Meade Adventure Scope 60mm f/6 Refractor Telescope

Meade Adventure Scope 60mm f/6 Refractor Telescope

Meade Adventure Scope 60mm f/6 Refractor Telescope

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Meade Adventure Scope 60mm f/6 Refractor Telescope

Meade Adventure Scope 60mm f/6 Refractor Telescope

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Product Highlights

  • 60mm Achromatic Refractor OTA
  • 360mm Focal Length, f/6 Focal Ratio
  • Anti-Reflection Multi-Coated Optics
  • 1.25" Focuser, 6mm and 18mm Eyepieces
  • 90° Erect-Image Diagonal
  • Wide-Field Red-Dot Finder
  • Manual Alt-Az Mount with Control Handle
  • Adjustable-Height Aluminum Tripod
  • Backpack for OTA, Tripod, & Accessories
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Aperture: 60mm, f/6

60mm, f/6 80mm, f/5
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  • 1Description

Designed for easy transport and quick set up, Meade Instruments' Adventure Scope 60mm f/6 Refractor Telescope is a complete observation rig for making observations of the Moon and planets at night, and to serve as a conventional spotting scope during the day. This iteration of the scope features a respectable 60mm aperture achromatic doublet refractor optical tube assembly (OTA) with a short 360mm focal length and fast f/6 focal ratio. Its 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser accepts any 1.25" accessories like the two included eyepieces and 90° erect-image diagonal.

Supporting the OTA and accessories is a manual alt-az mount with a quick release shoe for fast set up and breakdown of the OTA. The mount is attached to a photo-style tripod that features an extendable center column with a hook on the bottom to keep bags off the ground or to add weight for increased stability and vibration-reduction. Meade includes a backpack to safely store and easily carry all the components in this kit including the OTA and tripod, with room for all the included accessories.

Optical Performance
  • 60mm aperture
  • f/6 focal ratio
  • 360mm focal length
  • Achromatic doublet refractor optical design
  • Achromatic lens configuration reduces chromatic and spherical aberrations for true color rendition, improved contrast, and edge-to-edge image sharpness
  • Anti-reflection coated optics improve light transmission through the optical path for brighter images and increased contrast
  • Rack-and-pinion focuser with 1.25" drawtube
  • Integrated dew shield reduces condensation on objective and reduces glare
Mount and Tripod
    Mount:
  • Manual alt-az
  • Control handle with integrated twist lock
  • Quick release shoe for easy set-up and break-down
  • Bubble level to aid in set up
    Tripod:
  • Lightweight and durable aluminum
  • Adjustable height
  • Individual snap locks on each leg section
  • Extendable center column with hook for bags or weights to increase stability and reduce vibration
Included Accessories
    Eyepieces:
  • 6mm yields 60x magnification
  • 18mm yields 20x magnification
  • 1.25" diameter barrel accepts most filters
    Diagonal:
  • 90° angle puts head in comfortable position when aimed at or near the zenith
  • Erect-image prism corrects the image horizontally and vertically for terrestrial use as a conventional spotting scope
    Additional accessories:
  • Red-dot finder enables quick set up and star-hopping
  • Backpack fits all components including OTA and tripod, with room for accessories
UPC: 709942998153
In the Box
Meade Adventure Scope 60mm f/6 Refractor Telescope
  • 6mm Eyepiece
  • 18mm Eyepiece
  • 90° Erect-Image Prism
  • Red-Dot Finder with Bracket
  • Adjustable Aluminum Tripod
  • Backpack
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Optical Design Achromatic Refractor
    Aperture 60 mm
    Focal Length 360mm
    Focal Ratio f/6
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Diagonal 90° erect-image
    Finderscope Red-dot finder
    Tripod Aluminum
    Adjustable-height
    Mount Type Manual alt-az
    Power Source None
    Optical Tube Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight 2.8 lb / 1.3 kg, fully assembled
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.7 x 12.7 x 6.9"
    Adventure Scope 60mm f/6 Refractor Telescope is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun in a small package I use this mostly for stargazing, but it is good for land viewing too. The tripod is not very tall, but is good if you sit on a stool. Tripod shake is not bad, but there is some play in the head. If you can get used to working with it, it works okay. The H18 eyepiece works fine for 20x, but I preferred a better eyepiece for higher powers. There is some glare and CA around bright objects which you expect in a fast achromatic. So I used a yellow filter with a 7.5 Plossl eyepiece to look at Jupiter and the cloud bands stood out well. I even glimpsed the Red Spot, so optical quality is not bad at all. I am having fun with this ultra-portable scope! If you can work with a larger setup, an f/10 scope should give better image quality planetary viewing.
    Date published: 2017-05-08
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