Alpine Astronomical Baader 10x60 Multi-Purpose Vario-Finder with Mounting Bracket

Alpine Astronomical Baader 10x60 Multi-Purpose Vario-Finder with Mounting Bracket

Alpine Astronomical Baader 10x60 Multi-Purpose Vario-Finder with Mounting Bracket

Alpine Astronomical Baader 10x60 Multi-Purpose Vario-Finder with Mounting Bracket

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  • Use as Finder, Spotter, with Imagers
  • Configure for Straight or Angled Viewing
  • Phantom Coating Group Multi-Coatings
  • 25mm Illuminated-Reticle Eyepiece
  • Accepts 1.25" Astronomical Eyepieces
  • 45° Erect-Image Diagonal
  • T-Mount Threads for Astrophotography
  • Tripod QR Plate with 1/4"-20 Mount
  • MQR IV Finder Bracket
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Alpine Astronomical VARIO-MQR overview

  • 1Description

Engineered for versatility and built for performance, the Alpine Astronomical Baader 10x60 Multi-Purpose Vario-Finder is more than just a finderscope—it can be configured for a number of other uses including as a spotting scope, a guidescope, or part of a wide-field imaging rig. Outfitted with proprietary Phantom Coating Group multi-coatings to maximize light transmission and improve image brightness, clarity, and contrast, the finder is a competent optic in its own right. To focus it, the drawtube moves forward and back with 35mm of distance and can be locked in place for imaging and autoguiding. Included with the Vario finder is the MQR IV Finder Bracket, which has a quick-release base made to fit optical tube assemblies (OTAs) with a diameter of 100-400mm.

From watching birds on the back porch, to serving as the back of a large scope or helping correct delicate tracking errors, the Vario-Finder can handle an array of tasks with ease.

As a Finder
  • Use the illuminated-reticle 25mm eyepiece to produce 10x power and maintain a wide field of view
  • The included diagonal provides clearance for the eyepiece illuminator and makes it more comfortable to view through
  • Perfect for aligning large reflectors, catadioptrics, and Dobsonians, and for star-hopping navigation
  • Use other eyepieces if you prefer not to have illumination, or if you want more or less power based on preference or conditions
  • MQR IV Quick-Release finder bracket included for easy attachment to OTAs with a diameter of 100-400mm and multiple mounting and use options
As a Spotting Scope
  • The diagonal has an Amici erecting prism to correct views for using the finder as a conventional spotting scope
  • The prism accepts any 1.25" astronomical eyepiece, the magnification can be made more or less powerful, and you don't have to use the illuminated reticle (which can interfere with ground-based views)
  • The finder's mounting shoe is compatible with many photo and field tripod head quick-release plates, with a 1/4"-20 threaded socket for compatibility with most tripods and other support systems
For Astrophotography or Autoguiding
  • T-2 male threads allow the use of T-rings to mount CCD imaging and autoguiding rigs
  • Sliding focuser can be locked into place to maintain precise focusing—especially useful for autoguiding
In the Box
Alpine Astronomical Baader 10x60 Multi-Purpose Vario-Finder with Mounting Bracket
  • Baader MQR IV Multi-Purpose Finder Bracket
  • 25mm Guiding Eyepiece with Illuminated Reticle
  • 45° Erect-Image Diagonal
  • 1/4"-20 Mounting Shoe
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Alpine Astronomical VARIO-MQR specs

    Aperture 61mm
    Focal Length 250mm
    Focal Ratio f/4.1
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Mounting 1/4"-20 tripod socket
    Quick-release plate compatibility

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