iOptron Solar 60 GPS Refractor Telescope

iOptron Solar 60 GPS Refractor Telescope

iOptron Solar 60 GPS Refractor Telescope

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iOptron Solar 60 GPS Refractor Telescope

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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
  • GPS for Accurate Day/Time/Location
  • GoTo Nova 8405 Controller
  • 5,000+ Object Database
  • 4-line, 21-character LCD Screen
  • 25mm Eyepiece
  • Adjustable Aluminum Alloy Tripod
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  • 1Description

In the Solar 60 GPS 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.

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 so you have 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
  • Includes GPS module for accurate day/date/location
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
Optical Accessories
  • Removable thread-on metal-film coated glass solar filter
  • 25mm eyepiece yields 14x magnification
  • 90° star diagonal
  • Aluminum alloy
  • Two section legs
  • Leg size: 1.75x1.2"
  • Min height: 24.0"
  • Max height: 41.0"
  • Maximum spread: 48.5"
  • Weight: 3.8 lb
In the Box
iOptron Solar 60 GPS Refractor Telescope
  • 90° Star Diagonal
  • 25mm Eyepiece
  • Cube-E GoTo Alt-Az mount
  • Tripod
  • Soft Carrying Bag
  • Limited One-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    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
    Mount Type Motorized alt-azimuth
    Load Capacity 7.0 lb / 3.2 kg
    Motor Dual-axis Servomotor
    GoTo System GoToNova hand controller
    Polar Axis Scope None
    Tripod Yes
    Aluminum alloy
    Leg size: 1.75 x 1.2" / 4.4 x 3.0 cm
    Two section legs
    Min height: 24.0" / 61.0 cm
    Max height: 41.0" / 104.1 cm
    Maximum spread: 48.5" / 123.2 cm
    Weight: 3.8 lb / 1.7 kg
    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 9.8 x 7.5"

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