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AstroLite 60 Refractor Telescope

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SKU: ST-AZ30-60500 Category:
(3 customer reviews)

Original price was: $75.99.Current price is: $68.99.

  • 60mm (2.36″) refractor telescope with fully coated glass optics
  • BOUNS 1: you get a $45 Travel back pack to store your telescope and accessories for free
  • BONUS 2: you get a  $18.99 combo of a smartphone adapter and a Bluetooth shutter for free
  • No tool is required to set up, set up video is on our YouTube channel
  • Pan handle Alt-AZ mount with lightweight tripod for portability
  • the telescope has a magnification range of 30X – 150X
  • accessories includes: 4mm, 10mm, 20mm eyepiece, 2X Barlow Lens, red-dot viewfinder

The Spectrum Optical Instruments’ AstroLiteTM 60 is a refractor telescope perfect for celestial and terrestrial viewing for day and night use. The AstroLiteTM can view the planets, moon, star clusters and brighter deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula and Andromeda Galaxy at night. The compact design and bonus carry bag make this telescope extremely portable and can be taken to camping site, desert, mountains for outdoor use.

No-tool Setup

“Ease of use” has always been a key concept while developing this telescope, setting up the telescope is a breeze and no tool is required during the setup process. With the setup instruction video, setting this telescope up will only take you a few minutes. The adjustable tripod legs allow you to adjust height of the entire tripod for both kids and adults. This would be a perfect telescope set for beginner and intermediate astronomers.

Smartphone Compatibility

All AstroLiteTM series telescopes come with a bonus smartphone adapter which works with most modern smartphones, including iPhone, Samsung, Google, Microsoft, Huawei, Vivo, Oppo smartphones. If you have any question regarding compatibility, please contact us at [email protected]


Manual Alt-AZ Mount

The AstroLiteTM series telescope features a compact manual Alt-AZ mount. Navigating across the night sky with a handle bar for quick and smooth motion.

Accessories Included

The AstroLiteTM comes with two 1.25’’ eyepieces (10mm and 20mm), a 90° erect image diagonal, an integrated smartphone adapter, an optical viewfinder, a 3X Barlow lens, and a Bluetooth shutter.  The two eyepieces offer different magnifications and combine with Barlow, this telescope gives you a magnification range of 25X – 150X. The included erect image diagonal makes this telescope perfect for viewing terrestrial subjects as well as celestial objects. The optical viewfinder allows you to locate an object in your eyepiece quickly.

Additional information

Weight 3.8 kg
Dimensions 30.5 × 12 × 8.5 cm

Setup Video


SKU ST-AZ30-50600 ST-AZ30-60500 ST-AZ30-70400
Aperture (MM) 50 60 70
Focal Length (MM) 600 500 400
Telescope Type Refractor Refractor Refractor
f/Ratio f/12 f/8.33 f/5.7
Magnification 30X – 180X 25X – 150X 20X – 120X
Optical Coatings Fully Coated Fully Coated Fully Coated
Tube Mounting Vixen Dovetail Vixen Dovetail Vixen Dovetail
View Finder 5×4 Optical View Finder 5×4 Optical View Finder 5×4 Optical View Finder
Mount Type AZ30 Alt-Az Mount AZ30 Alt-Az Mount AZ30 Alt-Az Mount
Tripod Full Size Aluminum Adjustable Tripod Full Size Aluminum Adjustable Tripod Full Size Aluminum Adjustable Tripod
Eyepieces 1.25’’ 10mm, 26mm 1.25’’ 10mm, 26mm 1.25’’ 10mm, 26mm
Other Accessories 1.25’’ 90° Erect-image Diagonal, 1.25’’ 3X Barlow lens,

Bonus Smart Phone Adapter, Bonus Bluetooth Shutter

1.25’’ 90° Erect-image Diagonal, 1.25’’ 3X Barlow lens,

Bonus Smart Phone Adapter, Bonus Bluetooth Shutter

1.25’’ 90° Erect-image Diagonal, 1.25’’ 3X Barlow lens,

Bonus Smart Phone Adapter, Bonus Bluetooth Shutter

3 reviews for AstroLite 60 Refractor Telescope

  1. (3)

    Kent Smith (verified owner)

    There are a lot of compact low-cost telescopes out there that are very disappointing to use. I know, I have a major name backpack scope that I call “Shaky-scope”. That is not the case for the Spectrum Astrolite 60. I am a longtime stargazer with several scopes between 60 and 130mm aperture. First, this scope is lightweight, easy to assemble, and fits into the supplied bag that is a little longer than a backpack but easy to carry and store. The tripod is tall enough to sit on a portable stool and view. It is not very shaky, vibration settles down in a couple of seconds (good!) and the motions are smooth. The telescope optical quality is also above average, the eyepieces are a good choice for this scope and easy to look through. The Barlow works okay, but needs to be mounted directly in the focuser of the scope, with the diagonal and eyepiece mounted after that. The 20 eyepiece gives 25x, good for fainter objects and wider field views of star clusters and nebula, the 10 gives 50x, good for planets and double stars. The Barlow with 20mm gives around 75x, with the 10 gives 150x, but the image gets pretty degraded above 100x, which is normal for this size scope. The quality of the scope is plenty high enough to use high quality upgrade eyepieces, I also use a 7mm Plossl eyepiece for even sharper planetary views at 70x. The finder is small but good enough for bright objects, and you can focus it for best performance. There was a little plastic piece that helped keep the finder stable that fell out, I just wrapped the finder with a little tape until it fit snuggly in the holder, no problem, works great once I got it aligned to the scope. For me, this scope is a keeper and one that I will use often. Good job Spectrum!

  2. (3)

    John Robison (verified owner)

    Bought this refractor because of the 500mm focal length for a 60mm aperture. It is rare in a 60mm objective to find anything between 360mm and 700mm.
    The telescope with diagonal is a compact 22 inches and weighs 1.5 lbs. with diagonal and 20mm eyepiece.
    I have pushed this little gem to 140x or so but of course it is most useful in the 30x to 100x range.
    I find it effortless to take out at a moment’s notice to take advantage of unexpected sky clearing.
    Brighter deep sky objects are also in reach. The Orion nebula M42 and Pleiades M45 are lovely at 33x with a wide angle 15mm eyepiece, as is the double cluster.
    I call mine ‘Goldilocks’ because it’s not too big…..and not too small, it is just right.

  3. (3)

    Albert (verified owner)

    Sharp images, smooth focuser and above average stock eyepieces make this a diamond in the rough considering it is only $60. Get one and see for yourself. I really like f/8 speed, nice to the eye.

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