Note that these illustrations show what an experienced observer should see. As the magnification increases, the telescope focuses on a smaller piece of the sky. Guide Scopes. Solar Telescopes. See this article for an overview of solar observing methods. All this adds up to a really good choice that gives you a great tool with a minimal amount of maintenance.
The advanced equatorial mounts include a motor drive to track objects and sometimes they come with a programmable computer that includes a large dataset of astronomical objects to aim the telescope automatically. These are things that are extremely important, and yet are ignored by many, many amateurs - and the results are not optimal.
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Its portable design allows you to use the reflector just about anywhere, and it packs away easily for storage and transport. This complete telescope and accessory kit is a great gift for any child interested in space.
See our eCatalogs. I would try to figure out a few simple collimation techniques, and a few simple tests.
This ONLY makes sense with a scope that is in perfect collimation, perfect temperature, perfect focus. Jupiter through a large, quality telescope 300x power . There are times when a 12" dobsonian, that in theory could do 600x, is clamped down by seeing to 150...
Most instruments are limited by seeing when observing Mars.
While these images may illustrate the level of detail you can expect to see, they do not show the whole visible field of view which is often a large, black circle with a small object inside. Quick and easy no-tool setup, slow motion controls for smooth tracking, also ideal for terrestrial and astronomical use. Don't worry, everyone begins thinking that more is always better. The lightweight, portable design sets up in seconds for family fun under the stars.
Assembled Product Weight: The included 23mm eyepiece yields 28.