Super convenient fully adjustable finder / guide scope with helical focuser 1.25-inch visual back and long Vixen style foot finderscope mounting
Need a budget auto-guiding scope you can also use visually and that will keep the payload of your astro-photography set up to a minimum ?
This solid build Guide / finder Scope with its large 60mm lens and smooth helical focuser is extremely versatile. A practical benefit of this is that prior to guiding, you can insert an eyepiece into the guide scope and easily align the guide scope with your main imaging telescope. Then remove the eyepiece and attach your autoguider camera.
It's larger 60mm aperture lets you see more stars in the guide scope field-of-view, providing a wider selection of guide star choices over over 50mm models. What's more, the larger lens means the field of potential guide stars will be nice and bright for easy guide star selection. It is designed for use with small-chip autoguider devices such as the the ProStar auto-guider series and a host of other brands.
The ProStar 60mm multi-Use guide scope features a built-in helical focuser that allows precise focus adjustments with zero flexure and rigid performance. Obtaining a clear, sharply focused view of potential guide stars is quick and easy with this sturdy scope. The fixed-orientation focuser mechanism will not rotate inserted auto-guider cameras or eyepieces when focus adjustments are made. The helical focuser simply moves the attached device inwards or outwards while maintaining its orientation. This convenient feature means your field of potential guide stars will not rotate as focus is adjusted, further increasing ease of use.
A compression ring fitting keeps any inserted autoguider cameras or eyepieces free of pesky scratches. The ProStar 60mm Multi-Use Guide Scope also features male T-threads on the focuser collar for secure threaded attachment of guide cameras equipped with female T-threads.
This complete guide scope comes with two heavy-duty guide scope rings and 8.8 cm long by 3cm wide dovetail mounting bar, which is compatible with all Vixen / Sky-Watcher type dovetail finder scope bases for easy attachment. The dovetail bar features five threaded through-sockets for versatile attachment options. The included guide scope rings feature six nylon-tipped thumbscrews for precise aiming.
For those nights when you don't plan to capture astrophoto exposures, this versatile guide scope can double as a straight-through finder scope with an optional 1.25" eyepiece installed. For example, inserting a 25mm eyepiece creates a 9.6 x 60 finder scope, or you can insert one of our ProStar illuminated reticle crosshair eyepieces for use as a crosshair finder for easy aiming.
- 60mm achromat primary optics guide scope
- 240mm f/4 focal length
- Crown/Flint fully multi-coated objective
- Long draw tube with graduation marking and locking screw
- Fine Helical focuser with knurled thumb grips and micrometer graduations
-Non rotating visual back (so camera or reticle cross hairs stay stationary while focusing)
-Two metal black anodised mounting tube rings
- 6 point adjustable with large delrin thumb screws
- 1.25 inch compression ring visual back with male (M42) T-thread and 2 thumb screw eyepiece / camera clamping
- Dust caps for both ends
- Light-Weight total 900gms (guide scope only)