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||Synta-Style Finder Dovetail Base for GSO Crayford Focusers
|Item Ships in US Via:
||USPS First Class or Priority Mail with delivery confirmation
1. Detailed Product Description
In many telescope rack-and-pinion (R&P) focusers, the base for your finder bracket is molded onto the focuser body. When you replace your existing focuser with a Crayford focuser, you will lose this base to mount your finder. We sell an optional Synta/GSO-compatible dovetail base modified to fit GSO focusers so that you can attach your Synta/GSO-compatible finder brackets again. Thus, you will be able to mount your red dot, multi-reticle, or larger conventional finder on your telescope.
This will work on all single or dual speed GSO focusers and clones (Antares/Hardin/Burgess; However, it will not work with William Optics focusers which use a larger M5 screw). Installation is very easy and an M4 screw is included to mount the base on the focuser.
Before ordering, please make sure that your finder bracket is compatible with this base. Use the photos and dimensions provided to determine this. We will not accept returns if your finder bracket is of a different design and does not fit this base.
All GSO/Antares Crayford focusers come with two mounting holes where you can attach a finder base. Normaly, these are not used and closed with a M4 (metric thread) set-screw. The image below shows these screws, with the one on the left partially drawn out for clarity. You can thus mount your finder on either side, depending on your preference.
Using a 2mm or 5/64" allen key (not included), remove one of the set-screws, and attach the modified dovetail base using a M4 machine screw (included with the modified base) as shown in the photo below. You will need to provide a Philips (cross-slot) screwdriver for this step. You will not be able to use both the silver mounting holes. However, the attachment is VERY stable and will not slip or turn even though just one screw is used.
Slip in your GSO/Synta compatible finder bracket into the dovetail base and you are good to go. The photo below shows a GSO 50mm straight-through finder mounted on a dual-speed refractor focuser. You can also mount a red dot finder, multi-target finder or right-angle finder in this manner.
Note: Occasionally, the product you receive might have a slightly different cosmetic appearance or labeling than what is shown. This can often change from batch to batch according to the whims of the manufacturer. However, you will always receive a brand new, original product as described above.
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Sales Tax: 8.5% sales tax added if your Ship-To address is in California.
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Delivery Time: Most orders ship within 1 business day of receiving payment. First Class shipments will take 3-5 days to arrive after we ship it. Priority Mail shipments will take 2-3 days. However, these delivery times are NOT guaranteed by the USPS. Delays of up to 2 weeks can occur in about 5% of the shipments.
Tracking/Delivery Confirmation: We will send you a Delivery Confirmation number in the shipment notification email after your order ships. This is not detailed tracking, but it provides some very basic tracking info en route. Sometimes, the USPS neglects to update this info for a few days but your shipment is not affected.
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Handling Fee: For all international orders, we charge an additional handling fee of 3% of the purchase price of the item(s). This will be added to your order total when you check out.
1) USPS First Class International: Delivery takes about 3-4 weeks after we ship your package. This can frequently take 4-6 weeks or more for several countries (up to 8 weeks for Brazil, Germany, Italy and South Africa). THERE IS NO TRACKING FOR FIRST CLASS SHIPMENTS. The information shown in your eBay account is just a customs form number - it is NOT a tracking number as incorrectly indicated by eBay. Once your package ships, we can do nothing but wait until your package arrives. Please do not become impatient and contact us in 2-3 weeks if your package has not arrived. If you don't receive the package in 6 weeks, contact us and we will work with you to resolve the issue. If you don't want to take the risk of this delay, then DO NOT USE First Class mail - use Priority or Express shipping instead.
(2) USPS Priority Mail International: Delivery takes 1 - 2 weeks after we ship your package. This can sometimes take 3-4 weeks to several countries. The USPS provides some basic tracking information for Priority shipping.
(3) USPS Express Mail International: Delivery usually takes 5-10 business days after we ship your package. You will receive a tracking number with which you can track your shipment from USPS.com. Note: If you use this option, you must send us your phone number when you check-out or else your shipment will be delayed. This is required for international postal forms.
Again, these delivery times are NOT guaranteed by the US Postal Service. The most common reason for delays is slow customs inspection and clearance in your country, and can be very long, even for Express mail packages. Upon shipping your order, delivery delays are beyond our control, so do not leave us negative feedback or file a Paypal claim if your package is delayed. Delays are quite common but losses are very rare, so your patience/cooperation will be greatly appreciated.
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US Orders: We must receive any returns within 14 days from the time you receive it. A minimum restocking fee of 10% will be levied for all returns and exchanges. A larger amount will be deducted if there is evidence of use or wear, dirt, scratches, missing packaging/parts, etc. Shipping fees are non-refundable and you are responsible for all return shipping costs. Please contact us first before returning an item.
International Orders: No returns/exchanges accepted unless the item we shipped is defective. Please research the product and ask us any questions BEFORE you purchase to make sure you are buying the correct item for your needs.
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