Solar 60™ Computerized Telescope

WOBURN, Mass., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — iOptron announces its newest product – The Solar 60™ Computerized Telescope with Electronic Eyepiece- just in time for the Transit of Venus on June 5-6, 2012. This will be the last transit across the Sun for the next 105 years.

With iOptron’s Solar 60™ you’ll be able to see and capture this once in a lifetime experience. The computerized goto telescope with 60mm refractor includes iOptron’s signature SmartStar® technology that automatically locates and finds the Sun and tracks it as the earth rotates. The Solar 60™ includes everything you need: computerized mount, tripod, 4-line LCD screen hand controller, detachable white light glass solar filter, 60mm refractor, traditional eyepiece, and an electronic eyepiece (for viewing and recording directly on your laptop. Plus, it comes in a sturdy canvas backpack to carry everything to site—all for $399.

Observers in North America will see Venus move across the Sun on the evening of June 5, while observers in Eurasia, Africa, and the Pacific will see the later part of the transit on the morning of June 6.

The Solar 60™ can also function at night and includes over 5000 objects in its database. Database objects include:  planets, Sun, Moon, asteroids, comets, Messier objects, nebulae, galaxies, NGC star catalog, and more. So, even after the Transit of Venus—you’ll still be able to use and enjoy the Solar 60 for daytime or night viewing.

2012 marks the beginning of the next 11 years of significant solar activity. Your family, friends, or classmates can actually see and track the daily sun spots using the iOptron Solar 60™. The Solar 60™ is the ideal computerized telescope system for beginners to advanced users. The computerized mount can hold up to 11lbs with the universal Vixen-style dovetail saddle. So switching out the scope with other scopes or cameras is simple to do and increases the versatility and value of the Solar 60™.

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