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The Konustart-900 60mm f/15 Refractor Telescope with RA Motor from Konus is an ideal starter-scope for making observations of the Moon and planets. The German equatorial mount is a step-up from a beginner version with the addition of a Right Ascension tracking motor that counteracts the Earth's rotation and keeps your subjects centered for longer observation sessions. Using the motor to track, instead of the more common manual cable not only ensures steady and smooth movement, but it also greatly reduces vibrations. The manual slow-motion declination cable allows for adjustments if necessary. To further reduce vibrations Konus outfits the focuser with a motor that can achieve a smooth fine focus that manual focusing often cannot.
Assembled as a complete observation platform, the scope includes an adjustable-height aluminum tripod, a red dot finderscope for faster alignment and sighting, and two eyepieces. The 10mm eyepiece produces 90x power, and the 17mm produces 53x. A filter is also included for users to safely make detailed observations of the Moon, and a 90° diagonal allows for comfortable viewing when the scope is aimed at or near the zenith. To transport and carry the OTA and tripod is a with a zipper closure.
f/15 focal ratio
900mm focal length
Refractor optical path
Right Ascension tracking motor, runs on one 9V battery
Manual Declination slow motion cable
Counterweight bar with adjustable counterweight
Two-section aluminum tripod, adjustable from 26-42"
1.25" motorized focuser, runs on two AA batteries
10mm eyepiece yields 90x power
17mm eyepiece yields 53x power
Moon filter for safe observation of the moon
Soft carrying case for the OTA/tripod/mount
Smartphone holder to attach device to OTA
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Konus Konustart-900 60mm f/15 Refractor Telescope with RA Motor