Step 2: Mount
Besides the optics, the mount is the second main component of a telescope.
A good mount is particularly important to keep your observation jitter-free. This is already important for visual observation, but most critical when it comes to astrophotography. The Omegon Advanced series provides two stable mounts to choose from:
The smaller and more compact EQ-300 is ideal for refracting telescopes up to 127mm and for Maksutov and Newtonian OTAs up to 152mm.
The larger EQ-500 can be used with all the OTAs. For larger refractors from 152mm and larger Newtonians from 203mm it is essential.
For friends of computer-controlled GoTo telescopes, we present the StarDiscovery mount from Skywatcher. It is suitable for Newtons up to 152 mm, refractrors up to 102mm as well as all Maksutov optics.
With Dobsonian telescopes the mount - the so-called ‘rocker box’ - is already included with the OTA. So you do not need to select a mount with either of these instruments.