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Upgraded Vintage 5 x 30 mm Finder For Sale

Price - $37.50

Ad Number: 111596

Posted: 25 Jul 2017

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This is an upgraded version of the traditional, long focus 6 x 30 mm finder that was used on many 60 and 80 mm import refractors over the years.

In this case, I have added a new Meade 40 mm fully achromatic EP with a glass cross-hair reticle installed to give a wider, much sharper FOV (about eight degrees) and much better eye relief. This is a GREAT little finder, if you are looking for one this size, and with its 6 mm exit pupil and wider FOV, you will have a much easier time finding things in the sky with it.

The body of the finder is in overall "very good" condition, with the original JTII sticker still in tact, and the eyepiece is brand new. The main tube has the inevitable small scar marks where it has been held in a bracket with six set screws, but when mounted in your six-point bracket, they will be pretty much invisible under the screws. With the Meade EP, the finder retains a nice vintage factory look, and if it is going on a 2.4" or 3" Meade refractor, well, it's 100% "authentic," lol.

(If you do not want the Meade lettering on the EP, I can safely remove it for you -- let me know.)

I'm asking $37.50 for this unique little finder, plus actual postage to your zip code. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks for looking --


  • Condition very good / new
  • Location Jacksonville, FL

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