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ASTELE™ 60 (Astronomical Telescope / Spotting Scope)

ASTELE™ 60 with
optional tripod.

The ASTELE™ 60 is a versatile astronomical telescope, spotting scope and telephoto lens. Can be used for astronomy, target spotting, bird watching, nature studies etc.

The optical design of the ASTELE™ 60 is Maksutov Gregorian. This design does not require the use of lenses, mirrors or prisms to give a fully erect image. Thus, this instrument is more rugged, because there is no erecting system to come out of alignment. 
Another important feature is that this instrument uses a mirror to magnify the image not a lens.
Whether you are looking at a black-capped chickadee or the planet Saturn, the ASTELE™ 60 will provide you with razor-sharp images. The ASTELE™ 60 uses U.S. standard 1.25" O.D.-sized eyepieces (hundreds are available). It's so handy that you will want to take it with you everywhere.

The ASTELE™ 60 is available in two models:

  • The ASTELE™ 60 comes standard with a 25 mm Plössl eyepiece
  • The ASTELE™ 60 Zm comes standard with a zoom eyepiece

Finish: black or blue star map (shown).
Case: black nylon.
Lens shade is available separately

Optical Design Maksutov-Gregorian Maksutov-Gregorian
Optical Diameter: 60 mm (2.4") 60 mm (2.4")
Focal Length: 1168 mm (46") 1168 mm (46")
F-Ratio: f/19.5 f/19.5
Angular Field of View: 1.1º 1.1º
Linear Field of View: 50 feet @ 1000 yards 50–20 feet @ 1000 yards (40–120X)
Resolving Power (arc sec) 2.5 2.5
Optical Coatings Multi-coated Multi-coated
Limiting Visual Magnitude (approx) 11.0 11.0
Maximum Practical Visual Power
• with 25 mm eyepiece
• with 10 mm eyepiece
• with zoom eyepiece
120 X
47 X
117 X
120 X
47 X
117 X
Optical Tube Dimensions (diameter x length) 80 mm x 320 mm (3.2" x 12.6") 80 mm x 320 mm (3.2" x 12.6")
Eyepiece Holder: 1.25" (31.7 mm) 1.25" (31.7 mm)
Mounting Type ¼ x 20 ¼ x 20
Tripod (optional) Aluminum (A9010, A9011, A9013) Aluminum (A9010, A9011, A9013)
Total Telescope Net Weight: 1.1 kg (2.4 lb) 1.1 kg (2.4 lb)
Suggested Retail Price: $149.95 (black)
$151.95 (sky map)
$179.95 (black)
$181.95 (sky map)

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