECTIVE LENSES 40 mm
FINDERSCOPE Illuminated, 2 MOA (minute of arc) Red Dot
ADJUSTMENT GRADATION 1 MOA per click / 48 clicks per revolution
WATERPROOF Water resistant and Fogproof
BATTERIES 1 CR2032 (included)
DOVETAIL COMPATIBILITY Fits directly on 11mm Weaver micro gunrails, and with standard adaptor (not included) onto Weaver- und Picatinny rails
LENGTH (MM) 210 mm (8.5")
WEIGHT (KG) 310 g (base: 55g)
COLOUR Black