Ideal for the observer who views both astronomical and terrestrial objects, the Meade Infinity Series combines an altazimuth mount and quality optics for a superb value. For newcomers and beginners alike, these refracting telescopes are a great way for you to discover the cosmos and the outdoors. You’ll discover more with the Meade Infinity Series.
The Meade Infinity 60 Refractor telescope is an excellent telescope to introduce a younger audience to astronomy. This 60mm (2.4″) aperture gives bright, sharp images for both land and celestial objects. Whether you’re viewing the lunar craters, rings of Saturn, the moons of Jupiter, or terrestrial objects, the Infinity 60 Refractor allows the first-time observer to explore the world, solar system, and beyond.
Pros: Right-side up image means you can use it for daytime observing (birds, hunting, ocean, etc)
Refractor means you don’t have mirrors to align (collimate); it’s ready to go out of the box
Tracking celestial objects is less easy than an EQ mount because the controls function left, right, up, down whereas EQ mounts turn with the rotation of the Earth
Q: How is this telescope different than the other Infinity models (90, 80, 50, etc)?
A: The differences between each model are aperture size. The bigger the aperture, the more light-gathering power the telescope will have, resulting in brighter, detailed images. The Infinity 60 has a 60mm aperture, larger than the Infinity 50. It has a smaller aperture size, but a lower cost than the Infinity 70, 80, 90, and 102. The Infinity 60 and 70 come with two eyepieces, while all other Infinity models come with three.