Konus KonuStart-700B 60mm f/11.6 Refractor Telescope

BH #KOKS700B • MFR #1737
Konus
Konus KonuStart-700B 60mm f/11.6 Refractor Telescope
Key Features
  • 60mm Refractor Telescope
  • 700mm Focal Length, f/12 Focal Ratio
  • 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
  • Manual Yoke-Style Alt-Azimuth Mount
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As the name suggests, the Konus KonuStart-700B 60mm f/11.6 Refractor Telescope is designed to inspire beginner astronomers with a versatile scope that can be used for celestial or Earth-bound observations. The moderate aperture and focal length enable it to achieve comfortable magnifications, and gather enough light to enjoy meteor showers, to resolve details on the lunar surface, or to see larger and brighter planets like Saturn, Venus, and Mars. Two eyepieces provide low and high magnifications to tailor to any situation; and a smartphone adapter allow the astronomer to capture photos or video through the eyepieces with most mobile devices. To use the KonusStart as a conventional spotting scope, simply install the 1.5x erect-image diagonal to correct the view horizontally and vertically, while slightly increasing the magnification on any eyepiece used with it. For safe transport and storage, the telescope comes with a carrying case designed to hold the scope, tripod, and all the included accessories.
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Konus KonuStart 700B Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Tube Assembly
  • 3Mount and Tripod
  • 4Included Accessories

As the name suggests, the Konus KonuStart-700B 60mm f/11.6 Refractor Telescope is designed to inspire beginner astronomers with a versatile scope that can be used for celestial or Earth-bound observations. The moderate aperture and focal length enable it to achieve comfortable magnifications, and gather enough light to enjoy meteor showers, to resolve details on the lunar surface, or to see larger and brighter planets like Saturn, Venus, and Mars. Two eyepieces provide low and high magnifications to tailor to any situation; and a smartphone adapter allow the astronomer to capture photos or video through the eyepieces with most mobile devices. To use the KonusStart as a conventional spotting scope, simply install the 1.5x erect-image diagonal to correct the view horizontally and vertically, while slightly increasing the magnification on any eyepiece used with it. For safe transport and storage, the telescope comes with a carrying case designed to hold the scope, tripod, and all the included accessories.

Optical Tube Assembly

  • 60mm aperture is ideal for lunar and planetary viewing
  • f/12 focal ratio
  • 700mm focal length produces generous magnifications while keeping telescope easy to handle
  • Single-speed rack-and-pinion focuser
  • 1.25" drawtube accepts most eyepieces and accessories

Mount and Tripod

Mount:
  • Yoke-style manual alt-azimuth mount
  • Locking altitude bar
Tripod:
  • Lightweight and durable aluminum legs
  • Adjustable-height from 27-46"
  • Spiked feet for improved stability
  • Center tray adds stability and vibration reduction, while providing a place for eyepieces and accessories

Included Accessories

Eyepieces:
  • 20mm eyepiece yields low 35x power
  • 8mm eyepiece yields high 88x power
  • 1.25" barrel diameter
Digiscoping Adapter:
  • Fits most smartphones
  • Mount allows it to swing out of the way for visual use without having to completely remove adapter
  • Capture and share photos and videos through an eyepiece
Diagonal:
  • Integrated 1.5x Barlow-type lens slightly increases magnification to see better details
  • Internal erecting prism corrects view for terrestrial use
  • 90° angle places the user's head in a comfortable viewing position, especially when telescope is aimed directly overhead, or when using scope for Earth-based objects
Finder:
  • Red center aiming dot will not block small or dim objects
  • Wide field of view for easier alignment and faster star-hopping navigation
  • Includes mounting bracket
Case:
  • Provides protection during transport and storage
  • Holds telescope, mount, tripod, and accessories

Konus KonuStart 700B Specs

Optical DesignRefractor
Aperture60 mm
Focal Length700mm
Focal Ratiof/11.6
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter1.25"
Diagonal90°, 1.5x erecting
FinderscopeRed dot
TripodAluminum
Adjustable Height: 27.0 - 46.0" / 69.0 - 116.0 cm
Mount TypeManual alt-azimuth
Power SourceNone
Optical Tube DimensionsNot specified by manufacturer
WeightNot specified by manufacturer
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