Astronomics has announced the AT60ED, a 60-mm f/6 ED doublet with FPL-53 glass priced at $329US. The small refractor measures about 9.5 inches, when the dew shield and focuser are fully retracted, and weighs just 3.25 pounds. It features a two-speed, 2-inch rack-and-pinion focuser with a 10:1 fine focus and a combination tube ring/clam shell that is hinged for easy removal.
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, visit www.astronomics.com.