The 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.
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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