StarFinder Mount Laser Finder Mounts -
Orion, Explore Scentific and Meade versions too!
#SFM1 Starfinder Mount with Base Rail
The StarFinder Mount is the third generation in finder devices.
To aim your telescope at an object, simply press the laser button
and move the telescope until the beam points to the target.
Bingo, your scope is aimed right where the laser points! When
mounted on a GOTO scope, the Starfinder shows exactly where
the scope is pointed. When someone asks "where are you looking?"
the answer is available at the push of a button!
The StarFinder Mount attaches to your telescope and securely
holds your laser pointer. Adjustment screws precisely align
the laser for pinpoint aiming, and the laser's power button is
accessable for easy operation. Durable lexan tube, low profile
design and extended dew shield keep your laser pointer secure
and out of harm's way. The mount is even sturdy enough to use
as a handle for aiming your Dob.
The new current version has an inside diameter of 1", increased
from 3/4" in the old version. Overall length is 7 inches.
Mounts on your telescope with the supplied 3M VHB adhesive
tape, or with supplied 8-32 hardware, has a 1/4-20 tripod mounting
hole, and also mounts on ScopeStuff universal mounting rails.
The StarFinder Mount is removable from it's base for storage or
for use on multiple scopes, and extra universal bases are available.
Works with green laser pointers less than 3/4" in diameter.
(Laser pointer and telescope not included.)
#SFM2 is a Starfinder Mount with base rail and dovetail block
that fits Orion/Synta/Vixen type finder shoes. Instantly attaches the
laser finder to your scope.
#SFME is a Starfinder Mount with base rail and dovetail block
that fits Explore Scientific and Meade finder shoes.
#SFMD fits camera hotshoe or flash shoe mounts. Note: Camera flash
shoes were designed to mount flashes on cameras, and were never
intended to provide precise repeatable alignment. Flashes don't need
precise alignment! If you require precision, find a mounting procedure
for your laser mount that allows some repeatability, and be prepared
to align your laser when you install it on the camera!
#SFSD is an extra Starfinder Mount base rail and dovetail block
that fits Orion/Synta/Vixen type dovetails.
#SFTP is an adapter plate that allows the Starfinder Mount to use
a Telrad base, for quick installation and removal. The Starfinder
Mount base attaches to the plate with supplied hardware, see picture
below. Starfinder Mount and laser not included!
These mounts don't include a laser! Green laser pointer link is below.
Prices include shipping in the USA!
StarFinder™ Green Laser Pointer is here
#SFTP - Telrad Base Adapter Plate - Click to enlarge
#SFME - Starfinder Mount with Base Rail and Dovetail for Explore Scientific and Meade finder shoes
#SFM2 - Starfinder Mount with Base Rail and Dovetail for Orion/Synta/Vixen Finder Bases
#SFMD - With Camera Hotshoe Foot
Mounted on a universal rail on a Dob
Actual night photo
An interesting use for #SFSD - Thanks Louis!