Vixen Fluorit refractor FL55ss

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The FL55ss is a high-performance, top-of-the-range fluorite apochromat that produces razor-sharp images of the night sky. Thanks to its compact dimensions and lightweight design, it is the perfect travel companion for demanding astronomers.

  • High-performance, top-of-the-range fluorite apochromat
  • Compact, lightweight and transportable
  • Very high quality standards, fluorite optics
  • Suitable for full-frame photography
  • Razor-sharp star images across the entire field of view
  • Perfect for air travel and excursions
  • High-quality workmanship, made in Japan
  • Dimensions: 80 x 282 mm
  • Weight: 1.5 kg

£1,046.00*

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Product number: X000071
GTIN/EAN: 4955295262014
Product information "Vixen Fluorit refractor FL55ss"
High-performance, top-of-the-range fluorite apochromat for mobile astrophotography and observers.
Thanks to its small size and lightweight design, this high-quality fluorite refractor is ideal for excursions and air travel.
It displays razor sharp and bright stars across the entire field of view of the full-frame image sensor (95% illumination with 44 mm image circle).
The FL55SSS turns into a fast F/4.3 astrograph with the optional flattener and focal reducer. It allows you to use extremely short exposure times and a provides a large field of view for large nebulae or comets.
Despite the small aperture, the FL55SS features a high-resolution HR eyepiece that produces stunningly clear images of the moon and the bright planets.
When used for astrophotography, it delivers razor-sharp images of stars that are guaranteed to impress.

FEATURES
  • Objective lenses: 55 mm fluorite
  • Focal length: 300 mm F5.5
  • Resolution and limiting magnitude: 2.11, 10.5
  • Light-gathering power: 62x
  • Dimensions and weight: 80 x 282 mm; 1.5 kg
  • Adapter and connections: 31.7 mm receptacle, 60 mm thread

WHAT’S INCLUDED
  • 55 mm optical tube with fluorite APO
  • Dovetail adapter
  • Extension Tube 60 mm
  • Dew cap
  • Dust covers

Colour: white
Colour of coating: green
Dust protection caps: Dust protection caps for front lens and eyepiece holder
Field of application [Telescopes]: Deep Sky Observation, Deep Sky Photography, Land object photography, Land observation, Lunar observation, Lunar photography, Planetary observation, Planetary photography
Focus Group [Telescopes]: Advanced Amateurs, Specialists and Research, Visual enthusiasts
Material: Aluminium
Mount Type [Telescopes]: Optics without Mount
OPTICAL SPECIFICATIONS: Fluorite apochromat
Optical design: Apochomatic Refractor
Product Family [Telescopes]: Refractor telescope
Transportability: very good
Type of coating: Fully multi-coated
Type of tripod thread: 60 mm

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Accessories

Vixen Reducer HD Kit for FL55SS Telescopes
Convert your FL55SS fluorite refractor into a high-performance astrograph The kit includes a high-performance reducer, flattener and the ''EX TUBE 66'' extension tube, which was developed for the FL55SS Fluorite Apo Refractor and improves the photographic performance by flattening the image right up to the edges. Ultra-sharp image over the entire field of view of the DSLR full-frame sensor Designed for prime-focus photography with the FL55SS, the Flattener HD flattens the entire field of view of full-frame DSLR cameras. The 44 mm image circle covers the entire field of view of a full-frame DSLR camera. When used in combination with the HD5.5 Reducer, the focal length is reduced by 0.79x (from f5.5 to f4.3) and the illuminated area retains a diameter of 44 mm, which significantly improves the sharpness across the entire field of view of the DSLR camera. 96% illumination to the edges of the field of view The Flattener HD was specially developed for the FL55SS refractor in order to reduce light loss to a minimum. The field of view is fully illuminated up to the edges. Exceptionally high contrast The same anti-reflective AS coatings used on our high-end VSD 100 f/3.8 astrograph are also used here to provide an outstanding light transmission of 99.9% per lens surface. In addition, the matte black surface of the Reducer HD kit eliminates loss of light, ghosting and scattered light. FEATURES Ultra-sharp image over the entire field of view Reduces the focal length and flattens the image Very high light transmission (approx. 96%) AS coatings with 99.9% light transmission per lens surface Also suitable for full-frame DSLR cameras Includes 66 mm extension Reduces the aperture ratio to f4.3 Distance to chip: 63.5 mm Dimensions: 58mm x 30mm / 68mm x 45.3mm Weight: 107g / 237g DELIVERY CONTENT Reducer HD Flattener HD Extension tube Dust caps

£856.00*
Vixen Flattener HD Kit für FL55SS Telescopes
Converts the FL55SS into a high-performance astrograph The kit consists of a high-performance flattener lens, a reducer and the EX TUBE 66 connection ring, which was developed for the FL55SS Fluorite Apochromatic Refractor and improves photographic performance by dramatically flattening the surface. Ultra-sharp image over the entire field of view of the DSLR full-frame sensor The Flattener HD for the FL55SS reduces the change in the focal length of the FL55SS to a minimum and improves the evenness of the surface for prime-focus photography. The 44 mm image circle covers the entire field of view of a full-frame DSLR camera. When used in combination with the HD5.5 Reducer, the focal length is reduced by 0.79x (from f5.5 to f4.3) and the image circle retains a diameter of 44 mm, which significantly improves the sharpness across the entire field of view of DSLR cameras with a full-frame sensor. 96% light volume to the edge of the field of view The Flattener HD was specially developed for the FL55SS refractor to reduce loss of light to a minimum across the entire 44 mm image circle of full-frame DSLR cameras. Exceptionally high contrast The same anti-reflective AS coatings used on our high-end VSD 100 f/3.8 astrograph are used to provide an outstanding light transmission of 99.9% per lens surface. Thanks to the matte black surface of the Reducer HD kit, loss of light, ghosting and scattered light and largely prevented. FEATURES Ultra-sharp image over the entire field of view Designed for full-frame cameras Illuminates 44 mm image circle Cutting-edge AS coating DELIVERY CONTENT Flattener HD kit for FL55SS 66 mm extension tube Dust caps

£382.00*
Vixen 60DA Focal adaptor for Canon EOS Cameras
Vixen 60DX Focal adaptor for Canon EOS Cameras This Vixen 60DX is a photographic adaptor for Canon EOS cameras, for use with telescopes with a 60 mm focuser drawtube connection thread. A redesign by Vixen uses new tougher materials for a more solid connection and also offers an accurate, well-machined camera rotator ring, in order to help frame your images perfectly. Camera-Adaptor for Canon EOS with 60mm Focuser connection thread Large inner diameter for full-format cameras, helping to minimise vignetting 6 locking 60° spaced bolts to hold the camera’s rotation in position Dimensions: 81mm x 30 mm / weight: 190g The option of using 6 long or 6 short fixing screws for the rotator The Vixen 60DA Focal adaptor connects your Canon EOS DSLR Camera to a telescope with an appropriate 60 mm Focuser Drawtube Thread. Thanks to the use of new materials and an improved design Vixen was able to considerably uprate both precision and durability, when compared to conventional rotational camera adaptors. Two sets of rotational locking bolts (Long and Short) are supplied. The longer ones are knurled and easy to turn by hand. The shorter options help to prevent marring of the camera casing, when using certain designs of camera and are also much less easy to turn by hand, increasing security if you need the camera locked in a particular rotational position for longer periods. The large inner dimension of this adaptor prevents vignetting at the edges of the image when using full frame DSLR cameras. Canon EOS-Bayonet fastener made of hardwearing brass, for years of hassle-free use. Increased material quality over conventional adapters provides more stability in use. 6 fixing bolts hold the camera in rotational position for increased sturdiness (standard rotators often only use 4, or less). FEATURES Screw tips with Delrin-tips prevent tilting of the camera and subsequent image distortion. Large inner diameter prevents vignetting. Inner blackening suppresses scattered light. Compatible with 60 mm accessories, when the camera adaptor is taken off. Two rotational bolt sets (Long and Short) are supplied. SCOPE OF DELIVERY 60DA Focal adaptor 6 long and 6 short fixing screws

£139.00*
Vixen Wide Photo Adapter 60DX for Nikon
The Wide Photo Adapter 60DX connects your Nikon DSLR camera to your telescope via a 60 mm thread. Thanks to the use of new materials and an improved design, Vixen was able to significantly improve the precision and load capacity compared with conventional adapters. The adapter's large interior diameter prevents shadows at the edges of the image when using a full-frame DSLR camera.FEATURESIncreased material strength for additional stability6 screws hold the camera in position (compared with 4 on most conventional adapters)Screw tips with Delrin inserts prevents the camera from tilting and minimizes distortion.Large interior diameter prevents shadowingBlack interior prevents scattered lightCompatible with 60 mm accessories when the camera adapter is removed2 screw sets (L and S) prevent scratches on the camera housing2 screw sets for adjusting the rotation resistanceDELIVERY CONTENTVixen Wide Photo Adapter 60DX for Nikon cameras2 screw sets (L and S)

£149.00*
Vixen universal T2 focal adapter, 60 mm
​This Vixen focal adapter connects your DSLR or other camera to your telescope with a 60 mm thread.The large interior diameter of the adapter prevents vignetting at the edges of full-frame camera sensors.The focal adapter can be rotated so that the image field can be perfectly framed.This rotational adjustment is facilitated via 3 locking screws, ensuring a firm lock.Note: Vixen T2 ring is also required for your brand of camera.In this case, the inner ring of the T2 adapter is removed and clamped in place with three small grub screws.PROPERTIESConnects your DSLR camera to your telescopePrevents shadowingDimensions: 72 mm x 20 mmWeight: 55 gWHAT'S INCLUDEDFocal adapter universal 60 mmAssembly tool

£50.00*
Vixen T2 ring for Nikon
T2 rings are used as a connecting piece between the camera adapter and the camera. Please note that each camera type requires a different T-ring.FEATUREST2 adapter ring for Nikon camerasAdapts the camera to telescopes and microscopesWeight: 22 gPACKAGE CONTENTSVixen T2 ring for Nikon

£26.00*
Vixen T-ring for Canon EOS
T-rings are used as a connecting piece between the camera adapter and the camera. Please note that each camera type requires a different T-ring.FEATURESVixen T-ring for Canon EOS camerasConnects a camera adapter to the cameraFor microscopes, telescopes and T2 lensesWeight: 52 gPACKAGE CONTENTSVixen T-ring for Canon EOS

£26.00*
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Vixen Polarie Star Tracker Camera Mount for Astrophotography
The Vixen POLARIE is a new camera accessory, that enables you to capture sharp, point-like images of the stars. It has been developed to track the stars and to compensate for the movement of the earth. POLARIE enables you to take atmospheric shots of landscapes and the night sky and can also capture these in sharp images. Extremely simple and compact design for use in every location on earth. If you have ever viewed a romantic, starry sky, you will surely have felt the desire to capture it on film. But if you have tried to do this, you will know that it’s really not all that easy. This is because you need to have multiple exposures of several minutes if you want to photograph the stars. As our earth is always turning on its axis, the stars keep moving as time passes and become long strokes on photographs. Today’s digital technology gives us the option of obtaining shorter exposure times by increasing the sensitivity of the sensor, but, unfortunately, this dramatically increases picture noise and the picture becomes very noisy and ugly. This makes it impossible to take beautiful images of the night sky. For this reason, the Vixen company has developed the Polarie Star Tracker, which eliminates the problem of star migration. When you attach your camera to the Polarie, the device will track in the opposite direction of earth’s rotation and this allows for sharp, point-like images of the starry sky even when using long exposure times. POLARIE is a new and unique camera accessory for photographing the night sky, with perfectly point-like stars being tracked. Using the simplest solution, it makes the experience of photographing the night sky more accessible for everyone. The multi-functional mode dial is adjustable for sky- and landscape-, moon-, sun- and star-tracking. Polar altimeter for a fast focus. Also included: USB connection for external power supply and a built-in compass for quick orientation. Available as optional extra accessories are a polar finder telescope for exact alignment with the celestial pole for long-exposure photography including into the telephoto range, and a tripod. FEATURES Tracking speed: Sidereal, 0.5x sidereal, sun, moon Fine adjustment: F57, 6mm worm wheel with 144 teeth Polar axis: F 40mm, aluminium alloy Drive: High-precision stepper motor: Bearing capacity: approx. 2kg incl. ball head Orientation aperture: Field of vision 8.9° vInclinometer: 0° to 70° Miscellaneous: Built-in compass (removable) Power supply: 2x AA batteries (compatible with alkaline, Ni-MH, Ni-CD batteries) or external power supply compatible with USB mini-B Drive voltage: AA batteries: DC2,4-3.0V, Max. 0.6A External power supply: DC4,4-5,25V, max. 0.3A Operating time: approx. 2 hours with alkaline batteries Approx. 20 hours with external power supply at 20°C with 2 kg load Operating temperature: 0° to 40° Dimensions: 95mm x 137mm x 58mm Weight: 740g without batteries Optional accessories available: Polar finder telescope, M-155 tripod, QPL compass, ball head WHAT’S INCLUDED 1x camera mount

£299.00* £395.00* (24.3% saved)
Vixen Counterweight 1.0kg
For balancing the Polarie Star Tracker in connection with the counterweight bar. The counterweight of 1.0 kg is also compatible with GP, SX mounts and mounts with 20 mm counterweight bar PROPERTIES Suitable for Polarie Star Tracker, GP, SX and AP mount For counterweight rods with a diameter of 20 mm Weight: 1.0 kg WHAT'S INCLUDED Weight: 1.0 kg Locking Bolt

£43.00*
Vixen POLARIE U Star Tracker
The POLARIE U is an ultra-compact automatic star tracking device that can be easily transported.In addition to the functions of conventional star trackers, which track a camera for a long exposures, accurately tracking the regular movement of celestial objects, the POLARIE U has a speed adjustment function, which allows it to be used as a panning mount too for time lapse photography.Using a smartphone, you can control the shutter release intervals of the images. Through the communication between the smartphone and the POLARIE U Star Tracker, you can control the exposures and take beautiful, sharp pictures of the stars and the Milky Way without getting any star trailing.The Star Tracker is very small and light weight, making it ideal for mobile use or air travel.The Vixen POLARIE U Star Tracker in detail:Star-scape photography (stars and landscape).A silhouetted landscape on earth is photographed together with the starry sky. The beauty of a landscape and the starry sky can be shown together on one photo. POLARIE U opens up a wonderful foreign world of star-scape photography and makes this possible for both beginners and advanced photographers.Conventional telescopic astrophotography photographs a relatively narrow area of the sky. Star-scape photography mainly uses a wide-angle lens and takes impressive photos in which stars, and other celestial targets such as the majestic Milky Way and landscapes are combined. The possibilities of the compositions are endless and a completely new kind of landscape photography opens up.Weight reduction of more than 20% and improved load capacity.The structure of the original POLARIE has been completely changed. The distance between the two bearings that support the rotating shaft is about four times the distance of the previous model. This leads to a higher load capacity despite the weight reduction of 20%. The maximum load capacity is 2.5 kg (approx. 2.5 kg at 10 cm from the centre of rotation) when used for wide-field astrophotography. The maximum load capacity is increased to 6.5 kg (approx. 6.5 kg at 10 cm from the centre of rotation) when a POLARIE Multi mounting block (optional) and a dovetail slide rail DD (optional) are combined. In addition, used in vertical configuration, the POLARIE U can reach a load capacity of 10 kg (approx. 10 kg 10 cm from the centre of rotation) for time-lapse photography and is therefore suitable for heavy camera equipment.Settings via SmartphoneCommunication between tracker and smartphone via the Vixen Polarie U App enables various settings via smartphones or tablet. For star/landscape photography, the speed is selected in user-defined mode, and for time-lapse photography, settings for interval time, exposure, and rotation speed can also be easily programmed.Five different speeds:Star-scape photography (half star speed). This setting is intended for displaying a landscape together with the starry sky. The stars are not tracked exactly, but slower in order not to blur the landscape in the foreground. This way you get beautiful images of the landscape and the starry sky.Wide Field Astrophotography (Star Speed)When this mode is selected, the POLARIE U follows the stars at the same speed as the daily movement of the stars. In this mode, widefield long time exposures of comets, nebulae, star clusters and the Milky Way are made and tracked precisely.Solar Tracking (solar speed)For recording solar eclipses over a long period of time.Moon Tracking (moon speed)For recording lunar eclipses over a long period of time.Custom ModeThis allows you to set the POLARIE U to the desired tracking speed. The initial setting is four times the star speed. If you want to change the setting for a different speed, a smartphone or other wifi device and application software are required.Shoot-Move-Shoot ModeIt is possible to stop the movement of the camera during the exposure and restart it after the end of the exposure. It is also equipped with a camera connector (shutter release) that controls the camera shutter during shooting with SMS or interval shooting. If the camera in use is connected with the cable release, the settings can be easily adjusted using a smartphone. A Wi-Fi connection is required when using this feature. An additional cable is required to connect the camera and POLARIE U together.Autoguider portCommercially available autoguiders can be used with the POLARIE U (Usable only in R.A.).  An important new feature over the original Polarie - attach a small Guidescope, or Off Axis Guider and autoguiding camera to your main camera and use the standard ST-4 protocol port to guide the Polarie U in Right Ascension, ensuring absolute accuracy of tracking (requires additional separate computer, or standalone guider). FEATURES    Speeds: Sidereal rate, 0.5X star speed, sun, moon. North / South hemisphere compatible    Operating System: Android 4.4 and over or iOS 9.9 and over Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11b/g    Worm gear: RA gear rim with 144 teeth (58.4 mm Al alloy)    Screw: 9.8 mm brass    RA and DC axis: 40mm, aluminium alloy    Motor drive: electric motor drive with impulse motor (stepper motor)    Load capacity: 2.5 kg standard, 6.5 kg with special accessories, 10 kg with fast motion    Wi-Fi function for Smartphone    Direction finder tube: 8.9 degree field of view without magnification.    Power supply: USB Type-C or 4x AA batteries    Dimensions: 88.5mm x 72mm x 110.5mm    Weight: 575gSCOPE OF DELIVERY    POLARIE U Star Tracker    Attachable direction finder

£560.00*
Vixen SX 60 mm to 50.8 mm adapter sleeve
The Vixen SX 60 mm to 50.8 mm adapter sleeve can be screwed on to the thread of a 60-mm focuser for connectionto a 50.8-mm (2") sleeveFEATURES Adapts 60-mm focusers for 50.8-mm eyepieces or flip mirrors. Compatibility: All Vixen OTAs with 60-mm connection Length: 10 mmWeight: 65 gPACKAGE CONTENTS60 mm to 50.8 mm adapter sleeve

£31.00*
Vixen T-Ring for Sony E Cameras
This T2 ring allows you to use your Sony camera on a telescope or microscope with a T2 thread.Depending on the mode, you may require an additional camera adapter.FEATUREST-2 ring for connecting an SLR cameraDesigned for Sony EWeight: 113 gDELIVERY CONTENTT-2 Ring Sony E

£51.00*
Vixen Micro 4/3 T-ring
T-rings are used as a connecting piece between the camera adapter and the camera. Please note that each camera type requires a different T-ring.FEATURESMicro 4/3 T-ringFor telescopes and microscopesWeight: 110 gPACKAGE CONTENTSMicro 4/3 T-ring

£51.00*
Vixen T-Ring - Sony (Konica-Minolta-Sony Alpha)
Connects a Four Thirds camera to your telescope or microscope.A camera adapter is required for this purposeWeight: 58 gDELIVERY CONTENTVixen T-ring - Four Thirds

£26.00*
Vixen Dual-Speed-Focuser
​The 1: 7 reduction enables very fine focusing of targets.An indispensable accessory, especially in astrophotography.The reduction can be retrofitted on the following telescopes:A80M, A105M, NA140SSf, ED81S, ED103S, ED115S, AX103S, VC200L, VMC200L and R200SSCannot be used on old devices from the 90s with plastic focusing knobs - in these cases, it is also necessary to swap the focus spindle (please contact us for details).PROPERTIESAllows very fine focusingIndispensable in astrophotographyCan be retrofitted to many Vixen telescopesReduced to 7:1Weight: 170 gWHAT'S INCLUDEDDual Speed KnobAssembly tool

£192.00*
Vixen SLV 50° Eyepiece 9mm (1.25'')
​The Vixen SLV series are the modern take on the classic Vixen Lanthanum eyepieces. These eyepieces were legendary for their generous eye relief and precise nature, making them a firm favourite with planetary, lunar and double star observers. This 9mm is an excellent choice for higher power on most telescopes, an ideal premium replacement for eyepieces supplied with many telescopes, especially good for Planetary observers. The SLV Series of Vixen Eyepieces feature a hexagonal shaped eyepiece barrel, long 20mm eye relief, and twist up click stop eyecup for adjusting to the most comfortable viewing. The SLV eyepieces feature high grade lanthanum glass, and deliver remarkably clear and high contrast star images to the edge of the viewing circle. The lenses are fully multicoated for high light transmission.Size 31.7mm/1.25"Apparent FOV 50°Eye relief 20mmWeight 168g (5.92oz)

£133.00*
Vixen SLV 50° Eyepiece 6mm (1.25'')
​The Vixen SLV series are the modern take on the classic Vixen Lanthanum eyepieces. These eyepieces were legendary for their generous eye relief and precise nature, making them a firm favourite with planetary, lunar and double star observers. This 6mm is an excellent choice for higher power on most telescopes, especially good for Lunar and Planetary observers. The SLV Series of Vixen Eyepieces feature a hexagonal shaped eyepiece barrel, long 20mm eye relief, and twist up click stop eyecup for adjusting to the most comfortable viewing. The SLV eyepieces feature high grade lanthanum glass, and deliver remarkably clear and high contrast star images to the edge of the viewing circle. The lenses are fully multicoated for high light transmission.Size 31.7mm/1.25"Apparent FOV 50°Eye relief 20mmWeight 168g (5.92oz)

£133.00*
Vixen SLV 50° Eyepiece 5mm (1.25'')
​The Vixen SLV series are the modern take on the classic Vixen Lanthanum eyepieces. These eyepieces were legendary for their generous eye relief and precise nature, making them a firm favourite with planetary, lunar and double star observers. This 5mm is an excellent higher power eyepiece for most telescopes, especially good for Lunar and Planetary observers. The SLV Series of Vixen Eyepieces feature a hexagonal shaped eyepiece barrel, long 20mm eye relief, and twist up click stop eyecup for adjusting to the most comfortable viewing. The SLV eyepieces feature high grade lanthanum glass, and deliver remarkably clear and high contrast star images to the edge of the viewing circle. The lenses are fully multicoated for high light transmission.Size 31.7mm/1.25"Apparent FOV 50°Eye relief 20mmWeight 168g (5.92oz)

£133.00*
Vixen SLV 50° Eyepiece 4mm (1,25'')
​The Vixen SLV series are the modern take on the classic Vixen Lanthanum eyepieces. These eyepieces were legendary for their generous eye relief and precise nature, making them a firm favourite with planetary, lunar and double star observers. This 4mm is an excellent higher power eyepiece on shorter focal length telescopes, especially good for Lunar viewing - or for those trying to max out their longer focal length scopes for double star work. The SLV Series of Vixen Eyepieces feature a hexagonal shaped eyepiece barrel, long 20mm eye relief, and twist up click stop eyecup for adjusting to the most comfortable viewing. The SLV eyepieces feature high grade lanthanum glass, and deliver remarkably clear and high contrast star images to the edge of the viewing circle. The lenses are fully multicoated for high light transmission.Size 31.7mm/1.25"Apparent FOV 50°Eye relief 20mmWeight 168g (5.92oz)

£133.00*
Vixen SLV 50° Eyepiece 25mm (1.25'')
The Vixen SLV eyepieces use high-quality lanthanum glass to deliver remarkably clear and high-contrast star images right up to the edge of the field of view.All lenses are fully multi-coated for high light transmission.Twist up eyecups allow the user to set observing height to their own comfortable specification.  20mm eye relief means that even those who have to wear glasses to observe are able to see right to the edge of the field of view.PROPERTIESVery high sharpness and contrast across the entire field of viewComfortable eye relief of 20mmalmost no chromatism visible due to lanthanum glass31.7 mm receptacle connectionEyecup that can be turned down for glasses wearersWeight: 151gWHAT'S INCLUDEDVixen SLV 50 ° eyepieceDust caps

£133.00*
Vixen SLV 50° Eyepiece 20mm (1.25'')
The SLV eyepieces with high-quality lanthanum glass provide remarkably clear and high-contrast star images right up to the edge.The lenses are fully multi-coated for high light transmission.Thanks to the large and comfortable eye relief distance of 20 mm , the eye comfort is maintained, even during longer observing sessions.Even those who wear glasses will have the entire field of view is clearly visible.The click stop eyecups can be tuned up or down to the user's preference.PROPERTIESVery high sharpness and contrast across the entire field of viewComfortable eye relief of 20mmalmost no colour defects due to lanthanum glass1.25" 31.7 mm barrel sizeTurn-down eyecup for people who wear glassesWeight: 155 gWHAT'S INCLUDEDVixen SLV 50 ° eyepieceDust caps

£133.00*
Vixen SLV 50° eyepiece 2.5 mm (1.25")
The SLV eyepieces with high-quality lanthanum glass provide remarkably clear and high-contrast images of the night sky right to the edge of the field of view. The lanthanum elements almost completely eliminate chromatic aberration, producing a colour-neutral image right up to the edges. The lenses are also fully multi-coated for high light transmission. The eyecup can be twisted up and down, making the eyepiece suitable for glasses wearers. The large exit pupil distance of 20 mm means that the eye does not become fatigued during longer periods of use, and the entire field of view can be seen clearly even when wearing glasses. The eyepiece also features a standard 1.25" filter thread for colour and nebula filters. In addition, the insides of the eyepiece sleeves are fully blackened to reduce distracting reflections. FEATURES Very high contrast and sharpness over the entire field of view Comfortable interpupillary distance of 20 mm Lanthanum glass almost completely eliminates chromatic aberration 31.7 mm eyepiece barrel 1.25" filter thread Full multi-layered coating Eyecup can be twisted down for glasses wearers Weight: 173 g PACKAGE CONTENTS Vixen SLV 50° eyepiece Dust caps

£133.00*
Vixen SLV 50° Eyepiece 15mm (1.25'')
​The Vixen SLV series are the modern take on the classic Vixen Lanthanum eyepieces. These eyepieces were legendary for their generous eye relief and precise nature, making them a firm favourite with planetary, lunar and double star observers. This 15mm SLV is an excellent eyepiece for medium power for most telescopes, an ideal general purpose eyepiece and provides excellent comfort with long eye relief. The SLV Series of Vixen Eyepieces feature a hexagonal shaped eyepiece body, long 20mm eye relief, and twist up click stop eyecup for adjusting to the most comfortable viewing. The SLV eyepieces feature high grade lanthanum glass, and deliver remarkably clear and high contrast star images to the edge of the viewing circle. The lenses are fully multicoated for high light transmission.Size 31.7mm/1.25"Apparent FOV 50°Eye relief 20mmWeight 168g (5.92oz)

£133.00*
Vixen SLV 50° Eyepiece 12mm (1.25'')
​The Vixen SLV series are the modern take on the classic Vixen Lanthanum eyepieces. These eyepieces were legendary for their generous eye relief and precise nature, making them a firm favourite with planetary, lunar and double star observers. This 12mm is an excellent eyepiece for medium to higher power on most telescopes, an ideal general purpose eyepiece and major improvement over standard eyepieces. The SLV Series of Vixen Eyepieces feature a hexagonal shaped eyepiece body, long 20mm eye relief, and twist up click stop eyecup for adjusting to the most comfortable viewing. The SLV eyepieces feature high grade lanthanum glass, and deliver remarkably clear and high contrast star images to the edge of the viewing circle. The lenses are fully multicoated for high light transmission.Size 31.7mm/1.25"Apparent FOV 50°Eye relief 20mmWeight 168g (5.92oz)

£133.00*
Vixen SLV 50° Eyepiece 10mm (1.25'')
​The Vixen SLV series are the modern take on the classic Vixen Lanthanum eyepieces. These eyepieces were legendary for their generous eye relief and precise nature, making them a firm favourite with planetary, lunar and double star observers. This 10mm is an excellent eyepiece for medium to higher power on most telescopes, an ideal premium replacement for eyepieces supplied with telescopes, especially good for Planetary observers. The SLV Series of Vixen Eyepieces feature a hexagonal shaped eyepiece body, long 20mm eye relief, and twist up click stop eyecup for adjusting to the most comfortable viewing. The SLV eyepieces feature high grade lanthanum glass, and deliver remarkably clear and high contrast star images to the edge of the field of view. The lenses are fully multicoated for high light transmission.Size 31.7mm/1.25"Apparent FOV 50°Eye relief 20mmWeight 168g (5.92oz)

£133.00*

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The 90/900 refractor telescope is a classic achromatic refractor and can be used for either astronomy or nature observations (e.g. of wild animals). The long focal length (900 mm) makes the telescope a specialist for observing the Moon, planets and bright objects outside our solar system. Saturn's majestic rings and giant storms on Jupiter can be seen, as well as the brighter emission nebulae, galaxies and star clusters if you observe on a dark, moonless night away from city lights. The sturdy equatorial mount can be aligned to the Pole Star, Polaris, and makes tracking objects by hand child's play.Three eyepieces, a 20mm, 12.5mm and 4mm, giving 45x, 72x and 225x magnification respectively, are included and also a 3x Barlow lens and Moon filter as standard.  A red LED reflex finder, once aligned to the telescope's main optical axis, will help you find your way to a huge array of potential targets for observation in the night time sky.The EQ3 mount is provided with slow motion flexible cables to help you follow objects accurately and compensate for the effects of the Earth's rotation.  The mount can also be upgraded to a simple RA motor tracking kit with additional purchase.FEATURESOptical System: Achromatic RefractorLens diameter: 90mmFocal length: 900mmMagnification: 45x-675xMount: EQ3, equatorialTripod: Aluminium with accessory traySCOPE OF DELIVERYOptical TubeMountAluminium tripodEyepieces 31.7mm (1.25"): H-20mm, H-12mm, SR-4mm3x Barlow LensMoon filterLED viewfinderStar map

£289.99*
BRESSER Classic 60/900 AZ Refractor Telescope
60 Years BRESSER 1957-2017 Anniversary Edition - BRESSER Classic long focal length Refractor telescopesObserving the night sky through the BRESSER Classic telescope like Galilieo Galilei or Joseph von Fraunhofer centuries ago is a very special experience. Gaze at the craters of the moon or detect the rings of Saturn with your BRESSER Classic. The telescope is equipped with an alt-azimuth mount and provides exquisite views onto the surface of earth's neighbour, the moon. The sharp optics and low weight of the BRESSER Classic make it a versatile beginner's telescope for the young and young at heart astro amateur. The classical lens system with a diameter of 60mm and a focal length of 900 mm yields excellent image quality. The alt-azimuth mounting with vertical adjustment and rugged aluminium tripod perfectly round off this beginner's set.With the including smartphone camera holder you are able to capture your observation objects and share it with your friends, family etc. The alt-azimuth mount of this refractor telescope ensures an easy and quick introduction to astronomy. This telescope is particularly suited to observing celestial bodies in our solar system such as the moon or the nearer planets. The attached accessories and the astronomy software included mean beginners can rapidly achieve success.FEATURES beginner's set with all necessary accessories to start observing immediatelyoptical system: achromatic refractoralt-azimuth mountastronomy software for an easy start into astronomy even for absolute beginnersSCOPE OF DELIVERYtelescopealt-azimuth mount5x24 viewfinderErecting lens 1,5x diagonal mirror  1.25" (31,7 mm)eyepieces 1.25" (31,7 mm): 4mm, 12,5mm und 20mmaluminium tripod with accessory trayastronomy software (download version)smartphone camera adaptermanual

£111.00*
BRESSER First Light AR-102/1000
The BRESSER First Light AR-102/1000 telescope is ideal for both ambitious beginners and experienced astronomers. Discover the stunning features of Orion Nebula, which is located at a distance of 1500 light years (14,200,000,000,000 km) from earth! The stable mount keeps the telescope stable, even at higher magnifications. Thanks to the high-quality mechanics, you can take your own photos of the moon and marvel at the dividing line between night and day (terminator). The refractor telescope features an equatorial mount (also called a parallactic mount). Thanks to this two-axis mechanism, it is possible to compensate for the rotation of the earth, enabling you to precisely track your desired celestial object. The telescope also comes with a wide range of accessories for exploring the night sky, including a prism for an upright and laterally correct image. FEATURES High-quality achromatic refracting telescope Diameter: 102 mm / Focal length: 1000 mm F/9.8 EQ-3 equatorial mount Height-adjustable tripod with accessory shelf Made primarily of metal Excellent focuser Prism for an upright and laterally correct image Includes wide range of accessoriesDELIVERY CONTENT First Light AR-102/1000 optical tube EQ3 mount Tripod with accessory shelf 2 eyepieces (PL10 & PL25) LED red dot finder 90° upright prism 3x Barlow lens Smartphone holder

£373.00*
BRESSER Space Explorer MC 90/1250 Automatic-Telescope
Who hasn't dreamed of a trip to the stars? The BRESSER Space Explorer MC 90/1250 automatic telescope will take you on an exciting journey into space. The telescope is easy to use, even for beginners - after aligning with one, two or three stars, you can choose an object from the 270,000 pre-installed celestial objects. Whether you want to observe a fascinating gas planet or a bright deep-sky object, the telescope will automatically move to your desired target. Thanks to the built-in motors in both axes of the azimuthal mount, the target object is automatically tracked so that you can sit back and enjoy the night sky. Explore the night sky with the Maksutov telescope Featuring a long focal length of 1250 mm, this telescope is ideal for making exciting discoveries in the solar system and beyond. Take a close look at the gas clouds on Jupiter, or watch the rings of Saturn through the telescope for the first time with your own eyes. Thanks to the 90 mm aperture, the telescope collects about 165 times more light than the human eye. However, it's not just the planets that look stunning through the high-quality optics. It's also worth venturing further afield into space: marvel at the sight of the Orion Nebula, 1,344 light years from Earth, or the famous Ring Nebula M57 in the constellation Lyra. The two included eyepieces with 25 mm and 12.5 mm focal lengths will show you these objects and many others at 50 or 100 times magnification. And because the best observation spots are usually not found in your immediate vicinity, the telescope features a compact Cassegrain design for easy transport. If there is a stable table at your observation site, you can even leave the tripod at home. Everything you need for exploring the night sky The telescope also allows you to capture images of the night sky. Simply attach the smartphone holder to the eyepiece, and take snapshots of planets, open star clusters and other night sky objects. The telescope is also ideal for observing and taking photos of the moon. In order to comfortably watch Earth's natural satellite through your Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope, it is best to use the included moon filter. The moon filter darkens the image slightly and increases the contrast to provide a more comfortable view. Perfect for exploring fascinating moon craters, lunar seas and shadows in the twilight zone! The telescope also comes with a star chart to help you navigate the night sky with its mythically named constellations. Discover the night sky with ease with the BRESSER Space Explorer MC 90/1250 automatic telescope - also ideal for beginners! FEATURES Compact telescope with automatic mount and tripod Pre-installed coordinates of over 270,000 celestial objects Optical design: Maksutov-Cassegrain Mirror diameter: 90 mm Focal length: 1250 mm Magnification: 50x / 100x (expandable) Mount: one-armed, azimuthal With LED viewfinder and integrated compass Motor drives: in both axes DELIVERY CONTENT Tube Mount Steel tripod Smartphone holder 2 pieces 31.7 mm Kellner eyepieces (K-25mm, K-12.5mm) LED finder scope Compass with bubble level Moon filter Astronomy software Star chart Instructions with warranty information

£513.00*
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BRESSER Spica Plus 130/1000 EQ reflector telescope incl. accessories set
Featuring a large mirror with a high focal length, this telescope allows you to observe a wide range of night sky objects. Thanks to the catadioptric system (integrated Barlow lens), the tube has a short design-despite the high focal length-making the telescope highly portable. The BRESSER Spica Plus also comes with high-performance mechanics, including a premium equatorial mount that allows you to set up the telescope in no time. A focuser is attached to the side of the tube, as is standard on a Newtonian reflector telescope. It comes with two eyepieces for observing at different magnifications. Explore the planets of our solar system and discover new worlds. And if you’d like to capture your observations to share with others, you can take photos through the telescope using the supplied smartphone camera adapter. Please note that Newtonian reflecting telescopes are ideal for astronomical observations, but are not suitable for observing wildlife and landscapes. For observing wildlife and landscapes, we recommend BRESSER refracting telescopes.FEATURESTelescope for observing the night sky and the sunOptical system: Newton reflectorMax. useful magnification: 260xLens diameter: 130 mm Focal length: 1000 mm Aperture ratio: f/7.7Mount: Equatorial mountEyepiece diameter: 31.7 mm (1.25”) DELIVERY CONTENTTelescope with mountLens sun filterMoon and planet filter set (4 pcs)Eyepieces: 4 mm, 20 mmLED finder scope3x Barlow lensSmartphone cameraAluminium tripod Accessory trayAstro R-Lite torch

£199.00* £339.99* (41.47% saved)
BRESSER Venus 76/700 AZ Reflector Telescope with Smartphone Adapter & Solar Filter
The BRESSER Venus 76/700 AZ reflecting telescope allows beginners to experience their very own stargazing hours quickly and easily. With the complete set, you are equipped with everything you need for your very own sky observations: an astronomical reflecting telescope with 76 mm aperture and 700 mm focal length, an azimuthal mount, a tripod as well as extensive accessories. And to guarantee a successful start in astronomy, the system is very easy to handle – the perfect first telescope for beginners! Established technology for your easy start – the telescope With this entry-level telescope, you will be able to admire the night sky through a classic Newtonian reflector. A little surprising for astronomy novices: with this particular type, you do not look in at the back of the telescope, but at the front and laterally. The advantage: even if the telescope aperture is directed vertically towards the sky, you can make your discoveries very comfortably. No need to bend down! In addition, the Newtonian reflector is very easy to use. The optics in this type of reflector telescopes are also impressive, because they are free of chromatic aberrations – resulting in good imaging properties at all times. A sharp image with good contrast – the Venus reflector telescope achieves this with its large focal ratio of about 1 to 9.2 (F/9.2 – calculated from 76 mm aperture and 700 mm focal length). Thanks to its long focal length, the telescope for beginners shows you the Moon, Sun, planets, open star clusters as well as globular clusters in a particularly impressive way. And all this at a magnification of up to 150x in really sharp images! Technically, you can magnify even higher – theoretically up to 525x while using the included accessories. However, as the magnification increases, the sharpness of the image may slowly decrease. Of course, how much you can magnify depends not only on the resolving power of your telescope. The air turbulence in the atmosphere (seeing conditions) also plays an important role. Note for nature lovers: If you choose a Newtonian telescope like the Venus reflector telescope, you can look forward to a specialist in astronomical observation. However, the image is always displayed laterally reversed as well as upside down, which makes no difference when observing the sky. However, this type of telescope is less suitable for nature and landscape observation during the day. Would you like to use your new telescope for exciting nature discoveries as well? Then we recommend that you choose one of the BRESSER refractor telescopes. A good foundation for a successful start – mount and tripod The height-adjustable aluminium tripod and the azimuthal mount provide a firm footing and easy celestial navigation. Especially the azimuthal mount makes life easy for beginners, because it is very user-friendly: just like a typical photo tripod, you turn the telescope by hand to the left and right, up and down. This way, your favourite celestial objects quickly appear in your field of vision. Handy: to ensure that your astronomy accessories are always within reach, there is a storage plate between the tripod legs. Everything that goes with it – the accessories Out of the box straight to the fun of observing – with the complete astronomy set, you are quickly on your way to discovering the universe. The LED viewfinder helps you keep an eye on the sky. You just mount the direction finder parallel to the actual telescope and it projects a red dot onto a small ground-glass screen. This then appears to be hovering in front of the sky when you look through the viewfinder. And it does so at exactly the same spot that your telescope is pointed at. This way, the LED finder helps you to align the reflector telescope precisely and to find the celestial objects more easily. When it comes to the level of detail in your observations, the Venus beginner's reflector telescope gives you a choice: the two included eyepieces (4 mm and 20 mm) allow you two different magnifications. You want to get an even closer look? Then simply triple the magnification of the eyepieces with the 3x Barlow lens. In addition, the socket diameter of 31.7 mm (1.25 inch) complies with an international and manufacturer-independent standard. So you can easily expand your set – and with it your astronomical horizon. If you want to observe fascinating sights not only at night but also during the day, simply grab the solar filter. With it, you can safely admire spots and granulation on our nearest star – the Sun. CAUTION: Never point the telescope at the Sun without the solar filter! A new hobby leads to new impressions – and naturally you want to capture and share those. Therefore, you can easily use your mobile phone for your first steps into astrophotograpy with the smartphone adapter. Perfect for great snapshots of the Moon or the Sun, for example. Look forward to exciting astronomical discoveries by day and night – with the BRESSER Venus 76/700 AZ reflector telescope. FEATURES Reflector telescope for beginners with 76 mm aperture and 700 mm focal length Reflector type Newton Good for observing Sun, Moon, planets and star clusters Height-adjustable tripod with azimuthal mount Easy to use even by beginners Focal ratio F/9.2, thus sharp image and good contrast Two eyepieces and a Barlow lens with 31.7 mm (1.25 inch) sockets for different magnifications Safe solar observation with the included solar filter First steps into astrophotography with included smartphone camera adapter SCOPE OF DELIVERY Refractor telescope Aluminium tripod Azimuthal mount Eyepieces: 4 mm and 20 mm (1.25 inch sockets) Barlow lens 3x (1.25 inch socket) LED illuminated dot finder Solar filter Smartphone camera adapter Accessory tray Astronomy software download Instruction manual

£121.00*
BRESSER Arcturus 60/700 AZ - Refractor Telescope with Smartphone Adapter & Solar Filter
Set up and start being amazed right away: the BRESSER Arcturus 60/700 AZ lens telescope takes you one step closer to the fascinating world of planets and star clusters. The complete astronomy set includes everything you need for your immediate start in celestial observation: an astronomical lens telescope with 60 mm aperture and 700 mm focal length, an azimuthal mount, a tripod and many accessories. The system is very easy to use – perfect for introducing children to the exciting hobby of astronomy. Simply an astronomical classic – the telescope A well-tried principle: this classic lens telescope – also called an achromatic refractor of the Fraunhofer type – shows beginners and children the beauties of the night sky. The starter telescope offers good imaging properties thanks to its modern, precisely coated optics. The large focal ratio of about 1 to 11.7 (F/11.7), which results from the ratio of the 60 mm aperture and 700 mm focal length, delivers sharp images with good contrast. Ideal for exploring our Moon, the planets, but also open star clusters and globular clusters with your own eyes. But how big do these celestial objects appear? With its resolving power determined by the aperture size, the telescope easily delivers really sharp images up to about 120x magnification. Technically, even more is possible using this beginner’s telescope – theoretically up to 525x with the included accessories. However, as the magnification increases, the image usually becomes more and more blurred. In addition, the telescope is not the only factor determining the possible magnification. The air turbulence in the atmosphere is always an important criterion as well (seeing conditions). Your foundation for moving observations – mount and tripod Once you have found the right location for your astronomical adventures, attach your telescope to the height-adjustable aluminium tripod with azimuthal mount. The easy handling of this azimuthal mount allows you to move effortlessly from one astronomical sight to the next. Simply swing the starter telescope manually to the left and right, up and down – just like a normal photo tripod. In order to keep eyepieces, solar filters etc. within reach at all times, just place your accessories on the practical storage plate between the tripod legs. Everything for your astro quickstart – the accessories In order to enable you to see as much as possible, the beginner’s telescope comes with an extensive range of accessories. With the LED viewfinder, for example, you can keep track of the sky. It’s a direction finder that you mount parallel to the actual telescope. It projects a red dot onto a small ground-glass screen. When you look through it, the red dot appears to be floating in front of the sky, exactly where the optics of your telescope are pointing. This makes it easier to find celestial objects and to align the telescope accurately – just before you look more closely with the higher magnification. And how high that is, you determine by choosing the appropriate eyepiece. Two are already included in the set: 4 mm and 20 mm. Moreover, you can triple the magnification of the eyepieces with the 3x Barlow-lens. If at some point you want to extend your field of view with additional eyepieces, this poses no problem at all. The socket diameter of 1.25 inch (31.7 mm) corresponds to an international and manufacturer-independent standard. This offers you a wide choice of optional eyepieces you can use with your telescope. For you to direct your gaze comfortably to star clusters and planets, the 90-degree diagonal mirror allows you to easily look into the starter telescope. This way you don't have to lie down under the entry-level telescope when the optics are pointing at the sky. Instead, you just look in from the side. However, not only the night holds numerous interesting sights for us. During the day, especially our nearest star is worth a look. So take the solar-filter and direct your gaze safely at sunspots and granulation on the Sun. WARNING: Never point the telescope at the Sun without the solar filter! If you want to capture and share your discoveries, just take photos of the Moon, Sun and more using the included smartphone adapter. FEATURES Beginner’s telescope for astronomy 60 mm aperture and 700 mm focal length Achromatic refractor type Fraunhofer Ideal for observing the Sun, Moon, planets and star clusters Height-adjustable tripod with azimuthal mount Easy to use, therefore suitable for children Focal ratio F=11.7, thus sharp image and high contrast Two eyepieces and one Barlow lens with 31.7 mm (1.25 inch) sockets for different magnifications Safe solar observation with the included solar-filter First steps in astrophotography with smartphone-camera-adapter SCOPE OF DELIVERY Starter lens telescope Aluminium tripod Azimuthal mount Eyepieces: 4 mm and 20 mm (1.25 inch sockets) Barlow-lens 3x (1.25 inch socket) Star diagonal mirror LED red dot finder Solar-filter Smartphone camera adapter Accessory tray Astronomy software for download Instruction manual

£111.00*
BRESSER Pollux-II 150/1400 EQ3 Reflector Telescope with Smartphone Adapter & Solar Filter
Explore the beauties of the night sky with this complete telescope set. Everything is included so that you can get started immediately with the fascinating hobby of astronomy: the astronomical reflector telescope with 150 mm aperture and 1,400 mm focal length, the equatorial mount, the tripod and extensive accessories for exciting observations. Especially important for beginners: the system is very easy to use. Particularly the Moon, the planets and the Sun appear impressive through the Pollux-II. Powerful performance for your first celestial observations – the telescope Take your first steps in astronomy with this classic reflector telescope of the "Newton" type. Because it is equipped with an additional lens inside the focuser, it belongs to the group of the so-called "catadioptric" optics. One advantage of this combination of lens and mirror: despite the large focal length, the telescope tube is relatively short and therefore easily transportable. In addition, you can look forward to a comfortable observation position at all times. This is because with telescopes of this design you do not look in at the back of the telescope, but at the front and laterally. So you don't have to bend down, even if the reflector telescope is pointed vertically upwards at the sky. The large aperture of 150 mm collects a lot of light from the celestial objects. In addition, 150 mm aperture and 1,400 mm focal length result in a focal ratio (ratio of aperture to focal length) of 1 to 9.3 (F/9.3). This allows you to enjoy viewing your favourite objects at high magnifications with good contrast. Admire especially the planets or details on the Moon through the entry-level telescope. But also some deep sky objects are very nice to observe: open star clusters, globular clusters and bright planetary nebulae such as the Ring Nebula M57 in the constellation Lyra can be seen beautifully through this astronomical telescope. But how close can you get to the celestial eye-catchers? The 150 mm aperture achieves a resolving power that allows magnifications of up to 300x with sharp images. The technical possibilities go far beyond this – theoretically up to 1,050x using the included accessories. However, as the magnification increases, the sharpness of the image can slowly decrease. In addition, high magnification also requires the right environmental conditions. For no matter through which telescope you look, the air turbulence in the atmosphere (seeing conditions) always influences your observation and magnification possibilities. Note for nature lovers: If you choose a Newtonian telescope like the Pollux-II reflector telescope, you can look forward to a specialist in astronomical observation. However, the image is always displayed laterally reversed as well as upside down, which makes no difference when observing the sky. However, this type of telescope is less suitable for nature and landscape observation during the day. Would you like to use your new telescope for exciting nature discoveries as well? Then we recommend that you choose one of the BRESSER refractor telescopes. Solid base for gazing skywards – mount and tripod Have you found the perfect location for your journey of discovery into the night sky? Then simply mount your astronomical telescope with the equatorial mount on the height-adjustable aluminium tripod. The special feature of this type of mount: after the so-called "alignment", the positioning of an axis parallel to the Earth's axis, the movement of the celestial bodies only has to be compensated for on this one axis. To do this, you simply point the axis approximately at Polaris. This is a huge advantage over the azimuthal mount, where both axes are moved simultaneously. In addition, the two flexible shafts with fine adjustment make adjusting and tracking the telescope very precise and comfortable. And to ensure that accessories are always at hand, they can be stored on the handy shelf between the tripod legs.Keep track of things automatically: For this telescope’s equatorial EQ-3 mount, the tracking motor with item number 4951400 is available as an optional accessory. This eliminates the need to manually track a celestial object set in the telescope. When this motor is installed at the mount, it automatically tracks the celestial object, keeping it in the field of view of the eyepiece. This makes observing the night sky even more comfortable! Everything you need, night and day – the accessories The astronomical telescope comes with a wide range of equipment so that you can start admiring the Moon, planets or the Sun straight away. At night, the LED viewfinder helps you keep an overview of the sky. Once installed parallel on the tube and correctly aligned, the small red dot shows you where the telescope is pointing when you look through it. This way, you can align the optics precisely and find celestial bodies more quickly before you then take a closer look with the high magnification. Varying views of the universe: the two eyepieces allow you to marvel at your observation objects in different magnifications. They are simply inserted into the telescope's focuser using their sockets with a standardised 1.25 inch (31.7 mm) diameter. You want to see even more details? Then go for the 3x barlow lens, which triples the magnification of the eyepieces. If you would like to make astronomical discoveries even during the day, use the solar filter to observe the star of our own solar system. It allows you to easily and safely observe sunspots and granulation on the sun. CAUTION: Never point the telescope at the sun without the solar filter! Capture special highlights easily – with the smartphone adapter, you use your smartphone as a camera for your telescope. This way you can quickly take your first photos of the Moon or the Sun, for example, and get started in astrophotography. FEATURES Reflector telescope with 150 mm aperture and 1,400 mm focal length Reflector type catadioptric Well suited for observing the Sun, Moon and planets Height-adjustable tripod with equatorial EQ3 mount Precise adjustment through flexible shafts and fine adjustment in both axes Easy to use, very suitable for beginners Focal ratio F/9.3, therefore good for observing the planets and details on the moon 1.25 inch (31.7 mm) eyepiece focuser Two eyepieces and one barlow lens with 1.25 inch (31.7 mm) extension tubes for different magnifications Safe solar observation with the included solar filter Entry into astrophotography with smartphone camera adapter SCOPE OF DELIVERY Telescope Aluminium tripod Equatorial EQ3 mount Eyepieces: 4 mm and 20 mm (1.25 inch sockets) Barlow lens 3x (1.25 inch socket) LED illuminated dot finder Solar filter Smartphone camera adapter Accessory tray Astronomy software download Instruction manual

£345.00*
BRESSER Pollux-I 150/750 EQ3 Reflector Telescope with Smartphone Adapter & Solar Filter
Explore hidden worlds through your own eyes – with the BRESSER Pollux-I telescope starter set for budding amateur astronomers, you can go on your own journey of discovery in outer space. Everything you need is already included: the astronomical reflector telescope with 150 mm aperture and 750 mm focal length, the equatorial mount, the tripod and a wide range of accessories for astronomical observations. Perfect for getting started quickly: the system is very easy to use. In addition, the entry-level telescope impresses with its versatility: you can observe the Moon and planets as well as star clusters, gas nebulae and even galaxies through the high-quality optics. Due to the parabolic primary mirror the image delights with impressive sharpness and high contrast. In addition, the 2-inch focuser allows for the use of high-quality eyepieces. Perfect conditions for fascinating sights of the night sky! Time-proven optics for your first astro-steps – the telescope By choosing the Pollux-I, you’ll start your journey to the stars with a classic Newtonian reflector telescope. Beginners are often surprised by the fact that with telescopes of this type you don't look in at the back of the tube, but at the front and laterally. This gives you the advantage of always being able to look into the telescope in a comfortable posture, even when it's pointed vertically upwards at the sky. In addition, these reflector telescopes offer optics that are absolutely free of chromatic aberrations and thus provide good imaging properties. The large aperture of 150 mm collects a lot of light from the celestial objects. In addition, 150 mm aperture and 750 mm focal length result in a short focal ratio (ratio of aperture to focal length) of 1 to 5 (F/5). On the one hand, this makes the telescope fast and provide a bright image. On the other hand, high magnifications can be achieved. This combination makes the entry-level telescope so versatile. In addition, the Pollux-I is equipped with a parabolic primary mirror. The remarkable effect of this special mirror shape: you enjoy excellent imaging properties at all magnification levels. So you can look forward to the complete range of celestial highlights. At low to medium magnification, you can admire deep-sky objects such as open star clusters, globular clusters, gas nebulae and even galaxies such as the pair of galaxies M65 and M66 in the constellation Leo. And at high magnifications, observing the planets or details on the Moon is an absolute pleasure. You can get really close to your favourite objects: The aperture of 150 mm achieves a resolving power that allows magnifications of up to about 300x with sharp images. Technically, even higher magnifications are possible, theoretically up to 562.5x using the included accessories. However, with increasing magnification, the sharpness of the image can slowly decrease. In addition, the prevailing conditions always make a difference: How highly you can magnify always depends not only on the power of the telescope but also on the air turbulence in the atmosphere (seeing conditions). The telescope also impresses with its flexibility in terms of eyepiece compatibility: it comes with a 2-inch focuser (focuser extension) and an adapter from 2 inch to 1.25 inch. This enables you to use eyepieces with 1.25-inch sockets (about 31.7 mm) as well as eyepieces with the larger 2-inch sockets (about 50.8 mm) with large fields of view. Note for nature lovers: If you choose a Newtonian telescope like the Pollux-I reflector telescope, you can look forward to a specialist in astronomical observation. However, the image is always displayed laterally reversed as well as upside down, which makes no difference when observing the sky. However, this type of telescope is less suitable for nature and landscape observation during the day. Would you like to use your new telescope for exciting nature discoveries as well? Then we recommend that you choose one of the BRESSER refractor telescopes. Perfect foundation for fascinating discoveries – mount and tripod Your beginner's telescope is securely held by the height-adjustable aluminium tripod with equatorial mount. The special feature of this mount, also known as a parallactic mount: in contrast to azimuthal models, the movement of the celestial bodies is only compensated for on one axis instead of two. For this purpose, you simply align one axis parallel to the Earth's axis by pointing it approximately at Polaris. For precise and comfortable alignment and tracking of the entry-level telescope, the Pollux-I comes equipped with two flexible shafts with fine adjustment. And to ensure that the interchangeable eyepieces, barlow lens etc. always remain within reach, they can be stored on the tray between the tripod legs.Keep track of things automatically: For this telescope’s equatorial EQ-3 mount, the tracking motor with item number 4951400 is available as an optional accessory. This eliminates the need to manually track a celestial object set in the telescope. When this motor is installed at the mount, it automatically tracks the celestial object, keeping it in the field of view of the eyepiece. This makes observing the night sky even more comfortable! Well equipped for the ideal start – the accessories Your entry-level telescope comes with a wide range of astronomy accessories so that you can start to be amazed right away. For example, the LED viewfinder helps you align the telescope and find celestial objects. Installed in parallel on the telescope, this direction finder shows you a red dot when you look through it. It appears to hover in front of the sky and thereby shows you where the telescope is pointing. Varying view of the sky: With the two eyepieces with 1.25-inch sockets (31.7 mm), you can admire your astronomical discoveries at different magnifications. The 3x barlow lens already included in the set triples the magnification of the eyepiece you are using. Enjoy safe observations of our Sun with the included solar filter. This way you can easily take a closer look at sunspots and granulation on our own star. CAUTION: Never point the telescope at the Sun without the solar filter! Astrophotography for beginners: with the smartphone adapter, you can use your mobile phone as a camera on the telescope. This way you will quickly impress friends and relatives with your own first snapshots e. g. of the Moon or the Sun. FEATURES Reflector telescope with 150 mm aperture and 750 mm focal length Reflector type Newton with parabolic primary mirror Very well suited for observing the Sun, Moon and planets as well as star clusters, gas nebulae and galaxies Height-adjustable tripod with equatorial EQ3 mount Precise movement through flexible shafts and fine adjustment in both axes Easy to use, very good for beginners Focal ratio F/5, thus very suitable for many celestial objects 2-inch (50.8 mm) focuser with adapter to 1.25-inch (31.7 mm) Two eyepieces and one barlow lens with 1.25-inch (31.7 mm) sockets for different magnifications Safe solar observation with the included solar filter First steps in astrophotography with smartphone camera adapter SCOPE OF DELIVERY Telescope Aluminium tripod Equatorial EQ3 mount Adapter from 2 inch to 1.25 inch Eyepieces: 4 mm and 20 mm (1.25-inch sockets) Barlow lens 3x (1.25-inch socket) LED illuminated dot finder Solar filter Smartphone camera adapter Accessory tray Astronomy software as download Instruction manual

£364.00*
BRESSER Sirius 70/900 AZ Refractor Telescope with Smartphone Camera Adapter
Set off on your personal journey to the stars with the BRESSER Sirius 70/900 AZ lens telescope. The complete astronomy set already includes everything you need to start observing the sky: the astronomical lens telescope with 70 mm aperture and 900 mm focal length, the azimuthal mount, the tripod and a wide range of accessories for fascinating discoveries. At the same time, it is very easy to operate - ideal to amaze even children with a view of the night sky. Simply a stargazing classic - the telescope With this lens telescope - a so-called Fraunhofer achromatic refractor - even total astro-beginners and children can easily explore the secrets of our night sky. Because this classic design impresses with its special user-friendliness and easy handling. To ensure that you enjoy good imaging properties when looking at the Moon, Sun, planets and star clusters, the entry-level telescope has been equipped with modern, precisely coated optics. The 70 mm aperture collects a total of 100 times more light than the human eye. And it is also convincing compared to a comparable 60 mm telescope: the light gathering capacity is 36 % higher and the resolving power is also better. Thus, with the 70 mm lens telescope, significantly more details are visible at the same magnification, e.g. on Saturn's rings or the two main cloud bands of Jupiter. But how big do the celestial objects appear then? The resolution of the 70 mm lens lets you enjoy really sharp images at magnifications up to about 140x. For comparison: with a 60 mm aperture, this is only possible up to 120x. Technically, of course, the starter telescope can do even more - theoretically up to 675x with the included accessories. However, with increasing magnification, the image can slowly become more and more blurred. And how big you can really see the planets, star clusters and co. depends not only on the telescope. Another important factor: the air turbulence in the atmosphere (seeing conditions). A sharp image with good contrast - this is what the starter telescope achieves with its large focal ratio of about 1 to 12.9 (F/12.9), which is calculated from the ratio of the 70 mm aperture to the 900 mm focal length. And you will see: Due to the long focal length, especially the Sun, Moon, planets, open star clusters and globular clusters become absolute eye-catchers. Solid base for your stargazing hours - mount and tripod Found the ideal location for your nocturnal explorations? Then attach the telescope tube to the height-adjustable aluminium tripod with azimuthal mount. And this azimuthal mount is particularly compelling due to one quality: operation is really child's play. Simply swing the telescope by hand to the left or right, up or down, as with a common photo tripod. This way you can quickly move your gaze from one celestial highlight to the next. And where are the accessories? Simply place them on the storage plate between the tripod legs. This way, eyepieces, solar filter and co. stay always within reach. All the trimmings - the accessories The beginner’s telescope comes with everything you need for a quick start in stargazing. When searching for celestial bodies worth seeing, take your first look through the included LED viewfinder. Because the direction finder helps you to align the telescope precisely and find astronomical objects. It works like this: The LED finder is mounted in parallel on the telescope tube. It projects a red dot onto a small ground-glass screen that appears to float in front of the sky when you look through it. And that is exactly where the aperture of your telescope points. This way, you can always keep an overview of the night sky - before focusing your attention on the details through the magnification of the telescope. And you decide how high this magnification is by choosing the eyepiece. You will be amazed: the two eyepieces included in the set (4 mm, 20 mm) allow you to admire completely different images of the same object. If you one day want a change of perspective, you can expand your astronomy set with a large selection of eyepieces. For this purpose, the socket diameter is 1.25 inches (31.7 mm), which corresponds to an international, manufacturer-independent standard. You like what you see, but would love more detail? Then simply insert the 3x Barlow lens between the telescope and the eyepiece. And you have tripled the magnification of the eyepiece! Observation comfort and a pleasant view - this is what the 90-degree star diagonal mirror is made for. Even if your starter telescope is pointed vertically into the sky, you don't need to lie down underneath it to see anything. Instead, simply look in comfortably from the side and enjoy the view. But it's not only at night that we should look skywards. For only during the day you can see a very special star: our Sun. So put the solar filter in front of the lens and safely look at sunspots and granulation on the Sun. CAUTION: Never point the telescope at the Sun without the solar filter! Would you like to share your discoveries with friends and family? Then take your first steps in astrophotography right away - and those are done in no time with the smartphone camera adapter for your beginner's telescope. The Moon, Sun, planets, open star clusters and globular clusters always make a good picture. Discover what our night sky has to offer with the BRESSER Sirius 70/900 AZ refracting telescope. FEATURES Beginner’s telescope for astronomy 70 mm aperture; 900 mm focal length Achromatic refractor type Fraunhofer Ideal for observing the Sun, Moon, planets and star clusters Height-adjustable tripod with azimuthal mount Easy to use, also very suitable for children Focal ratio F/12.9, therefore very sharp image and high contrast Two eyepieces and one Barlow lens with 31.7 mm (1.25 inch) sockets for different magnifications Safe solar observation with the included solar filter Entry into astrophotography with smartphone camera adapter SCOPE OF DELIVERY Starter lens telescope Aluminium tripod Azimuthal mount Eyepieces: 4 mm and 20 mm (1.25 inch socket) Barlow lens 3x (1.25 inch socket) Star diagonal mirror LED illuminated dot finder Solar filter Smartphone camera adapter Accessory tray Astronomy software via download Instruction manual

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Telescope with Solar Filter
The NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Newton telescope with solar filter is a highlight in its own right!The classic reflector telescope comes with everything you need to start directly. The azimuth mount is very easy to handle, which makes this telescope especially recommendable for beginners. The highlight of this device is, however, the sun filter! This  tested sun filter not only allows you to observe the astro but also the sun. A Smartphone holder gives you the opportunity to share your pictures and videos with friends and in social media.PROPERTIESLens diameter: 76 mmFocal range: 350 mmEnlargement: 18x-175xsuitable for sun and sky observationextensive accessory package for immediate startsmartphone holder for photography with mobile phoneeasy to use azimuth mountcomes completely pre-assembled - it can be observed immediately - no construction requiredSCOPE OF SUPPLYtelescopemount and tripod2 eyepieces (4mm/ 20mm)sun filterBarlow lens: 2xastronomy softwaremoon map for downloadsmartphone holder

£122.99*

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