Polaroid 60700 60mm f/12 Refractor Telescope

Polaroid 60700 60mm f/12 Refractor Telescope

Polaroid 60700 60mm f/12 Refractor Telescope

B&H # PO525XRFRT MFR # IT-525X-RFR
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Product Highlights

  • 60mm Refractor-Style OTA
  • 700mm Focal Length, f/12 Focal Ratio
  • Manual Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • 0.965" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
  • 175x and 56x Eyepieces
  • 3x Barlow Lens and 1.5x Erector Eyepiece
  • Moon Filter for Safe Lunar Viewing
  • 5x Finderscope with Bracket
  • Two-Section Aluminum Tripod
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Polaroid IT-525X-RFR Overview

  • 1Description

Polaroid designed their 60700 60mm f/12 Refractor Telescope to give beginner star-gazers a complete astronomical platform for making detailed observations of the Moon, learning constellations, or viewing comets, while providing them with the tools to use the scope as a powerful spotter for Earth-bound subjects.

Its 60mm objective and 700mm focal length make this a highly portable and easy-to-handle scope, while the adjustable aluminum tripod provides a stable platform for users of various heights. Two eyepieces are provided that produce high 175x and low 56x powers, and when used with the 3x Barlow lens the magnification of each eyepiece is tripled to add to the scope's versatility. For terrestrial viewing, Polaroid includes a 1.5x erector prism that corrects the image horizontally and vertically. To make viewing the sky more comfortable, a 90° star diagonal is provided to place your head in a more comfortable viewing position. Finally, to safely view the moon between the first and last quarter phases, when it is at its brightest, there is a moon filter that simply threads onto the front of the eyepiece, Barlow, or diagonal to reduce intense moonlight and improve contrast for better and clearer views.

Optical Tube
  • 60mm aperture is ideal for viewing the moon, constellations, and comets
  • 700mm focal length produces medium magnifications so views remain crisp and clear
  • Anti-reflection coated optics improve light transmission to keep views bright
  • Integrated dew shield helps to prevent condensation from building on the objective lens
  • Single speed rack-and-pinion focuser is easy to use to achieve sharp views
  • 0.935" drawtube with eyepiece/accessory holder
Mount and Tripod
  • Manual alt-azimuth
  • Simple yoke-style with altitude locking bar for easier use
  • Full sized anodized aluminum tripod
  • Adjustable height from 23 to 40" accommodates a wide variety of users and viewing positions
  • Spiked feet provide sure footing in rough, soft, or uneven ground
  • Center accessory tray holds eyepieces, diagonals, filters, and other gear off the ground and within easy reach
Included Accessories
Eyepiece:
  • 0.965" diameter fits into the drawtube, Barlow, and diagonal without the need for adapters
  • Threaded for optional filters to enhance views
  • 4mm focal length produces a high power of 175x
  • 12.5mm focal length yields a low power of 56x
Moon filter:
  • Enables safe viewing of the moon from the first quarter phases through to the last quarter phase
  • Reduces the moon's brightness and increases contrast for enhanced viewing, especially as it approaches the full moon phase
  • Screws into the front of the eyepiece, diagonal, or Barlow
Diagonal:
  • 90° angle places the user's head in a more comfortable position, especially when the telescope is pointed directly overhead
  • 0.965" nosepiece and holder accepts the included eyepieces and Barlow lens
Barlow lens:
  • Effectively triples the magnification of any eyepieces used in it without affecting the eye relief for more comfortable high-power viewing
Erecting eyepiece:
  • Straight-through viewing
  • Corrects view to enable the telescope to be used as a conventional spotting scope for earth-bound objects like boats, birds, or animals
  • 1.5x power slightly increases the magnification of any eyepiece used with it
  • 0.965" holder accepts the included eyepieces
Finderscope:
  • 5x power ensures a wide field of view to make star-hopping navigation faster and easier
  • Mounting bracket included
Star chart:
  • Compact rotary design
  • Find/learn constellations, stars, and other celestial objects
  • Design allows users to set the date and time for an accurate depiction of the sky overhead on any given day in the year
UPC: 681066110782
In the Box
Polaroid 60700 60mm f/12 Refractor Telescope
  • 4mm Eyepiece
  • 12.5mm Eyepiece
  • Straight-Viewing 1.5x Erector
  • 90° Star Diagonal
  • 3x Barlow Lens
  • Moon Filter
  • Star Chart
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Polaroid IT-525X-RFR Specs

    Optical Tube Assembly
    Optical Design Refractor
    Aperture 60 mm / 2.4"
    Focal Length 700 mm
    Focal Ratio f/11.7
    Focuser Single-Speed Rack-and-Pinion
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 0.965"
    Diagonal Yes, 90 Star
    Finderscope Yes
    Mounting System 1/4"-20
    Optical Tube Dimensions Length: 28" / 71.1 cm Including Dew Shield 
    Mount
    Type Manual; Alt-Azimuth
    GoTo Capability No
    Tripod
    Type Adjustable, 2 Section
    Tripod Height Adjustment Range 23.0 to 40.0" / 58.4 to 101.6 cm
    Material of Tripod Aluminum
    General
    GPS No
    Wi-Fi No
    Weight 1.5 lb / 0.7 kg (OTA)
    2.9 lb / 1.3 kg (Mount/Tripod)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 28.5 x 9.0 x 6.0"

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