Daystar’s new 60mm Entry Level “DS” H alpha solar telescopes have proven to be very popular. So popular that amateur astronomers are having to react quickly to get their hands on one.
Based on the fact they are individually hand-made, the recently released solar scopes are made in batches. Batch one sold in less than 12 hours, Batch two sold out through pre-orders, and now Batch three is scheduled to be available on October 18 with pre-orders being taken now.
These hi-performing narrow, ‘doublestack’ bandpass solar telescopes are priced at $695US, making them an extreme value as a way to get into solar observing. Anyone interested in getting one for this year should check out availability now.
The base SS60-ds scope package offers:
– Achromat Doublet 60mm refractor
– Helical Front-end Focus with fine precision can focus for visual and imaging
– Micro-USB power cable and US wall charger
– ‘Solar Bullet’ finder
– Vixen /Photo style mounting foot
– 30mm Effective Focal Length
– 16mm eyepiece aperture.
– Adaptable for 2″ or Camera mount/views
– Always on-band with USB power, 5v 1.5amp
– 110-240VAC wall adapter (Optional 24mAh battery available)
– Tuning knob allows wing shifting +/- 0.5Å
– LED indicator for power, warming, ready, fault
– 3-year warranty