Tasco #302058 60mm Altaz
One of these was givin to me as a gift as my first scope. Optically they can be made to actually be pretty good but the mount is flimsy and difficult to use, It needs a fine adjuster for azimuth. To be at it's best it needs new eyepieces and the inside of the focuser drawtube painted black. The finder needs to go too, I replaced mine with a decent 6X30 finder mounted in a bracket you can actually adjust. The stock 90 deg. diagonal allows the use of 1.25" eyepieces if you pull out the adapter ring. The star test on mine shows excellent optics, I guess its hard to screw up an F/11.7 refractor. Unfortunatly at it's best it's still only a 60mm scope on a crappy mount. It is probably best used as a guide scope with the OTA mounted on a better instrument. For a first scope buy a 6" F/8 Dob and be happy.

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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.140.31)
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>One of these was givin to me as a gift as my first scope. Optically they can be made to actually be pretty good but the mount is flimsy and difficult to use, It needs a fine adjuster for azimuth. To be at it's best it needs new eyepieces and the inside of the focuser drawtube painted black. The finder needs to go too, I replaced mine with a decent 6X30 finder mounted in a bracket you can actually adjust. The stock 90 deg. diagonal allows the use of 1.25" eyepieces if you pull out the adapter ring. The star test on mine shows excellent optics, I guess its hard to screw up an F/11.7 refractor. Unfortunatly at it's best it's still only a 60mm scope on a crappy mount. It is probably best used as a guide scope with the OTA mounted on a better instrument. For a first scope buy a 6" F/8 Dob and be happy.


I bought a 302003 tasco for my nephew a few years back.
he gave it back to me because he cant work it.
any advice?
I dont even know which end to view from.
get me at <email removed>   please and thanks

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