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Explore One 50mm CF600 Refractor Telescope - 88-10050CF

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Original price $49.99
Current price $39.99
SKU 88-10050CF

Description

By revealing celestial secrets like the intricate contours of the lunar terrain, the Explore One CF600 Telescope can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary for budding junior astronomers. This ideal beginner’s scope is easy to use and includes a simple alt-azimuth mount and tripod that allow the user to smoothly move the scope up, down and side to side. It offers a 50mm aperture, a 600 mm focal length and two 1.25-inch O.D. eyepieces that allow for varied levels of magnification. It also comes with a red dot finder for easy object location.

How powerful is this telescope, and what can you really see with the CF600? This telescope has a true 50mm air-spaced doublet lens made from optical-glass elements with enough aperture and magnification to reveal the 800 million mile distant planet of Saturn with its beautiful rings. In fact this telescope can allow a visual observer under a dark sky the ability to detect celestial treasures that are far more distant, such as the intricate and amazing Orion Nebula at 1,344 light years away, or the Andromeda Galaxy that is 2.54 million light years away (for distance in miles simply multiply 5.88 trillion [the distance of 1 light year] by 2.54 million)... Of course, the moon will display hundreds of craters in razor sharp relief, but it's a mere 238,855 miles miles from Earth, hardly a test for these optics! 

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Features

  • Easy and quick assembly.
  • Two 1.25-inch diameter interchangeable eyepieces give you magnifications of 23x and 62x.
  • Panhandle mount control allows you to smoothly move the telescope up, down and side to side.
  • Full size tripod is fully adjustable and includes an accessory tray for holding extra eyepiece.
  • Red dot finder to make aiming the telescope a snap.
  • Downloadable make-it-yourself planisphere star map to determine which constellations are visible for any time of the year.
  • Downloadable star map software to help find individual objects in each constellation. 

Manuals and Downloads

Download Manual Here

Download Planisphere/Sky Map Here

Download SkyChart Software Here

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Exceptional Mount

A couple of years ago, I wanted to replace my old VMA200 mount with something more modern.
While visiting the Paris Astronomy show (RCE 2012) I noticed the Nova120. At that time, it was a brand new offering that I have not seen before, hence my hesitation to purchase
I wanted to purchase a E.U product to guarantee the quality and ease of access to support in my own language. I checked the forums and heard nothing but good things about the Nova120 so I decided to purchase it.

I have used enough astronomical instruments in the last 30 years to know what great quality is. The Nova120 coupled with the PRISM v10 and a CDK20 (508 mm) helped me pull off 900s unguided images with great ease. (Raw FITS File here). Payload of this setup is about 80 kg (160 lb).

The dizzying slew speeds, excellent accuracy and painless tracking makes this hobby easy and enjoyable again.
After using this setup for a year and a half, the only problem I had was rebalacing the gear after changing scopes. The superb electronics and software included make this tasks even more easier that just eyeballing the scope for movement due to unbalance.

You can very easily watch the motor consumption and know where the unbalance is....that easy. I have so much data that it is becoming difficult yo keep up.
I have absolutely zero regrets, this purchase has made everything easier: No summer/winter worm-gear adjustments, no guiding... just start imaging night after night after night.

Eric Barbotin

Imaging Made Easy

Prism is my GoTo program for observatory control and imaging. Prism's many features make imaging taking a breeze.

I was concerned about giving Prism a try , especially as its quite expensive. So far Im very impressed and glad of my decision.
Im a beginner at all this so haven't tried other more recommended software, Prism appealed as it seems to do everything instead of using several programs 👍🏻

Great lightweight guide scope

This guide scope replaces a 400/80 that was waaay too heavy for what it did. The smaller 60mm scope does a great job guiding and I can RA balance with just one counter weight now - much better - and it looks like something Ferrari designed

Still learning Prism using Wireless links...

I have much of your software working at this time... I have it parked on my main computer, and a notebook... My main computer is a OverClock computer with 32 Gigs of RAM Clocking presently at 4400MHz with software parked on SSD drives... The rotation dome by NexDome is still not working... Most problems like this have to do with ASCOM Drivers... There is not very much detail information on how to use this software... I have to feel my way to a total operational staus... Second issue... The rain in the San Francisco Bay Area this year has limited my access to my larger telescope (12 inch SCT)... This rain has been so significant, I was force to weatherize my observatory... My goal here is,,, I am trying to remotely control my observatory totally. I have used Netgear Powerline 2000 to handle camera images and discover controlling rules to do that... High speed is vital for images with cameras over 3 Megs... I have both 12 Mega sensors and 24 Mega sensors... I am also using Netgear Nighthawk router and its mating extender to increase control signals to my observatory that is about 100 feet on the side of hill... I am also using Virtual Here software on a Raspberry Pi inside the observatory to solve the USB interface requirements... I started out using Model B and B+ on level 3 raspberry Pi's... I have moved to Level 4 Raspberry Pi to gain access to USB 3.0 technology... Big difference! I hope by early spring to have everything working... Bob Ritter MicTechS