Bushnell 78-2061


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Brand and Model:Bushnell 78-2061
Price ($USD):$99.00
Type:Achromatic Refractor
Attributes: un-checked Go-To un-checked PEC
Aperture:60mm
f Ratio:f/5
Focal Length:300mm
Finder:4x20
Electric Power:none
Mount:Alt-Az
Tripod:Table-Top
Weight (lbs):3.5
Dimensions (w/h/d):n/a
Description:A 60mm table top spotting scope with a 20-60x zoom eyepiece.

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Bushnell 78-2061
This little 60mm refractor was picked up on sale as a possible "poor man's Pronto". Unfortunately, I quickly discovered that the 20-60x zoom eyepiece had no eye relief, a very narrow field of view, and could not be used with a 90 degree diagonal. Basically, the scope is useless for astronomy. I ripped out the 60mm object and put it into a Scotch cannister, attached the 2 inch plastic focuser from my Meade Starfinder and mounted on an Orion EQ-2 mount. NOW it works! The object is quite good, false colour is well controlled, and it takes power pretty well (used it up to 65x) with my Tele Vue 3x Barlow and a Meade Series 4000 Plossl. Now, it's my grab and go scope.

Overall Rating: 2
Optics:4 Mount:1 Ease of Use:2 Value:4
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
Date:
By: BBQedIguana
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=142298

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