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Konus designed their Konustart-700 60mm f/11.7 Refractor Telescope to give beginner astronomers a competent optic for looking at the larger planets and making detailed observations of the Moon, while providing them with the tools to use the scope as a powerful spotter for terrestrial viewing. Its 60mm objective and 700mm focal length make this a highly portable and easy to handle rig, while the adjustable aluminum tripod provides a stable platform for users of various heights. To resolve the clearest images possible, the focuser is equipped with a motor to achieve a fine-focus not typically possible manually. Two eyepieces are provided that produce 88x and 35x. When used with the 2x Barlow lens, each eyepiece can be doubled to add to the scope's versatility. For terrestrial viewing, Konus includes a 1.5x erect-image 90° diagonal which not only corrects the image horizontally and vertically, but provides a more comfortable viewing position.
2.4" (60mm) aperture
f/11.7 focal ratio
700mm focal length
Refractor-style optical path
Manual alt-azimuth mount
Two-section aluminum tripod, adjustable from 26-46"
1.25" motorized focuser, runs on two AA batteries
8mm eyepiece yields 88x power
20mm eyepiece yields 35x power
Moon filter for safe observation of the moon
2x Barlow lens effectively doubles the magnification of any eyepiece
1.5x erect-image 90° diagonal corrects views horizontally and vertically for terrestrial viewing
Soft carrying case for the OTA/tripod/mount
Smartphone holder to attach device to OTA
Sky and Moon map
In the Box
Konustart-700 60mm f/11.7 Refractor Telescope with Motorized Focuser