This is our smallest apochromatic refractor. At the heart of this little telescope is a super sharp 60 mm f-5.5 apochromatic objective using Ohara FPL-53 optical glass. It can be used visually as an ultra-portable daytime and nighttime telescope with its highly corrected, color free performance. Drop it in your suitcase and take it everywhere you go! Just attach it to a camera tripod, add your diagonal and eyepieces and you are up and running!
The telescope will work in taking extremely wide field images of the night sky using the dedicated photographic field flattener. For daytime photography, use the telescope, the flattener and a t-ring to create a super sharp 330 mm f-5.5 telephoto.
Mounting this telescope atop your larger refractor will mean you have the most impressive photographic guide scope/finderscope. But since it is a telescope in its own right it will reveal amazing high contrast, wide field views of the night sky.
The SV60APO has a lightweight aluminum tube and dew shield. It weighs only 3 pounds. It comes with a 2” rack and pinion focuser with a 1.25” compression ring adapter. The focuser is fully rotating with a collet that is similar in design to our renown 2.5” focuser rotator. The tube is machined in two parts. Remove the threaded extension to make it a short, lightweight visual telescope that will fit easily in any suitcase. Add the extension tube and our optional field flattener to convert this telescope into a sharp 330 f-5.5 wide field astrograph. Hinged clamshell with removable Vixen type mounting base and finderscope dovetail finder shoe is included. The included foam lined soft case holds the telescope as well as your diagonal and several eyepieces. Just add a camera tripod and you are ready to go!
We are on schedule for delivery of these new instruments and we estimate they will start shipping to customers by mid September.