The SkyWatcher Heritage 76 Telescope has been specially designed to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy and the 400th Anniversary of Galileo's first telescope. Supplied ready to use with two quality eyepieces and an optical finderscope. This is not only a highly functional precision optical instrument but also a beautiful collector's piece, desk or shelf ornament, and ideal gift.
The beautiful, luxurious tube graphics depict a richly historical theme celebrating the history of the telescope. The images have been specially designed to symbolise Galileo and his conflict with the Catholic church. Galileo Galilei's public championing of Copernicus' theory of heliocentrism, which was contrary to the geocentric beliefs at the time, eventually led to him being denounced to the Roman Inquisition. He was subsequently tried, suspected of heresy, forced to recant, and spent the rest of his life under house arrest. Of course Galileo, "The father of modern science" and "The father of modern observational astronomy" was proved right in the end.
The telescope tube is also adorned with the words "Galileo 400" and "International Year of Astronomy" as well as key dates in the lifetime of Galileo.
The telescope comes equipped, as standard, with a 5x magnification Finderscope, for the easy location of night sky objects. Also the two supplied eyepieces have been specially upgraded to higher quality Super Modified Achromats to increase your viewing pleasure. The telescope accepts standard 1.25" accessories so the magnification range can easily be extended additional 1.25" eyepieces and/or Barlow lens.
The uncomplicated manually operated Dobsonian alt-azimuth mount makes it a convenient, highly portable, grab and go system. The complete telescope & mount comes fully assembled straight out of the box.
- Newtonian design telescope 76/300mm
- Dobson alt-azimutal mount
- Focuser 1¼"
- Height appr. 40cm
- Weight appr. 1.75kgs
- 76/300mm Newtonian on stable mount
- 5x24 finderscope
- Eyepiece 25mm 1¼" (magn. 12x)
- Eyepiece 10mm 1¼" (magn. 30x)
- Gift box