The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Hybrid Finder Scope Base is designed to accept all legacy EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC finder scope brackets and mini dovetail-type (e.g. Vixen, Synta, and Celestron) finder scope brackets. The base has rugged all-metal parts with black-anodized base and chrome-plated metal screws. Safety stops prevent the finder scope from sliding through and from falling when attaching screws are loosened. There are threaded holes on the left and right sides of the EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Hybrid Finder Scope Base for desired access to attaching screws. Includes bolts and screws for mounting the base to the optical tube assembly. Direct replacement for all EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC telescopes, allowing the use of a wide range of other-brand finder scope options.