This telescope is also available, together with accessories, in a beginners set.
This telescope is ideal for easily getting started in amateur astronomy. A super gift for children or adults, and excellent value for money!
The instrument is simple to understand and quick to assemble without any tools needed, much along the lines of: 'set up, insert eyepiece, observe'!
The entry-level class of reflecting telescopes begins with the Omegon 76/700 AZ. The Jupiter system with its four large Galilean moons or the rings of Saturn can now be seen, as can innumerable lunar craters. Even the way to the Andromeda Galaxy or to the great Orion Nebula and other heavenly bodies is opened up.
With its 76-mm objective aperture, the telescope collects about 118-times more light than the naked eye. The spherical mirror has a focal length of 700 mm, the combination of mirror diameter and focal length results in the creation of crisp images.
The barrel is equipped with a focuser, to which all modern eyepieces can be attached. Adjustment of the focuser makes to possible to find the optimum resolution for observations.
The telescope's base consists of a height-adjustable aluminium tripod coupled with a azimuthal fork mounting. The entire telescope can thus be moved with the greatest of ease azimuthally and at the same time adjusted in height. The great advantage for beginners is that they do not have to worry about previously adjusting the telescope. The telescope is simplicity itself to set up, and you can start straight away with your observations.
Included in delivery:
- optical finder - 5x24mm
- eyepieces - SR 4mm, H 20mm, H 12.5mm (1.25")
- Barlow lens - 2x (1.25")
- erecting lens (1.25")
The AZ-1 Mount:
This mount is very popular with beginners in astronomy as it is very simple to operate. The entire telescope is very easy to move around in both azimuth and elevation. For beginners, it has the advantage that they do not have to worry about first aligning the telescope before use. Setting up the telescope is hence very quick and straightforward: Simply erect the tripod and mount, attach the telescope to it, and you are ready to go! The attitude can be locked in both axes so that, once found, objects remain in the field of view. There is also a fine adjuster for moving the tube precisely in elevation. The mount is attached to a height-adjustable aluminium tripod.
Included in delivery of the mount:
- AZ-1altazimuth mount
- robust aluminium tripod (height-adjustable from 71cm to 121cm)
- accessory tray
It is not only important which telescope you buy, but also where you buy it.
We provide extra help:
- We are a leading telescope dealer and know these instruments like the back of our hands.
- We are always very happy to offer our assistance after your purchase, should you encounter any problems with your telescope’s setup or operation.
- Our ‘Telescope Basics’ booklet - an 80-page beginner's guide for our telescopes – is provided free of charge with every telescope we sell.
Our expert comment:
This telescope is quite suitable for the first fun exploration of the night sky. Observing the moon is an impressive experience even in a small instrument such as this. The mount also allows terrestrial observing. But you should not expect high performance from a telescope in this price bracket.
A note regarding magnification: Similar telescopes are advertised in many places with magnifications of over 300X or even 600X. Any telescope can theoretically reach these magnifications, but you will not be able to see anything - everything will be blurred! The maximum useful magnification is that at which objects can still just be sharply imaged.
This telescope in an excellent choice for children, but young people of over 10 years of age and adults will definitely get more pleasure out of a Newtonian telescope such as the Omegon 114/900 EQ-1.
It is a good idea to get some idea of how to orient yourself in the night sky by first reading some books on the subject. There are various books available which tell you how to get better acquainted with the night sky.