Konus KONUSTART-900B 60mm f/15 EQ Refractor Telescope

BH #KOKS900B • MFR #1738
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Konus KONUSTART-900B 60mm f/15 EQ Refractor Telescope
Key Features
  • 60mm Refractor Telescope
  • 900mm Focal Length, f/15 Focal Ratio
  • Electric 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
  • Manual Equatorial Mount with R.A. Motor
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Designed for intermediate users, the Konus KONUSTART-900B 60mm f/15 EQ Refractor Telescope is designed to provide new astronomers with a complete setup for viewing the moon and planets, and brighter deep-sky objects like star clusters and galaxies.
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Konus KonuStart 900B Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Performance
  • 3Mount and Tripod
  • 4Included Optical Accessories
  • 5Other Included Accessories

Designed for intermediate users, the Konus KONUSTART-900B 60mm f/15 EQ Refractor Telescope is designed to provide new astronomers with a complete setup for viewing the moon and planets, and brighter deep-sky objects like star clusters and galaxies.

Two eyepieces provide 45x and 112x magnifications with a 2x Barlow lens that doubles the magnification of each eyepiece for a wider range of observing possibilities. Additional accessories such as a smartphone digiscoping adapter, a star diagonal, and 1.5x erecting eyepiece add to the scope's versatility and allow it to pull double-duty as a traditional spotting scope.

Its manual German equatorial mount has Right Ascension (RA) and Declination indicators for celestial navigation, and a two-speed RA motor will automatically track objects as they move across the night sky when the mount is properly polar aligned. Slow-motion cables enable you to manually track your object with accuracy and reduced vibrations. An adjustable-height aluminum tripod provides a stable platform for sky watching

Optical Performance

  • 60mm aperture is ideal for viewing the moon and planets, as well as terrestrial subjects
  • Long 900mm focal length enables high magnifications
  • f/15 focal ratio
  • Refractor-style optical design produces crisp and clear views
  • Anti-reflection fully coated optics improves light transmission, color rendition, sharpness, and contrast
  • 1.25" drawtube is compatible with the widest variety of eyepieces and accessories
  • Sturdy rack-and-pinion focuser with electronic motor for precision focusing ability with reduced vibration

Mount and Tripod

Mount:
  • Manual German equatorial
  • Right Ascension and Declination setting circles enable classic celestial navigation
  • Two-speed right ascension motor tracks objects as they move across the night sky when the mount is properly polar aligned, with little or no vibrations
  • Flexible controllers allow for precise control with reduced vibrations
  • RA motor and focuser run on one included 9V battery
  • Includes 2-pound counterweight to properly balance the optical system
Tripod:
  • Lightweight and durable aluminum legs
  • Two-stage adjustable height allows for easy use by most people
  • Tray to hold accessories such as eyepieces, filters, and lights

Included Optical Accessories

Eyepieces:
  • 1.25" barrel diameter accepts more astronomical filters
  • 20mm eyepiece produces 45x magnification
  • 8mm eyepiece produces 112x magnification
Smartphone adapter:
  • Capture and share photos and video through any eyepiece
  • Fully adjustable in two axes to accept most smartphones
  • Swings out of the way to look through the eyepiece, and swings back into place to take picture
Filter:
  • Moon filter brings the moon's light down to safe levels
  • Improves contrast when viewing phases from half to full
  • Screws into standard 1.25" eyepieces
  • Recommended for use past 1/4 phases to prevent damage to the user's eye, especially at high power
Barlow Lens:
  • 2x magnification
  • Doubles the power of any eyepiece used in it, without affecting the eye relief, so high-power eyepieces are more comfortable to use
  • 1.25" holder and nosepiece
Diagonal:
  • 90° angle provides a more comfortable viewing position when the scope is pointed high overhead
  • Star mirror design corrects view horizontally, but not vertically
Erecting tube:
  • Slight 1.5x power adds a boost of magnification to any eyepiece used with it
  • Straight-through design
  • 1.25" holder and nosepiece
  • Corrects view horizontally and vertically for easy use as a spotting scope

Other Included Accessories

Finder:
  • Unmagnified view provides a wide field of view to make alignment fast and star-hopping navigation easy
  • Projects a red aiming dot into the center of the window to make centering objects in the eyepiece easy without obscuring small objects
  • Adjustable intensity enables the dot to be seen without affecting night-adjusted vision
  • Includes mounting bracket
Maps:
  • Star chart helps navigate the night sky
  • Moon map shows highlights and features of the visible lunar surface
Carrying case:
  • Soft carrying case hold entire telescope system
  • Shoulder strap for easy transportation

Konus KonuStart 900B Specs

Optical Tube Assembly
Optical DesignRefractor
Aperture60 mm / 2.4"
Focal Length900 mm
Focal Ratiof/15
FocuserSingle-Speed Rack-and-Pinion
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter1.25"
Diagonal90° Erecting
FinderscopeYes
Mount
TypeManual; German Equatorial
GoTo CapabilityNo
Counterweight1 x 2.0 lb / 0.9 kg
Tripod
TypeAdjustable, 2-Section
Tripod Height Adjustment Range27.2 to 45.7" / 69.0 to 116.0 cm
Material of TripodAluminum
General
Batteries1 x 9 V (Motor)
GPSNo
Wi-FiNo
Weight11 lb / 5 kg (Fully Assembled)
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