DayStar Solar Scout SS60-DS 60mm H-alpha Solar Telescope
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DayStar Solar Scout SS60-DS 60mm H-alpha Solar Telescope

£695.00
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Daystar Solar Scout SS60-ds​:

"We selected a small sunspot group to view and were able to locate it once the tuning knob had adjusted the wavelength.

When tuning, it took 5–10 minutes for the telescope’s LED to turn back to green to show it was again on band.

There were some small prominences to view and, with the addition of a 2x Barlow lens, we could see some lovely structural detail in them given the aperture and the low winter sun.

Daystar has always had good contrast in their solar products and we were pleased to find that the SS60-ds maintains this, helping to make objects on the surface stand out more.

Even though the SS60-ds is a budget solar scope, it is more than capable of producing some nice images for the aperture."  Gary Palmer writing for BBC Sky @ Night Magazine

About this product

Model:  daystar_ss60-ds
Part Number:  SS60DS

DayStar Solar Scout SS60-DS - narrow, 'doublestack' bandpass 60mm dedicated H-alpha telescopes

The engineers at Daystar offer this premium quality 60mm H-alpha solar telescope with 'double-stack' performance at a remarkably low price!

Highlights

  • Quality Achromat Doublet 60mm refractor
  • Helical Front-end Focus with fine precision can focus for visual and imaging.
  • 'Doublestack' performance at no extra cost
  • Top quality Quark* performance
  • Micro-USB power cable and US wall charger
  • 'Solar Bullet' finder
  • Vixen / Photo style mounting foot
  • Weighs only ~1.35kg

Features

  • 930mm Effective Focal Length
  • Best Priced 40-60mm H-alpha Telescope
  • 'Doublestack' performance at no extra cost
  • Robust and precision accuracy: Helical Front-Focus can't slip and does not turn the eyepiece.
  • Solar Bullet finder projects safely onto white screen.
  • 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

* Quark component is not interchangeable on SS60ds. Original SS60 telescopes can interchange Quark optical components, but for cost reduction needs, the SS60ds has an all-in-one conjoined construction.

Note: Use of 2" eyepieces or components, and Camera T-adapters require additional, optional accessories. 

What's in the box

OTA Includes:

  • 60mm H-alpha Telescope
  • Bullet Finder
  • Vixen Style Mounting Foot

Bundle Includes:

  • 60mm H-alpha Telescope
  • Bullet Finder
  • Vixen Style Mounting Foot
  • Micro USB Power Supply & Cable
  • International Wall Power Adapter
  • Fully Multi-coated 25mm Plössl Eyepiece
  • 1.25" Mirror Diagonal
  • 10,000 mAh Daystar Rechargeable Battery Pack with Mounting Strap

Customer reviews

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I love this ‘scope!
Sunday, 17 May 2020  | 

I’ve only had this ‘scope for a few weeks now, but despite the limited number of sunny days I’ve managed to enjoy a handful of imaging sessions. For a solar imaging beginner like me there’s a steep learning curve to work through, but the capabilities of this instrument are impressive. Once I‘d spent some time figuring out the optimal settings to use for my particular camera on my image capture software (SharpCap) I can easily view both prominence and surface details, though not simultaneously. Post processing of images using photo editing software has resulted in some very pleasing results. I spent a long time trying to decide whether or not to buy one of these, my only regret is that I didn’t buy one sooner! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this to anyone looking to get into the absorbing world of solar imaging. I’d post a sample image here if I could.


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Budget friendly solar scope
Monday, 23 December 2019  | 

This scope is awesome, gives great views for a reasonable price.
The tuning lag of the ethalon isn't that bad, you can still enjoy the view while the filter is getting in tune.
I have the Chromosfere version, but the prominences are also clearly visible.
The solar "bullit" finder is to smal, i replaced it with a larger one, other than that, great instrument, good fit for my AZGTI mount.

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