Celestron PowerSeeker 60AZ Telescope 142x 60 mm
Celestron PowerSeeker telescopes are a great way to open up the wonders of the Universe to the aspiring astronomer. The PowerSeeker series is designed to give the first-time telescope user the perfect combination of quality, value, features and power.
Amateur astronomy is a great family hobby that can be enjoyed year round, and Celestron’s PowerSeekers are the ideal choice for an affordable and high quality telescope that will provide many hours of enjoyment for the entire family.
PowerSeekers are quick and easy to set up – even for the novice. No tools are required for assembly!
Their sturdy equatorial mounts are perfect for tracking objects in the night sky, and the collapsible alt-azimuth mounts are perfectly suited for terrestrial (land) viewing as well as astronomical use. All of Celestron’s PowerSeekers include a full range of eyepieces plus a 3x Barlow lens that provides an increase in viewing power hundreds of times greater than that of the unaided eye! PowerSeekers are designed and manufactured using all fully coated glass optical components with high transmission coatings for enhanced image brightness and clarity.
- Quick and easy no-tool setup
- Slow motion controls for smooth tracking
- Erect image optics - Ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use
- Fully coated glass optical components with high transmission coatings for enhanced image brightness and clarity
- 3x Barlow lens triples the magnifying power of each eyepiece
- Accessory tray for convenient storage of accessories
- “TheSkyX – First Light Edition” astronomy software with a 10,000 object database, printable sky maps and 75 enhanced images
|Aperture (mm)||60 mm (2.36 in)|
|Focal Length||700 mm (28 in)|
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 (mm)||20 mm (0.79 in)|
|Magnification of Eyepiece 1|
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 (mm)||4 mm (0.16 in)|
|Magnification of Eyepiece 2|
|Star Diagonal||1.25" Erect Image Diagonal|
|Accessory Tray||No-Tool Tray with Eyepiece holder|
|Highest Useful Magnification|
|Lowest Useful Magnification|
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude|
|Resolution (Rayleigh)||2.32 arc seconds|
|Resolution (Dawes)||1.93 arc seconds|
|Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)|
|Apparent Field of View|
|Linear Field of View (@1000 yds)||61 ft (19 m)|
|Optical Tube Length||28 in (711 mm)|
|Total Telescope Kit Weight||7 lbs (3.18 kg)|
You're not going to do much deep-space exploration with this item, but you can have a bunch of fun with it. You'll see the moon in great detail, and Saturn and its rings (very small). But terrestrial viewing is where you'll really be amazed. Things invisible to the naked eye become clearly viewable. The image is reasonably clear, if somewhat small - quite useful. I've even gotten some decent photos just holding a camera up to the eyepiece. Forget all the higher-powered attachments and lenses - none of them are really usable. But just the basic low-power eyepiece gives you about 35X magnification which is good enough for most uses. Tripod isn't the biggest, but its movements are smooth, and if you put the unit up on a table it covers most everything. Finderscope isn't the greatest, but still somewhat helpful. All in all, a decent value for the price.