What can I see with a 60mm refractor telescope?
Mercury, Venus, Mars, Ceres, Jupiter, the Galilean Moons of Jupiter, Saturn and its rings, Titan and four other moons of Saturn (possibly as many as seven moons total under perfect conditions!), Uranus, Neptune. Jupiter and Saturn are two of the finest showpieces in the sky for the 60mm scope.
Which is better 60mm or 70mm telescope?
However, a 70 mm refractor (which collects 36% more light than a 60mm telescope) is considered by many amateur astronomers to be the minimum size for a good quality beginner refractor telescope. It is acceptable for observing bright objects like lunar details, planets, star clusters, and bright double stars.
What is a good aperture for a refractor telescope?
The main specifications for a really useful first telescope should be: a minimum aperture of at least 90mm for a refractor or 130mm for a reflector and 1,000mm focal length for each. This combination will provide enough light grasp and permit a high enough magnification to see detail on the brighter planets.
What is a good size refractor telescope?
In general, a top-quality 4-inch refractor shows deep-sky objects about as well as a 5-inch reflector or catadioptric, and might even do a bit better on the planets. Most telescopes with apertures of 80 mm or less are refractors.
What makes a 60mm refractor a good telescope?
Very good telescope, with no detectable Chromatic Abrasion. The baffling in this telescope is the best of any telescope I have ever seen, Richard did a top job of ray tracing. A good to very good 60mm is capable of viewing a lot more objects and revealing more detail than folks think.
What’s the focal length of a 60mm refractor?
This 60mm refractor has a focal length of 530mm and is paired with the Takahashi 1.7x extender for an even longer effective focal length of 901mm or approximately f/15. This exceptionally long focal length refines image quality for clear, color-free views of the planets, Moon and allows you to image at high magnification deep sky objects.
Is the foa-60q apochromatic refractor a full frame telescope?
The Takahashi FOA-60Q apochromatic refractor is a ultra compact and very portable despite its long focal length, which is a rarity. Though designed for a premium visual experience, the large 44mm image circle means this 60mm telescope can support full frame imaging as well.
What kind of telescope is the Takahashi foa-60q?
The Takahashi FOA-60Q is a compact 60mm fluorite optical tube featuring a fine tuned doublet design that minimizes spherical aberration while maintaining a long focal length. Paired with the included 1.7x extender this telescope has a focal ratio of f/15 and is a premium visual and imaging refractor.