The optics of the 150/750:
A 'fast' aperture ratio of 1:5 makes this a telescope with a lot of light gathering power, which can already show a lot of detail in objects observed. The light gathering ability of the human eye is exceeded here by a factor of around 600. Globular clusters, such as M13 or M92, can be resolved right down to their centres. Many galaxies can be observed. Gaseous nebulae, such as the Omega or Orion nebula, show filaments and become magnificent summer and winter sky objects with this telescope.
Also, the planets reveal some of their secrets. For example, you can observe and follow the cloud bands of Jupiter which carry the Great Red Spot over the planet. The shadows cast by the larger moons of Jupiter are also visible with a 150mm aperture.
You can even start astrophotography and take your first photos - of the moon for example.
If you are looking for a fast, but nevertheless very compact telescope, then this size of telescope is exactly right.
The advantages in a nutshell:
- high resolution with the 150mm aperture
- 1.25" focuser with large range of focus
- simply location of objects
- adjustment screws for secondary and main mirrors
- compact 66cm length
- outside tube diameter 185mm
The Orion AstroView mount:
This sturdy mount slides silkily into position and is suitable for any type of telescope. It easily carries telescopes of up to 120mm aperture and can also be used for photography. At 13kg in weight it is not the lightest mount around, but this means it is more stable, guaranteeing you wonderful nights observing.
Included with the mount:
- sturdy, equatorial mount
- aluminum tripod
- suitable counterweights
- accessory tray