Explorer 130P SupaTrak
Skymax 127 Pro
Startravel 80 AZ3
Fine Brass 2060
Fine Brass 6040
Fine Brass 60700
Fine Brass 8040
Fine Brass 80900
Moon in My Room
Solar System Mobile
Space Fact Finder
Star Theatre 2
A powerful Telescope will open up a whole new world of discovery (and need not cost the earth!)
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Astronomy is a fascinating hobby and opens up a whole new world of discovery. The most important tool of the astronomer is the Telescope (although sometimes a good pair binoculars may be used). The most important thing to look for in a telescope is the quality of the lenses and mirrors. Generally speaking, the larger the diameter of the LIGHT COLLECTOR (on a refractor telescope, this is the diameter of the objective lens, on a reflector telescope, this is the diameter of the main mirror), the more light can be collected, and hence the greater the quality of the magnified image. Usually, the more you pay, the higher the quality of the magnified image. This is not always the case though among the telescopes we regularly review. We have chosen our range of telescopes in such a way that they represent a very good trade-off between quality and price. These telescopes are powerful enough to enable amateur astronomists to discover a wealth of hidden secrets in the night sky, without having to pay the earth!
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|Telescopes for amateur astronomers
have now caught up with the digital age, taking the complexity out of finding
interesting objects in the night sky. These telescopes use electric motors
to automatically point the telescope accurately to 42,900+ objects,
such as planets, star clusters, galaxies, nebulae etc. These telescopes
can even take you on a tour of the night sky!
We offer range of models to suit everyone, from beginners to serious atronomers.
|Types of Telescope
offer large aperture at a relatively lower cost and caters for astronomers
of all levels ...
ratio, and the FlexTube collapsible fold-away design is perfect for portability
and storage ...
are simple to use and maintain, and are ideal for combining terrestrial
with astro- nomical use ...
‘take-anywhere’ telescopes, combining compact-ness, power and high-quality
images - also ideal for terrestrial use ...
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Types of Telescope: There are two main categories of telescope: RefRACtors and RefLECtors. Refractors, use two or more lenses to collect and focus the light from an object to the eye of the observer (or a digital camera sensor), and can trace their design back to the telescopes of Galileo’s era. Reflectors, developed by Isaac Newton in the 17th century, use mirrors to focus the light. As magnifications increase, impurities in the glass of lenses can cause distortion (commonly a “rainbow-like” halo around objects) requiring expensive and difficult treatments and coatings to correct. Reflectors telescopes avoid this problem, and are generally cheaper to manufacture for a given sized aperture (the main lens or mirror used to catch the incoming light). As a result, most high-performance optical telescopes, including the Hubble Space Telescope, are reflector designs. |
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