Jul 19, 2023, 02:07 PM IST
The air-spaced triplet lens of the ED127 is excellent for capturing minute details of the moon and planets. The carbon fibre used to make the tube contributes to its low weight.
The SkyMax 180's long focal length makes it perfect for seeing the planets and the moon, but it also provides clear views of numerous deep-sky objects. The telescope comes with a Vixen-style mounting bar, a 28mm eyepiece, and a star diagonal.
It's easy to set up this scope, and the encoders on the axis let you change the mount without losing alignment. Use the handset to slew to Jupiter, for example, then move the mount manually to observe Regulus in Leo. Press "Jupiter" once more, and the mount will slew back to the planet.
If you're just starting and want to be able to see the planets and other celestial objects clearly, the Sky-Watcher Evostar-90 is a great option. With a focal ratio of f/10 and a 900mm focal length, it can provide decent shots of planets and deep-sky objects.
This is an excellent all-around telescope that provides clear, high-contrast images and can be used to visually see both deep-sky and celestial objects.
For both Solar System and deep-sky purposes, the CGX-L EQ 1100 EdgeHD gives a crisp, flat field across a vast region. The planets and moon are well visible and bright, and the 11-inch lens has sufficient resolving power to display fine detail.
A 5-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain with built-in Wi-Fi, the Celestron Astro Fi 5 is mounted on a single fork arm.With a focal ratio of f/10 and a focal length of 1,250mm, this "slow" system is ideal for watching the planets, the moon, and other brilliant deep-sky objects.
The Istar emanates quality since it is made of aerospace-grade aluminium alloys, with several sections being machined from solid blocks. Four knife-edge baffles and superb multi-coating on the lens surfaces contribute to the views' brightness and contrast.