With only a 660mm focal length, this telescope has a particularly wide field of view and is an optimal telescope for soaking up wide views of the night sky. And if you are interested in getting a closer view of a particular object, then simply insert a different eyepiece and you can magnify by up to 200X. 102mm of aperture also lets you resolve some planetary atmospheres and you will be able to observe many details on planets – such as the cloud bands on Jupiter.
Imagine to yourself it’s just getting dark, the stars are shining in the sky and right in front of you there is a majestic comet. You point the 102/660 telescope up at it and the coma and a good part of the dust tail unfolds. That is what this telescope is good for – it’s a comet finder. It will show you these travellers from other regions of the Solar System. Feel like a real comet researcher – such as Jean-Louis Pons, one of the most famous discoverers of comets.
An altazimuth mount with slow motion controls on two axes – the AZ-3 mount lets you follow any object, whether in the night sky or on the earth. Simply put the object in the field of view, and then use the slow motion controls to track the object in the direction required as you are observing it. So your mount lets you easily follow objects – even at higher magnifications. This means you are free to enjoy your observing more, as the tracking is entirely intuitive.
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