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.
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
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
Objective solar filter
Astronomy software for download