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

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Demilitarized giant illuminated Red Dot Visor (RDV)

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 centered 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.

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.
Features a 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
Features a 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 (unleserlich???) “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 day vision)
  • Lithium battery with up to 4000 hours lifetime at #1 nocturnal dial

The UHC filter has recently been reviewed

  • “This is by far the best red dot finder I’ve ever had. It’s assembled in the blink of an eye and once mounted is very sturdy and stable.Compared to other finders, this is so much easier to align with the FoV of the telescope. It took me less than a minute to align it whereas with the Celestron Starpointer Pro i wasted several nights..

    And it works just great as a solar finder! Just close both caps and aim roughly at the Sun and a yellow dot will appear on the reticle. Fantastic.” – “Adriano”

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Baader Sky Surfer V Red Dot Finder (Night and Day Design) # 2957315

$239.95

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Kson Red Dot Finder
Elevated
Uses adjustable screws for adjustments to alignment
Includes Base, with additional option for attaching without screws
Simple, lightweight design that won’t interfere with telescope balance

Weight .1 kg
Dimensions 12 × 11 × 6 cm

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