William Optics GuideStar 61
William Optics GuideStar 61William Optics GuideStar 61William Optics GuideStar 61
William Optics GuideStar 61William Optics GuideStar 61William Optics GuideStar 61

William Optics GuideStar 61

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About this product

Model:  wo_M-GS61-gd
Part Number:  M-GS61-GD

2019 GuideStar 61

Use as a portable high quality imaging scope or an ultra-high quality guidescope.

The new William Optics GuideStar 61 APO features the same high quality FPL53 ED doublet lens as the Zenithstar 61 so delivers sharp, high contrast images virtually free of false-colour. 

Other features include a new lightweight optical tube with draw-tube (push-pull) focuser for coarse focusing and a rotating lens assembly for fine focus. 

Two flatteners are available for the GuideStar 61: the existing Adjustable Flattener for the ZS61 and a new 0.8x Reducer/Flattener. 

CNC machined aluminium for a superior fit and finish. 

Supplied with a Vixen/Synta style finder dovetail rail (for a finder-scope) and a soft carry case. 

Ohara FPL-53 vs FPL-51 ED Glass

The dispersion properties of ED and SD glass elements are important in determining the overall colour correction. The abbe index is used to quantify the 'partial dispersion' of a particular glass. Pure Fluorite offers the highest partial dispersion at around 94.99 V, Ohara FPL-53 glass is very close to Fluorite at 94.93 V and is often referred to as Synthetic Fluorite.  FPL-53 is also noticeably better than Ohara's lower spec' FPL-51 glass which offers an abbe index of 81.54 V.


  • Focal Length: 360mm
  • Diameter: 61mm
  • Focal Ratio: F5.9
  • Tube Length: 340mm
  • Tube Weight: 1.44kg

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Impressive litle scope
11 April 2022  | 

Bought this primarily as a top end guidescope and also will use as piggyback wide angle scope. The build is impressive, solid, smooth with an immaculate finish. Put the camera that I will initially be using to guide using PHD2 (ZWOI 174MM), (will buy dedicated one later) and focussed on a barn about 3 miles away. The image was crisp and very sharp all the way to the corners of the sensor, even when "zooming in" til pixels showed, overkill of course, but there was no breakdown in the clarity and detail up until that extreme point. My cuurent guide scope of same aperture gives a much softer image from the beginning. So shows great potential for finding and getting sharp guide stars. (It looks very good too! )


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