This Levenhuk Skyline 120mm Reflector Telescope is a Newtonian reflecting telescope that provides greater magnification and less chromatic aberration than refractory telescopes in the same price range. This reduced chromatic aberration is especially noticeable when viewing bright deep-space objects. It is suitable for viewing all types of celestial objects, but the upside down image makes it less suitable for terrestrial viewing.
With a 114mm mirror, this telescope has phenomenal light gathering ability and 228x maximum theoretical magnification. The two eyepieces have 52° field-of-view, allowing you to see an incredible amount sky at once. These eyepieces also have enough eye relief so eyeglass wearers can use them without removing their glasses. The equatorial mount allows you to track stars and planets in the direction of the earth’s rotation. Additionally, this telescope is capable of astrophotography with the right eyepiece camera attachment.
Don't make the mistake of buying a telescope for the high magnification advertised. Many low-priced telescopes boast magnification of over 500x, which is totally unusable for three reasons.
- First, the theoretical magnification for any telescope is limited by aperture (primary lens or mirror) diameter. The maximum theoretical magnification is 120x for a 60mm telescope and 228x for a 114mm telescope.
- Second, atmospheric conditions limit magnification to 200-250x on the very best of nights even with very large telescopes.
- Third, the low quality optics on most inexpensive telescopes do not produce a clear, sharp image even at lower magnifications.
Most night sky observing is done in the range of 25x-150x.
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- Newtonian reflector optical design
- 114mm mirror diameter
- 1000mm focal length, f/8.8 focal ratio
- 228x maximum theoretical magnification
- 1.2 arc-second resolution
- Two achromatic eyepieces: SUPER 10 and SUPER 25 both with 31.75mm (1.25-inch) diameter
- Achromatic fully-coated 10mm and 25mm 1.25-inch eyepieces provide clear, sharp images with 52° field-of-view
- Upright image 5x24 finder scope provides large field-of-view image
- Rack-and-pinion focuser, 1.25 inch
- Sturdy aluminum adjustable tripod (28-48.4 inches)
- German equatorial EQ1 mount allows you to track stars and planets as the earth rotates
- User manual and lifetime warranty
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