Omegon Advanced refractor - you will soon be at home in the solar system!
A refractor is ideal for observing the planets, the Moon and star clusters. The Omegon Advanced refractor provides an incredible amount of contrast and pin-point stars. Discover fine details, clouds and other structures on Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, etc. The Omegon Advanced refractor is your launching pad into the solar system. And it can go even further afield - to distant nebulae. Let outer space surprise you!
The advantages in a nutshell
- achromatic objective - Fraunhofer design achromatic refracting telescope
- finder scope shoe - accommodates a large range of Vixen, Celestron, Skywatcher and Omegon finder scopes
- tube ring clamps with prism rail - for quickly attaching to a mount
- robust focuser with large diameter aluminium knobs - for grip, even when wearing gloves
- inexpensive - cheaper than an apochromatic refractor and usually quite sufficient
Achromatic and coated optics
An achromatic lens is produced by combining two separate lenses elements, allowing the refractor to produce a clear and high-contrast image. This ensures thst a lot of detail can be seen when you are observing planets. The high quality optics allow the use of higher magnifications - another plus when observing planets. The lenses are multi-coated, which increases contrast and ensures that most of the light actually gets to your eye.
Easy mounting - tube clamps and prism rail
The tube clamps and prism rail ensure that you can easily and very quickly attach and secure your telescope to your mount.
Carrying handle and camera holder in one
Above all, it is the small details that make an evening observing with your telescope pleasant. This includes the carrying handle, with which you can transport your telescope and hold it secure when attaching it to your mount. It has another use as a built-in camera mount, providing your camera with a flat support. So beautiful photographs of the night sky can then be exposed in a jiffy.
Omegon 8x50 finder scope - To help you locate astronomical objects more easily
Finding an object in the night sky is quick and easy with the Skywatcher 8x50 finder scope - this mini-telescope provides you with a wide view of the sky. After first sighting on an object using the thin crosshairs, you will then see your object in the field of view of the main telescope. Without using a finder scope, locating an object would be pure chance. This finder scope lets you consistently locate your objects.
Omegon 10mm and 25mm eyepiece set - magnify objects to observe more detail
A telescope and its eyepieces - they go together like a camera and its lenses. Only when you insert an eyepiece into a telescope do you see first an image and the magnification it gives. This very competitively priced eyepiece set consists of a 10mm and a 25mm eyepiece. These two 1.25 inch eyepieces can be the basic accessories for your first observing.
Omegon advanced EQ-500 mount - A masterpiece in the middle heavyweight class
The larger the telescope, the more it can show you of the wonders of the universe. Galaxies sprout arms and clusters turn into diamond tiaras. But for your observing to become a real experience, you need a stable mount. The Omegon Advanced EQ-500 mount provides a solid base for Newtonian telescopes of up to 200mm aperture for example.
Equatorial design - easy to follow the stars
This mount is an equatorial design. Once aligned, the mount can track stars, planets and other astronomical objects by rotating on a single axis. The advantage is that you only have to track the telescope using that one axis, making it easier to hold objects in the field of view. So you will have hours of relaxed observing and perhaps even be able to get your entire family interested in your hobby.
Medium Weight - carrying capacity of up to 10kg
The Omegon EQ-500 belongs to the middle range weight class for mounts and can therefore carry telescopes of up to 10kg. You can attach a 200mm Newtonian telescope, a 9.25" SC or a 150mm refractor to the EQ-500, so the EQ-500 makes you extremely flexible regarding your telescope selection.
Ball bearing mounted axes mean quieter operation
Both axes of the Omegon EQ-500 mount run on ball bearings, so the mechanism runs especially quietly. Objects seem to simply float through the field of view, even when making corrections using the slow-motions.
Precision location of the celestial pole
As with larger mounts, the two azimuth screws and two polar elevation screws ensure quick and easy alignment on the Pole Star - letting you get on with an exciting night's observing.
Preparation for a polar finder scope
If you are interested in astrophotography, then why not equip your mount with an advanced polar finder scope. This lets you increase the mount's precision and takes your astrophotography to the next level. Long exposures (motor recommended) then become possible.
Steel tripod for more stability
This stainless steel tripod provides a much more stable base for the telescope mount compared to models made from aluminium. It is exactly this steadiness that the quality of your observing ultimately depends on. The three steel legs are additionally reinforced by a metal plate giving you a tripod that will not wobble during your observing. The metal plate also has holes provided for holding your eyepieces during your observing sessions.
The advantages in a nutshell:
- Omegon Advanced EQ-500 mount
- carries telescopes of up to 10kg in weight
- easy tracking of astronomical objects with handy slow-motion controls
- quick-release prism rail mounting for OTAs
- quiet running - axes run on ball-bearings
- upgradeable for astrophotography
- with extendable stainless steel tripod - adjustable and ultra-stable
- includes two 4.3kg counterweights
- upgradable motor available for automatic tracking
Included with this complete system
- 152/1200 refractor OTA with 2" focuser
- EQ-500 mount
- 9x50 finder scope
- eyepiece set - 10mm and 25mm
- 1.25" mirror star diagonal