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Zhumell 60mm AZ Refractor Telescope

Zhumell’s 60mm Refractor Telescope can gather enough light to see Jupiter, Saturn, the Orion Nebula, lunar craters, and more. Additionally, you’ll always be prepared to observe passing comets and other astronomical occurrences like the “Blood Moon” with the Zhumell 60mm AZ Refractor Telescope.

It is always easy to get started with the Zhumell 60mm AZ. The telescope assembles quickly, and a thorough instruction manual walks you through the fundamentals of observing the night sky.

Pros and Cons of the Zhumell 60mm AZ Telescope


  • Powerful eyepieces for up-close viewing.
  • Easy To digiscope.
  • Clarity and detail.
  • Manual Alt-Azimuth Mount.
  • High-Quality Refractor.
  • Portable.
  • Day-to-Night Performance.


  • Compared to the Zhumell 70mm telescope, this telescope has a lower maximum useful magnification.

Technical Specifications of Zhumell 60mm AZ


  • Compared to Zhumell 60mm AZ telescope, it has a light grasp of 32%.
  • Its lowest useful magnification is 9x.
  • The optics follow the Refractor optical design.
  • The aperture is 60mm with a focal length of 700mm and a focal ratio of 11.2.
  • Highest Theoretical Magnification of 118x.

Mount and Tripod

  1. Full-height aluminium tripod with accessory tray.

Physical appearance and portability

  1. Weight when fully assembled is 5.5 lbs (2.49 kgs)
  2. Lightweight, therefore easy to move around.

What is in the Zhumell 60mm AZ telescope’s box?

  • 2x Barlow lens
  • 60mm optical tube
  • Accessory tray
  • Two Kellner eyepieces (25mm/low power and 10mm/high power)
  • Full-height aluminium tripod 
  • Manual
  • 1.25” Moon filter
  • Smartphone adapter
  • Duffle Bag
  • 5×20 finderscope
  • Erect image diagonal

What you can see through Zhumell’s 60mm AZ Refractor

  1. The Sun – You may watch eclipses, sunspots, and transits as they happen.
  2. Moon- The 60mm lens transforms it from a dazzling object in the sky into a world whose landscape can be explored.
  3. The Stars – Aside from the Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn, stars are the central focus of the 60mm telescope. (You can also see star clusters and coloured stars)
  4. Deep Sky Objects – Anything that isn’t a solar system object or an individual star or star system

Zhumell 60mm AZ Accessories (Recommended) 

  • Zhumell 1.25″ eyepiece and filter kit.
  • Zhumell 1.25″ high-performance o-lll telescope filter.
  • Zhumell 1.25″ high-performance ultra high contrast uhc filter.
  • Zhumell 1.25″ laser collimator.
  • Zhumell 1.25″ lunar and planetary color filter set.
  • Zhumell 2″ 2x ed barlow lens with 1.25″ adapter.
  • Zhumell 2″ high-performance o-lll telescope filter.
  • Zhumell 2″ high-performance urban sky filter.
  • Zhumell t-ring for canon eos camera.

My personal experience with Zhumell 60mm AZ

I’ve just used this telescope to see the moon, and it works wonderfully for that. The image was bright and clear, and I could see a lot of surface detail. I tried out the phone adaptor; while it takes a little finesse to get the phone lens to align with the eyepiece, it works great once it is.

Complaints? Not too many because, as I mentioned, it is a rather full telescope for its price. The manual may use some clarification, and perhaps adding images to it would be beneficial. The tripod has some jiggling.

Other Zhumell Refractor Telescopes

  1. Zhumell 70mm Portable Refractor Telescope. Has a higher aperture of 70mm (2.8″), focal length of 400mm (15.74″), Eyepiece magnification (20x, 40x). The Zhumell 70mm AZ telescope has a limited steller magnitude of 11.7, which is the highest compared to the other two Zhumell Refractor Telescopes. 
  1. Zhumell 50mm Portable Refractor Telescope. Has the same focal length (360mm) as the Zhumell 60mm AZ. However, the Zhumell 50mm AZ has quite inferior highest and lowest useful magnification, 120x and 7x, respectively. It is also the smallest Zhumell refractor.

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