Orion 60mm Multi-Use Guide Scope with Helical Focuser
Item #13008
4.3 / 5.0
$179.99
The Multi-Use Guide Scope has a large, 60mm aperture lens for better light-gathering than 50mm and smaller models. Features a built-in helical focuser for precise focusing of potential guide stars.
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    • Versatile 60mm aperture Guide Scope with a built-in helical focuser for precise focusing of potential guide stars
    • Designed for use with the Orion StarShoot AutoGuider and StarShoot AutoGuider Pro (both sold separately)
    • Helical focuser collar will not rotate attached autoguider devices during focus adjustments
    • Can also be used as a deluxe straight-through finder scope with optional 1.25" eyepieces installed (eyepieces sold separately)
    • Weighs just 2 lbs., 0.1 oz.

    This solidly built 60 mm Guide Scope will help guide you to capturing higher quality astrophotos. With its large 60 mm lens and smooth helical focuser, the versatile Orion 60 mm Multi-Use Guide Scope with Helical Focuser is an ideal addition to any astrophotographer's collection of gear. What's more, you can use this handy scope as a deluxe, straight-through 60 mm finder by inserting an optional 1.25" eyepiece. (Autoguider cameras and eyepieces sold separately.) 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.

    The Multi-Use Guide Scope has a large, 60 mm aperture lens for better light-gathering than 50 mm and smaller models. The larger aperture lets you see more stars in the guide scope field-of-view, providing a wider selection of guide star choices. What's more, the larger lens means the field of potential guide stars will be nice and bright for easy guide star selection. This Guide Scope is designed for use with small-chip autoguider devices such as the Orion StarShoot AutoGuider and Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono Camera (AutoGuiders and telescopes sold separately).

    As its name suggests, the Orion 60 mm Multi-Use Guide Scope with Helical Focuser features a built-in helical focuser that allows precise focus adjustments with zero flexure for 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 autoguider 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.

    The f/4, 240 mm focal length Orion 60 mm Multi-Use Guide Scope features a machined, knurled ring to make fine focus adjustments nice and easy, while a thumbscrew lets you lock-down the focuser in-place once adjustments are complete. The focuser boasts 10 mm of precise helical focus travel, plus a telescoping drawtube housing provides up to 35 mm of additional back-travel if needed for your particular autoguider device. No extension tubes necessary! A compression ring fitting keeps any inserted autoguider cameras or eyepieces free of pesky scratches. The Orion 60 mm Multi-Use Guide Scope with Helical Focuser 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 a 3.5" long (8.9 cm), 1.18" (3 cm) wide dovetail mounting bar, which is compatible with all Orion 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 25 mm eyepiece creates a 9.6x60 finder scope, or you can insert one of our Orion 20mm Illuminated Centering Eyepieces for use as a 12x60 finder with illuminated crosshairs for easy aiming. (Eyepieces sold separately).  

    Weighs 2 lbs., 0.1 oz.

    Warranty

    Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-447-1001.

    Warning

    Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

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  • Specs
    • Best for imaging:
      Deep sky
    • User level:
      Intermediate
    • Optical design:
      Refractor
    • Optical diameter:
      60mm
    • Focal length:
      240mm
    • Focal ratio:
      f/4.0
    • Field of view - angular:
    • Coatings:
      Fully multi-coated
    • Glass material:
      Crown/Flint
    • Resolving power:
      2.30arc*sec
    • Lowest useful magnification:
      9x
    • Limiting stellar magnitude:
      11.5
    • Finder scope:
      None
    • Focuser:
      None
    • Mount type:
      Optical Tube without Mount
    • Astro-imaging capability:
      Lunar, planetary & long exposure
    • Tube material:
      Aluminum
    • Image orientation:
    • Viewing angle:
    • Reticle:
    • Illuminated:
      No
    • Adjustable focus:
      Yes
    • Length of optical tube:
      10.2 in.
    • Weight, optical tube:
      2.0 lbs.
    • Weight (oz.):
      32
    • Additional included accessories:
      Two guide scope rings, Vixen-style dovetail mounting bar w/ tapped holes, Objective lens cap, metal
    • Other features:
      Helical focuser and sliding extension tube, Compression ring eyepiece holder, Fine gradation scale on focuser and extension tube
    • Warranty:
      One year
  • In The Box

    Orion 60 mm Multi-Use Guide Scope with Helical Focuser
    Two guide scope rings
    Dovetail mounting bar
    Objective lens cap

  • Important Shipping Information

    Orders received by 1pm Eastern Standard Time for in-stock items ship the same business day. Order received after noon will ship the next business day. When an item is not in-stock we will ship it as soon as it becomes available. Typically in-stock items will ship first and backordered items will follow as soon as they are available. You have the option in check out to request that your order ship complete, if you'd prefer.

    A per-item shipping charge (in addition to the standard shipping and handling charge) applies to this product due to its size and weight. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

    Standard Delivery: $0.00
    3 Day Delivery: $15.00
    2 Day Delivery: $15.00
    Next Day Delivery: $25.00

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