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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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Meade StarPro AZ 70mm Refractor Telescope

Achromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 70 mm. Focal length: 700 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
134,95 €
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Meade Polaris 70mm EQ Refractor Telescope

Achromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 70 mm. Focal length: 900 mm

The Meade Polaris 70mm EQ Refractor Telescope is a high-quality refractor for entry-level users. This model is perfect for observations of lunar surface and Solar system planets. The telescope is easy to handle, which ma...More
144,95 €
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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
199,95 €
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Meade StarPro AZ 90mm Refractor Telescope

Achromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 90 mm. Focal length: 600 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
224,95 €
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Meade StarPro AZ 102mm Refractor Telescope

Achromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 102 mm. Focal length: 660 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
249,95 €
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Meade ETX80 Observer Telescope

Achromatic refractor with GoTo function. Objective lens diameter: 80 mm. Focal length: 400 mm

Over the years, ETX Series telescopes have provided novice astronomers quality, value and performance, with each new model bringing enhancements and improvements. The ETX80 Observer continues that legacy. More
359,95 €
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Meade StarNavigator NG 114mm Reflector Telescope

Reflector with GoTo function. Objective lens diameter: 114 mm. Focal length: 1000 mm

The StarNavigator NG 114mm Reflector Telescope is a lightweight and compact computer-controlled telescope for enthusiasts and beginners. It features an easy to operate, lightweight, and portable robotic mount w...More
359,95 €
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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
359,95 €
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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
399,95 €
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Meade StarNavigator NG 130mm Reflector Telescope

Newtonian telescope with GoTo function. Primary mirror diameter: 130 mm. Focal length: 1000 mm

The StarNavigator NG 130mm Reflector Telescope is a fully computer-guided telescope that knows its way around the sky from the moment you take it out of the box. It features an easy to operate, lightweight, and...More
439,95 €
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Meade StarNavigator NG 125mm MAK Telescope

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

The StarNavigator NG 125mm MAK Telescope is ideal for users who want a portable yet powerful observation platform that is able to achieve high magnifications for detailed views of the moon and planets as well as the abil...More
569,95 €
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Meade ETX90 Observer Telescope

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

Over the years, ETX Series telescopes have provided novice astronomers quality, value and performance, with each new model bringing enhancements and improvements. The ETX90 Observer continues that legacy. More
574,95 €
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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
629,95 €
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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
799,95 €
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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 LX65 5'' MAK Telescope

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

This telescope delivers sharp and extraordinary contrast images. This telescope with high magnifications is perfect for deep sky observations. This telescope comes with an internal single speed focuser and Ultra High Tra...More
979,95 €
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Meade LX85 6'' Reflector Telescope

Reflector with GoTo function. Objective lens diameter: 150 mm. Focal length: 750 mm

Meade LX85 Telescope is an excellent deep-sky performer. It comes with a high-quality, portable GoTo German Equatorial Mount. This telescope is perfect for observing space and rediscovering the night sky....More
1099,95 €
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Meade LX85 5'' Refractor Telescope

Achromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 120 mm. Focal length: 700 mm

Meade LX85 Telescope is an excellent deep-sky performer. It comes with a high-quality, portable GoTo German Equatorial Mount. This telescope is perfect for observing space and rediscovering the night sky....More
1269,95 €
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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
1299,95 €
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Meade LX85 8'' Reflector Telescope

Reflector with GoTo function. Objective lens diameter: 200 mm. Focal length: 1000 mm

Meade LX85 Telescope is an excellent deep-sky performer. It comes with a high-quality, portable GoTo German Equatorial Mount. This telescope is perfect for observing space and rediscovering the night sky....More
1399,95 €
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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
1499,95 €
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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!