DayStar Filters Scout 60mm DS Chromosphere Solar Telescope Bundle (OTA Only)

DayStar Filters Scout 60mm DS Chromosphere Solar Telescope Bundle (OTA Only)

DayStar Filters Scout 60mm DS Chromosphere Solar Telescope Bundle (OTA Only)

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DayStar Filters Scout 60mm DS Chromosphere Solar Telescope Bundle (OTA Only)

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Product Highlights

  • Tuned for Chromosphere Viewing
  • 60mm Achromatic Doublet Refractor
  • 930mm Focal Length, f/15.5 Focal Ratio
  • Chromosphere Quark H-alpha Solar Filter
  • ±0.5Å Wing Shift Tuning
  • Optical Coatings Tuned to H-Alpha Band
  • Sturdy and Precise Helical Focuser
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail with 1/4"-20 Mount
  • Observation and Power Accessory Bundle
  • OTA Only, Mount and Tripod Required
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DayStar Filters Scout Overview

  • 1Description

Let the Daystar Filters dedicated Scout 60mm DS Chromosphere Solar Telescope be your introduction to the wonders and sights of our closest star. This version comes with a suite of observation and power accessories to help get you observing faster—on or off the grid.

Optically, this is an achromatic doublet refractor which corrects spherical and chromatic aberrations to produce accurate color rendition without distortion across the entire field of view. Included with the optical tube assembly (OTA) is a modified Quark solar filter system, specifically tuned for chromosphere viewing. The chromosphere's surface structure behaves differently in active regions than quiet areas, where magnetic field lines are stronger, so viewing this portion of the Sun provides a constantly changing observational experience.

To make the scope accessible to as many people as possible, Daystar redesigned their Quark system and integrated it into the OTA. This all-in-one hydrogen-alpha filter delivers the performance of a double-stacked etalon at a much lower price. It is engineered to eliminate unnecessary components, which reduces the size and weight and enables it to fit in a compact form factor that flows seamlessly with the form and contour of the optical tube.

The Solar Scout is offered here as an OTA-only option, so a mount and tripod are required for proper use. Daystar includes a Vixen-style dovetail plate to be compatible with many mounts, and a 1/4"-20 socket on the plate allows it to be directly attached to many photo, video, or field tripods. The deluxe accessory bundle included with the Scout includes a set of international outlet adapters, an external rechargeable battery pack with power cable, a 37x eyepiece, and a 90° star diagonal.

Optical Tube
  • 60mm aperture keeps the overall diameter narrow for easier handling
  • Slow f/15.5 focal ratio
  • 930mm focal length produces a moderate magnification potential
  • Refractor-style light path is sturdy and requires little maintenance—ideal for off-the-grid observations
  • Achromatic doublet lens design corrects spherical and chromatic aberration to produce accurate color fidelity without distortion across the entire field of view
  • Sturdy and precise helical focuser has no backlash and won't rotate eyepiece/imaging rig to ensure optical alignment and orientation
  • Safe "bullet" solar finder
Chromosphere Quark
  • Hydrogen-alpha bandpass
  • 16mm clear filter aperture
  • Tuned to 0.5-0.3 for viewing chromosphere details
  • Tuning knob allows for ±0.5 wing shift for Doppler-shift compensation
  • LED indicators for power, warming, ready, and fault
  • 1.25" nosepiece and holder is compatible with a wide range of drawtubes/focusers and visual/photographic accessories

Power requirements:

  • 5 VDC, 1.5A micro-USB port
  • 90-240 VAC US wall outlet adapter
Mounting
  • OTA only, mount and tripod required
  • Vixen-style dovetail plate is compatible with a wide variety of mounts
  • 1/4"-20 mounting socket allows the use of many photo/video/field tripods
Included Accessories
Power adapter kit:
  • Plug assembly with interchangeable plugs to match popular international outlet styles
  • Includes standard 2-prong 110 VAC US wall outlet
Eyepiece:
  • 1.25" diameter barrel
  • 25mm focal length yields a low 37x magnification, which is ideal for solar observation
  • Anti-reflection fully multi-coated to maximize light transmission and improve contrast
Diagonal:
  • 1.25" nosepiece and holder fits and accepts the most common size drawtubes, focusers, and accessories
  • 90° angle places the head in a comfortable viewing position, even if the Sun is high overhead
Power pack:
  • External battery pack to power the Quark tuning system when observing off the grid
  • Mounting strap enables it to be attached to a mount or tripod for easier use
  • Power cable included
  • 10,000 mAh provides hours of power to tuning system
Finder:
  • Allows for safe alignment with the Sun
  • Does not require directly looking at the Sun
  • Safely projects image of the Sun on a small white screen for accurate alignment
  • Compact bullet design
UPC: 724696426226
In the Box
DayStar Filters Scout 60mm DS Chromosphere Solar Telescope Bundle (OTA Only)
  • Solar Finder
  • 25mm Plossl Eyepiece
  • 1.25" Star Diagonal
  • International Wall Power Adapter Kit
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    DayStar Filters Scout Specs

    Optical Tube Assembly
    Optical Design Achromatic Doublet Refractor
    Aperture 60 mm / 2.4"
    Focal Length 930 mm
    Focal Ratio f/15.5
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Diagonal Yes, 90 Star
    Finderscope Yes
    Mounting System Vixen Style, 1/4"-20
    Filtration
    Filtration Wavelength Hydrogen-alpha
    Bandpass <5.0 Å
    Blocking Filter 12 mm
    General
    Batteries None
    Adapter 12 VDC (Included)
    GPS No
    Wi-Fi No
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.7 x 17.0 x 6.4"

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