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Special offer on Vixen Porta mounts!

November 22 2022, Stefan Taube

In the Porta II and the Mobile Porta, Japanese manufacturer Vixen offers two altazimuth mounts for lightweight telescopes. Both mounts are currently available at discounted prices:

The Porta mounts are extremely uncomplicated to operate, lightweight to transport but (and this distinguishes them from other mounts of similar size and shape) very high quality.

Combined with a lightweight objective lens, they are ideally suited to spontaneous lunar and planetary observations from balconies, terraces or gardens. Regardless of whether you are a beginner or an experienced observer, it is great for a quick peek at the Moon without having to assemble your heavy equipment.

Vixen offers custom sets for this. The image below shows a great combination of lens and mount. This is the Porta II with the AC A80Mf refracting telescope

Teleskop AC 80/910 A80Mf Porta-II

AC 80/910 A80Mf telescope, Porta-II

As well as serving as a mount for a quickly assembled system, the Porta mounts are also ideally suited for travelling.

The sliding clutch on the vertical axis enables the Porta mounts to be simply and intuitively operated. Using a handle on the lens tube, you can move the telescope into your desired position, pointing towards your desired target. The exact positioning and tracking then takes place via two shafts with large dials. This is precise and sturdy.

Die Rutschkupplung erlaubt eine intuitive Bewegung des Teleskops.

The sliding clutch allows the telescope to be moved intuitively.

The clutch’s resistance can be set using the supplied tool. This means you can adapt the mount for different lenses.

Speaking of lenses… The universal connection allows the mount to be used with any telescope with a Vixen-style prism rail. You only need to ensure that the lens weight does not exceed the mount’s stated load capacity.

Both mounts come supplied with an aluminium tripod.

Astrozap’s Advent discount

November 16 2022, Jan Ströher

Astrozap’s Advent discount (valid until 10 December)

The American manufacturer Astrozap is offering a pre-Christmas discount of 15% on all items. Their various dew protection products, dust caps and stray light protection products are especially well known and are used by amateur astronomers around the world. We currently have many of these Astrozap products in stock, and can offer you these special prices until 10 December 2022. As always, the offer is only available as long as stocks last – so act fast and expand your equipment with some high-quality accessories from Astrozap USA!

Special offer on Baader Hyperion eyepieces!

November 2 2022, Stefan Taube

Each year, mince pies in the supermarket are the first signs that Christmas is approaching. Here at Astroshop, the Hyperion eyepieces take on this role. You can now obtain these high quality eyepieces from Baader Planetarium at an exceptionally low price – even after Christmas!

Hyperion

All Hyperion eyepieces

The Hyperion eyepieces, with their own visual field of 68° are classed as wide-angle eyepieces. Using these eyepieces, you can comfortably observe without tunnel vision. The Baader Phantom Group Coating™ tempering provides high transmittance, particularly in the spectral range to which the human eye is most sensitive. The Hyperion eyepieces are dual function as they fit both a 1.25 inch and a 2 inch focuser.

Hyperion eyepieces are especially popular for astrophotography. The eyecup is removable, revealing a screw thread which offers multiple connection options. Every eyepiece has a range of adapters.

We are offering Hyperion eyepieces to all our customers at the special price of EUR 132 per eyepiece. A saving of EUR 33 per eyepiece!

Choose from seven focal lengths:

Or grab a complete set of eyepieces for EUR 860. A saving of EUR 215!

This offer is valid until 31/12/2022. Add these eyepieces to your Christmas list now!

Video: Solar observation with telescopes and filter tips (with English subtitles)

October 19 2022, Marcus Schenk

Want to observe the Sun? Welcome to the solar observation club!

In this video we show you how to easily observe the Sun, sunspots or solar prominences using your telescope. Additionally, you will learn which filters and what additional equipment you need for this. Finally, fantastic images of the Sun await you. A guide for beginners and other fans of our central star. Solar observation is fun!

But beware… Never observe the Sun without a suitable solar filter! And never leave children unattended with a telescope or binoculars near the Sun!

Good to know: We will have a partial solar eclipse on 25 October. Secure your solar filter and solar eclipse glasses now – our stocks are limited.

From the video:

 

  1. Take care when observing the Sun
  2. What you must consider
  3. The technique of white light observation
  4. What is it and what can you see?
  5. Which filter works for me?
  6. What to consider for solar lens filters
  7. Glass or foil and finding the correct filter size
  8. How to locate the Sun quickly in your telescope
  9. Herschel wedges for refracting telescopes
  10. Observing solar prominences and chromospheres
  11. Impressions of the Sun in H-alpha


Products shown in the video:

 

Omegon 45791 solar filter

Omegon ProNewton N 153/750 OTA

iOptron GEM28 GoTo LiteRoc mount

Baader AstroSolar solar eclipse glasses

Astrozap solar filter for external diameters of 232 to 238mm

Baader AstroSolar® OD 5.0 A4 210x297mm solar filter film

Baader AstroSolar ASTF 200mm telescope solar filter

Omegon 150mm solar filter

APM Herschel wedge 2″ FastLock

MEADE 2″ Herschel wedge with ND3 filter and ceramic plate

Omegon Pro APO AP 72/400 ED Quintuplet OTA apochromatic refracting telescope

Coronado ST 40/400 OTA PST Personal Solar Telescope

Coronado ST 40/400 0.5Å OTA PST Personal Solar Telescope

Daystar QUARK H-alpha solar filter, Chromosphere

Daystar QUARK H-alpha solar filter, Prominence

Bargain store: special offers!

October 13 2022, Stefan Taube

You will find bargains in our shop from across our entire range by clicking on the link %SALE% .

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These special offers are only valid while stocks last, so don’t miss out on a bargain!

Risk-free saving: all items in our bargain store are sold as new and all our usual services apply!

 

Video with English subtitles: AZ or EQ mount?

June 8 2022, Marcus Schenk

A video for novice amateur astronomers!

Every telescope is equipped with a mount. It allows the device to be moved in every desired direction. These can be divided into “equatorial” and “alt-azimuth” mounts

What are the differences? Which suits your needs best? And what do you need to be aware of?

Have fun watching!

Products featured in video:

Omegon Advanced 150/750 EQ-320 telescope

Celestron AC 90/1000 Astromaster AZ telescope

Omegon Advanced X N 203/1200 Dobsonian telescope

Home planetaria: the gift of the night sky

December 20 2021, Marcus Schenk

It’s Christmas time. Besides tinsel angels, snowflakes and snowmen, ice crystals form on window panes – and on telescopes.
The temperature is often unpleasant for stargazers who would otherwise be spending many hours outdoors. No wonder that some people prefer to spend their time in front of a blazing fire or under a cosy blanket.

But you can still enjoy the night sky! Simply bring the cold of outer space into the warmth of your living room.

Projection by the Sega Flux home planetarium with 60,000 stars

This works really well with a small home planetarium. Just imagine being able to turn your living room or a child’s bedroom into a wonderful world of stars. It’s almost as though you could lift off and go on an amazing journey.

Which planetarium should you choose to simulate the night sky?
In our buying guide “6 home planetaria that will transform your home into a sea of stars“, you can find answers to your questions and our recommendations. What are the differences between the different models? Which planetarium offers a realistic night sky and which a more fanciful version? What about other important functions, such as shooting stars?

A light burns bright at Advent? With your own home planetarium, there will be hundreds and thousands. And children will learn a lot along the way too. How about giving someone a theatre of stars as a gift this year?

Then read our Buying guide to home planetaria – here you will find at-a-glance comparisons.
For young and old, and anyone who wants to marvel at the stars!

The right telescope for Christmas

December 16 2021, Marcus Schenk

Candlelight and the smells of freshly brewed coffee and just-baked biscuits: it could all be so tranquil.

Instead, for most of us, the weeks before Christmas are the most stressful of the year. The children are moody and you still haven’t bought the tree. Phew!

How can this be a good time to research buying your first telescope?

Luckily, you don’t have to.

In the guide Telescopes for beginners“, we show you how, in just a few minutes, you can find a telescope which will take you from your balcony directly into space. Together with suitable recommendations that will ensure that the parcel under the Christmas tree will bring you endless pleasure.

Read our buying guide: The best telescopes for beginners.

 

Premium large binocular sets with mount, central gear column and tripod

February 17 2021, Marcus Schenk

One thousand and one. No, we are not talking about the Arabian Nights, rather we are talking about the available selection of suitable binoculars for observation. One thousand and one is approximately the number of binoculars between which you can choose.

Which binoculars fit your tripod? And what connects the two? Just like a telescope lens, astronomical binoculars on their own are like a three-legged horse. You just won’t reach your destination with it. You also need a mount and a tripod. However, the heavier the binoculars, the more difficult it is to make the right decision.

We have six created different sets for you, consisting of Omegon Brightsky binoculars, a massive Neptune fork mount and a stable carbon tripod. If any binocular and tripod combo has ever earned the description of “solid as a rock”, this is it.

Why Brightsky large binoculars are the right choice for astronomers

Brightsky large binoculars come in three different objective aperture sizes, namely 70mm, 80mm and 100mm, and with an eyepiece of either 45 or 90 degrees. Tempered lenses in a sturdy magnesium casing offer clear views of the sky or distant objects in nature. So that your binoculars can also accompany you on every outing throughout the years, they are also waterproof and nitrogen-filled.

Brightsky large binoculars come with two 18mm flat field wide-angle eyepieces for fantastic observations. Other astronomical eyepieces can also be inserted, just like with a telescope.

Das Brightsky Fernglas komplett im Set mit Gabel und Stativ

The Brightsky binoculars set complete with fork mount and tripod

Neptune: the best fork mount in the Galaxy?

The Neptune premium fork mount is a new development for demanding binocular astronomers. Namely for those who have finally had enough of vibrating instruments. This fork mount competently supports large binoculars up to 290mm in width and nine kilograms in weight. Stable profiles and large Teflon bearings provide silky-smooth movement along both axes and make it simple to navigate the skies. We pay particular attention to quality during manufacturing – which is why we have these fork mounts manufactured exclusively in Portugal.

Superior carbon tripod – with central crank column

So that the foundations are also right, the binocular and fork mount combination sits on top of a carbon tripod having 40mm legs. Ultralight construction but uncannily sturdy: this tripod carries up to 50 kilograms in weight. The tripod can be raised to a height of 1.9m and has an additional central crank column. This means you can easily and quickly position your binoculars perfectly for each observer.

Who are the sets suited to? 

– For amateur astronomers who want to finally have binoculars which will satisfy them for years

– For observer who don’t want to keep searching and don’t want to have to keep compromising

– For astronomy enthusiasts who want to experience the night sky intensely using both eyes

The set consists of:

– Brightsky large binoculars with 70, 80 or 100mm objective aperture and two 18mm flat field eyepieces

– Neptune fork mount for large binoculars

– Omegon 40mm carbon tripod with central crank column

These premium large binocular sets with mount and tripod let you see how much fun binocular astronomy can be. We also recommend that you look at the binoculars with fork mount at the same time!

Special gift ideas for astronomers and nature watchers

December 7 2020, Stefan Taube

Are you looking for a little something? We are offering you selected gifts for young and young at heart nature fans.

To help you make your choice, we have grouped our gift ideas as follows:

Our specific recommendations from these categories:

For astronomy beginners

Omegon-150-750

Omegon Telescope N 150/750 EQ-3

The Omegon Telescope N 150/750 EQ-3 is a very popular beginners telescope, with which the highlights of the night sky can be observed easily.  Star clusters, the Orion Nebula, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Moon and the planets are all within the capabilities of this beautiful instrument.

For amateur astronomers

Omegon ADC

Omegon ADC Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector

Advanced observers will love the Omegon ADC Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector. Behind this somewhat long-winded title, lies an accessory that allows planets and other objects, even those close to the horizon, to be observed in sharper focus. This is a particularly useful and reasonably-priced tool for planetary astrophotography.

For nature fans

Omegon Fernglas Talron

Omegon Binoculars Talron HD 8×42

Omegon Binoculars Talron HD 8×42  belong in every home.  Equipped with these you can take a quick look at birds in your garden, and you’ll want to take them with you when you next go for a walk or a hike. The binoculars offer a sharp image which, at eight times magnification, remains steady when hand-held.  They are easy to carry and, thanks to the large focus wheel, comfortable to use.

For children and the young

Omegon-70-700

Omegon Telescope AC 70/700 AZ-2

The Omegon Teleskop AC 70/700 AZ-2 is a classical refractor telescope, which is especially suited to children and the young. The low eyepiece position is easy for children to reach, and the operation of the telescope is particularly intuitive.  Due to the favourable focal ratio it is possible to view the Moon and bright planets without annoying colour aberrations. But you can also enjoy observing star clusters and the Orion Nebula using this telescope.

That special gift

Oklop Leinwanddruck Orionnebel M42

Oklop Orion Nebula M42 Canvas Print 50cm x 75cm

Talking of the Orion Nebula: this beautiful celestial object is also available as a high quality canvas print. You can find further images in this range of prints from Oklop here in our shop.

We hope you enjoy browsing through our gift ideas!