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Telescopes for Planetary Observations

Observations of planets and other objects in the Solar System. Models in this category allow you to see such things as craters and highlands of the Moon, phases of Mercury, the Cassini Gap in the rings of Saturn and its moon, Iapetus, the largest details in the atmospheric flows of Jupiter, polar caps of Mars during opposition, and many others.

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Levenhuk Skyline Travel 70 Telescope

Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 70 mm. Focal length: 400 mm.

Levenhuk Skyline Travel 70 Telescope is a compact and lightweight refractor with an alt-azimuth mount. This telescope is portable: you can take it with you for observations in the countryside. It comes with a backpack wh...More
104,95 €
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Levenhuk LabZZ MT2 Microscope & Telescope Kit

Designed for children over 6 years old

A wealth of interesting discoveries awaits your kid with Levenhuk LabZZ MT2 Microscope & Telescope Kit! The kit includes a biological microscope with an experiment set and a refracting telescope. These instruments featur...More
44,95 €
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Levenhuk Skyline BASE 50T Telescope

Refractor. Aperture: 50mm. Focal length: 600mm

Levenhuk Skyline BASE 50T Telescope is a "junior" model in Levenhuk Skyline BASE product line designed for beginner astronomers. This refractor is ideal for the first astronomy observations: it features easy assembly, m...More
49,95 €
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Levenhuk LabZZ T3 Telescope

Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 60 mm. Focal length: 700 mm.

Levenhuk LabZZ T3 is a children’s telescope with up to 175x magnification. Amazing wonders become immediately available right after unpacking: Solar System planets and their large satellites, bright constellations and hu...More
69,95 €
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Levenhuk Skyline BASE 60T Telescope

Refractor. Aperture: 60mm. Focal length: 700mm

Levenhuk Skyline BASE 60T Telescope is a refractor for kids and beginner astronomy amateurs. The kit includes accessories that allow for detailed studying the Moon and terrestrial objects. You can observe the planets of...More
84,95 €
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Levenhuk LabZZ MTB3 Microscope & Telescope & Binoculars Kit
Levenhuk LabZZ MTВ3 Kit is an ideal gift for an inquisitive child. The kit includes three optical instruments – microscope, telescope and binoculars. All three are designed to meet the needs of young observers, while the...More
54,95 €
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Levenhuk Skyline Travel 80 Telescope

Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 80 mm. Focal length: 400 mm

Levenhuk Skyline Travel 80 Telescope is a small high-aperture refractor with coated optics. It is great for near space and terrestrial observations. It is a great choice for a beginner astronomer and will be excellent fo...More
149,95 €
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Levenhuk LabZZ T2 Telescope

Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 50 mm. Focal length: 600 mm.

It’s so easy to take your first steps in astronomy with Levenhuk LabZZ T2 Telescope! This telescope is a perfect choice for a beginning amateur astronomer or a child interested in exploring the Cosmos. The maximum magnif...More
39,95 €
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Levenhuk Skyline Travel Sun 70 Telescope

Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 70 mm. Focal length: 400 mm

Levenhuk Skyline Travel Sun 70 Telescope is a compact refractor for long walks and traveling. It features a 40 cm long optical tube and a 70 mm aperture. The kit includes a convenient branded backpack large enough for a ...More
119,95 €
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Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK Telescope description

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

Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK is a catadioptric telescope of Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design. This design allows for a long focal distance - 1250 millimeters (49.2 inches) - to be encased in a tube only 25 centimeters (...More
309,95 €
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Meade Infinity 70mm AZ Refractor Telescope

Achromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 70 mm. Focal length: 700 mm

The Meade Infinity 70mm AZ Refractor Telescope is a quality entry-level refractor designed for observations of the Moon and other Solar system objects. Its 70mm objective lens creates a bright and sharp image. This model...More
119,95 €
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Levenhuk LabZZ T1 Telescope

Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 40 mm. Focal length: 500 mm.

Levenhuk LabZZ T1 Telescope gives the youngest astronomers an opportunity to unravel the mysteries of the Cosmos. The telescope is very easy to handle, so children can observe starry skies on their own. With Levenhuk Lab...More
29,95 €
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Levenhuk LabZZ D1 Telescope

Newtonian telescope. Primary mirror diameter: 76 mm. Focal length: 300 mm

Levenhuk LabZZ D1 Telescope is a compact Newtonian reflector on a Dobsonian mount. With this model, you can study the details of the lunar surface, the Solar system planets and even bright deep space objects. The optics ...More
54,95 €
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Levenhuk Skyline BASE 70T Telescope

Refractor. Aperture: 70mm. Focal length: 700mm

Levenhuk Skyline BASE 70T is an ideal first telescope that will not disappoint a beginner astronomer. The kit includes optical accessories that help to show this refractor's capabilities to the full extent. You do not n...More
129,95 €
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Levenhuk Skyline PRO 127 MAK Telescope photo

Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. Objective lens diameter: 127 mm. Focal length: 1500 mm.

Levenhuk Skyline PRO 127 MAK is the most powerful catadioptric telescope in the Skyline PRO series. A perfect blend of high-quality views and small dimensions of the tube is the main feature of the Maksutov-Cassegrain op...More
764,95 €
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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
629,95 €
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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
399,95 €
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Levenhuk Skyline PLUS 105 MAK Telescope

Maksutov-Cassegrain. Aperture: 102mm. Focal length: 1300mm

Levenhuk Skyline PLUS 105 MAK is a small telescope for beginner users who are looking for a universal optical instrument for astronomy and terrestrial observations. This telescope works effectively for studying the Moon,...More
344,95 €
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Levenhuk Skyline BASE 80T Telescope

Refractor. Aperture: 80mm. Focal length: 500mm

Levenhuk Skyline BASE 80T Telescope provides a possibility to explore the outer space in all its diversity. Through this refractor, you can observe lunar craters with a diameter larger than 5km, Jupiter, Saturn and its m...More
169,95 €
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Meade LightBridge Plus 12" Reflector Telescope

Newtonian telescope. Primary mirror diameter: 304 mm. Focal length: 1524 mm

Meade LightBridge Plus Telescope features a modern, sleek design with a no-tool assembly. This telescope has a large light-gathering capability and provides bright, clear images when you observe deep-space objects such a...More
1089,95 €
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Meade LightBridge Mini 130mm Telescope

Newtonian telescope. Primary mirror diameter: 130 mm. Focal length: 650 mm

The LightBridge Mini 130 allows you to set up and share a stargazing experience in seconds. Whether you are camping in the outdoors or relaxing in your backyard, the LightBridge Mini 130 Dobsonian is the ideal...More
269,95 €
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Astronomy telescopes: planetary observations


The Moon and Solar System's planets, our closest neighbors in the vast expanse of the Universe, have always attracted people's eyes. With the invention of the first astronomy telescopes, people could see much more - explore their surfaces and learn about their origin and evolution. Modern astronomy telescopes, as you know, are more complex and powerful and allow us to see not only planets and satellites, but also remote galaxies, star clusters, nebulae, and other deep-sky objects. Still, planetary observing still is and always will be very popular among amateur and professional astronomers. The most suitable telescopes for planetary observations are without a doubt refractors, but if you prefer versatility to focused specialization, then you can opt for other optical designs, such as reflectors and catadioptric telescopes.

Telescope for planetary observations features smaller focal length and aperture than the one for observing deep-sky objects of space. These telescopes don’t have central screening, so produced images will be contrast and bright. The most powerful models allow you to see not only distant planets such as Uranus and Neptune as plain colored discs, but also study details on their surfaces. Of course, for a detailed study of Pluto only space telescopes can be suitable (Hubble, for example), but with the help of a ground-based telescope it can also be seen as a small colored disc.