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Model: pl_pllcg60Part Number: PLLCG60
Premium quality 60mm compact finder / guide scope from Primaluce Lab.
Our 60mm CompactGuide scope is simultaneously both a finder and a guide scope! It offers, at a great price, with an achromatic lens 60mm diameter and 240mm focal length (f/4), PLUS 80mm support rings (each with 3 screws with nylon tip) and a non-rotary helical focuser with connection for 1.25" / 31.8mm accessories and fast focus adjustment to allow you to reach the focus point both with eyepieces (for use as a finder) and with guide cameras (for use as a small guide scope).
Designed for use with many guide cameras (which can be inserted in the 31.8mm focuser connection or screwed on the T2 thread of the focuser), it can be used as a great optical finder adding a 31,8mm diameter eyepiece! The 60mm CompactGuide scope has a precision helical focuser that keeps the orientation of the connected camera. In fact, by acting on the focus mechanism, the camera does not rotate and this feature is essential for proper use with autoguiding software. The precision helical focuser has a 10mm travel while the fast focus device (constituted by a sliding tube with lock screw) has a 23mm travel.
This guide scope has a diameter of 60mm and a focal length of 240mm (f/4) and it allows, with many cameras, to easily find guide stars. All in a lightweight and compact body that, thanks to PLUS guide rings, can be directly connected to any PLYS system or EAGLE unit using 2 screws for every ring, thus preventing flexures.
I bought my Primaluce 60mm compact some time ago, offered as an open-box customer return: I couldnít be happier with it!As always, the delivery from FLO could not be faulted. I replaced my previous 70mm Orion guide scope with this one, and it took very little time to bring it to focus; the non-rotating focused is so much better than the previous set up, and enables me to get as fine a focus as I choose, without my guide camera being twisted out of position. Itís easier to find a guide star with this than it was with the 70mm.
It was a toss up between this and the SW Evoguide 50. I went for the Primaluce mainly because it would match my WO GT81. The supplied scope is actually better looking than the photo, with a red ring at the base of the dew shield. The supplied scope , I assume is a newer model, it didn't have the course focusing tube but was supplied with an 25mm extension if needed. My main gripe with this is the fine focuser, it is almost impossible to use without turning the camera(in) or unscrewing the whole unit (out) Which means you end up with about 90 degrees of free movement. This is no criticism of FLO, but Primaluce need to sort their act out. I contacted Primaluce for advice, but have had no reply.That said, it's a good looking scope and it's doing the job, just let down by a poor focuser.
its a nice guidescope, but the micro movements (1:30 on the video) is almost impossible, maybe I got a dud.. you really have to pull it out with force to set it where you want, mine is NOT like the video where the man pulls it out with his fingers with ease, its as if mine has back pressure holding it, very stiff. Not the best quality with that regard. It would be nice for some documentation in the box, alas nothing. I guide it with an ASI 290mm mini, works fine with PHD2. You will need some dovetail bar to attach it, or make your own.
Only good for guide cams if you put a diagonal on this it won't foucus you can use it with an eyepiece but a diagonal pushes the eyepiece to far out to work
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