The AC 60/900 optics:
The classic Fraunhofer refractor with its fully coated objective offers a clear and high-contrast image. The relatively long focal length ensures that the colour error typical of lenses (chromatic aberration) is hardly noticeable. Therefore, this telescope is very well suited for observing bright objects such as our Earth's moon and the planets Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. This is where this refractor really shines. With a reversing lens, it is also very suitable for nature observation.
Of course, bright objects that are outside our solar system can be observed too, for example the Orion Nebula or the Hercules Cluster.
The relatively low weight, deep eyepiece view and intuitive operation make this an excellent first telescope for children and young people!
The EQ-1Mount: This parallactic mount provides the possibility of aligning the optics to the Pole Star. The correct polar elevation can be set for any observing site or geographical latitude. Slow motions on the Right Ascension and Declination axes allow objects to be precisely adjusted in the field of view and followed, with a counterweight provided for precise counterbalancing of the optics.
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We provide extra help:
- We are a leading telescope dealer and know these instruments like the back of our hands.
- We are always very happy to offer our assistance after your purchase, should you encounter any problems with your telescope’s setup or operation.
- Our ‘Telescope Basics’ booklet - an 80-page beginner's guide for our telescopes – is provided free of charge with every telescope we sell.