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Telescopes for Astrophotography

To capture stunning planetary or deep-sky views, you’ll need a telescope that is specifically optimized for the purpose. Levenhuk offers a wide selection of telescopes for astrophotography. If you want to make truly sharp and vivid images of celestial objects, a good telescope mount is a first thing to think of. This section gathers telescopes on high-quality Equatorial and Go-To mounts, which prove to be the best in astroimaging. Professional astronomers are also encouraged to pay attention to our high-end OTAs that can be equipped with desired mounting systems and cameras in order to get truly outstanding astronomy shots.

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If you are up to try your hand at astrophotography and looking for a good telescope for this purpose, then you are on the right page. This section contains telescopes suitable for astrophotography – whose design and optical characteristics are especially optimized for the purpose.

If you want to be good at this hard but interesting pursuit, you have to think of three components of successful astro imaging: a suitable telescope, good mounting system, and, of course, quality digital camera. Let's discuss briefly each of these items.

General advice on telescope optical design and specific characteristics best for astrophotography isn’t very helpful since the choice depends on the type of astro imaging you want to do (lunar, planetary, or deep-sky). You have to carefully consider aperture, focal length, back­focus distance and other specifications of instruments. If you are a novice astronomer, we recommend that you contact us via this form for our professional advice and assistance. Our consultants will help you choose the best telescope for your individual needs.

Accurate and steady mounting system – this is perhaps the most important thing to focus on when choosing a telescope for astro imaging. To make quality long-exposure shots, your telescope mount should be able to precisely track an object as it moves along the sky due to rotation of the Earth. Otherwise, objects on your images will be blurred. Therefore, good telescopes for astrophotography should be installed on German equatorial mounts or GoTo mounts.

And the last but not least thing is an astrophotography camera. You can either use your own DSLR or CCD camera (find special astrophotography cameras by Levenhuk here). If you are new to the subject, you can start with your usual DSLR, and when it gets to be ‘not enough’, replace it with a special astro camera which, of course, gives you more potential.

One more thing before you start – you’ll also need to master some photo merging and photo processing skills to be able to reproduce fascinating astro views in all their glory. Read this helpful review kindly provided by a customer to learn the basics of working with astro images.

The Levenhuk optical equipment store offers the widest range of the best telescopes for astrophotography it includes telescopes on high-quality equatorial and GoTo mounts, as well as a few OTAs for professionals with individual requirements. Buy Levenhuk telescopes for astrophotography and astronomy viewing and enjoy your new fascinating hobby!