Celestron PowerSeeker 60 60mm f/12 AZ Refractor Telescope

BH #CEP60 • MFR #21041
Celestron PowerSeeker 60 60mm f/12 AZ Refractor Telescope
Key Features
  • 60mm Aperture
  • 700mm Focal Length, f/12 Focal Ratio
  • 1.25" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
  • Manual Alt-Azimuth Mount
A step up in power and accessories from the smaller 50mm model, the PowerSeeker 60 60mm f/12 AZ Refractor Telescope from Celestron is a starter scope designed to introduce viewers to astronomy by giving them a complete setup for viewing the moon, planets, and meteor showers. Outfitted with a 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser, it will accept the most popular-sized eyepieces and accessories in addition to the two eyepieces, diagonal, and Barlow lens that comes with it.
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Celestron 60 Overview

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

A step up in power and accessories from the smaller 50mm model, the PowerSeeker 60 60mm f/12 AZ Refractor Telescope from Celestron is a starter scope designed to introduce viewers to astronomy by giving them a complete setup for viewing the moon, planets, and meteor showers. Outfitted with a 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser, it will accept the most popular-sized eyepieces and accessories in addition to the two eyepieces, diagonal, and Barlow lens that comes with it.

The 90° diagonal corrects the image horizontally and vertically to use the scope as a spotter on the land and puts the user's head in a more comfortable position, especially when the scope is aimed high in the sky. A 3x Barlow lens is included and effectively triples the magnification of any eyepiece used with it for a wider range of observing possibilities. An adjustable height aluminum tripod provides a stable platform for any observations.

Optical Tube

  • 60mm aperture
  • 700mm focal length
  • f/12 focal ratio
  • Refractor-style optical design
  • Anti-reflection fully coated optics improves light transmission, color rendition, sharpness, and contrast
  • Resolution: 2.31 arc sec, Raleigh; 1.93 arc sec, Dawes
  • 1.25" rack-and-pinion focuser

Mount and Tripod

  • Manual alt-az mount with altitude and azimuth locks
  • 2-Stage adjustable height aluminum tripod
  • Tray holds accessories such as

Eyepieces and Accessories

    Eyepieces:
  • 1.25" diameter barrel
  • 20mm eyepiece yields 35x magnification, 42° apparent angle of view, 61' field of view at 1000 yards
  • 4mm eyepiece yields 175x magnification
    Barlow lens:
  • 3x magnification effectively triples the power of each eyepiece for wider viewing options
    Diagonal:
  • 90° angle provides a more comfortable viewing position
  • Integrated erecting prism corrects image for land use
    5x24 Finderscope
  • 5x magnification produces a wide field of view to make finding subjects easy and star-hopping navigation faster
  • Straight-through viewing
  • Includes mounting bracket
UPC: 050234210416

Celestron 60 Specs

Optical Tube Assembly
Optical DesignRefractor
Aperture60 mm / 2.4"
Focal Length700 mm
Focal Ratiof/11.7
FocuserRack-and-Pinion
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter1.25"
Diagonal90° Erecting
FinderscopeYes
Mount
TypeManual; Alt-Azimuth
Tripod
TypeAdjustable, 2-Section
Tripod Height Adjustment Range27.0 to 47.0" / 69.0 to 119.0 cm
Material of TripodAluminum
General
BatteriesNone
GPSNo
Wi-FiNo
Weight7 lb / 3.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)33.5 x 10.5 x 8"

Celestron 60 Reviews

Promising but disappointing

By Ebrahim
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2018-12-24

I was very excited to try this telescope and everything was soo good until I tried looking into it. Packaging was good. Instructions were clear and easy to follow with pictures and diagrams. And setting up was done under ten minutes or less. Now when I look through the telescope everything is blurry. I tried focussing but to no avail. I noticed some very sticky residue on the bottom the telescope when the focus knob is turned (ie the extending piece) and I dont know if that was deliberate lubrication or something but it feels very weird and leaves my hand sticky until I wash it off with soap. As for the problem which is the focus, I tried process elimination and used the telescope in day light. The finderscope was good. The telescope was blurry. So I then looked through each piece to see if there was any dirt or material that could contribute to that. The diagnol worked well and showed clear . I then tried the 4 mm lens by itself and then the 20mm and got the same results; both could see through without the blur . I then tried the barlow and that too had no blur. I then looked through the telescope itself with no diagnol or lens and there was the blur. So I surmised it is the lens in the telescope. It seems like a focussing problem but I dont know how to fix it. This is a refractor unit and I dont see instructions in the book for adjusting the lens focus, except with the control knob at the bottom (which has the sticky residue and which still doesnt focus). So this scored well on almost every level except the principal functionality. It may be that I got a dud but until I figure out how to fix I am going to rate it as 3/5.

I would recomend this telescope

By Dave Prodigo
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2012-01-09

I use the telescope mainly for astronomy I think the celestron works great for the money I paid for it. I got two days after I ordered it VERY FAST SERVICE KUDOS TO B&H

Great starter telescope

By Gina
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-09-13

This is a great starter telescope at a great price. The shipping is unbelievably fast, great company to buy from!!!

I love it

By ernestgault
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-12-11

Plenty of power at a great price....super fast shipping and communication. Overall a great experience

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