Barska Magnus 390x65 ED 65mm f/6 ED APO Spotting Scope

Barska Magnus 390x65 ED 65mm f/6 ED APO Spotting Scope

Barska Magnus 390x65 ED 65mm f/6 ED APO Spotting Scope

B&H # BAME390X65 MFR # AE12396
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Product Highlights

  • 65mm Apochromatic Triplet Refractor
  • 390mm Focal Length, f/6 Focal Ratio
  • Extra-Low Dispersion Glass Elements
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • 1.25" Crayford-Style Two-Speed Focuser
  • 10mm Fixed and 8-24mm Zoom Eyepieces
  • 90° Erect-Image Diagonal
  • 1/4"-20 Tripod Mount
  • Hard Carrying Case
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Barska AE12396 overview

  • 1Description

Built like a telescope and optimized for terrestrial use, Barska's Magnus 390x65ED 65mm f/6 ED APO Spotting Scope is engineered with a triplet lens configuration using extra-low dispersion (ED) crown and flint glass elements and a fully multi-coated optical path to virtually eliminate chromatic aberration so colors are rendered accurately without halos in high contrast. The short focal length and modestly sized objective produce a relatively fast focal ratio, making it an ideal digiscoping platform to capture photos and videos through the optical tube. Complementing the optical performance, and to further help imaging, the scope is outfitted with a Crayford-style focuser, which uses a gearless friction system to achieve a level of precision focusing that conventional rack-and-pinion systems are unable to do without backlash.

The scope comes with an array of optical accessories to help you get observing faster. The 10mm fixed-focal-length eyepiece produces a 39x magnification, while using the 8-24mm zoom eyepiece gives you fast access to a magnification range of 49x-16x. By utilizing a telescope-style focusing system, the Magnus can mount any 1.25"-diameter eyepiece to give you access to an almost-limitless amount of magnification and accessory options. To put the eyepiece in a comfortable viewing position and to correct the image for land use, Barska includes a 90° erect-image prism. This prism features dielectric coatings, which have a better than 99% light reflectivity to preserve image brightness, contrast, and color.

This iteration of the Magnus is offered without a mount or tripod for users who already have a mounting system, and it comes with a 1/4"-20 mount on the bottom to put it on most photo or field tripods. To protect the scope during transport and storage, Barska includes a hard carrying case that will hold the optical tube assembly (OTA) and all the included accessories. Whether you want to look at the Moon and planets, or go birding and nature viewing, the Magnus spotting scope is an ideal companion for all your glassing needs.

Optical Performance
  • 65mm objective lens
  • 390mm focal length
  • Refractor-style optical design
  • Extra-low dispersion (ED) glass elements
    • ED glass virtually eliminates chromatic aberration for accurate color rendition without color fringing
  • Apochromatic triplet lens configuration further corrects chromatic aberration
    • Two convex FK61 ED crown glass lenses
    • One concave H-LaF2 flint glass lens
  • Fully multi-coated optics limit light loss and improve color and contrast
Focuser and Optical Accessories
  • Focuser:
    • Crayford style
    • 1.25" diameter drawtube
    • Dual speed with fast coarse focusing and fine precision focusing
    • Crayford focusers use a toothless friction system that allows for super-fine precision focusing without backlash
  • Eyepieces:
    • 10mm produces 39x magnification
    • 8-24mm zoom eyepiece produces 49-16x magnification
  • Diagonal
    • 90° angle puts eyepiece in comfortable viewing position
    • Dielectric coatings allow for over 99% light transmission
    • Erect-image prism corrects view horizontally and vertically for terrestrial use
  • 1/4"-20 mounting plate
  • Mount and tripod required
Hard Carrying Case
  • Hard reinforced aluminum
  • Edge and corner reinforcements
  • Hinged, molded handle
  • Dual latches
  • Die-cut foam-interior padding holds OTA and included accessories
UPC: 790272000807
In the Box
Barska Magnus 390x65 ED 65mm f/6 ED APO Spotting Scope
  • 90° Diagonal
  • 10mm Eyepiece
  • 8-24mm Zoom Eyepiece
  • Hard Carrying Case
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Barska AE12396 specs

    Viewing Angle Angled
    Objective Lens Diameter 65 mm
    Tripod Mounting Thread 1/4"-20
    Dimensions L: 15.0 x H: 4.5 x W: 6.0" / L: 38.1 x H: 11.4 x W: 15.2 cm 
    Weight 4.2 lb / 1.9 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.5 x 12.1 x 6.5"

    Barska AE12396 reviews

    Magnus 390x65 ED 65mm f/6 ED APO Spotting Scope is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from An impressive little true apo refractor This small, portable apo refractor performs well.� Better-corrected for colour error than similar 2-element ED doublet scopes.� The 1-1/4" focuser is a little rough compared to smoother units on coslier scopes, but it's quite functional.� The scope came with a zoom eyepiece providing powers between 16-49 power, which for an included eyepiece gives good images.� The scope can easily support up to 50x per inch (125 power) without image breakdown, and basic details on planets were easy to see due to excellent contrast.� The scope also makes a respectable camera telephoto lens with adapters.
    Date published: 2018-05-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Barska Magnus 65 Optics: 9/10. its a true triplet. though its not fluorite, but the images are clear and sharp, there is no C.A., especialy when using a flat field eyepieces. Mechanism: The main problem is when you use a 45 erect image prism. the most of eyepieces not adaptive. The mount 1/4'' hole is too deep for the tripod screw. The telescope comes with a cheapy hard box, and a cheapy diagonal and eyepieces. Overall, its 4 points.
    Date published: 2017-11-01
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