Normally Ģ10.49 this great two piece set is yours FREE and gives you the information you need to explore the night sky with a telescope. The set includes the classic Philip's Planisphere so you can find your way around the night sky with ease. (more info)
|Telos 60mm astronomy scope starter kit|
£59.99 including UK P&P
The Optical Vision Telos 60 is a great way for explorers of any age to enter the fascinating hobby of astronomy! This handsome modern telescope comes as a complete kit with everything you need for just £59.99 inc UK p&p (list price over Ģ85!).
The Telos 60 is a well constructed classic 60mm achromatic refractor with top quality two element(crown and flint glass) optics and features a well made easy-to-use cast aluminium altazimuth mounting with slow-motion altitude control knob.
Optical finder and classic AZ mount:
The Telos 60 is a classic scope that benefits from a modern makeover and features a standard optical finder scope and AZ fork mount on its adjustable aluminium field tripod. The AZ mount is easy to use and has smooth control movements that features a conveniently positioned control knob for easy target finding and tracking on.
The complete package is handsomely boxed.
It's the supremely easy set-up and use of the Telos that makes it so ideal for explorers young and young at heart, the Telos 60 is the perfect instrument to discover the wonders of the remote wilderness of the night sky from your own back-garden.
Super easy set-up with the Telos 60 - just four quick steps and you're ready to explore!
The instrument can be set up ready to use in just four easy steps - in under 2 minutes with just four simple steps the user can be observing!
Features and content of the kit:
60mm two-element air-spaced achromatic primary lens astronomy telescope
2 quality eyepieces: 10mm & 20mm (high to low power)
1. 2x Barlow lens (increases the magnification of all eyepieces by a factor of 2x ie 10mm eyepiece = 70x plus Barlow = 140x)
90 degree diagonal star-mirror for convenient viewing without neck-strain.
Easy set-up AZ mount with full height aluminium tripod.
Optical finder for daytime or night-time use.
Supplied with easy to understand fully illustrated instruction manual with additional Philip's Star Finder and Northern Constellations astronomy guide book.
So whatīs so great about the Optical Vision Telos 60?
If you are looking for an an easy to set-up and use telescope to explore the night sky and observe first-hand the amazing range of astronomical targets that are displayed above your back-garden - look no further. The Telos is a serious stater scope for all ages! It is an ideal family use telescope and has powerful features that make it perfect to enjoy the widest possible observing usage.For astronomy viewing The telescope is equipped with a useful optical finder that makes finding targets easy and the finder can be used in daylight for spotting wildlife, birds, people, ships etc! The fully manual adjustable head and tripod ensures that targets (terrestrial or astro) can be tracked without taking your eye from the eyepiece.
The Telos 60 comes complete with a 3-piece optics and eyepiece set including two eyepieces that combined with the included 2x Barlow lens deliver x35 x70 and x140 magnification. The 2x Barlow lens is a very useful accessory that increases by a factor of two the magnification of any eyepiece used with it.
Complimenting the eyepiece set, a precise rack and pinion focusing system (the standard on good astronomy telescopes for decades!)snaps the image into pinpoint focus accurately and quickly.
Magnifications (with optics supplied): x35 x70 and x140.
Objective Lens Diameter: 60mm Telescope Focal Length: 700mm (f/11) Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 20mm
x2 Barlow Lens, 5x24 Finderscope 1.25"/31.7mm Star Diagonal Fully Coated Optics Alt-Azimuth Mount Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray Tube material: Aluminium
What can you expect to see in your back-garden sky?
This telescope will show you some of the most amazing sights in the solar system right from your back garden! If you havenīt seen the surface of the Moon in a quality telescope then get ready for some incredible views. The Moon is an awesome spectacle any month of the year - its desolate and ancient surface showing thousands of impact craters and some of the most spectacular mountain ranges in the solar system! (and this from YOUR back-garden - and for under sixty quid! Ryan Air and Easy Jet, eat your hearts out!) The phases of the planet Venus, going rapidly from almost a full disc to a thin crescent can easily be seen and tracked over the weeks of its seasonal apparitions.
Under favorable conditions the planet Mars will show surface detail and at the right time of year the white frost of its polar cap. The giant planet Jupiter, just a bright star to the unaided eye, will, at around just 60x magnification, show the observer a larger image of Jupiterīs globe in the eyepiece than the full Moon appears to the unaided eye! Jupiter's four major moons can be tracked through the evening and can be seen transiting the disk or being eclipsed.
The famous rings that encompass the giant planet Saturn can be seen (and are truly unforgettable) as can Saturnīs enigmatic attendant moon, Titan. The brighter nebulae and galaxies millions of light-years distant can be seen with the Telos 60 with beautiful asterisms (groups of stars) like the Pleiades and globular clusters (swarms of stars in a clump) like the famous M13 can be easily viewed on any dark night when these targets are above the horizon.
A handsome modern starter scope for explorers of any age!