The Starfield 60mm quadruplet f/5 Petzvel APO will take your wide field imaging game to new levels.
The development of the GÉAR60Q telescope placed a great emphasis on achieving very high standards in terms of its optical and mechanical quality. It features a built-in corrective element within the focusing tube, which is positioned at an optimized distance from the main objective. This design is specifically optimized for astrophotography, ensuring that the camera is automatically positioned at the correct distance for optimal sharpness across the entire field.
The telescope boasts 2-element lens with FPL53 as the APO element, resulting in exceptional color correction. Even bright stars are clearly visible without any color fringing. The 2-element corrector, built into the focus tube, ensures consistent sharpness across the entire field. Additionally, this apo is compatible with cameras featuring full-frame sensor with its 44mm image circle.
This 300mm Quad has the features that should be standard on all astrographs. A 2.5" focuser with a camera angel adjuster, also known as a manual rotator, also boasts a tilt adjustment plate. Integrated handle for accessories and a long dovetail plate round out the package.
Multicoated optics are standard and each Gear series telescope comes with a soft case with die cut foam. The case has been designed to accommodate the optional focusing motor, or a Pegasus Astro or ZWO focusing motor, and a spot for your imaging camera.
The Optional focusing motor can easily be disengaged to allow for manual focusing with a simple twist.
The Petzval design means that finding the perfect spacing is a thing of the past. Just focus your camera and take your images. The working distance is 41-61mm from the 48mm thread, and a 44mm image circle will illuminate a standard 36x24mm sensor.
The 2.5" Rack and Pinion focuser boasts an exceptional standard of performance. The drawtube is securely supported by ball bearings, ensuring a smooth and stable operation. Providing exceptional accuracy and allows for the use of heavy cameras and accessories.
The focuser also offers a variety of convenient and useful features, including:
- A camera angle adjuster or Rotator with allows for 360° rotation
- A precise tilter mechanism, which allows for adjustment to match the telescope to the camera for optimal performance.
- A 1:10 gear reduction for precise focusing
- The capability to connect a motor focus.
- An integrated filter holder for 2" filters which is placed in front of the camera.
Integrated handle for accessories and a long dovetail plate round out the package.