Astronomics Astro Tech AT60ED

Astro Tech AT60EDThe 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 makes this an excellent choice for wide field astro-photography as well as visual work.

The Astro-Tech AT60ED is priced at $369US and 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.
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.  You can also add the optional camera angle adjuster to help you position your camera no matter where the scope ends up pointing in the sky.

Optional accessories include a camera-angle adjuster ($39.95US) and a thread-on field flattener that yields a 41-mm image circle ($99.95). Availability is anticipated this summer. For more information is available here.

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