BRESSER HD Moon & Planetary Camera & Guider 1.25"

Product Highlights

Lunar and planetary camera, can be used as an astrophoto colour camera, or as an autoguider for high accurate tracking

  • HD Lunar and Planetary Camera with SONY IMX225 Colour Sensor
  • Camera with ST4 autoguider function for accurate tracking
  • Photos and videos in HD resolution 1280x960 pixels
  • Powerful ToupSky professional imaging software included
  • High light sensitive CMOS sensor allows short exposure times
  • Very low noise level of the SONY CMOS sensor
  • Ultra-modern camera electronics - no active cooling required
  • Easy to connect the camera via a 1.25 inch plug-in sleeve with filter thread
  • Camera connection to PC via USB 2.0
  • Operating system: WINDOWS 10 + 11



Product number: 4959040
GTIN/EAN: 4007922072562
Product information "BRESSER HD Moon & Planetary Camera & Guider 1.25""
Enter the world of astrophotography now. With the new BRESSER HD moon and planet camera with ST4 autoguider function.

This camera is very good for astrophotography with short exposure times, i.e. for celestial objects like the moon, planets or star clusters. For astrophotography with long exposure times for low light deep sky objects, like galaxies and gas nebulae, we recommend the BRESSER Full HD Deep-Sky Camera (Art. No. 4959050) instead, with it's even higher resolution and sensor sensitivity.

Equipped with the new high-sensitivity SONY IMX225 CMOS colour sensor, the BRESSER HD moon and planet camera delivers amazing image results with very short exposure times, even with simple telescope equipment. In addition, this ultra-modern camera can also be used as an autoguider, e.g. to actively track the main imaging device with SLR or CCD astro camera. A universal CMOS colour camera that delivers super-sharp lunar and planetary images in particular.

The particularly low noise level of this new chip generation from SONY, ensures an exceptionally high brilliance and no cooling is required. Due to the high native pixel resolution of 1280x980, together with suitable telescopes, very beautiful images of the moon, but also detailed planetary images are possible.

The ToupSky pro software included in the scope of delivery not only offers the necessary basic functions for image and video recording, but also many helpful special functions for image post-processing and for setting up the Guider. Functions such as live image display, exposure settings, white balance, dark image capture, stacking, timelapse recordings and much more can be individually configured. Especially the very sophisticated software makes it really easy for you to get started in astrophotography. With the automatic settings, you can produce absolutely presentable results without much prior knowledge. If you wish, simply switch off the automatic settings and gradually venture into the individual professional settings.

Connect the camera directly to the ST4 connector of your telescope mount and you have fully automatic tracking control. This makes long exposures of several minutes possible without the stars producing unwanted line marks due to the ever-present synchronisation fluctuations of a telescope mount. A corresponding ST-4 connection cable is even included with the camera. Due to the high light sensitivity of the camera, you will always find a suitable guide star even with very short exposure times. For connection to guide tubes or off-axis guiders, the camera has a 1.25" plug-in sleeve, 1.25" filter thread (M28.5x0.6) and C-mount thread (1 "x1/32").


This is not a stand-alone guider camera. You always need a Windows 10 / 11 computer to take pictures and for autoguiding.

The autoguider software is not included. You can use PHD2 Guiding, Guidedog, Metaguide, Guidemaster (freeware) or AstroArt, MaxIm DL (paid).



DOWNLOAD latest camera software and drivers:

  • Camera type: BRESSER / Touptek GPCMOS01200KPF color
  • Sensor: SONY IMX225 CMOS colour
  • Image and video size: Full HD 1280 x 960 pixels (video 30-54,4 FPS)
  • Native sensor size in pixels: 1280 x 960
  • Exposure times: 102ms to 16min
  • Binning: YES, 1x1 and 2x2
  • Megapixel: 1.2 MP
  • Sensor size in mm: 4.8 x 3.6
  • Pixel size: 3.75 µm x 3.75 µm
  • Bit depth: 8/12 switchable
  • ST-4 Compatible Autoguider: YES
  • CNC milled housing made of aluminum
  • Protective strap on the camera housing
  • Camera tube diameter: 1.25 inch (31.7 mm)
  • Camera connection thread: C-mount + 1.25 "filter thread
  • Computer interface: USB 2.0
  • C-mount extension tube with 1.25 inch filter thread included
  • No IR cut filter installed
  • Operating system: WINDOWS 10 + 11
  • ASCOM and WDM driver included

Field of view for different focal lengths in mm (given in arc minutes):
  • 400 mm - 41,2'x 30,9'
  • 500 mm - 33'x 24,7'
  • 600 mm - 27,5'x 20,6'
  • 700 mm - 23,5'x 17,7'
  • 800 mm - 20,6'x 15,4'
  • 900 mm - 18,3'x 13,7'
  • 1000 mm - 16,5'x 12,4'
  • 1250 mm - 13,2'x 9,9'
  • 1500 mm - 11'x 8,2'
  • 1750 mm - 9,4'x 7,1'
  • 2000 mm - 8,2'x 6,2'

  • HD camera
  • C-mount adapter
  • USB 2.0 PC connection cable with a length of 180cm
  • Interface cable for ST-4 autoguider port with 150cm length
  • Dust cap for camera tube
  • Software CD
Colour: green
Material: Aluminium

0 of 0 reviews

Leave a review!

Share your experiences with other customers.


Planetary UV + IR Cut Filter for BRESSER CMOS Cameras
The BRESSER UV + IR Cut Filter makes lunar and planetary images even sharper.Digital astro cameras have a wide sensitivity range that significantly exceeds the spectrum of visible light. Thus, the wavelengths of invisible light in the ultraviolet and infrared are also captured. This leads inevitably to a small additional and of course unwanted blur. The solution is this UV + IR Cut Filter, which allows only light in the visible range 400 nm to 680 nm to pass through and blocks all other wavelengths of light. As soon as these disturbing light waves are cut off, the sharpness of the image and the contrast are increased. Suddenly, details on the surface of Jupiter, for example, can be seen that were previously only barely visible. A clear plus, which can be achieved by this filter.Suitable for BRESSER CMOS cameras and other manufacturers with female camera thread M30 x 0.75 mmAfter removing the original screw adapter with sensor protection glass, the BRESSER UV + IR Cut filter is mounted to the camera instead. This filter has a fine M30 x 0.75 mm external thread for mounting on the camera. The exchange is therefore quick and easy. On the opposite side, i.e. on the telescope side, there is a standard C-mount female thread for mounting other accessories. Note: This filter does not have a standard 1.25 inch (31.7 mm) filter thread. FEATURESBRESSER UV + IR Cut Filter for photographyWavelengths of invisible light in ultraviolet and infrared are blockedPasses only visible light in the range 400nm to 680nmLunar and planetary images become even sharperSuitable for BRESSER CMOS cameras an othersMale fine thread M30 x 0.75mm for mounting on the camera housingC-Mount internal thread for mounting further accessories Quick and easy mounting of the filterGlass filter made of fine optical glassPlane-parallel polished and multiple layer coatedFilter housing made of matt black anodized aluminumHousing outer diameter 31.7mm (1.25 inch)Diameter of free light transmission 17.0mm (1.25 inch) SCOPE OF DELIVERYUV + IR Cut Filter (1 pc)

BRESSER Barlow Lens 2x 31.8mm/1.25"
With the usage of barlow lenses, you can extend the equivalent focal length of telescopes and hence increase the magnification of your observed targets. Subsequently, you can use lower power eyepieces in Barlows to act as much more powerful eyepieces, but retain the larger ocular size and more comfortable viewing that comes with lower power eyepiece designs.Due to their two lens design, these Barlow lenses provide a brilliant image quality for the whole visual field and are suitable for observations and photography.  The black coloured Barlow element cell in this BRESSER Barlow Lens 2x 31.8mm/1.25," can be unscrewed and has the same thread as 1.25" filters, allowing it to be mounted in 1.25" eyepieces, t-adapters and other accessories, giving you flexibility of use and the ability to vary magnification in different accessories.  For instance, the black Barlow cell screwed into the average length nosepiece of a standard push fit t-adapter will give around 1.6x magnification on an attached DSLR.  This can be very useful when trying to get to photographic focus with some Newtonians and Solar Telescopes, which lack the necessary amount of in focus travel to get a camera to a prime focus position.FEATURESsuitable for observations and photographydoubling of the focal lengthtwo lens designfully multi-coatedWHAT'S INCLUDEDBarlow lens (1pc)

BRESSER Achromatic 3x (1.25") Barlow Lens
The magnification of your telescope can be trippled with the use of this achromatic BRESSER Barlow Lens 3x 31.7 mm (1.25'').

£22.00* £30.00* (26.67% saved)
BRESSER Barlow Lens 5x (1.25")
With the usage of barlow lenses, you can extend the focal distance of telescopes and enhence the magnification of your observated deep sky objects. Thus, you can use the advantages of eyepieces with greater focal distance like the long eye relief as well as a more convenient insight at higher magnifications. Due to their 3-element air-spaced lens design with ED glass, these Barlow lenses provide a brilliant image quality for the whole visual field and are suitable for observations and photography.FEATURESsuitable for observations and photographyincrease fivefold the focal distance3-element air-spaced lens design with ED glassfully multi-coated brass eyepiece clamping ringSCOPE OF DELIVERYBarlow lens (1pc)

EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Teleextender 2x 31.7mm/1.25"
With teleextenders it is possible to extend the effective focal length of a telescope system, resulting in higher magnification for the observation of the moon, the planets or small Deep-Sky objects with the same eyepieces. So you can use the advantages of eyepieces with longer focal length - such as the bigger eye distance and the more relaxed observing comfort - at high magnifications also.These teleextenders incorporate a telecentric optical design that deliveres a excellent image sharpness over the whole field of view and are premium choices for visual observations and astrophotography. The combination of excellent fully multicoating with superior optical design makes the Focal Extenders superior to classic Barlow lenses.Features: Suitable for visual observations and astrophotographyDoubling the effective total focal length of the telescopeFour lens telecentric design Fully multicoatedFilter thread for color or nebula filters

EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Telextender 3x 31.7mm/1.25"
With teleextenders it is possible to extend the effective focal length of a telescope system, resulting in higher magnification for the observation of the moon, the planets or small Deep-Sky objects with the same eyepieces. So you can use the advantages of eyepieces with longer focal length - such as the bigger eye distance and the more relaxed observing comfort - at high magnifications also.These teleextenders incorporate a telecentric optical design that deliveres a excellent image sharpness over the whole field of view and are premium choices for visual observations and astrophotography. The combination of excellent fully multicoating with superior optical design makes the Focal Extenders superior to classic Barlow lenses.Features: Suitable for visual observations and astrophotographytripling the effective total focal length of the telescopeFour lens telecentric design Fully multicoatedFilter thread for color or nebula filters

EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Teleextender 5x 31,7mm/1.25"
With teleextenders it is possible to extend the effective focal length of a telescope system, resulting in higher magnification for the observation of the moon, the planets or small Deep-Sky objects with the same eyepieces. So you can use the advantages of eyepieces with longer focal length - such as the bigger eye distance and the more relaxed observing comfort - at high magnifications also.These teleextenders incorporate a telecentric optical design that deliveres a excellent image sharpness over the whole field of view and are premium choices for visual observations and astrophotography. The combination of excellent fully multicoating with superior optical design makes the Focal Extenders superior to classic Barlow lenses.Features: Suitable for visual observations and astrophotographyExtending the effective total focal length of the telescope by a factor of 5xFour lens telecentric design Fully multicoatedFilter thread for color or nebula filters


Similar products

BRESSER MikrOkular Full HD eyepiece camera
Save pictures and videos from your microscope or telescope directly in Full HD resolution on your PC. The BRESSER MikrOkular Full HD is an eyepiece camera that can be used directly instead of the eyepiece of your telescope or microscope. Adapters for various devices (all common eyepiece dimensions from different manufacturers) and multilingual recording software for Windows are already included in the scope of delivery. With this camera you can document your microscope or telescope observation or share it with others. Ideal for hobby, school, study and work. The camera can take pictures of the moon and the bright planets on the telescope. In microscopy, the camera is mainly used for shooting in brightfield and incident light. FEATURESmetal housing, mini USB socketresolution 1920 x 1080 Pixel, Full HDPixel size: 3x3 µm, sensor size: 5.86 x 3.28 mm23,2mm barrel, integrated UV/IR blocking filter30mm; 30,5mm adapter for various microscopes and telescopes included31,7mm (1,25") adapter for telescopes includes with thread for 1,25" filtersmultilingual recording software for Windowsimage format jpg, bmp, tif, pngvideo format avi SYSTEM REQUIREMENTSWindows 8.1, 10 or 11Intel i3, i5, i7 or i9 CPU from the 2nd generation orAMD FX or Ryzen CPUinternet connection for software downloadUSB 2.0 SCOPE OF DELIVERYcamera module incl. dust capUSB-cableCamLabLite-Software as a download link, language versions German, English, French, Turkish, Russian, Polish, Indonesian, ChineseUsers Guide included in the software (German, English)Adapters 30mm, 30,5mm, 31,7mm (1,25”)

BRESSER BR-LP15 Cleaning kit - 3 parts
With the 3-piece lens cleaning set you not only clean camera or binocular lenses, but also spectacles glasses and displays and screens of smartphones, laptops, tablets, etc. thoroughly and safely. When cleaning high quality optical lenses, you have to be very careful. After all, it would be very annoying to successfully remove the dust but leave a scratch behind. With the lens cleaning pen you can safely clean optical and coated glass. With the brush on one side you can remove coarser dirt before polishing the lenses with the other side. Just blow away fluff with the bellows. FEATURES complete set for safe cleaning of camera lenses bellows for removing coarse dirt particles and fluff without scratching the lens lint-free microfibre cloth approx. 14,5x14,5cm lens cleaning pencil for safe cleaning of optical and coated glass SCOPE OF DELIVERY 1x bellows 1x lens cleaning pen 1x microfiber cloth

Explore Scientific ASTRO R-LITE red light Flashlight
The ASTRO R-LITE red light flashlight is the ideal companion at night to read star charts or make adjustments to the equipment without losing the dark adaptation of the eyes. The ASTRO R-LITE offers 3 functions: Continuous light bright / Continuous light dark / Flashing. The large diffusing lens results in a very large and evenly illuminated light cone, which can also be adjusted by a sliding mechanism. By using a power-saving LED lamp, the battery life (1 x AA-LR6) is up to 100 hours. Of course, the robust lamp housing made of aluminium is splash-proof according to IPX4 and therefore particularly well suited for outdoor applications. The side cutouts on the front of the ASTRO R-LITE provide a 360° signal function. The 50 cm long carrying strap with quick coupling and an extra belt clip included in the scope of delivery ensure that the flashlight is always quickly at hand. The ASTRO R-LITE should not be missing in any equipment. FEATURES ASTRO R-LITE Red Light Flashlight Reading star maps at night Dark adaptation of the eyes is retained Continuous light bright / Continuous light dark / Flashing 360° signal function Large diffusing lens produces a uniformly illuminated light cone Carrying strap and belt clip included Battery life up to 100 hours - Battery (1 x AA-LR6) Splash-proof according to IPX4Robust lamp housing made of aluminiumSCOPE OF DELIVERYASTRO R-LITE Red Light Flashlight Carrying strap Belt clip Battery (1 x AA-LR6)

£13.00* £16.00* (18.75% saved)
EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 82° Ar Eyepiece 11mm (1,25")
Explore Scientific 82° Series™ extreme wide field eyepieces are optimized to produce high contrast, high resolution, and superior flat field characteristics. The visual effect of these eyepieces with their long eye-relief and their 82° apparent field is truly a full-immersion experience. Your eye is relaxed, allowing you to easily use the "averted vision" technique to study faint details across a huge field-of-view. The 82° Series eyepieces come with a twist-up rubber eye-guard that raise to the desired height for the comfort of the observer, and as experienced astronomers know, eye comfort is critical when trying to observe at the visual limits of the telescope. To keep internal reflections to a minimum, all internal surfaces of the eyepiece barrel are flat black, as well as the edges of the lenses themselves to minimize the scattering of light within the lenses themselves. All 82° Series eyepieces are fully multi-coated and edge-blackened to produce maximum contrast.

BRESSER Computer Cable for Remote Control of MCX Goto Telescopes and EXOS-II EQ Goto Mounts
For remote control of a BRESSER MCX 102/127 Goto Telescope or a BRESSER EXOS-II EQ Goto Mount via computer cable. Navigate your telescope comfortably with navigation software and Windows 10 computer. One click on the star map on the computer and the telescope is positioned on the desired object. NOTES(This list is exemplary and not exhaustive)To control a BRESSER MCX Goto telescope, no software update of the Computer Handbox is required. A direct use is therefore possible. To control a BRESSER EXOS-II EQ Goto mount, the Computer Handbox must be updated to software version v2.3 with the help of this computer cable set. This cable set is not suitable for the EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC EXOS-2 with PMC-Eight Goto. This set does not include navigation software and computer. DOWNLOAD NAVIGATION SOFTWARE (alternatively)Sky Map Pro Demo: Map Pro ASCOM PLUG-in: Carte Du Ciel: FEATURESConnects a BRESSER MCX102/127 Goto to a PC Connects a BRESSER EXOS-II Goto to a PC Comfortable control by computer USB to serial adapter included Required firmware update for EXOS-II included Compatible with WIN 10 + 11SCOPE OF DELIVERYRS-232 computer cable USB 2.0 to RS-232 adapter + driver CD-Rom Firmware v2.3 for EXOS-II Goto Handbox Flash Utility Software for Handbox Update ASCOM driver for BRESSER MCX/EXOS-II Goto Operating instructions

BRESSER Universal Smartphone Adapter Deluxe
Take pictures with your smartphone through the telescope or microskope? With the Smartphone camera adapter this is now child's play! Simply screw the adapter to the eyepiece and use your smartphone as a camera with a super-telephoto / super-macrophoto lens. It lets you take pictures of distant objects or very small objects as if you were very close.The Deluxe version offers an even more comfortable and secure attachment to the eyepiece. By a rotary movement of the clamping ring 3 clamping jaws are evenly applied to the eyepiece housing and the Smartphone adapter sits firmly and centrically on the eyepiece. The fine adjustment of the height of the smartphone support allows a quick and precise adjustment of the viewing height of the smartphone camera above the eyepiece lens. Good image results are thus guaranteed.  FEATURES Take photos through the telescope Smartphone camera with super telephoto lens Fine Height adjustment of phone support Wide adjustment range for eyepiece housing diameter Fits 31.7mm (1.25") eyepieces For eyepiece housing diameters from 22-38mm SCOPE OF DELIVERY Smartphone holder deluxeLocking ring for the smartphone

BRESSER T2 Ring Nikon
Connect your BRESSER Microscope or Telescope with a Nikon SLR camera and take images or videos of your observed object!The BRESSER T-Mount is the connecting piece between the camera adapter and SLR camera. To find out what T2-ring you need, look into the instruction manual of your camera.FEATURESConnecting piece between the camera adapter and Nikon SLR cameraHigh-quality and precise workmanship made of metalA corresponding camera adapter is neededSCOPE OF DELIVERYT2 Ring Nikon

BRESSER Viewfinder Holder 6x30 for Messier Telescope
BRESSER Viewfinder Holder 6x30 for Messier Telescopes Category: Spare Part for Messier Telescope Series Description: The sturdy Viewfinder Holder 6x30 made of plastic ensures stable hold and precise alignment of the viewfinder for Messier Telescopes. Easy mounting and adjustment make it an essential accessory. With an integrated aiming hole for easier finding of the sun (solar filter for finder and telescope optics required!). Compatible with the BRESSER Messier Telescope series (not compatible with AR90/500 & AR 90/900).

BRESSER StarTracker Astronomical Photo Mount PM-100
Do you already own a photo camera and would like to create impressive pictures of the night sky with the help of the long exposure or even make time-lapse pictures with little effort ? The BRESSER StarTracker Astronomical PhotoMount PM-100 is the ideal base. Not only for beginners in astrophotography, this mount is particularly well suited, but also the experts swear by a compact and easy-to-use mount to automatically compensate for the natural rotation of the earth. The built-in tracking motor rotates the saddle-mounted camera precisely against the earth's rotation and thus the stars remain in pinpoint shape even with long exposures. If you already own a sturdy photo tripod with a video tilt head you can use the photo mount's head directly with the 1/4 inch & 3/8 inch photo thread holes. The pole height (latitude) is then adjusted by the video tilt head. The photo-mount with tripod with carry-case and polar wedge are also available as a bundle - Product No.: 4964120 Which cameras are basically suitable for use with the BRESSER photo mount ? All cameras with ¼ inch (6.3mm) tripod connection thread and bulb length" B "for long exposure are suitable. The BRESSER StarTracker Astronomical Photo Mount PM-100 is designed for a camera with lens of max. 2.0 kg total weight to carry and track in polar mode. In Azimut mode also a camera weight up to 5.0kg is possible.  Large aperture, wide-angle lenses are ideal for the beginning, because the requirements for tracking accuracy accumulate with increasing focal length and exposure time. Thus, a shot with wide-angle lens can be exposed for up to several minutes and the stars remain punctiform without problems. For example, with a 200mm telephoto lens the polar alignment of the photo mount must be exactly right. But thanks to the integrated pole finder tunnel, this is done quickly. After setting up the light and compact StarTracker Photo Mount, simply set the approximate latitude (pole height) and aim Polaris through the integrated pole finder tunnel. Then mount the camera with the photo lens using the quick-release plate on the supplied ball head. With the ball head, the camera can be aligned and determined at any time on any section of the sky. As soon as the tracking motor is switched on, long-time exposure can be started immediately. This does not even take 5 minutes ... The tracking is carried out by a precise stepper motor, which can be controlled by an easy digital setup on LCD screen. Low power consumption allows up to 20 hours of operation with just one battery charge or simply use the micro USB port for an unlimited power supply. FEATURES Equatorial StarTracker Photo-Mount Automatic siderial tracking against the Earth rotation  Different tracking speed setting possible Suitable for northern and southern henisphere Time lapse: from 15 minutes to 48 hours Ballhead with quick release saddle plate and 1/4" Photo thread for Kamera mountingPhoto-Mount with 1/4" threaded bolt for ballhead mounting Additional quick release coupling for ball head removal High precision stepper motor with helical gear for accurate tracking Clear LCD screen and easy setup menu Battery operation 4 x AA batteries or mico USB (optional acc.)  Battery life: up to 20 hours Weight Photo-Mont: 0.63kg Load capacity of Photo-Mount: up to 2.0kg/5.0kg (EQ/AZ) Optional Acc: Polar-wedge, Tripod and carry-case, optical pole finder scope with illumination unit SCOPE OF DELIVERY StarTracker astronomical Photo-Mount head Ballhead with quick release saddle plate User manual

EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Hybrid Finder Scope Base - black
​The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Hybrid Finder Scope Base is designed to accept all legacy EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC and BRESSER Messier finder scope brackets and mini dovetail-type (e.g. Vixen, Synta, and many other brands) finder scope brackets. The base has rugged all-metal parts with black-anodized base and chrome-plated metal screws. Safety stops prevent the finder scope from sliding through and from falling when attaching screws are loosened. There are threaded holes on the left and right sides of the EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Hybrid Finder Scope Base for desired access to attaching screws. Includes bolts and screws for mounting the base to the optical tube assembly. Direct replacement for all EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC and BRESSER Messier telescopes, allowing the use of a wide range of other-brand finder scope options.FEATURESDirect replacement for all EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC and BRESSER Messier telescopesAccepts all legacy EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC and BRESSER Messier finder scope bracketsAccepts also mini dovetail-type fittings from e.g. Vixen, Synta and many other manufacturersRugged all-metal parts with black-anodized baseIntegrated safety stopsIncludes bolts and screws for mounting the baseBolt hole spacing 32.5mm for mounting on telescope tubeSuitable for screw diameter M4/M5 SCOPE OF DELIEVERYHybrid Finder Scope BaseBolts and screws for mounting

EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 68° Ar Eyepiece 16mm (1,25")
With the introduction of the 68° Series we are pleased to make two important improvements in eyepiece manufacture, the first being 15 layer Enhanced Multi-layer Deposition (EMD™) coatings on all glass-to-air surfaces to gain maximum contrast, and waterproofing the eyepiece with the use of Argon gas purging instead of standard Nitrogen gas. Although Nitrogen is a fine choice that will last for many years, Argon is a larger molecule that maintains its protective properties over a wider range of temperatures, and is even more resistant to diffusion thereby further extending the protective waterproof environment of the eyepiece body. Through computer-optimized design, a careful selection of optical glasses, and enhanced multi-layer deposition coatings, the Explore Scientific 68° Series™ eyepieces produce long eye-relief and ensure high image-correction, a flat field, and high contrast across the entire image field. An excellent choice for those who make extended visual studies of detail with subtle variations of brightness, and for those who must wear glasses while observing. All 68° Series eyepieces are fully EMD (Enhanced Multi-Layer Deposition) coated and edge-blackened to produce superior contrast.

A new focal length joins the Explore Scientific line of inert gas-purged Waterproof Eyepieces with the 3mm 52° LER Series Eyepiece. A logical companion for the grab-and-go ED APO 80mm f/6 Air-Spaced Triplet, this eyepiece produces 160X which will perform very well with good seeing conditions on planetary objects, and to split double stars. On the ED APO 152 at f/8, 405X is achieved without the use of a Focal Extender or Barlow for those nights of near perfect seeing, with a very comfortable 15mm of eye relief. Comfort, Quality, Value. The Explore Scientific 52° LER Series Most short focal length eyepieces are excellent flat-field multi-element oculars that can transform your visual astronomy experience. With an apparent field of view of 52 degrees, these eyepieces offer incredible value in a very nice eyepiece. Expect exceptional quality and value versus a comparably priced Plossl.  These eyepieces are the choice for observers wearing glasses - with excellent performance and durability. The rubber inlet and the foldable eyecups make handling and using in the field easy. The patented EMD-coating produces high contrast images and prevents reflexes and ghosting. The argon purging effectively prevents internal fogging, and you don´t have to deal with dirt, fungus or cleansing fluids getting between the lenses. The eyepieces are sealed - this makes sure you will be able to enjoy these eyepieces for many years to come.SPECIFICATIONSLarge eye distance, large field and great image sharpnessExcellent viewing position for people with glassesExcellent field sharpness even with fast optics52° apparent field of viewArgon-purging prevents internal fogging, the sealing facilitates cleaningPatented EMD-coating to maximize contrastBlackened lens edges to avoid reflexesAll eyepieces of this series are parfocalStainless steel barrel with conical security cutoffDust covers and protective bag includedSCOPE OF DELIVERY52° EyepieceDust coversProtective bag


Customers also viewed

EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 8x50 Finder and Guider Scope with Helical Focuser, 1.25inch and T2 connection
Universal 50mm viewfinder and guide telescope with a focal length of 220mmExcellent 8x50 viewfinder telescope with removable eyepiece unit and crosshairs with adjustable red illumination. The precise helical focuser and the 1.25 inch /31.7mm plug-in connection, as well as the T2 camera connection thread (M42x0.75mm), allow the autoguiding required for long time exposure to obtain a point-shaped star image. It can also be used as a mini travel telescope.High quality 8x50 viewfinder telescope with adjustable crosshair illuminationImage sharpness and viewing characteristics lift this viewfinder well above the level of the usual 8x50 viewfinder scopes. The visible image is bright and crisply sharp. Furthermore, this viewfinder has a very large field of view (FOV) of 6.96 degrees. This makes finding and adjusting objects much easier. The existing scale markings (pitch=1 degree) on the crosshairs are a good reference for estimating distances, and the open centre markings also make it easier to centre objects precisely. All lens surfaces are protected against weathering by multi-coating and guarantee a bright viewfinder image due to the high light transmission values. The adjustable red LED illumination unit is powered by two LR41 coin batteries. The main lens and the crosshairs can be focused independently of each other, giving you perfect focus for your eyes.Compact tracking unit for autoguidingOne of the main applications for this telescope is the so-called autoguiding. Here the usually larger photo-taking optics are actively corrected by a smaller guiding telescope with a second tracking camera. This means that the mechanical fluctuations in the tracking accuracy, which are present in all astronomical telescope mounts, are measured by the tracking camera and compensated accordingly. This is necessary in order to obtain a point-shaped star image on the astrophotos during long time exposures and to avoid unwanted star trails. For this purpose, the guiding telescope is inserted into the existing viewfinder shoe of the photo-taking optics and aligned parallel. If the existing viewfinder shoe is not compatible, a suitable viewfinder shoe is also included. With the 1.25 inch / 31,7mm plug connection at the rear end or via T2 thread connection (M42x0,75mm), a tracking camera can be mounted afterwards. This is held securely by a brass ring clamp and 3 clamping screws. Please note the required back focus for your tracking camera. The focal plane (backfocus) is approx. 22mm behind the T2 thread. The sensitive focusing on the guiding star is done by a large knurled wheel of the mechanically precise manufactured helical focuser. For easy reproduction of the point of focus, this has a white millimetre scale from 0 to 28mm, which is attached by laser engraving. After the tracking camera has been connected directly or via computer to the telescope mount and the necessary basic settings have been made, the first astrophotos with long time exposure can be taken.Use as mini travel telescopeThis viewfinder and guide telescope can also be used quite simply as a mini travel telescope. With the optional eyepieces, a magnification of 8x to 40x can be achieved. Nearly all eyepieces with a focal length of 5 to 26mm and 1.25 inch/31.7mm plug connection are suitable. Especially recommended are the EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC eyepieces of the 52 degree (Art. 02195xx) and 62 degree (02196xx) LER series. Note: Only straight view use is possible.Metal viewfinder holder and viewfinder shoeThe mount of this viewfinder and guide telescope is completely made of aluminium and is a stable base. The viewfinder mount is suitable for many common types of telescopes, such as EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC, BRESSER MESSIER etc. If the existing viewfinder shoe is not compatible, a matching viewfinder shoe is also included. This can be attached to the telescopic tube by means of four M5 screws. The bore distances of the viewfinder shoe are 31.7mm on the longitudinal and transverse axis. The six large adjustment screws with non-slip knurling make it easy to align the viewfinder, even with clammy fingers. All adjusting and clamping screws have plastic tips that effectively prevent the viewfinder housing and viewfinder mount from being scratched.FEATURESExcellent 8x50 viewfinder and guiding telescopeCan also be used as mini travel telescopePerfect image sharpness and good viewing comfortFMC Multi-coated lens surfacesLens focal length: 220mmMax. possible camera weight: 550gRemovable eyepiece/cross hair unitCamera connection via 1.25 inch / 31.7mm plug connection or T2 threadT2 thread: M42 x 0,75mmPrecise helical focuser for focusing the visible imageFocuser travel range: 28mmClose focus distance: 3 mLaser engraved millimetre scale from 0 to 28mm on the focuserFocal plane (backfocus) is approx. 22mm behind the T2 threadSeparate focusing of the crosshair at the eyepieceVery large field of view FOV of 6.96 degreesWith adjustable red cross-hair iillumination Scale markings crosshair with 1.0 degree graduationPower supply of illumination unit: coin battery type LR41 (2pcs)Brass ring clamp and 3 clamping screws on the 1.25 inch plug connectionWith optional eyepieces magnifications from 8x to 40x can be achievedSuitable are almost all eyepieces with 1.25 inch/31,7mm shaftMounting of the viewfinder telescope is completely made of aluminiumViewfinder mount with 6 large adjustment screws with knurled head for easy gripFinder shoe suitable for EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC, BRESSER MESSIER etc.Additionally a suitable viewfinder shoe is includedBore distances of the viewfinder shoe are 31.7mm on the longitudinal and transverse axisAdjusting and clamping screws have plastic tipsSCOPE OF DELIVERY8x50 viewfinder/guiding telescopeEyepiece unit with crosshairCrosshair illumination unit incl. batteriesViewfinder holder with viewfinder shoeInstruction manual