Konus Konustart-900 60mm f/15 Refractor Telescope with RA Motor

Konus Konustart-900 60mm f/15 Refractor Telescope with RA Motor

Konus Konustart-900 60mm f/15 Refractor Telescope with RA Motor

B&H # KOD60F900 MFR # 1741 V2
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Product Highlights

  • 2.4" / 60mm Aperture
  • 900mm Focal Length, f/15 Focal Ratio
  • Equatorial Mount, Right Ascension Motor
  • Anti-Reflection Multicoated Optics
  • 1.25" Motorized Focuser
  • 10mm and 17mm Plossl Eyepieces
  • Two-Section Aluminum Tripod
  • Red Dot Finderscope
  • OTA/Tripod Carrying Bag
  • Moon Filter and Smartphone Holder
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Konus 1741 V2 overview

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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.

Optical Performance
  • 2.4" aperture
  • f/15 focal ratio
  • 900mm focal length
  • Refractor optical path
  • German equatorial
  • 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
  • Red-dot finderscope
  • Moon filter for safe observation of the moon
  • Soft carrying case for the OTA/tripod/mount
  • Smartphone holder to attach device to OTA
In the Box
Konus Konustart-900 60mm f/15 Refractor Telescope with RA Motor
  • Moon Filter
  • 10mm Eyepiece
  • 17mm Eyepiece
  • Focuser Motor
  • 90° Star Diagonal
  • RA Motor
  • Aluminum Tripod
  • OTA/Tripod Carrying Bag
  • Moon/Sky Map
  • Smartphone Adapter
  • 9V Battery
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Konus 1741 V2 specs

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    Optical Design Refractor
    Aperture 60 mm / 2.4"
    Focal Length 900 mm
    Focal Ratio f/15
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Diagonal Yes, 90 Star
    Finderscope Yes
    Type Motorized; German Equatorial
    Type Adjustable, 2 Sections
    Tripod Height Adjustment Range 26.4 to 42.1" / 67.0 to 107.0 cm
    Material of Tripod Aluminum
    Batteries 1 x 9 V (Motor)
    2 x AA (Motor)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 17.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 36.8 x 10.8 x 7.8"

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