iOptron Solar 60 60mm f/6 Achro Refractor GoTo GPS Telescope with Solar Filter

iOptron Solar 60 60mm f/6 Achro Refractor GoTo GPS Telescope with Solar Filter

iOptron Solar 60 60mm f/6 Achro Refractor GoTo GPS Telescope with Solar Filter

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  • White-Light Solar or Nighttime Viewing
  • Removable Front Solar Filter
  • 60mm Achromatic Doublet Refractor
  • 360mm Focal Length, f/6 Focal Ratio
  • 25mm Eyepiece, 90° Diagonal
  • Motorized Cube-G GoTo Alt-Az Mount
  • Integrated 32-Channel GPS Receiver
  • GoToNova 8405 Computer Controller
  • 14,000+ Object Database
  • Adjustable-Height Aluminum Tripod
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Aperture: 60mm, f/6

60mm, f/6 80mm, f/5

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Mount Options: Cube-G GoTo GPS Alt-Az Mount

Cube-E GoTo Alt-Az Mount

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Cube-G GoTo GPS Alt-Az Mount OTA Only

Accessories: Eyepiece and Diagonal

Eyepiece, Diagonal, Eyepiece Camera

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Eyepiece and Diagonal Two Eyepieces and Diagonal

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SAFETY FIRST: Observing the Sun without the proper protection may result in serious personal injury, including permanent eye damage and blindness, and/or damage to equipment. Never point an optic at the sun without an approved solar filter on the front of the optic. For direct solar viewing, viewing the sun through an optic, or when using cameras with an optical viewfinder, ensure your filter is ISO 12312-2 (also written as ISO 12312-2:2015) certified. Never use photographic neutral density filters for direct solar viewing, viewing the sun through an optic, or when using cameras with an optical viewfinder.

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iOptron 8807 overview

  • 1Description

View the Sun, Moon, planets, and more with iOptron's Solar 60 60mm f/6 Achro Refractor GoTo GPS Telescope. This complete day and nighttime viewing rig comes with a highly-portable achromatic OTA, a removable white-light solar filter, an adjustable-height aluminum tripod, and a motorized computer-controlled mount with an integrated GPS module that eliminates the need to manually enter the date, time, latitude, or longitude.

The Cosmic Orange Cube-G GoTo Alt-Az Mount is a functional, flexible, motorized, and computer-controlled unit that is ideal for most star gazing duties, yet sports a compact design that measures a mere 8x5x5" and weighs just 3-pounds. The dual-axis servomotors are built into a small single unit that is compatible with all telescope OTAs with a Vixen-style dovetail plate up to 7-pounds including accessories. The unique design eliminates "dead spots," enabling you to point your telescope to any point above the horizon without the risk of blocking 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.

Included with the mount is the GoToNova 8405 computer controller. This handheld unit features a 14000+ object database with 256 user-defined objects for your favorite celestial or terrestrial 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 sun, 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 and going up to 4°/second. The GoToNova controller is powered by the mount to make use easier and simple while reducing the unit's weight.

Optical Tube
  • Use for white-light solar and nighttime viewing
  • 60mm aperture
  • f/6 focal ratio
  • 360mm focal length
  • Air-spaced doublet refractor design
  • Achromatic lens configuration virtually eliminates chromatic and spherical aberration to produce images with accurate color rendition without distortion across the entire field of view, especially at the edges
  • Anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics improve light transmission, image brightness, sharpness, color rendition, and contrast
  • Resolution Power: 1.93 arc sec
  • 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser
Cube-G Mount & Tripod
  • 7-pound payload capacity
  • Motorized alt-az mount
  • Compact design
  • Dual-axis DC Servomotor
  • Optical encoders monitor motors to improve tracking accuracy
  • Acetal worm wheel, Nylon 6 worm gear
  • Four steel ball bearings for smooth, low-vibration tracking
  • Zero "dead spots" that block an OTA at certain points of rotation
  • 32-channel GPS module sends time, date, location information to hand controller, requiring minimal input from user
  • Runs on included 110 VAC power adapter or eight user-supplied AA batteries
  • Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F
  • Integrated bubble level
  • Weight: 3.1-pounds
    Tripod:
  • Aluminum legs
  • Adjustable height
  • Center tray holds accessories such as eyepieces and filters
GoToNova Controller
  • Easy-to-navigate menu-driven interface
  • Easy One-star or Two-star alignment
  • 14000+ object database, plus 256 user-defined objects
  • Watch List: Create virtual custom tour by choosing objects to see and system will automatically GoTo each object in the list after successful alignment
  • Accuracy 1 arc min
  • Slew speeds: 2x, 8x, 64x, 256x, MAX (4°/sec)
  • Average GoTo accuracy: 1 arc min
  • 4-line, 21-character LCD screen with back-lit LED buttons
  • Red LED reading light on back to see eyepieces or filters without affecting night-adjusted vision
    Database:
  • Sun, moon, planets
  • Named deep sky objects
  • Messier catalog
  • Comets and asteroids
  • Named stars, double stars, SAO star catalog
  • Major constellations
  • 256 user-defined objects, including terrestrial locations
Optical Accessories
    Solar Filter:
  • Removable filter screws onto the dew shield for safety and security, and to eliminate stray light from leaking in
  • Broad-band white-light filter
  • Blocks harmful ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) radiation
  • Allows a safe amount of light to pass across the entire visible spectrum
  • Reveals surface features such as sunspots and granulation
  • Solarlite infused polymer for longevity and durability
    Eyepiece:
  • 1.25" diameter barrel accepts most astronomical filters
  • 25mm focal length produces 14x magnification
    Diagonal:
  • 1.25" snout fits most drawtubes and accessories
  • 1.25" holder allows the use of most eyepieces and accessories
  • 90° angle puts head in a comfortable viewing position when OTA is aimed at or near the zenith
    Carrying Bag:
  • Holds OTA, mount, tripod, hand controller, and all other accessories
  • Multiple carrying handles and backpack straps
  • Interior padding protects against minor bumps and knocks
  • Matching orange color to mount and OTA
UPC: 813578010599
In the Box
iOptron Solar 60 60mm f/6 Achro Refractor GoTo GPS Telescope with Solar Filter
  • Solar 60 60mm f/6 Achro Refractor Telescope with Solar Filter (OTA Only) xaesxqvurfxuaray
  • Cube-G GoTo Alt-Az Mount
  • GoToNova 8405 Hand Controller
  • Aluminum Tripod
  • Carrying Bag/Backpack
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    iOptron 8807 specs

    Optical Tube Assemblyxaesxqvurfxuaray
    Aperture 60 mm / 2.4"
    Filtration
    Filtration Wavelength White Light / Broadband
    Mount
    GoTo Capability Yes
    General
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 12.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 29.0 x 9.8 x 7.5"

    iOptron 8807 reviews

    Solar 60 60mm f/6 Achro Refractor GoTo GPS Telescope with Solar Filter is rated 1.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Shame on Me Sorry, I'm not impressed with the Solar 60. It is a low quality telescope and set of accessories. My first order was returned to B&H when the tripod broke. The replacement unit came with a faulty hand controller for the goto mount. Sometimes it worked, and sometimes it did not. When turned on the controller showed the iOptron logo then went blank. On Aug. 21st the controller failed completely just before the Eclipse. I had to manually align the scope on the sun by loosening the mount and scope bolts enough to point it at the target. There was no automatic tracking with this approach. Now that the eclipse is over there is no returning the unit. I am in the process of contacting iOptron to see about getting a replacement controller. I doubt I will use this scope again. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.
    Date published: 2017-08-25
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