Astro-Tech AT60ED 60mm f/6 FPL-53ED and Lanthanum Doublet Photo Scope

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Product Description

This scope was used for the website photos and is priced accordingly.
The Astro-Tech AT60ED might be just the compact high-quality grab-and-go or travel scope you have been searching for.  The optical tube measures 9.5" long with the dewshield retracted and 12.25" with it fully extended.  The scope weighs in at a light 3.25 pounds all together.  The dual speed 10:1 2" rack and pinion compression ring focuser is a dream to use and is buttery-smooth, making this an excellent choice for wide field astro-photography as well as visual work.  
The Astro-Tech AT60ED comes standard with a 2" to 1.25" eyepiece adapter that has a non-marring compression ring.  The AT60ED has a supplied ring/clamshell with the ability to attach to any mount, or dovetail, with a 1/4" 20 thread adapter or the ability to use a 1/4" 20 thread screw.  The ring/clamshell is hinged so you can remove it with ease and adapt it to your current rig as a guidescope or photographic instrument with the proper photo tripod and camera adapter.  The telescope achieves what all of our Astro-Tech products set out to do . . . outperform their price point.
Not only is the scope well built and great to look at, it is wonderful to look through.  The 60mm f/6 FPL-53 and Lanthanum air-spaced doublet really shines.  We could not detect a hint of spurious color (chromatic aberration) in our evenings testing the AT60ED.  Stars are diamonds on a black velvet backdrop and every object we observed was tack sharp.  The AT60ED isn't just a great visual scope.  It is a fantastic astro-imaging platform as well.
With the optional field flattener, the AT60ED has a 41mm image circle.  This will provide great images with your full frame DSLR and CCD cameras. 

Tech Details

Aperture 60mm
Focal Length 360mm
Focal Ratio f/6
Heaviest Single Component 3.25 pounds
Weight 3.25 pounds
Telescope Type Refractor
Warranty 1 year


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