The TS 'Starscope' Reflector telescope 150/750 mm on an EQ3 mount is an especially fast telescope and is highly recommended for those new to astronomy
♦ Powerful mirror optics with 150 mm aperture
♦ Very high speed f/5 for an especially bright image
♦ Completely equipped with equatorial mount, tripod, finder and much more accessories
♦ User manual and easy operation for successful observation right from the beginning
♦ All common 1.25" eyepieces can be used
♦ The entry into astrophotography is also possible, with optional adapters for digital cameras or smartphones
♦ The telescope is pre-assembled and can easily be set up by any beginner without previous experience
This telescope series is highly recommended for starting with astronomy. This reflector with its 150 mm aperture offers an enormous light gathering capacity. The large aperture and high speed delivers a fascinating view of star clusters, planetary nebulae and even distant galaxies.
If the conditions are right, the neatly manufactured and adjustable optics provide more than 200x magnification. You can achieve this already with standard equipment which is included in the scope of delivery and theoretically, up to 300x is possible. A further advantage of the fast optics is the large true field of view. Many objects outside of the solar system are large, almost as large as the full moon, but very dim. Insert the 20 mm Plössl eyepiece and you get a bright, clear view of these fascinating celestial objects.
The system mount with which the Starscope is equipped already offers the possibility for polar alignment. Here, the right ascension axis is pointed exactly to the north celestial pole which is located close to the pole star. The big advantage: you can track all celestial objects by fine adjusting of only one axis. You can even add a motor drive to this axis, so the object stays in the middle of the field of the eyepiece, allowing relaxed observing or photography.
The mount is stable and low-vibration. It is attached to an aluminium tripod which can be extended from 71 to 121 cm. Thus the telescope can adapt to your body height, it "grows" with you.
|Type of build||Newton|
|Focal length (mm)||750|
|Aperture ratio (f/)||5|
|Limit value (mag)||12,7|
|Light gathering capacity||460|
|Max. useful magnification||300|
|Tube weight (kg)||4|
|Tube construction||Full tube|
|Main mirror´s construction||spherical|
|secondary mirror design||Plan|
|Ventilation for central mirror||no|
|Type of build||Gear rack|
|Connection ( to eyepiece)||1,25"|
|Max. tripod height (cm)||121|
|Min. tripod height (cm)||71|
|1.25'' eyepieces||PL 25mm, PL 6,5mm|
|Slow motion cable (piece)||1|
|Total weight (kg)||17|
Area of application
|Moon & Planets||yes|
|Nebulae & galaxies||yes|