to increase the angular distances between objects (craters on the moon, double stars, etc.)
to collect as much light from weak light sources (galaxies, nebulae, etc.)
The telescope consists of an optical tube (optical instrument)and the mount (tripod and device for the guidance of the pipe).
The types of telescopes:
Telescopes come in 3 basic optics: refractors (lenses), reflectors (mirror), and mirror-lens.
In the telescope-the refractor as a light-harvesting device is used lens.Refractor telescopes have a closed housing, do not require adjustment, can be used as a large telescope. The diameter of the lens of Amateur refractors 50-150mm
Error of manufacture optics have a negligible impact on image quality
The minimum sensitivity of the optics to adverse factors of operation (shaking, temperature)
The lack of stretch marks and shielding helps to maximize the image contrast.
Chromatic aberration color contrast detail halos, samawa low-contrast details on the planets
For protection against condensation requires a special blend that increases the length of the pipe
High cost per mm of aperture (diameter)
The reflector collects the light of the concave mirror. They require alignment (the alignment of the mirrors relative to each other), open pipe. The observer is located on the side of the tube of the telescope. The diameter of the Amateur reflectors 60-300mm
The maximum ratio the price/aperture
Zero aberrations (distortions) in the center of the visual field enable to observe low contrast detail on planets surface.
Telescope tube is a lens hood preventing the deposition of dew on the optical surfaces
The eyepiece is located at chest level or head, which allows at any position of a telescope to find a comfortable position
Requires alignment (position adjustment of the mirrors relative to each other)
Spherical aberration and coma on the optical axis.
The open tube allows mud to get to the mirror. The clean mirror is quite time-consuming and require greater care
The tube of the telescope is quite bulky, which leads to sensitivity to vibrations, wind, etc.
Mirror-lens "hybrid scheme" between the reflector and refractor. There are many implementations of this scheme. The main advantage of these schemes is a compact tube. If the refractors and reflectors focal length approximately equal to the length of a telescope, the mirror-lens tools focal length 2-3 times more than the length of the pipe. Advantages and disadvantages depend on the particular scheme. (Maksutov-Cassegrain, Schmid-Cassegrain, Klevtsov, Ritchey-Chretien, etc.)
How to choose?
Types and models of telescopes, a great many, and to choose an appropriate model very difficult. In order to determine the choice needs to address the following questions:
what kind of budget you plan to spend on buying a telescope?
what objects to expect to see (the Moon and planets, deep space objects)?
do you plan to do astrophotography?
where you will watch (the balcony in the city, country, in field, etc.)?
how will you deliver the telescope to the place of observation ?
are you ready to spend time learning the sky or just want to admire the treasures of heaven?
For observations in the city from the balcony will be a convenient short-focus refractors or mirror-lens telescopes.
For observations of planets optimal refectory or mirror-lens telescopes.
For observations of deep space objects (nebula, galaxies, clusters of stars etc.) need tools with a sizable aperture (often the reflectors of Newton)
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Adapter Sturman ClickStop for smartphone / digital camera to optical observation devices: - The width of the phone / camera up to 150 mm; - Diameter of the eyepiece 28 – 62 mm (1.25” – 2”); - Adjust the bracket that secures the smartphone /camera height up to 35 mm; - Turn bracket 360°; - Distance from eyepiece of the optical device to an eyepiece of a smartphone – up to 130 mm.
Adapter Kenko T-mount for Pentax K mount for lenses with a threaded T-mount for digital camera with Pentax K mount and attach the elements of the system MILTOL (lens, teleconverter Kenko 2x, eyepiece attachment). - Thread diameter — 42 mm, thread pitch is 0.75 mm; - Working distance — 45.5 mm; - Dimensions — 58х8,1 mm.
Adapter Kenko T-mount for Sony E is designed for mounting lenses with threaded T-mount for digital camera mount Sony E and adding elements of the system MILTOL (lens, teleconverter Kenko 2x, eyepiece attachment). - Thread diameter — 42 mm, thread pitch is 0.75 mm; - Working distance: 18 mm; - Dimensions — 58,2x9 mm.
All-weather binoculars Sturman 7x50with built in compass for hunting Hiking and nature observation - Increase 7x, diameter of lens - 50 mm - Field of view is 7.6° (132 m/1000m), exit pupil diameter - 23 mm - Porro Prism - Aspherical lens with a multilayer anti-reflective coating - Separate focus at distance of 4 m, the diopter adjustment (-5 to+8 diopters) - Built in compass with illuminated dial and angular mesh - Rubber coated waterproof body, rubber eyecups - Nitrogen filling - Tripod mounting via adapter (sold separately) - Comes with protective caps, bag and strap in the color of the body of the binoculars
Astronomical binoculars 20x80 Sturmanfor astronomical and terrestrial observations of extended objects - Magnification 20x diameter of lens 80 mm - The field of view of 3.7° (65 m/1000 m), eye relief - 18 mm - Porro prism glass BaK4 Multi - layer coating of the lenses The Central focus at a distance of 33 m Waterproof aluminium alloy coated leatherette - Mounted on a tripod via adapter (optional)
Astronomical binoculars 25x100 Sturmanfor astronomical observations of extended and deep sky objects - Magnification 25x, the diameter of the lens - 100 mm - Field of view 3° (54 m/1000m), exit pupil diameter - 15 mm - Porro prism glass BaK4 Multi - layer coating of the lenses - Separate focus at a distance of 24 m Waterproof aluminium alloy coated leatherette - Mounted on a tripod via the adapter (included) Fabric carrying case