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.
Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 70 mm. Focal length: 400 mm.
Designed for children over 6 years old
Refractor. Aperture: 50mm. Focal length: 600mm
Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 60 mm. Focal length: 700 mm.
A great kit for a young scientist
Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 80 mm. Focal length: 400 mm
Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 50 mm. Focal length: 600 mm.
Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 70 mm. Focal length: 400 mm
Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 40 mm. Focal length: 500 mm.
Newtonian telescope. Primary mirror diameter: 76 mm. Focal length: 300 mm
Refractor. Aperture: 60mm. Focal length: 700mm
Achromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 60 mm. Focal length: 700 mm
Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 50 mm. Focal length: 360 mm
Apochromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 130 mm.
Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 90 mm. Focal length: 600 mm
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.