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Telescopes for Planetary Observations

Observations of planets and other objects in the Solar System. Models in this category allow you to see such things as craters and highlands of the Moon, phases of Mercury, the Cassini Gap in the rings of Saturn and its moon, Iapetus, the largest details in the atmospheric flows of Jupiter, polar caps of Mars during opposition, and many others.

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Levenhuk LabZZ D1 Telescope

Newtonian telescope. Primary mirror diameter: 76 mm. Focal length: 300 mm

Levenhuk LabZZ D1 Telescope is a compact Newtonian reflector on a Dobsonian mount. With this model, you can study the details of the lunar surface, the Solar system planets and even bright deep space objects. The optics ...More
£49.95
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Levenhuk Skyline Travel 50 Telescope

Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 50 mm. Focal length: 360 mm

Levenhuk Skyline Travel 50 Telescope is a compact and lightweight beginner-level refractor that can be easily handled even by the youngest explorers of space. This telescope is perfectly suitable for observing the lunar ...More
£59.95
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Levenhuk Skyline Travel 70 Telescope

Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 70 mm. Focal length: 400 mm.

Levenhuk Skyline Travel 70 Telescope is a compact and lightweight refractor with an alt-azimuth mount. This telescope is portable: you can take it with you for observations in the countryside. It comes with a backpack wh...More
£89.95
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Levenhuk LabZZ T1 Telescope

Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 40 mm. Focal length: 500 mm.

Levenhuk LabZZ T1 Telescope gives the youngest astronomers an opportunity to unravel the mysteries of the Cosmos. The telescope is very easy to handle, so children can observe starry skies on their own. With Levenhuk Lab...More
£24.95
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Levenhuk LabZZ T2 Telescope

Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 50 mm. Focal length: 600 mm.

It’s so easy to take your first steps in astronomy with Levenhuk LabZZ T2 Telescope! This telescope is a perfect choice for a beginning amateur astronomer or a child interested in exploring the Cosmos. The maximum magnif...More
£34.95
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Levenhuk LabZZ T3 Telescope

Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 60 mm. Focal length: 700 mm.

Levenhuk LabZZ T3 is a children’s telescope with up to 175x magnification. Amazing wonders become immediately available right after unpacking: Solar System planets and their large satellites, bright constellations and hu...More
£59.95
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Levenhuk Skyline Travel Sun 50 Telescope

Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 50 mm. Focal length: 360 mm

Levenhuk Skyline Travel Sun 50 Telescope is a compact and lightweight optical tool with quality glass optics. This universal model is also suitable for simple observations of the planets of the Solar system, terrestrial ...More
£74.95
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Meade Adventure Scope 60mm Telescope

Achromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 60 mm. Focal length: 360 mm

Meade’s all new Adventure Scope is the perfect scope for the explorer seeking to observe both day and night objects up close! Available in both 60mm and 80mm apertures, this scope is portable and easy. It’s th...More
£79.95
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Meade Infinity 60mm AZ Refractor Telescope

Achromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 60 mm. Focal length: 800 mm

The Meade Infinity 60mm AZ Refractor Telescope is a lightweight and compact refractor ideal for your first acquaintance with the space. High-quality optics ensure bright and clear images. 60mm objective lens allows you t...More
£89.95
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Meade EclipseView 82mm Reflector Telescope

Newtonian telescope. Primary mirror diameter: 82 mm. Focal length: 300 mm

The EclipseView 82mm allows you to set up and share the Sun gazing experience in seconds. Perfectly safe for solar viewing. This EclipseView table-top telescope is the ideal “grab-and-go” telescope offering ea...More
£99.95
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Levenhuk Skyline Travel Sun 70 Telescope

Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 70 mm. Focal length: 400 mm

Levenhuk Skyline Travel Sun 70 Telescope is a compact refractor for long walks and traveling. It features a 40 cm long optical tube and a 70 mm aperture. The kit includes a convenient branded backpack large enough for a ...More
£109.95
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Levenhuk Skyline PLUS 60T Telescope

Refractor. Aperture: 60mm. Focal length: 700mm

Levenhuk Skyline PLUS 60T Telescope is a classic refractor that will entice the explorers of outer space. It comes with an equatorial mount and an extended set of optical accessories – even a demanding user will appreci...More
£119.95
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Meade Adventure Scope 80mm Telescope

Achromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 80 mm. Focal length: 400 mm

Meade’s all new Adventure Scope is the perfect scope for the explorer seeking to observe both day and night objects up close! Available in both 60mm and 80mm apertures, this scope is portable and easy. It’s th...More
£119.95
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Meade StarPro AZ 70mm Refractor Telescope

Achromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 70 mm. Focal length: 700 mm

Meade StarPro AZ Refractor Telescope is an ideal optical instrument for a beginner. This series includes models with different aperture sizes. The rich kit contains everything to start observing right out of the box. Thi...More
£129.95
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Meade EclipseView 60mm Refractor Telescope

Achromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 60 mm. Focal length: 800 mm

The EclipseView 60mm Telescope comes complete with everything you need to view the wonders of the sky, day and night! Perfectly safe for solar viewing. This classic refracting telescope comes with a removable ...More
£139.95
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Meade Polaris 70mm EQ Refractor Telescope

Achromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 70 mm. Focal length: 900 mm

The Meade Polaris 70mm EQ Refractor Telescope is a high-quality refractor for entry-level users. This model is perfect for observations of lunar surface and Solar system planets. The telescope is easy to handle, which ma...More
£149.95
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Meade Polaris 114mm EQ Reflector Telescope

Newtonian telescope. Aperture: 114 mm. Focal length: 1000 mm

The Meade Polaris 114mm EQ Reflector Telescope is a quality instrument for observations of Solar system and deep-sky objects. This is a reflecting telescope that always produces bright images without chromatic aberration...More
£179.95
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Meade Polaris 80mm EQ Refractor Telescope

Achromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 80 mm. Focal length: 900 mm

The Meade Polaris 80mm EQ Refractor Telescope makes a perfect present for a beginning astronomer. With this refractor, you can observe lunar surface and Solar system objects. Light weight of the device makes it easily tr...More
£179.95
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Meade LightBridge Mini 114mm Telescope

Newtonian telescope. Primary mirror diameter: 114 mm. Focal length: 450 mm

The LightBridge Mini 114 allows you to set up and share a stargazing experience in seconds. Whether you are camping in the outdoors or relaxing in your backyard, this LightBridge Mini 114 Dobsonian is the idea...More
£189.95
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Meade EclipseView 76mm Reflector Telescope

Newtonian telescope. Aperture: 76 mm. Focal length: 700 mm

The EclipseView 76mm Telescope comes complete with everything you need to view the wonders of the sky, day and night! Perfectly safe for solar viewing. This portable reflecting telescope comes with a removable...More
£199.95
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Meade StarPro AZ 80mm Refractor Telescope

Achromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 80 mm. Focal length: 900 mm

Meade StarPro AZ Refractor Telescope is an ideal optical instrument for a beginner. This series includes models with different aperture sizes. The rich kit contains everything to start observing right out of the box. Thi...More
£199.95
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Astronomy telescopes: planetary observations


The Moon and Solar System's planets, our closest neighbors in the vast expanse of the Universe, have always attracted people's eyes. With the invention of the first astronomy telescopes, people could see much more - explore their surfaces and learn about their origin and evolution. Modern astronomy telescopes, as you know, are more complex and powerful and allow us to see not only planets and satellites, but also remote galaxies, star clusters, nebulae, and other deep-sky objects. Still, planetary observing still is and always will be very popular among amateur and professional astronomers. The most suitable telescopes for planetary observations are without a doubt refractors, but if you prefer versatility to focused specialization, then you can opt for other optical designs, such as reflectors and catadioptric telescopes.

Telescope for planetary observations features smaller focal length and aperture than the one for observing deep-sky objects of space. These telescopes don’t have central screening, so produced images will be contrast and bright. The most powerful models allow you to see not only distant planets such as Uranus and Neptune as plain colored discs, but also study details on their surfaces. Of course, for a detailed study of Pluto only space telescopes can be suitable (Hubble, for example), but with the help of a ground-based telescope it can also be seen as a small colored disc.