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ScopeDome: Educational observatory for a Romanian secondary school

May 22 2018, Marcus Schenk

Virgin forests, vast landscapes and fantastic views. And right in the middle of it: a brand-new observatory for a school. Our latest dome project takes us to Romania to the town of Baia Mare.

This mining town is situated in the north of Romania on the edge of the East Carpathian Mountains. To find out why this observatory is so special to us, read this article.

Sternwarte in Rumänien

The dream project: Observatories

Astroshop along with  ScopeDome GmbH built a 3-m observatory upon a secondary school. This school is to serve as an example, considering school observatories are rare in the country. Romania is still comparably poor, and schools don’t usually have money for this kind of project.

But this is what we’re particularly proud of: Our Romanian colleague, Raul, took part personally in this observatory, was a supporter and one of the sponsors. The project finally became a reality.

Die Basis des Observatoriums

3-m ScopeDome on the roof

The dome is placed on the school building perfectly framed on an observation platform. The panoramic view is amazing. The observatory will be operational soon and will easily enable the school pupils to become familiar with astronomy. Laying, hopefully, the foundation for a life-long fascination with the Universe.

Die ScopeDome Kuppel mit Tür

Der geöffnete Kuppelspalt

The internal workings of the observatory

While a few observers are already focused on the night sky, the tour then goes into the dome. The highlight: A Celestron C8 with a Skywatcher EQ-8 mount on a column. The project was initiated by Prof. Lucian Stoyan. The observatory is now ready, and the pupils are looking forward to interesting observation sessions and exciting astronomy projects. They are, however, also looking to the near future: Next year, the Celestron C8 will be exchanged for a 14-inch RC telescope. Another dream that is about to come true.

Das Teleskop im Inneren der Sternwarte

The city of Baia Mare

Baia Mare is in northern Romania – a place of 124,000 inhabitants  on the edge of the Eastern Carpathian Mountains. Many official buildings have been renovated, but there are many old and crumbling buildings. Surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains, Baia Mare is considered one of the most picturesque places in Romania.

Das Observatorium auf dem Schulgebäude

PS: Do you have such a dream, too? An observatory with a fixed telescope – which means astronomy at any time, and on the fly. Manual or fully automatic with remote control: We can make your dreams become reality, too. Simply contact us and, we’ll be pleased to have a chat with you.

Only for a short time! 30% Discount on Talron Binoculars

April 15 2018, Marcus Schenk

Spring is around the corner!  What is better than seeing nature come back to life?  Whether a flutter between the branches, sparkling water in a stream, or a curious glanz into the stars: with the Omegon Talron HD binoculars, you experience nature at its clearest.

The design is stylish. Just as chic is the open bridge: helping the light binoculars perfectly handy – something you will always want with you.  And all that at an excellent price.

Save now 30% on the purchase of a set of Tarlon HD binoculars.

 

Huge discount on the entire series! Choose between 6 different sets with 8x or 10x magnification and 26mm, 34 mm or 42mm aperture.

The Highlights at a glance

  • Crisp optics – for brilliant images up to the very edge
  • Nitrogen filled: enjoy a spot-free look, even with the highest humidity
  • Ideal for any weather: water-tight and rubber shielded for a safe grip
  • Open bridge: sits perfectly in your hand
  • Short distances, around 2.5 – 3.5 meters: observe even butterflies and birds at close proximity

Make your Spring a special experience with the Omegon Talron Binoculars.  Get your hands on a pair right now and take advantage of the heavy discount!

The offer is valid until 31.08.2018.

Astronomical Easter: Gift ideas for astronomy fans, large and small

March 23 2018, Marcus Schenk

You look for suitable gifts for stargazers? These gift ideas will most definitely be appreciated.

If you order by Sunday 25 March, we ship promptly and your delivery will arrive by Easter (only stock items)!

 

 

1. Omegon N 76/700 AZ-1 telescope
A mere photograph can never replace actually looking up into the night sky. The 76/700 AZ-1 Newtonian telescope lets you experience the starry night sky ‘live’ with your own eyes. This small entry-level telescope can provide both children and adults with their very first experience of observing the Moon and planets. This telescope is just itching to give you your first view of the Moon – and now for 69.90€ instead of 99.00€.
Or alternatively you can order our extensive starter set, which additionally includes a star map, book and Moon filter – all for 99€ instead of 129€.

Omegon Teleskop N 76/700 AZ-1 Set

 

2. Omegon Universe2go hand planetarium
Experience the stars without needing a star chart or book – and still learn everything. This has become possible with the Universe2go star viewer. Download the app, insert your smartphone and you’ll see constellations, planets and galaxies – with pictures and names are superimposed onto the field of view. And your personal astronomy guide will tell you everything worth knowing about the night sky. You don’t need the holodeck on the Starship Enterprise if you have Universe2go with Augmented Reality! Get yours now: Buy Universe2go now for only 49.90 Euros – with FREE shipping worldwide.

Mit Universe2go in die Sterne schauen

3. Panoramic poster of the Milky Way
The Milky Way in your own living room or in your child’s bedroom – this poster lets you enjoy a view of our Galaxy in a panoramic view that is 150cm across. The poster is printed on both sides – one side lets you float into the remote distance, letting the starry night sky take you over, while the other side shows the same photograph but with constellations and labels included – making this poster not only beautiful, but also educational. Now only 24,90 Euro.

4. Kala antique design pocket sundial
A perfect gift for astronomers – a pocket sundial designed to look like an antique. When batteries fail in other devices, this instrument continues working perfectly. You only need the Sun for telling the time. This pocket sundial also looks really classy, seeming to date from a time before electricity or computers. It tells the local time extremely accurately. Now only 39,90 Euro instead of 42 Euro.

Taschen-Sonnenuhr

5. Genuine NWA 7986 Moon meteorite
Why not give someone an actual piece of the Moon as a present? – surprise friends, acquaintances and relatives. You have the chance here of acquiring a real piece of Moon rock NWA 7986. Sample sizes vary between 7 and 14mg. This rock was ejected from the Moon by a meteoric impact and subsequently fell to Earth (the NWA in its name means North West Africa), or more precisely, fell in the Sahara. Only about 40kg of lunar meteorites exist in total worldwide and only 1/3 of these are commercially available. Only 12.2g of NWA 7986 exists! We guarantee the authenticity of this Moon rock. Now only 24,90 Euro.

 

6. Sky Publishing Pocket Sky Atlas
Small, handy and full of detail – the Pocket Sky Atlas. Perhaps you have already observed the usual astronomical objects and are looking something new? This atlas will help you locate it. It includes more than 30,000 stars down to mag 7.6 and 1,500 deep-sky objects, including 675 galaxies. This atlas lets you really extend your knowledge and experience of the night sky – for visual observing away from the usual ‘run-of-the-mill’ objects. Now only 26,90 Euro.

Pocket Sky Atlas

7. GeoSafari motorised Solar System orrery
How does the Solar System actually work? Why do the inner planets orbit faster than the outer ones? This motorised solar system orrery will show children exactly how the planets move around the Sun. And what is really special is that, in no time at all, you can turn the model into a small planetarium that projects constellations onto the ceiling. Now only 38,00 Euro.

Sonnensystem von Geo Safari

 

8. Könitz astronomy knowledge mug
Astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and many other subjects – Könitz ceramic ‘knowledge mugs’ from Germany combine fun with scientific facts. The lovingly and classically designed collection of facts combined with the large capacity of these mugs make them very popular with scientists and anyone interested in science. Now only 16,90 Euro.

9. Sega Toys Homestar Pro original home planetarium
See 60,000 glittering stars from the night sky on your ceiling – imagine that you could observe the night sky while sitting comfortably on the couch. The Homestar high-resolution 3 Watt LED home planetarium turns this dream into reality – it simulates the rotation of the night sky and faithfully reproduces how it appears over the course of a year. Two interchangeable projection discs are included that show the fixed stars of the night sky in the northern hemisphere as we see them in real life. Now only 119,00 Euro.

Sega Toys Homestar Pro Original Heimplanetarium

 

10. Daye Turner BETEIGEUSE men’s analogue silver watch – with dark brown leather strap
BETEIGEUSE in the ‘Love Planetary’ wristwatch collection is a classic design that harmoniously melds form and function. This multi-function watch is not only captivating with its dynamic and sporty look, but is also flexible and modern in its functionality. Men’s wristwatches from DAYE/TURNER have been lovingly developed in Germany with great attention to detail. The minimalist dial has its own specially developed typeface which defines the style of this brand. Now only 149,00 Euro.

If you order by Sunday 25 March, we ship promptly and your delivery will arrive by Easter (only stock items)!

Special Price: 76/700 AZ-1 Telescope almost 30% Discount

March 16 2018, Marcus Schenk

A photograph cannot beat a real look into the night sky.  With the Newton Telescope 76/700 AZ-1, you can experience the starry night sky live and with your own eyes!  This little beginner telescope can offer kids and adults their first contact with the Moon and planets.

Save almost 30%! Get your hands on the Omegon 76/700 AZ-1 Telescope now for only 69.90 Euros instead of 99 Euros!

 76/700 Set

 

Take a stroll across the Moon with this telescope.  It feels as if you are floating in a spaceship over the surface of the Moon.  How would it be to have a glance a Tycho?  A crate with a diameter of 90 km and a crater wall of almost 5,000 meters high.  Once, the scraps of a massive collision flew about the area, and spread the lunar stone far around the Moonscape.

Experience the lunar Mare (seas) with this telescope, as well as thousands of craters or the lunar Alps.  Throughout the year, you will be able to experience something new on the Moon again and again.  Always excited!  A trip through the Universe for the whole family.

 

The Advantages in a Nutshell:

  • Complete telescope set, including Tube, Mount and Tripod
  • Tripod is adjustable: great for children and adults
  • Simple use: Azimuthal mount with easy navigation through the sky
  • Collects 118 times more light than the naked eye
  • For observing the Moon or bright planets

This telescope is waiting for you to take it out for its first look at the Moon: Order the Telescope now or go for the more comprehensive Beginner Set with Star Chart, Book and Lunar Filter.

The offer is valid until 31.07.2018.

Sale: 20% off almost all Omegon eyepieces

March 1 2018, Marcus Schenk

Do you long for a fantastic new eyepiece?  Or, do you happen to know exactly, what you are looking for?  Then check this out! Get your hands on our Omegon eyepieces at a lower price – and save 20%.

 

 

There is something for everybody: Do you want to use the lens to observe planets?  Or something larger – 2″ eyepiece with a 70° or 82° field of view?

The selection is huge!  Save 20% on all eyepieces from the series Cronus, Flatfield, Flatfield ED, LE Planetary, Oberon, Ortho, Plössl, Recticle, Redline, Super Plössl, SWA, UWA, Zoom and on all Omegon eyepiece-sets.

It is a great time to act!  With a new and better eyepiece, you can enjoy more contrast, details or even a larger field of view!

If you are still missing that special accessory, get your hands on your favorite lens and best order today!

The offer is valid until 30.06.2018.

50% Discount: Universe2go now only 49.90 Euro

March 1 2018, Marcus Schenk

A must-have in any astronomy household: The Augmented-Reality Planetarium Universe2go has never been so affordable!

 

 

The smart AR goggles show you and explains the night sky – all without hours of hovering over star charts and books.  Simply download the Universe2go app, place your smartphone in the goggles and off you go! Universe2go shows you constellations, the Moon, planets, and even nebulae, accompanied by more than 3 hours of audio commentary.  Sky & Telescope magazine was so convinced, that Universe2go received the prestigious award, Hot Product 2017.

Now is your chance to save 50% on the original price of Universe2go.  Buy your Universe2go star viewer for 49.90 Euros instead of 99.00 Euros.  You save more than 49 Euros.

Get yours now: Buy Universe2go now for only 49.90 Euros – with FREE shipping worldwide.

Would you like more information about Universe2go? Then read these fascinating blog posts:

5 Reasons, why Universe2go is Totally Different than Other Astronomy Apps

Telescope bundles: These telescopes will turn you into a “professional” astronomer

January 26 2018, Marcus Schenk

New astrographs and RC optics come as complete telescopes with mounts by Skywatcher and iOptron. Both manufacturers are known for their sturdy mounts that are loved by astrophotographers. Important principle: Having the right equipment is essential for quickly becoming successful in astrophotography. With these telescopes, you’ll be able to achieve that.

You, of course, also need practice: But with this equipment, your frustration will turn to a passion for the stars. Discover the new combinations with which you’ll shine at the next telescope meeting.

Omegon Astrographen mit Montierungen

Our experienced astronomy experts have put together a telescope collection and combined both tube types with appropriate mounts. The benefit: Now, you can simply select your telescope in the shop without having to worry about getting the right mount.

There is a wide selection available: They range from small, transportable optics to large observatory telescopes. And you have everything together: They are so sturdy that they make astrophotography simply fun.

Omegon astrographs in 8 different versions

In the “Pro Astrograph” category, you can choose from four different astrographs with a diameter of 154 mm, 203 mm, 254 mm or 304mm. All optics have a super-fast f/4 aperture. This means: These Newton telescopes are fast. Short exposure times and large fields of view at reasonable prices are the main strengths of these optics.

There are eight different full telescopes to choose from, which means two different mounts per tube size.

Astrograph 254/1016 EQ6-R Pro

Omegon RC telescopes in 11 different versions

Among the Omegon RC optics you can choose from six different tubes: three full tubes measuring 154 mm to 254 mm, and three-truss, wire-mesh tubes measuring 304 mm, 355 mm and 406 mm. This means we have the right telescope size for all astrographs.

You can, for example, use the smallest RC telescope with an EQ-6R Pro mount by Skywatcher. An ultra-sturdy combination that can also take other accessories. Or treat yourself finally to your dream observatory with a 16” truss RC on a 10-micron mount. By the way: We would also be glad to plan your entire observatory.

Pro Ritchey-Chretien RC Truss Tube 304/2432 GM 2000

These telescopes look great, but are also a dream for all astrophotographers. For it’s possible to take better astrophotos with these “photo instruments”. Finally, it is no wonder that almost all professional observatories use RC telescopes.

Why not set up an astrophotography master in your own garden? Order now, or if you have any further questions: simply give us a call.

Merlin GoTo and AZ: A small mount with Omegon Maksutov optics

January 19 2018, Marcus Schenk

The Merlin mount has been a favourite for years: for both beginners and advanced amateurs who want a travel telescope.
We have now combined three GoTo and three Autotrack mounts with 60 mm, 80 mm and 90 mm MightyMak Maksutov optics by Omegon. Six useful mini telescopes with a table-top and regular tripod are the result. Ready to go!

MightyMak 60 mit Merlin GoTo

Tabletop tripod with Synscan GoTo controls

The small Merlin mount with table-top tripod has everything: compact, very light, and yet it can find any object in the sky. As with large mounts, you can orient it towards more than 42,000 objects using the controller. This means you’ll be able to find any bright object in the sky without having to wait more than a second.

The Merlin with the table-top tripod offers:
• It positions objects like a large mount: Object catalogue with 42,000 objects
• Table-top tripod: especially space-saving
• Carries telescope tubes weighing up to 4 kg

Tripod with autotracking

The version with the tripod has autotracking control. What does this mean? It means it has a motorised two-axis tracking system. As soon as you enter an object, the mount takes over with automatic tracking. This telescope is also interesting for terrestrial targets: With four direction buttons, it’s a veritable pleasure to observe landscapes.

The Merlin with the tripod offers:
• Autotracking: It automatically tracks objects in the sky
• Sturdy tripod: Height very adjustable
• Can hold telescope tubes weighing up to 4 kg

Merlin MightyMak mit Dreibeinstativ

Ideal travel companion: for astronomers and nature watchers

Not everyone has room for large telescope when they go on holiday. This is a fitting opportunity to enjoy nature with serenity. Combining the Omegon Maksutov with the Merlin GoTo mount is simply great. Treat yourself to a Merlin telescope with Omegon Maksutov optics for fast observation, either as a fill-in or when you next go on holiday.

Now to the compact mini telescopes.

New from Omegon: RC Telescopes for Better Astrophotos

November 10 2017, Marcus Schenk

Are you an astrophotographer? Are you looking for an instrument for taking perfect astrophotos? In this case, you most likely may have reached the end of your search. Because there is something for you: the new Omegon RC telescopes.

The Dream Telescope for Any Astro-photographer

Almost all professional observatories use RC telescopes. Coincidence? Probably not. They produce a coma-free field of view by means of two hyperbolic mirrors. When it pans the field of view through an area full of stars, these remain sharp and round, right to the edge of the field of view. Another advantage: the large usable field of view. It is considerably bigger than any other system, like e.g. Cassegrain or Dall-Kirkham. This provides you as an astro-photographer with a higher level of freedom! Take photos even without a corrector with an APS-C sensor.

The reason for enthusiasm: These images were taken by our colleague Carlos with Omegon RC telescopes:

Advantages of the Omegon RC telescopes:

  • Hyperbolic mirrors: extremely sharp images, large field of view without correctors
  • Mirrors made of quartz (8″ and bigger): for stable focus and sharp image, no refocusing required
  • Available as full tube up to 6″-10″ or as truss tube from 12″-16″ aperture
  • High reflection: 92-94% dielectric mirror coating for bright, high-contrast observations and astro-photography
  • Quick cooling-off time due to the open design
  • High capacity electric fan (8″ and higher): minimizes tube seeing and accelerates optical cooling
  • With 2″ or 3″ eyepiece holder, depending on model

The new Omegon telescopes are the right choice for any amateur astronomer: Choose from six different instruments with apertures ranging from 6″ to 16″.

Die RC-Volltuben gibt es in den größen 6", 8" und 10"

Die RC-Truss-Teleskope für eine stationäre Sternwarte sind in den Größen 12", 14" und 16" erhältlich.

The full tubes of the RC telescopes are available with 6″, 8″ or 10″. With a Vixen style and 3″ Losmandy rail to match your mount. At the top, the tube offers ample space for other accessories, like a guiding system.

The RC truss telescopes with sizes of 12″, 14″ and 16″ are perfectly suitable for a stationary observatory.

Until recently, RC telescopes were very expensive for amateur astronomers. Now let your dream come true: a reasonably priced “professional telescope” for your own mobile or stationary observatory.

Interested? Click here to find the professional telescope for your own observatory. Or ask for a personal consultation on the phone.

By the way: If you are thinking about an own observatory with an RC telescope – why not have a look at our observatory domes. You are planning on a big scale? On request, we will organize the complete construction and accompany your project right to handing over the key.

New telescopes from Omegon: On the right track with Advanced X and ProDob Dobson

October 6 2017, Stefan Taube

The new Omegon telescopes are impressive instruments for any visual stargazer. With the Advanced X and ProDob Dobsonian telescopes, gazing at planets, nebulae and galaxies becomes a lot of fun. Just as with other equipment? No. Because these telescopes are in many ways a lot better than other Dobson telescopes.

Both new series are equipped with a particularly good mirror with up to 94% reflection for bright images. And with a fan which allows you to start observing even earlier.

The Dobson telescopes from Omegon consist of only two parts. Even if you have a stressful day and little time, these telescopes will provide you with many pleasant stargazing hours. Because set up only takes a few minutes, you can start stargazing almost instantaneously. And all this for a lower price than comparable models on an equatorial mount.

Omegon now offers two new Dobson series – in excellent workmanship.

Omegon Dobson telescope Advanced X

A fast telescope for easy observation of planets, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. Excellent workmanship, consisting of only two parts and very easy to operate. Suitable for any Astro beginner, because no axes need to be aligned. A simple principle: Set up and watch.

  • Teflon pads in height and azimuth axis
  • Primary mirror with 94% mirror coating
  • Primary mirror fan
  • 2” Crayford focuser
  • 8×50 finderOmegon Dobson Teleskop Advanced X

Omegon Dobson telescope ProDob

To make sure that you always stay on track when observing!

Omegon Pro Dobson telescopes for successful stargazing nights.

The new friction system makes the exact alignment and tracking of sky objects an even simpler task. The axes run in needle bearings in azimuth and ball bearings in the height axis, instead of Teflon pads.

This allows even lighter navigation of the telescope and extremely soft following of your movements. Keep celestial objects in your field of view, even with high magnification. An unbeatable advantage! For this purpose the range of high-quality accessories includes: e.g. the Omegon SWA 32mm eyepiece. It is of a much better quality than many other eyepieces, which are normally part of the scope of delivery of other telescopes. Our customers’ reviews: “Super!”, “Simply high-class.” or “[…] just perfect and good”.

 

  • Friction system: ultra-soft and precise movement
  • Needle bearings: soft and exact movement in azimuth – even with just one finger
  • Primary mirror with 94% mirror coating
  • Primary mirror fan: quicker cooling, ready faster for stargazing
  • Red dot finder Deluxe, premium eyepiece 2” SWA 32mmOmegon Dobson Teleskop ProDob

No matter whether you’re a beginner or an advanced stargazer: With an Omegon Dobson under the dark sky, you will experience everything the universe has to offer. If you are looking for a telescope for visual observations you should buy a Omegon Advanced X or ProDob telescope.

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