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Solar 60 Telescope with Optional Accessories


  • 39900

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Description


The Solar 60TM computerized telescope with solar filter & electronic eyepiece. Tracking daily Sun Spots at home or the classroom. Ideal for travelling to see transit and solar eclipses!

The SmartStar® Solar 60TM GOTO telescope comes with iOptron proprietary Alt-Azimuth Mount, a.k.a. The CubeTM. This compact mount design is one of the most functional and flexible units on the market. Sky & Telescope Magazine named it “Hot Product 2008”. Both axis motors are built into a small single unit with optical encoders that provide accurate GOTO and tracking. The mount is universally compatible with all telescopes using a dovetail connector plate.

With a durable solar filter, this system allows you to see the solar photosphere with outstanding detail. Watch sunspots change from day to day. Follow these magnetic giants as they rotate across the disk of the sun, it’s truly an amazing view! The thread-on solar filter assures eye safety during the observation, yet easy to remove for terrestrial and nighttime viewing. It also serves as a lens cap.

With iOptron's Solar 60TM computerized telescope system, now your family or classroom can see sun spots right on a computer screen. The computerized telescope locates and auto-tracks to keep the sun (or moon, planets, and other celestial objects) in view. This is the ideal system to capture video or still photos of the sun spots and their movements. Set it up at home or school and everyone can see the daily changes in the sun spots. The Solar 60TM telescope comes complete with the iE1300 electronic eyepiece and a threaded on solar filter to switch to nighttime viewing. Also included is a matching orange backpack for easy storage and travel.

iOptron Solar 60

 

 Video of Transit of Venus taken with iOptron's Solar 60

Features

  • 60mm f/6 multi-coated refractor telescope
  • Thread-on high durability white light solar filter
  • Computerized GOTO alt-azimuth mount– The CubeTM
  • Dual-axis servomotor with optical encoder for precise GOTO and tracking
  • GoToNova® 8405 hand controller. Large LCD screen with backlit LED for easy to read
  • Drive motor with 5-speed control for precise slewing
  • 14,000 object database with 256 user-defined objects
  • Optional 1.3 megapixel electronic eyepiece to bring the video/images on your computer screen
  • Sturdy aluminum tripod
  • Matching carrying backpack
  • One year limited warranty

Package Includes:

  • (1) SmartStar® CubeTM –E mount OR
  • (1) SmartStar® CubeTM -G mount with GPS
  • (1) 60mm refractor Telescope with solar filter (detachable)
  • (1) GoToNova® 8405 hand controller
  • (1) Controller cable
  • (1) Optional 1.3M electronic eyepiece
  • (1) USB cable
  • (1) 90º star diagonal
  • (1) Eyepiece (25mm)
  • (1) Tripod
  • (1) Soft backpack

Specifications

Optical Design Achromatic Refractor
Optical Tube Materials Aluminum
Clear Aperture 60 mm
Focal Length 360mm
Focal Ratio f/6
Resolution Power 1.93 arc sec
Limited Magnitude 10.7
Highest Useful Magnification 120
Focuser 1.25” rack-and-pinion
Eyepiece Adapter 1.25"
Eyepiece 25mm (14.4X)
Diagonal 90º star diagonal
Solar Filter High durability solar filter
Imaging Device 1.3 Megapixel CMOS
Operation System Windows



Mount AltAzimuth Mount
Body Materials Die-cast aluminum
GOTO System GoToNova®
Tracking Controller Automatic
Tracking Rate Celestial, solar, lunar
Motor Dual-Axis DC servo motor with encoders
Slew Speed 2×,8×,16x, 64×,256× and MAX(~4º/sec)
Hand Controller GoToNova® 8405
LCD Display 4 line, 21 character with LED backlit
Processor 32bit ARM
Object in Database ~14,000
Level Indicator Yes
Dovetail Saddle Integrated VIXEN saddle
Battery AA x 8 (Not Included)
AC/DC Adapter Optional
Power Consumption 0.2A (Tracking),0.6A (Slew)
Power Requirement DC 12V±2V, >1.2A
Tripod Aluminum
Weight w/ Tripod 10 lbs
Package Size 29" X 7.5" X 9.5"
Warranty One Year Limited Warranty

 

Instruction Manual
Solar 60 GOTO Telescope Quick Start Guide
Solar 60 GOTO Telescope Instruction Manual
8405 Hand Controller SAO Bright Star List
iE1300 Electronic Eyepiece Manual


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