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Bresser Polaris II 102/600 EQ3 Refractor Telescope

Bresser Polaris II 102/600 EQ3 Refractor Telescope
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 Bresser Polaris II 102/600 EQ3 Refractor TelescopeBresser Polaris II 102/600 EQ3 Refractor Telescope 
Price:  £364.00(Inc. 20% VAT)
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Add Accessory Bundle (Moon Filter, Planisphere & Smartphone Holder)

Model:  4602600
Brand:  Bresser

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Your all-rounder for an easy start in astronomy: with this starter telescope set, you can admire the Moon, planets, deep-sky objects and also solar observation is possible

Complete set of telescope, tripod, mount and accessories
Easy-to-use refracting telescope for beginners
Telescope aperture: 102 mm / Focal length: 600 mm
All-round telescope observing the Moon, Sun, planets and deep sky objects
Easy to transport and suitable as a travel telescope
Many accessories for an immediate start
With safe aperture solar filter
Astrophotos with smartphone possible

NEW - now including a high-quality aperture Solar-filter for safe observation of sunspots, eclipses and planet transits.

With the included smartphone camera adapter you can take pictures of your observations right through the telescope's eyepiece.

Moon, planets, stars – the BRESSER Polaris-II 102/600 EQ3 lens telescope takes beginners a lot closer to the beauties of the universe. The complete set comes with everything you need to admire the night sky: the astronomical lens telescope with 102 mm aperture and 600 mm focal length, the equatorial mount, the tripod and a wide range of accessories for exciting astronomical observations. Explore the fascinating surface of the moon and marvel at the sight of the planets. But you can go even further than that, because the entry-level telescope also shows you star clusters and gas nebulae in the deep sky range. Operation is very easy – so you are off to a successful start in astronomy in no time.

Getting started in astronomy with a classic – the telescope
Effortless handling, impressive images: As an easy-to-use Fraunhofer-type achromatic refractor, this classic lens telescope is the perfect first telescope for beginners and children. Thanks to its modern, precisely coated optics, it offers good imaging properties as well.

The 102 mm aperture already collects a lot of light from the celestial objects. In addition, 102 mm aperture and 600 mm focal length result in an average focal ratio (ratio of aperture to focal length) of about 1 to 6 (F/6). Because of this average focal ratio the beginner’s telescope is an all-rounder for all celestial objects. So observe interesting details on the moon and planets with high magnifications. Or choose a medium to low magnification and admire the sight of open star clusters such as the Pleiades, globular clusters like M13 or gas nebulae like the Orion Nebula M42.

Speaking of magnifications: How big will the celestial objects appear through this telescope for beginners? The aperture of 102 mm achieves a resolving power that easily allows magnifications of up to about 200x with sharp images. Technically, the telescope can do more. However, with increasing magnification, the images can become blurred. And the telescope is not the only factor determining the possible degree of magnification. The air turbulence in the atmosphere (seeing conditions) also plays a major role.

Solid base for your celestial exploration – mount and tripod
Found the perfect observation site? Then set up the telescope on the height-adjustable aluminium tripod with equatorial mount. The advantage of equatorial mounts: Unlike with an azimuthal mount, you don’t have to move both axes at the same time. Instead, one axis is simply aligned parallel to the Earth's axis at the beginning. In this so-called alignment, you point the axis in the direction of the polar star. After that, you can track the celestial bodies just on this one axis.

Another benefit of this mount: you move the axes via two flexible shafts with fine adjustment. Perfect for delicate as well as comfortable adjustment and tracking of the entry-level telescope. To ensure that your accessories are always within reach during fascinating discoveries, there is an extra storage plate between the tripod legs.

Keep track of things automatically: For this telescope’s equatorial EQ-3 mount, the tracking motor with item number 4951400 is available as an optional accessory. This eliminates the need to manually track a celestial object set in the telescope. When this motor is installed at the mount, it automatically tracks the celestial object, keeping it in the field of view of the eyepiece. This makes observing the night sky even more comfortable!

Everything for your first steps in stargazing – the accessories
The astronomy set contains lots of accessories so that you can immediately set off on your discovery tour of the night sky. Use the LED finder to precisely align your beginner's telescope and thus find celestial objects more easily. You just have to install the direction finder in parallel on your telescope. It projects a red dot onto a small ground-glass screen that appears to be floating in front of the sky when you look through. Since the aperture of your telescope points in the exact same direction, this helps you to keep track of the night sky.

Two eyepieces (K-20mm, K-4mm) are included so that you can admire celestial bodies in two different magnifications. Still not enough for you? Then simply triple the magnification of the eyepieces with the 3x Barlow lens. And should you ever wish to change perspective during your astronomical observations, the standard tube diameter of 31.7 mm (1.25 inch) gives you a wide choice of additionally available eyepieces.

The 90-degree star diagonal mirror, on the other hand, provides more convenience and a comfortable view. Even if your entry-level telescope is pointed vertically upwards, you can simply look in from the side.

Discover the wonderful world of astronomy with the BRESSER Polaris-II 102/600 EQ3 lens telescope.


FEATURES
Telescope for beginners with 102 mm aperture and 600 mm focal length
Achromatic refractor type Fraunhofer
Good for observing Moon and planets as well as deep sky objects such as star clusters and gas nebulae
Height-adjustable tripod with equatorial EQ3 mount
Easy to use, very good for beginners
Objective sun filter for solar observation included
Smartphone holder for photography through the telescope
Focal ratio F/6, thus well usable in all magnification ranges
50.8 mm (2 inch) focuser with adapter to 31.7 mm (1.25 inch)
Two eyepieces and one Barlow lens with 31.7 mm (1.25 inch) sockets for different magnifications
Easy to transport and therefore well suited as a travel telescope

SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Refractor telescope
Aluminium tripod
Equatorial EQ3 mount
Eyepieces: 4 mm and 20 mm (1.25 inch sockets)
Barlow lens 3x (1.25 inch socket)
Star diagonal mirror
LED illuminated dot finder
Smartphone holder
Objective solar filter
Accessory tray
Astronomy software for download
Instruction manual

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Some items that are showing as in stock are in stock at our holding warehouses, not at the shop. To double check the stock levels at the shop, please contact us on 01909774369 or sales@rothervalleyoptics.co.uk.

The delivery times for most items is 1 - 2 days but again, please double check stock levels on important orders before placing an order via the website.

The delivery costs for courier next day are for mainland UK only. If you live in the Scottish Highlands/Islands, Channel Islands or Northern Ireland, then a shipping surchage will apply. please contact us for prices. Smaller items can still go 1st class via Royal Mail.

Please note that if you are wanting to take advantage of our Saturday and Sunday timed services or next day pre 12 or pre 10:30 services, you MUST check that the stock is here at the shop before placing orders. Also, orders using the Saturday and Sunday services must be placed before 1pm the previous working day. Also, please remember to check that the stock is here at the shop before placing orders. If the stock is not at the shop, we won't be able to ship on any of the timed services. 

Please note International customers will need to contact us for a shipping price prior to ordering via the website. We don't ship all items internationally. It is at our discretion what we ship outside of the UK. This all depends on the size and weight of the items. Please get in touch with us for any postage costs. Please note we do NOT ship telescopes or heavy items outside of the UK. This is due to massive postage costs and problems regarding returns.

If you have any questions regarding stock levels or delivery, please get in touch.

Zygo Interferometer Testing For ED Refractor Telescopes!

We are extremely pleased to announce our Zygo Interferometer is now installed and ready for use! Our experienced staff can test refractor lenses up to 120mm aperture and provide a comprehensive 2 page report showing the optical quality and Strehl ratio, plus much more information. We are using the very latest Zygo MX software to provide a more detailed report compared to other standard reports.

 

The interferometer is essentially a measuring instrument. Within the interferometer is a calibrated laser that is pointed through the optical test surface, then onto a high quality reference sphere, then back through the test subject then to an internal camera which gives us the measurement on the screen. From this, we can adjust the position of the test optic and the reference sphere to obtain a perfectly calibrated system. The more central the laser to the test optic and then on return, the better and more accurate reading and measurement we can take. This takes a lot of adjustment to get the best results from the optical surface. Once the measurement has been taken, we are provided with a series of results that show the optical quality of the surface plus other information. Continue reading for an explanation of the individual values and you can also see a test report that was done on one of our RVO Horizon 60 OTAs. 

We are offering certain telescopes with a Zygo test at an extra cost. Mainly ED doublets and triplets. All available telescopes with a Zygo test report are listed here. Just select Zygo Test Report from the drop down box at the top of the listing and we will test the optics in house and provide a full 2 page report with your scope. This will show you the optical quality of your telescope optics. We can also offer this service on your refractor telescope. Please get in touch for more details about this. 

At Rother Valley Optics, one thing we pride ourselves on is customer service and quality of our equipment. When we test your telescope, we will ensure that it is of the highest quality otherwise, we will reject the scope under our strict quality control and test another model for your peace of mind. One of the main values to look at when testing a refractor is the Strehl ratio. The higher this number, the higher quality lens you have. At Rother Valley Optics, we will guarantee the highest possible Strehl ratio for your telescope.  We will aim to provide 0.95 Strehl or higher on Takahashi, RVO Horizon, William Optics and many more! Generally, the higher the Strehl ratio, the lower the Astigmatism and Coma meaning a better image quality from your instrument. 

Other measurements such as the PV and RMS are important too. With these measurements, the lower the number the better as it shows less curvature on the lens. The flatter an optical lens, the better it will perform. The PV rating (Peak To Valley) is a measurement from the highest point (Peak) to the lowest point (Valley). From this we get the RMS (Root, Mean, Square). This is a similar figure to the PV and measured exactly the same way. The RMS is basically an average height difference from the PV so again, the lower the better. As you can see form the example below, we measured an RMS of just 0.027 wave which is a very good value.

We also measure the Power with our systems which is essentially the error from the reference sphere to the test optic. The reference sphere we use on our system is a very high quality sphere so the closer to zero the Power, the less error between the 2 elements thus ensuring a higher quality optical surface. 

You will also see some more values such as Astigmatism and Coma. Again, these are measured by the interferometer when we take measurements of the optical surface after adjustment. These are values which ideally would be at 0 but as our test optics are all curved lenses, there will always be astigmatism and coma present. The lower the number, the less of these aberations you will effectively see but with most refractors, you can buy field flatteners which will compensate for the coma anyway. The astigmatisms value is explaining the error between the symmetrical curvature of the lens. Basically, no lens will be perfectly symmetrical, the lower the astigmatism, the more symmetrical the lens surface is. 

Once the Zygo test report has been completed, the optical alignment is thoroughly tested and tuned to ensure they are spot on before they leave us. 

All available telescopes are on the website at the link below and ones we've tested already that are available straight away are also listed.

https://www.rothervalleyoptics.co.uk/zygo-tested-refractors.html

Here is an example of the test what we provide. This was a test on one of our Horizon 60 ED OTA's.

For any questions about this amazing new service, please either call 01909774369 or email sales@rothervalleyoptics.co.uk.

 


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