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Telescope Scout

Our telescope buying guide gives recommendations for beginners and for finding gifts.

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On the following pages, we have put together a selection of entry-level telescopes in all price categories that we particularly recommended, and also indicate for which groups of people the products are best suited. What makes these most attractive: each of these telescopes is also available as part of a complete package, so you save money whilst also having the certainty that absolutely everything you need to get started is included - including a beginner's book and a star chart!

Omegon AC 60/700 AZ-1 telescope

Who is this telescope suitable for?

Perfect for children up to the age of 8, and those who want to observe the Moon. A telescope for small budgets, set up and ready for use in an instant.

What can I see with it?

Large and bright objects. The Moon is an impressive sight. The planets appear as small discs. Jupiter’s four brightest moons are visible.

What do the extra accessories do?

Countless stars, but how do you find what you’re looking for with the telescope? With the rotatable star chart, you and your children will quickly get to know the constellations. The astronomy guide for beginners will accompany you to the fascinating world of the stars. A practical guide on how to use your telescope to observe, and find the Moon, planets or star clusters.

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Omegon N 76/700 AZ-1 telescope

Who is this telescope suitable for?

Perfect for children up to the age of 8, and those who want to observe the Moon. Slightly larger and with more light-gathering power than the 60/700 AZ-1, but not of the classic telescope construction, as this is a reflecting telescope with the eyepiece on the side.

What can I see with it?

Large and bright objects in particular. The Moon is an impressive sight. The planets appear as small discs. The four brightest moons of Jupiter are visible.

What do the extra accessories do?

Besides a rotatable star chart for quick orientation in the starry sky and an astronomy book, you also get a Moon filter. This will reduce bright moonlight and make the surface much easier to observe.

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Omegon AC 70/700 AZ-2 telescope

Who is this telescope suitable for?

Perfect for children up to the age of 8, and all those who want to take a look at the Moon. This Omegon-branded telescope is slightly larger and more stable than the 60/700 AZ-1. A solid telescope for your first views of the night sky.

What can I see with it?

Large and bright objects in particular. The Moon is an impressive sight. The planets appear as small discs. The four brightest moons of Jupiter are visible.

What do the extra accessories do?

Besides a rotatable star chart for quick orientation in the starry sky and an astronomy book, you also get a Moon filter. This will reduce bright moonlight and make the surface much easier to observe.

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Omegon N 114/900 EQ-1 telescope

Who is this telescope suitable for?

Especially suitable for children between 8 and 16 years. This telescope offers an inexpensive way of getting started in amateur astronomy with a classic reflecting telescope.

What can I see with it?

Many lunar craters can be examined in detail. The first structures on Jupiter and Mars can be identified. Many open star clusters are impressive. Even some galaxies are recognisable as tiny flecks. Shadows thrown by Jupiter’s larger moons are visible on the planet’s surface.

What do the extra accessories do?

Besides a rotatable star chart for quick orientation in the starry sky and an astronomy book, you also get a Moon filter. This will reduce bright moonlight and make the surface much easier to observe.

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Omegon N 130/920 EQ-2 telescope

Who is this telescope suitable for?

With an aperture of 130mm, this Omegon-branded telescope collects even more light than the small 114mm entry-level device. The EQ-2 mount is more stable and so marvelling at the stars is lots of fun. Recommended for children from 8 years of age, but is also an inexpensive telescope for adult beginners.

What can I see with it?

You can examine many lunar craters in detail. The first structures on Jupiter and Mars can be identified. Many open star clusters are impressive. Even some galaxies are recognisable as tiny flecks. Shadows thrown by Jupiter’s moons can be seen on the planet’s surface as small dark flecks.

What do the extra accessories do?

Besides a rotatable star chart for quick orientation in the starry sky, you will receive a detailed astronomy book to help you get started with your observing. But there's even more in this set: this six-part starter kit including eyepieces and filters will accompany you deep into space. With higher magnification, you will discover more details. How about taking a look at the polar cap on the planet Mars?

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Omegon N 150/750 EQ-3 telescope

Who is this telescope suitable for?

The largest model in Omegon’s series of entry-level telescopes. With its 150mm aperture, it collects a lot of light, ensuring that visits to star clusters and nebulae will be a great joy. If you are looking for a larger reflecting telescope in this price class, this is definitely the right device for you.

What can I see with it?

Many details on the Moon and planets are visible! You will be able to detect structures in Jupiter's rings providing the air is calm, and the major division in Saturn’s rings is easy to make out. The brightest globular clusters are resolved at the edges and the basic forms of brighter gas nebulae can be seen.

What do the extra accessories do?

Besides a rotatable star chart for quick orientation in the starry sky, you will receive a detailed astronomy book and a lunar filter to help you enjoy observing the Moon. A further quality eyepiece offers you 60-times magnification. This perfectly complements the standard eyepieces and delivers a lot of fun when observing the Moon and nebulae.

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Omegon Advanced Telescope 150/750 EQ-320

Who is this telescope suitable for?

Do you want to get into observing the night sky, but want to see more than the Moon and planets? This telescope with an aperture of 150mm opens you up to the world of countless distant celestial objects. With the EQ-320 mount, tracking stars and keeping them stable in the field of view is child's play. So every evening spent star-gazing becomes a wonderful excursion for the whole family.

What can I see with it?

You will be able to make out many details on the Moon and planets: you will be able to detect structures in Jupiter's rings providing the air is calm, and the major division in Saturn’s rings is easy to make out. Shadows thrown by Jupiter’s moons can be seen on the planet’s surface as small, dark flecks.Many globular clusters are resolved at the edges and the various forms of brighter gas nebulae can be seen.

What do the extra accessories do?

Besides a rotatable star chart for quick orientation in the starry sky, you will receive a detailed astronomy book and a lunar filter to help you enjoy observing the Moon. The Premium LE eyepiece offers 125-times magnification and is a great addition for lunar craters, planets or bright nebulae. The UHC filter provides even more detail of many nebulae and gives you a real wow effect with the Orion Nebula.

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Omegon Advanced X N 203/1200 Dobsonian telescope

Who is this telescope suitable for?

Instead of a complicated mount, the optics simply sit on top of a movable wooden box. This makes it possible to offer a large reflecting telescope with a 200mm aperture at a particularly reasonable price. This telescope is very easy to use and is therefore suitable for children from 8 years of age. With this, real deep sky observing is possible.

What can I see with it?

From 200mm upwards, exploring nebulae is particularly interesting. Globular clusters are often resolved and appear like a sea of stars. Some bright galaxies show their delicate spiral arms. Many details on the Moon and planets are visible. You will be able to detect structures in Jupiter's rings providing the air is calm, and the Great Red Spot is visible. The main division in Saturn's rings is easy to make out, and up to five of Saturn's moons can be identified.

What do the extra accessories do?

Besides a rotatable star chart for quick orientation in the starry sky, you will receive a detailed astronomy book and a lunar filter to help you enjoy observing the Moon. The UHC filter provides even more detail of many nebulae and gives you a real wow-effect with the Orion Nebula.

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Skywatcher AC 102/1000 Black Diamond NEQ-3 telescope

Who is this telescope suitable for?

A solid and high-quality refractor with particular strengths for Moon and planetary observation. You can even discover fine details on planets with it! A telescope for young people and adults that offers a sensible introduction to amateur astronomy. Astrophotography is also possible thanks to the stable NEQ-3 mount.

What can I see with it?

The 100mm lens delivers good contrast. Many craters on the Moon can be examined in detail. Some structures on Jupiter and Mars can be identified. Many open star clusters are impressive. Shadows thrown by Jupiter’s moons can be seen on the planet’s surface as small dark flecks.

What do the extra accessories do?

Besides a rotatable star chart for quick orientation in the starry sky, you will receive a detailed astronomy book and a lunar filter to help you enjoy observing the Moon. With the 6mm LE eyepiece you increase the magnification up to 166-times. This opens up even more details when observing planets.

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Skywatcher N 200/1000 Black Diamond NEQ-5 telescope

Who is this telescope suitable for?

A top recommendation: this telescope has everything you need to get started in amateur astronomy. A large 200mm aperture that collects a lot of light, a stable NEQ-5 mount and a solid steel tripod. With an optional motor, the telescope is perfectly suited to astrophotography. A device for young people from 12 years of age and of course adults. But be careful: the telescope is quite large and can only be carried by two people, or in several parts.

What can I see with it?

From 200mm upwards, exploring nebulae is interesting. Globular clusters are easily resolved. Some bright galaxies show their spiral arms. Many details on the Moon and planets can be examined. You will be able to detect structures in Jupiter's rings providing the air is calm, the Great Red Spot is visible, and the major division in Saturn’s rings is easy to make out. Up to five of Saturn’s moons can be identified.

What do the extra accessories do?

Besides a rotatable star chart for quick orientation in the starry sky, you will receive an astronomy book that will provide you with lots of information about your new hobby. Two eyepieces complement the telescope to form a comprehensive set: the large 2-inch 32mm eyepiece offers a huge field of view for observing large sections of the sky and larger objects. With the 6mm LE eyepiece you increase the magnification up to 166-times. This opens up even more details when observing planets.

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