Athlon Optics Cronus 20-60x86 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

Athlon Optics Cronus 20-60x86 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

Athlon Optics Cronus 20-60x86 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

B&H # AT2060X86C MFR # 311001
Athlon Optics Cronus 20-60x86 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

Athlon Optics Cronus 20-60x86 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)

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Product Highlights

  • 45° Angled Viewing
  • 20-60x Zoom Eyepiece
  • Large 86mm Objective Lens
  • Dielectric-Coated BAK4 Prism System
  • Apochromatic Extra-Low Dispersion Lens
  • Argon Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Durable and Lightweight Magnesium Body
  • Two-Speed Focusing Mechanism
  • 1/4"-20 Mount, Rotating Tripod Collar
  • Twist-Up Rubber Eyecup
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Athlon Optics Cronus overview

  • 1Description

Designed to deliver the peak performance required for hunters, birders, shooters, and discerning outdoor enthusiasts, the angled-viewing Athlon Optics Cronus 20-60x86 Spotting Scope has the power and durability that will make it your constant companion wherever you go to glass.

This scope employs fully multi-coated, extra-low dispersion glass lens elements set in an apochromatic configuration that eliminates spherical and chromatic aberrations. When combined with its dielectric-coated BAK4 prism system, the results are bright and clear tack-sharp, high-contrast images with accurate color fidelity without distortion across the entire field of view. The broad zoom range allows you to take in a wide field of view for general viewing purposes, with the ability to draw subjects in close for more detailed observations. A dual-speed focusing mechanism makes bringing a buck or bird into sharp view fast and easy.

This version of the Cronus is configured with the eyepiece set at a 45° angle relative to the optical tube to place your head in a comfortable viewing position whether you're standing, sitting, or lying prone. Adding to the usability is a rotating mount collar that allows you to precisely place the eyepiece to limit movement and improve comfort. To withstand the rigors of the trail, range, or blind, Athlon built the chassis out of a lightweight and durable magnesium alloy and wrapped it in a protective rubber armor. The large focusing collar is slip resistant, making it easy to achieve a sharp focus in cold and wet weather or while wearing gloves. The optical tube is argon filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging if it should accidentally get dropped in a puddle or stream. A custom-made stay-on/view-through nylon case is included that makes setup and breakdown on a tripod or other support system fast and easy while adding another layer of protection and providing the ability to react quickly when opportunities present themselves.

Optical Performance
  • Powerful 20-60x zoom range is ideal for extreme long-range use and big-game hunting
  • Oversized 86mm objective is optimized for low-light conditions and to ensure views remain bright when viewing distant subjects at high magnification
  • BAK4 prism glass delivers a round exit pupil and a crisp and clear image with limited edge distortion
  • Dielectric prism coatings boost surface reflectivity to greater than 99% for maximum light transmission through the prism, with minimal loss and diffraction
  • Extra-low dispersion (ED) lens glass corrects chromatic aberrations to transmit accurate colors without fringing or halos
  • Apochromatic lens configuration eliminates spherical aberrations that cause distortion at the edges of the field of view and further corrects chromatic aberration
  • Broadband anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics maximize light transmission and improve contrast and color fidelity across the entire visible spectrum
  • Proprietary XPL exterior lens coatings resist scratches and abrasions while allowing oil, dirt, and sap to be cleaned off without leaving smudges or residue
  • 117-foot field of view at 1000 yards at 20x; 60 feet at 60x
Use and Handling
  • Eyepiece is set at 45° to optical tube for easier and more comfortable viewing when sitting, standing, or lying prone and allows a lower tripod height for improved stability
  • Dual coarse and fine focusing mechanism enables fast yet precise focusing
  • Twist-up rubber eyecup for comfortable use with or without eyewear
  • Integrated sight on sunshade aids in finding subjects, allowing users to spend more time observing than finding their subject
  • Standard 1/4"-20 mount is compatible with a wide variety of quick-release plates, heads, and photo/video/field tripods
  • Rotating tripod collar allows user to precisely adjust the eyepiece position relative to tripod head
  • Comfortable eye relief at all magnifications allows for more comfortable viewing with reduced eyestrain, especially during long-duration glassing sessions
  • 4.3mm exit pupil at 20x will cover most pupils as they open and dilate in low light to keep the entire scene in view without vignetting
Construction Details
  • Durable magnesium alloy chassis reduces weight without sacrificing strength and resilience
  • Protective rubber armoring safeguards against impacts and bumps
  • Argon filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and resistant to internal fogging when moving through extreme changes in temperature and environmental conditions
  • Retractable sunshade prevents lens flares that can spook game, reduces glare to maintain contrast and clarity in the view, and keeps rain or snow off lens for clearer views in inclement weather
  • Stay-on/view-through soft carrying case adds protection from impacts while allowing fast setup and breakdown in the field
UPC: 813869020467
In the Box
Athlon Optics Cronus 20-60x86 Spotting Scope (Angled Viewing)
  • Soft Carrying Case
  • Lens Cloth
  • Eyepiece Cap
  • Objective Lens Cap
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Athlon Optics Cronus specs

    Magnification 20-60x
    Objective Lens Diameter 86mm
    Field of View 117 - 60' @ 1000 yd / 39 - 20 m @ 1000 m
    Minimum Focus Distance 29.5' / 9.0 m
    Exit Pupil Diameter 4.3 - 1.4 mm
    Eye Relief 19.8 - 17.8 mm
    Filter Thread None
    Mounting Thread 1/4"-20
    Weatherproofing Argon filled, water and fogproof
    Dimensions 13.6 x 3.9" / 34.5 x 9.9 cm
    Weight 4.2 lb / 1.9 kg
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    Package Weight 10.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.5 x 8.3 x 6.6"

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