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Telescopes for Astrophotography

To capture stunning planetary or deep-sky views, you’ll need a telescope that is specifically optimized for the purpose. Levenhuk offers a wide selection of telescopes for astrophotography. If you want to make truly sharp and vivid images of celestial objects, a good telescope mount is a first thing to think of. This section gathers telescopes on high-quality Equatorial and Go-To mounts, which prove to be the best in astroimaging. Professional astronomers are also encouraged to pay attention to our high-end OTAs that can be equipped with desired mounting systems and cameras in order to get truly outstanding astronomy shots.
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Levenhuk SkyMatic 127 GT MAK photo

Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. Aperture: 127 mm. Focal length: 1500 mm.

Levenhuk SkyMatic 127 GT MAK is a powerful, yet compact, Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope that yields detailed, high-quality views of the lunar surface, planetary disks, binary stars and compact nebulae. With a relatively l...More
989,95 €
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Meade ETX125 Observer Telescope

Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope with GoTo function. Objective lens diameter: 127 mm. Focal length: 1900 mm

The return of the extremely popular ETX125 takes mobile astronomy to the next level. This large 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope marries the portability of the ETX with Meade’s premium optics. Enjoy detaile...More
1024,95 €
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Levenhuk Skyline PRO 80 MAK Telescope photo

Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. Objective lens diameter: 80 mm. Focal length: 1000 mm.

Levenhuk Skyline PRO 80 MAK is an entry-level model in the Skyline PRO series. The Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design of this telescope provides for a compact tube and high-quality views. This is a perfect tool for obser...More
259,95 €
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Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK Telescope

Maksutov-Cassegrain with GoTo function. Objective lens diameter: 102 mm. Focal length: 1300 mm.

The Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK Telescope with GoTo function is of the Maksutov-Cassegrain design. This allows an excellent image quality with high resolution while maintaining a very compact size. Through this telescop...More
719,95 €
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Meade StarPro AZ 80mm Refractor Telescope

Achromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 80 mm. Focal length: 900 mm

Meade StarPro AZ Refractor Telescope is an ideal optical instrument for a beginner. This series includes models with different aperture sizes. The rich kit contains everything to start observing right out of the box. Thi...More
229,95 €
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Meade StarNavigator NG 90mm Refractor Telescope

Achromatic refractor with GoTo function. Objective lens diameter: 90 mm. Focal length: 900 mm

The StarNavigator NG 90mm Refractor Telescope is a computerized GoTo telescope at a great price for all space admirers and amateur astronomers. It features an easy to operate, lightweight, and portable roboti...More
399,95 €
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Meade StarNavigator NG 90mm MAK Telescope

Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope with GoTo function. Objective lens diameter: 90 mm. Focal length: 1250 mm

The StarNavigator NG 90mm MAK Telescope continues a proud Meade tradition of providing everything a beginner needs to start observing in one place. It features an easy to operate, lightweight, and portable robo...More
449,95 €
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Coronado PST Personal Solar Telescope

Solar telescope. Objective lens diameter: 40 mm. Focal length: 400 mm

The Personal Solar Telescope (PST) is a Coronado innovation. The world's most popular telescope to observe the Sun. This 40mm diameter highly portable dedicated solar telescope features completly internal non-...More
899,95 €
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Meade Series 6000 80mm ED Triplet APO Refractor OTA

Apochromatic refractor (triplet). Objective lens diameter: 80 mm. Focal length: 480 mm

The Series 6000 Apochromatic Refractors are some of the best crafted refractors on the market. Each refractor is individually constructed and tested to ensure that they meet our highest standards, both optical...More
1289,95 €
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Coronado PST 0.5 Angstrom Personal Solar Telescope

Solar telescope. Objective lens diameter: 40 mm. Focal length: 400 mm

The Personal Solar Telescope (PST) is a Coronado innovation. The world's most popular telescope to observe the Sun. This 40mm diameter highly portable dedicated solar telescope features a superior 0.5 Angstrom...More
1489,95 €
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Meade LX70 M6 6'' EQ MAK Telescope

Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. Objective lens diameter: 150 mm. Focal length: 1800 mm

The Meade LX70 M6 6'' features an advanced Maksutov-Cassegrain design for pinpoint star images and extraordinary contrast, making it a great deep sky performer and ideal for detailed lunar and planetary observ...More
1529,95 €
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Meade Series 6000 70mm Astrograph Quadruplet APO Refractor OTA

Apochromatic refractor (triplet). Objective lens diameter: 70 mm. Focal length: 350 mm

This impressive 70mm, f/5 refractor has a focal length of 350mm, making it ideal for advanced astrophotography. Features a fully multi-coated quadruplet objective lens made from the highest quality ED (extreme...More
1589,95 €
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Meade LX200 10" F/10 OTA

Advanced Coma-Free OTA. Objective lens diameter: 254 mm. Focal length: 2500 mm

Advanced Coma-Free LX200 Optical Tube comes with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UTHC), oversized low-expansion borosilicate primary mirror, Schott Borofloat Glass Corrector Plate, Diffraction Limite...More
2189,95 €
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Meade Series 6000 115mm ED Triplet APO Refractor OTA

Apochromatic refractor (triplet). Objective lens diameter: 115 mm. Focal length: 805 mm

The Series 6000 Apochromatic Refractors are some of the best crafted refractors on the market. Each refractor is individually constructed and tested to ensure that they meet our highest standards, both optical...More
2489,95 €
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Meade 10" F/8 ACF OTA

Advanced Coma-Free OTA. Objective lens diameter: 254 mm. Focal length: 2032 mm

Meade 10'' f/8 ACF Optical Tube Assembly with the Losmandy-style dovetail. The bare essentials for an unbeatable price. We're proud to offer the f/8 OTA without the accessories for an ultra-low cost. More
2889,95 €
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Meade LX200 12" F/10 OTA

Advanced Coma-Free OTA. Objective lens diameter: 305 mm. Focal length: 3048 mm

Advanced Coma-Free LX200 Optical Tube comes with Meade's Ultra-High Transmission Coatings (UTHC), oversized low-expansion borosilicate primary mirror, Schott Borofloat Glass Corrector Plate, Diffraction Limite...More
3689,95 €
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Coronado SolarMax III 70mm Double Stack Solar Telescope with RichView System and BF10

Solar telescope. Objective lens diameter: 70 mm. Focal length: 400 mm

The SolarMax III is a 70mm F/5.7 Double Stack Solar Refractor Telescope equipped with 60mm external hydrogen-alpha (Ha) filters. ...More
3889,95 €
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Meade 12" F/8 ACF OTA

Advanced Coma-Free OTA. Objective lens diameter: 305 mm. Focal length: 2438 mm

Meade 12'' f/8 ACF Optical Tube Assembly with the Losmandy-style dovetail. The bare essentials for an unbeatable price. We're proud to offer the f/8 OTA without the accessories for an ultra-low cost. More
4289,95 €
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Meade LX600 10'' F/8 ACF Telescope

Catadioptric telescope with GoTo function. Objective lens diameter: 254 mm. Focal length: 2032 mm

Meade Instruments is proud to announce the latest addition to our line of industry leading developments, the LX600, ready to take your visual and optical astronomy to the next level. The fast f/8 Advanced Coma...More
6699,95 €
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Meade LX600 12'' F/8 ACF Telescope without Tripod

Catadioptric telescope with GoTo function. Objective lens diameter: 305 mm. Focal length: 2438 mm

Meade Instruments is proud to announce the latest addition to our line of industry leading developments, the LX600, ready to take your visual and optical astronomy to the next level. The fast f/8 Advanced Coma...More
6899,95 €
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Levenhuk Strike 950 PRO Telescope picture

Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. Objective lens diameter: 90 mm. Focal length: 1250 mm

Levenhuk Strike 950 PRO is the most compact model of the Strike PRO series, which means it can be easily transported to the countryside for stargazing. The Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design provides for compact size and...More
424,95 €
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Good telescopes for astrophotography at Levenhuk.com


If you are up to try your hand at astrophotography and looking for a good telescope for this purpose, then you are on the right page. This section contains telescopes suitable for astrophotography – whose design and optical characteristics are especially optimized for the purpose.

If you want to be good at this hard but interesting pursuit, you have to think of three components of successful astro imaging: a suitable telescope, good mounting system, and, of course, quality digital camera. Let's discuss briefly each of these items.

General advice on telescope optical design and specific characteristics best for astrophotography isn’t very helpful since the choice depends on the type of astro imaging you want to do (lunar, planetary, or deep-sky). You have to carefully consider aperture, focal length, back­focus distance and other specifications of instruments. If you are a novice astronomer, we recommend that you contact us via this form for our professional advice and assistance. Our consultants will help you choose the best telescope for your individual needs.

Accurate and steady mounting system – this is perhaps the most important thing to focus on when choosing a telescope for astro imaging. To make quality long-exposure shots, your telescope mount should be able to precisely track an object as it moves along the sky due to rotation of the Earth. Otherwise, objects on your images will be blurred. Therefore, good telescopes for astrophotography should be installed on German equatorial mounts or GoTo mounts.

And the last but not least thing is an astrophotography camera. You can either use your own DSLR or CCD camera (find special astrophotography cameras by Levenhuk here). If you are new to the subject, you can start with your usual DSLR, and when it gets to be ‘not enough’, replace it with a special astro camera which, of course, gives you more potential.

One more thing before you start – you’ll also need to master some photo merging and photo processing skills to be able to reproduce fascinating astro views in all their glory. Read this helpful review kindly provided by a customer to learn the basics of working with astro images.

The Levenhuk optical equipment store offers the widest range of the best telescopes for astrophotography it includes telescopes on high-quality equatorial and GoTo mounts, as well as a few OTAs for professionals with individual requirements. Buy Levenhuk telescopes for astrophotography and astronomy viewing and enjoy your new fascinating hobby!