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

BH #IO8507 • MFR #8507
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iOptron Solar 60 60mm f/6 Achro Refractor GoTo Telescope with Solar Filter
Key Features
  • White-Light Solar or Nighttime Viewing
  • Removable Front Solar Filter
  • 60mm Achromatic Doublet Refractor
  • 360mm Focal Length, f/6 Focal Ratio
View the sun, Moon, planets, and more with iOptron's Solar 60 60mm f/6 Achro Refractor GoTo Telescope. This complete day and nighttime viewing rig comes with a highly-portable achromatic OTA, a removable white-light solar filter, and a motorized computer-controlled mount with an adjustable-height aluminum tripod.
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iOptron Solar 60 60mm f/6 Achro Refractor GoTo Telescope with Solar Filter

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 Solar 60 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Tube
  • 3Cube-E Mount
  • 4GoTo Nova Hand Controller
  • 5Included Accessories

View the sun, Moon, planets, and more with iOptron's Solar 60 60mm f/6 Achro Refractor GoTo Telescope. This complete day and nighttime viewing rig comes with a highly-portable achromatic OTA, a removable white-light solar filter, and a motorized computer-controlled mount with an adjustable-height aluminum tripod.

The Cosmic Orange Cube-E 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 which 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 GoTo Nova 8405 computer controller. This handheld unit features a 14,000+ 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 GoTo Nova 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-E Mount

  • 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
  • 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

GoTo Nova Hand Controller

  • Easy-to-navigate menu-driven interface
  • Easy One-star or Two-star alignment
  • 14,000+ 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 minute
  • Slew speeds: 2x, 8x, 64x, 256x, MAX (4°/sec)
  • Average GoTo accuracy: 1 arc minute
  • 4-line, 21-character LCD screen with backlit LED buttons
  • Red LED reading light on back to see eyepieces or filters without affecting night-adjusted vision
    Database:
  • Sun, moon, and planets
  • Named deep sky objects
  • Messier catalog
  • Comets and asteroids
  • Named stars, double stars, and SAO star catalog
  • Major constellations
  • 256 user-defined objects, including terrestrial locations

Included Accessories

    Solar Filter:
  • Removable filter fits over dew shield and secures with three thumb screws
  • 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
    Tripod:
  • Aluminum legs
  • Adjustable height
  • Center tray holds accessories such as eyepieces and filters
UPC: 813578010537

iOptron Solar 60 Specs

Optical Tube Assembly
Optical DesignAchromatic Doublet Refractor
Aperture60 mm / 2.4"
Focal Length360 mm
Focal Ratiof/6
FocuserRack-and-Pinion
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter1.25"
Diagonal90°
FinderscopeNone
Mounting SystemVixen Style
Filtration
Filtration WavelengthWhite Light / Broadband
Mount
TypeMotorized; Alt-Azimuth
GoTo CapabilityYes
General
Batteries8 x AA (Mount)
GPSNo
Wi-FiNo
Packaging Info
Package Weight12 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)28.5 x 9.5 x 7.7"
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