iOptron Solar 60 Refractor Telescope with Eyepiece Camera & Aluminum Tripod

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iOptron Solar 60 Refractor Telescope with Eyepiece Camera & Aluminum Tripod


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Product Highlights

  • 60mm f/6 Doublet Refractor
  • Removable Front Glass Solar Filter
  • 360mm Focal Length
  • Cube-E GoTo Alt-Az Mount
  • GoTo Nova 8405 Controller
  • 5,000+ Object Database
  • 4-line, 21-character LCD Screen
  • Eyepiece CCTV Imager and 25mm Eyepiece
  • Adjustable Aluminum Tripod
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You Pay: $337.75

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In the Solar 60 Refractor Telescope, iOptron created a telescope rig that merges versatility with portability to give you a platform for viewing the Sun, Moon, and planets with full Go-To capabilities, set-up assistance, and automatic tracking. For astrophotography and imaging, iOptron includes their iE1300 eyepiece imager. This CCTV camera fits in the focuser and boasts a 1.3MP sensor, auto white balance, and is plug-and-play compatible with Windows OS for observing and capturing your images.

The 60mm f/6 doublet refractor optical tube assembly (OTA) features a short 360mm focal length with a front thread-on removable solar filter. Utilizing a removable filter allows the scope to be used for viewing the Sun with it on or viewing the night sky with it off. The OTA is mounted on the iOptron Cube-E GoTo Alt-Az mount. This compact mount measures just 8 x 5 x 5" with a 7 lb payload capacity. It has a Vixen-style dovetail saddle to allow you to easily swap out the OTA that comes with it for a different or more powerful one. The Cube's unique design eliminates "dead spots" enabling you to point your telescope to any point above the horizon, unlike other mounts which tend to block the telescope tube at certain points of rotation. This mount comes with a 110 VAC adapter to power it if you're near civilization, but if you're heading off the grid it can run on eight user-supplied AA batteries. An aluminum tripod is also provided to give you all you need to start your observation session.

The brains of this rig is the GoTo Nova 8405 computer controller. This handheld unit features a 5000+ object database with 128 user-defined customizable objects for your favorite celestial bodies. The easy-to-use menu-driven system displays on a 4-line 21-character back-lit screen. This fully GoTo-capable unit has automatic tracking for fast moving near-space objects such as the Moon and planets, and slower moving deep-sky objects like nebulae and galaxies. For set-up or manual use it has five slew speeds starting at 2x. The GoTo Nova controller is powered by the mount to make use easier and simple while reducing the unit's weight.

  • 60mm aperture
  • f/6 focal ratio
  • 360mm focal length
  • Air-spaced doublet refractor design
  • Use for solar and nighttime viewing
  • Resolution power: 1.93 arc sec
  • 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser
  • Motorized alt-az mount
  • Compact design
  • Dual-Axis DC Servomotor with encoders
  • Acetal worm wheel, and Nylon 6 worm gear
  • Four steel ball bearings for smooth, low-vibration tracking
  • Zero "dead spots": Many other mounts block the OTA at certain points of rotation
  • 7 lb payload capacity
  • Vixen-style dovetail saddle to mount compatible OTAs
  • Runs on included 110 VAC power adapter or eight user-supplied AA batteries
  • Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F
  • Integrated bubble level
GoTo Nova 8405 Controller
  • Easy-to-navigate menu-driven interface
  • Automatic GoTo and tracking
  • 5,000+ object database
  • Objects include galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, and the planets
  • Solar, lunar, planetary, deep-space tracking speeds
  • 128 user-defined objects
  • SolarSys, One-Star, and Two-Star alignment procedures
  • Accuracy 1 arc min
  • Slew speeds: 2x, 8x, 64x, 256x, MAX (4%/ssec)
  • 4-line, 21-character LCD screen with backlit LED buttons
iE1300 Eyepiece CCTV Imager
  • View terrestrial/celestial objects on a computer screen
  • Save photos and videos to your computer drive
  • 1.25" Diameter Barrel
  • 1.3MP CMOS Imaging Sensor
  • Auto White Balance
  • USB 2.0 Connection
  • Windows compatible
Optical Accessories
  • Removable thread-on metal-film coated glass solar filter
  • 25mm eyepiece yields 14x magnification
  • 90° star diagonal
  • Aluminum
  • Adjustable height
  • Accessory tray
  • Spiked feet for sure footing in soft ground
UPC: 813578010391
Type Doublet refractor
Aperture 60 mm
Focal Length 360 mm
Focal Ratio f/6
Finderscope None
Diagonal 90° star diagonal
Length Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Type Motorized alt-azimuth
Payload Capacity 7.0 lb / 3.2 kg
Motor Dual-axis Servomotor
GoTo System GoToNova hand controller
Polar Axis Scope None
Tripod Adjustable-height aluminum
Power Source 8 x AA batteries
110 VAC power adapter
Power Requirement 12 VDC
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions 8.0 x 5.0 x 5.0" / 20.3 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm
Weight 3.6 lb / 1.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 12.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 29.0 x 10.0 x 7.5"
iOptron Solar 60 Refractor Telescope with Eyepiece Camera & Aluminum Tripod
  • iE1300 Electronic Eyepiece CCTV Imager
  • 90° Star Diagonal
  • 25mm Eyepiece
  • Aluminum Tripod
  • Soft Carrying Bag
  • Limited One-Year Warranty
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    Batteries & Power Supply

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    Required item: 8 AA batteries (not included) are required to power motor.

    Duracell - AA 1.5v Alkaline Coppertop Battery (4-Pack)
    • You Pay: $2.79

    Eyepieces, Lenses & Diagonals

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    Eyepieces widely enhance your stargazing experience. (not for solar viewing)

    BRESSER - 70° Series 10mm Eyepiece (1.25")
    • You Pay: $40.99

    Barlow Lenses

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    Increase the effective focal length of your eyepieces by 2 to 5 times. (not for solar viewing)

    Celestron - Omni 2x Barlow Lens (1.25")
    • You Pay: $32.22


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    Filters are a great enhancement for lunar and planet viewing. (not for solar viewing)

    Celestron - Moon Filter (1.25") - For Viewing the Moon When Bright
    • You Pay: $11.59


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    Take stunning portraits of constellations, nebulas, star clusters, and our home galaxy.

    iOptron - Smartphone Eyepiece Adaptor (Black)
    • You Pay: $57.99

    Cleaning and Anti Fog

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    Help keep your optics clean & fog free with these tools.

    Pearstone - Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 18% Gray (7 x 7.9")
    • You Pay: $4.99

    General Accessories

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    Expand your telescope's usefulness with these accessories.

    Vello - Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level
    • You Pay: $14.99

    Alignment Aids

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    Find the the Earth's pole position so that the polar axis is aimed up at Polaris.

    Brunton - 9041 Glowing Keyring Compass
    • You Pay: $6.99
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