Looking for a telescope that’s ideal for simple and straightforward, everyday astronomical viewing? The Celestron Astromaster 60LT Refractor telescope is likely to tick your boxes. Not everyone has room for a full telescope to be left out in their home 24/7, but the Celestron Astromaster 60LT is extremely easy to put up, break down and put away. This means that you can take it in and out as and when the need to view celestial objects takes your fancy, or when some particular astronomical event is imminent. The simple and fast way in which you can assemble and disassemble it also makes it ideal for those who like to venture into the great outdoors for their stargazing. It’s lightweight and relatively compact – and its set up requires no tools at all for assembling.
In terms of view, this telescope produces great results. You can easily get a bright and clear view of not only the moon, but other planets too, whether that’s the belts and moons of Jupiter or the rings of Saturn. Whatever it is you’re looking for, chances are you’ll be able to get a great image of it with this high quality piece of equipment.
This telescope has right-side-up viewing, so can also be used for terrestrial purposes too. If anyone’s interested in bird watching or general viewing of wildlife, this is a great tool to do this too.
Generally speaking, we’d most recommend this telescope to beginners and families who are looking for fun and lighthearted viewing that is quality for money. It can help to spark an interest in astrology without breaking the bank. It’s definitely worth giving a go as it may become the family favourite and inspire others to go for something more advanced later on, when the interest is confirmed and consistant and thereby justifies spending the budget on something more advanced, like the Celestron Astro FI 5.
Having said all that, the 60LT no longer appears on the Celestron website so it appears to have been withdrawn in favour of the 70LT, but there is still availability of the 60LT out there among stockists.
Celestron Astromaster 60LT Refractor Telescope: Essentials
- Eyepiece magnification: 35 x
- Eyepiece 2 magnification: 70 x
- Focal length: 700 mm
- Focal ratio: f/12
- Mount: Altazimuth