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Orion Telescopes
Meade 8x50 Viewfinder with Dovetail Base
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  • 8x magnification and a 50mm objective lens for a clear image of the star field and even some brighter deep-sky objects
  • 4.7-degree field of view
  • 6-point aluminum bracket with dovetail mounting base
  • Designed to fit SCT/ACF optical tubes
  • Includes a crosshair reticle to help center small objects such as planets exactly in the center of the field of view

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Item #  56198
Mfg Model #  608055

Easily locate and center deep sky objects with this straight-thru Meade 8x50 Viewfinder. Includes a 6-point aluminum bracket with six nylon-tipped metal thumbscrews to protect the viewfinders polished blue finish. An extra-wide universal dovetail mounting base designed for SCT/ACF optical tubes is also included.

The finder comes with two #8-32 x " mounting screws to attach to the optical tube. The universal base was designed with slotted mounting holes making this compatible with both small and large aperture optical tubes. The mounting base includes two metal thumbscrews making it a breeze to install and remove the finder quickly.

The finder's large 4.7 field of view includes a crosshair reticle making sighting objects during the alignment process easier than looking through the main telescope's eyepiece. Focusing the finder on the stars is as simple as rotating the objective lens. Simply loosen the large knurled retaining ring, adjust the object lens forward or backwards by twisting, then lock the knurled retaining ring back down for a solid, no slip focus.


Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for two years from date of purchase. This warranty is provided by Meade for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact Meade at 800-626-3233.


Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

  • User level
  • Finder scope lens diameter
  • Field of view - angular
  • Coatings
  • Image orientation
  • Viewing angle
  • Reticle
    Single crosshair
  • Illuminated
  • Adjustable focus
  • Weight (oz.)
  • Warranty
    Two year

8x50 Viewfinder
Finder bracket
Dovetail base
Mounting screws (2)
Nylon tipped adjustment screws (6)

Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Order received after noon will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.

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