StarGazer Beginner’s Pack 3

StarGazer Beginner's Pack 3

The StarGazer Beginner's Pack 3

Pack includes:

  • Quality 8-inch (200mm) reflecting telescope
  • Set of 6 eyepiece filters for viewing the planets
  • Southern Hemisphere Starwheel
  • Red Light torch
  • Astronomy DVD

Only $585.00

Click here to order online from AstroShop.com.au, or call (07) 4194 5502 for more details.


This Beginner’s Pack is perfect for those who want to delve deeper in the night sky, with enough light-gathering power to suit just about every astronomical ambition. Let’s look at the features…

The telescope

200mm Dobsonian telescope

Top-quality 200mm (8-inch) telescope, great for deep sky viewing

The SW680 is a highly popular reflector telescope for beginners and advanced alike, with all the ease of a Dobsonian mounting system and none of the fuss of setting up an equatorial mount. Sky-Watcher mirror optics are the best in their class, and the eyepiece height makes it perfect for kids and comfortable for adults sitting in a chair.

The SW680 has a “paraboloidal” primary mirror that eliminates spherical aberration, and a 4-vein secondary mirror bracket with fine supports (only 0.5mm thick) to reduce diffraction spikes and light loss.

In addition, it includes a 2-inch, super smooth Crayford focuser with a 1.25-inch adapter, allowing for both common eyepiece sizes.

The tube is all-steel fabrication, fully undercoated for long life. The primary mirror features an easy collimation spot marker.

  • Aperture: 200mm (8-inch)
  • Focal Length: 1200mm, f/6
  • Highest Practical Power: 480x
  • 9×50 powerful wide-field finderscope
  • Eyepieces: Super Plössls 10mm and 25mm (1.25-inch)
  • Super smooth 2-inch Crayford focuser
  • Rocker box carry handle for easy portability
  • Eyepiece holder
  • Weight: tube 8kg, base 8 kg

The mount is fitted with an adjustable tension control handle for correct balance of the optical tube with specially designed handles on the base. The design adds enough friction and tension to allow the tube to move easily when wanted but to stay in position when not. You can easily add or reduce tension by turning on the handle. This feature solves the common balance problem found on many Dobsonian-style telescopes.

Comes with a full 5-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Red Light Torch

Protect your night vision with this compact Red Light Torch

 

Red Light Torch

It’s important to protect your night vision when out stargazing, and that means using only red light. This fantastic, compact Red Light Torch will preserve your dark-adapted eyes when observing in the field. Perfect for viewing Moon maps and star charts in the dark, as well as finding eyepieces and other items in your accessories case!

Filters

Set of 6 eyepiece filters for viewing the planets

Eyepiece filters

This set of six high-quality eyepiece filters will enable you to bring out more detail when observing the Moon and planets. Easy to use, just screw them into position and away you go!

  • Wratten coloured glass threaded filters
  • Suit 1.25-inch barrel eyepieces

Check out the filter guide to see which ones will best suit your requirements.

The Starwheel

This very hand Southern Hemisphere Starwheel, or planisphere, is a must for every stargazer. Just rotate the wheel to the date and time of your choice, and the map shows you what’s up in the sky!

Starwheel

A Starwheel is the perfect way to learn the night sky

  • Double-sided, it gives views of the northern and southern skies from the perspective of observers in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Clear, uncluttered design
  • Mapped by world-renowned astronomical cartographer, Wil Tirion
  • Show all the major stars, plus galaxies, nebulae and star clusters
  • Size: 30cm x 24cm
  • Suitable for latitudes 25° South to 45° South (eg. Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina and Chile)

The DVD

Astronomy DVD

Feature-packed astronomy DVD, ideal for cloudy nights!

This Australian-produced DVD features educational videos and spectacular astronomical slide shows. The Outback Sky in particular is really stunning. Full contents:

  • Stars Clusters
  • Life of a Star
  • Nebulae
  • Galaxies
  • The Cosmos
  • Telescopes
  • Best of Hubble (in 2 parts)
  • The Outback Sky

If you want to delve deeper in the night sky, the StarGazer Beginner’s Pack 3 is for you. It has all the power you’ll need to explore deep space from the comfort of your own backyard!

Click here to order online from AstroShop.com.au, or call (07) 4194 5502 for more details.