An ultra compact high quality scope for spotting, birding, and astronomical use. About 12" long without the eyepiece, this 60mm dia Astele 60 is a Gregorian Maksutov optical design with a 1168mm focal length and MgF2 coated optics. The built in 45 degree diagonal delivers upright and correct images as well as a comfortable viewing angle for terrestrial use. It will take any standard 1-1/4" dia eyepiece. The focuser is a smooth operating rubber ring at the front of the scope, just like a camera lens. It has a black metal/rubber finish with blue starmap, attached cap and a standard camera tripod mount. Comes in a padded, zippered black nylon-canvas case with an adjustable shoulder strap. Includes 25mm Plossel eyepiece and dew/shade shield.
ASTELE Maksutov telescopes use quality mirrors with a superb aluminized mirror coating and top it with advanced, image-improving multi-coatings. Maksutov telescopes reflect superior, high-contrast images that avoids chromatic aberrations and color fringing. ASTELE uses high-grade metal alloys in all critical components. An internal, multi-coated prism provides a fully erect image. Because there are no detachable image erectors, the entire unit is extra-secure for use in the field. The gears, bearings, focusing mechanisms and optical tubes contain none of the plastics you will find in amateur "department store telescopes." ASTELE instruments are built like a tank!
Optical Diameter 60mm
Focal Length 1168m
Resolving Power (arc sec) 2.5
Limiting Visual Magnitude (approx) 11.0
Maximum Practical Visual Power - 120X
Optical Length Dimensions 80mm x 320mm
Mounting Type 1/4 x 20
Total Weight 2.4 lb
Tripod not included. Astele Lomo 60, case, dew shield, 25mm plossel and case for $85 shipped CONUS. This scope is in MINT condition. A Red dot finder "Mars Eye Finderscope" with 4 extra batteries can be included for an extra $15. PayPal prefered (no fees) and MO's and checks welcome.