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Celestron 21041 PowerSeeker 60AZ Telescope

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It is somewhat unfortunate that the tabsface the focuser. If they faced the other direction I would probably attempt pushing the baffle toward the focuser. It could actually be moved toa more useful position that way, and paired with a much wider opening baffle on the other end nearer the objective. Thanks for all the comments and keep posting pictures of them small refractors. Would love to see a picture of Buttercup. At least future star testingwill be easier now that I have added rings to the OTA and don't have to rely on the unbalanced, shaky EQ1 mounting system. After the holidays I will see if I can get Celestron to send me a replacement objective.

Celestron PowerSeeker 60mm f/15 EQ Refractor Telescope Celestron PowerSeeker 60mm f/15 EQ Refractor Telescope

I then rotated the two lenses 120 degrees togetherin their cell (while leaving the cell at same orientation as before.) The goal was to turn the"prism" to counter that of atmospheric dispersion in alt az orientation--rather than having it act partially additive as it had been doing. This indeed rotated the orientation, so the problem is inherent to the objective and specifically the rotation of the flint. A good to very good 60mm is capable of viewing a lot more objects and revealing more detail than folks think. You just have to spend more time at the eyepiece to reveal all the detail, compared to a bigger aperture, which is more in your face. Obviously you aren't going to see something that is theoretically impossible given the aperture. On arrival, it was very easy to assemble and to align the finderscope. Attaching my own current dovetail was easy and straightforward. I found the telescope very easy to use.this scope was given to my someone who got it as a gift recently and didn’t want it. Like you I’m curious on how a modern 60mm f/15 compares to the scopes of vintage past

good is a 60mm refractor anyway? - Cloudy Nights So, what good is a 60mm refractor anyway? - Cloudy Nights

Something in the 20mm range for wider-field viewing - looks like the Televue Panoptic gets pretty good marks in this range, but very open to recommendations I guess if one knew the thread pitch and diameterand happened to have a die large enough to cut the threads, a custom transition piece could be made. Another option might be to cut the end off the plastic one and make a transition piece out of it in some way.I have been using a 1.25" Tak prism for planetary. While I typically use the 3-6 Nagler zoom for the shorter ratio refractors on planets, I have used my 7T1 with the 80 f/11.3 and a 9T6 with the f/15 Mak because that is wherethe latter scopes have topped out so far on planets. Having said that, an argument can be made for having a pair of nice, image stabilized binoculars at hand. Getting both eyes involved always helps. Thx to this group, I now have an 18.2mm DeLite on the way - looking forward to the views! I also have a couple of Televue barlows (2x, 3x) sitting around from my brief forays into planetary imaging. Think I'm going to play around with these for a bit and see if that helps me firm up my thinking on the higher magnification eyepiece. Those Tak UWs sure look nice, but that price!

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