TS-Optics Megastar1550 - 150/1400 mm beginner telescope on EQ3-1 mount
This telescope opens the gateway to successful observation of nebulae and galaxies. Where you see only faint blobs in other beginners telescopes, the Megastar 1550 shows already some detail and the observer gets an idea about the true nature of a particular deep sky object.The mount
The equatorial mount EQ3-1 is a useful base for the telescope. The mount gives the scope a good stability and offers advanced features as:
The 1.25" focuser
polar height fine adjustment - assures a higher accuracy
mount separable from tripod, easier transport
well dimensioned field tripod
manual slow motion via flexible knobs
possibility to upgrade to motor drive
This component is particular important for a telescope. It accepts the various eyepieces needed for different magnification, and allows fine focusing. The Megastar 1550 has a 1.25" focuser which is common standard, hence the telescope is compatible to many accessories which will come in handy in the future.Observation
The Megastar 1550 is designed for a successful observation of faint celestial objects. Along with this, the scope is very compact. This compactness is achieved by an additional lens in the optical path. The advantage is the compact layout, which helps also for the mechanical stability.
For the moon or planets this lens adds some aberrations and reduces the use of the telescope slightly in contrast with a layout without this additional lens. Hence the Megastar is an instrument for stargazers who want a powerful instrument for nebulae, clusters and galaxies without having to spend about twice the price for a conventional Newtonian of the same aperture.
Albeit the Megastar 1550 is more suitable for nebulae, star clusters and galaxies, it shows also some detail in our solar system. The performance can be compared with the popular 114 mm Newtonian of 900m m focal length.Delivery contents
- Optical Tube Assembly
- 2 Plossl Eyepieces (25 mm, 6,5 mm)
- 2x Barlow lens
- 1,5x erecting lens
- 6x30 optical finder
- Lunar filter
This telescope opens the gateway to successful observation of nebulae and galaxies.