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Telescopes for Astrophotography

To capture stunning planetary or deep-sky views, you’ll need a telescope that is specifically optimized for the purpose. Levenhuk offers a wide selection of telescopes for astrophotography. If you want to make truly sharp and vivid images of celestial objects, a good telescope mount is a first thing to think of. This section gathers telescopes on high-quality Equatorial and Go-To mounts, which prove to be the best in astroimaging. Professional astronomers are also encouraged to pay attention to our high-end OTAs that can be equipped with desired mounting systems and cameras in order to get truly outstanding astronomy shots.
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Levenhuk Strike 100 PLUS Telescope

Newtonian telescope. Aperture: 102 mm. Focal length: 640 mm

Levenhuk Strike 100 PLUS Telescope is a Newtonian reflector perfect for astronomical observations in the countryside. With this instrument’s high-quality optics you will be able to witness the phases of Venus and seas on...More

+ $19.95 Value Gift (Limited Time Offer)

+ $19.95 Value Gift (Limited Time Offer)

Levenhuk Atom 8x21 Binoculars

$244.95
Levenhuk Strike 120 PLUS Telescope

Newtonian telescope. Aperture: 114 mm. Focal length: 700 mm.

Levenhuk Strike 120 PLUS Telescope is a Newtonian reflector that makes an excellent choice for any beginning astronomer. The telescope features a 114-mm primary mirror diameter and a focal length of 700 mm. High-quality ...More

+ $19.95 Value Gift (Limited Time Offer)

+ $19.95 Value Gift (Limited Time Offer)

Levenhuk Atom 8x21 Binoculars

$254.95
Levenhuk Strike 950 PRO Telescope picture

Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. Objective lens diameter: 90 mm. Focal length: 1250 mm

Levenhuk Strike 950 PRO is the most compact model of the Strike PRO series, which means it can be easily transported to the countryside for stargazing. The Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design provides for compact size and...More

+ $19.95 Value Gift (Limited Time Offer)

+ $19.95 Value Gift (Limited Time Offer)

Levenhuk Atom 8x21 Binoculars

$404.95
Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK Telescope picture

Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. Objective lens diameter: 102 mm. Focal length: 1300 mm.

Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK is a catadioptric telescope of Maksutov-Cassegrain design that delivers high-quality views while remaining compact and lightweight. The 102-millimeter (4-inch) aperture gathers 28% more light...More

+ $54.90 Value Gift (Limited Time Offer)

+ $54.90 Value Gift (Limited Time Offer)

"See it all!" Astronomer's Handbook Levenhuk Space Posters Set

$429.95
$449.95
Levenhuk SkyMatic 135 GTA Telescope image

Reflector with GoTo function. Aperture: 130 mm. Focal length: 650 mm.

The Levenhuk SkyMatic 135 GTA Telescope is a reflector on an azimuth mount with GoTo function. This large aperture (f/5) telescope is not only suitable for astronomical observations, but also for astrophotography. Lunar ...More

+ $54.90 Value Gift (Limited Time Offer)

+ $54.90 Value Gift (Limited Time Offer)

"See it all!" Astronomer's Handbook Levenhuk Space Posters Set

$514.95
Levenhuk Strike 1000 PRO Telescope photo

Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. Objective lens diameter: 102 mm. Focal length: 1300 mm

Levenhuk Strike 1000 PRO is the most advanced model in the Strike PRO series for advanced astronomers. It performs well both during planetary observations and study of deep-sky objects. Its 102-millimeter (4-inch) object...More

+ $19.95 Value Gift (Limited Time Offer)

+ $19.95 Value Gift (Limited Time Offer)

Levenhuk Atom 8x21 Binoculars

$514.95
Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK Telescope

Maksutov-Cassegrain with GoTo function. Objective lens diameter: 102 mm. Focal length: 1300 mm.

The Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK Telescope with GoTo function is of the Maksutov-Cassegrain design. This allows an excellent image quality with high resolution while maintaining a very compact size. Through this telescop...More

+ $54.90 Value Gift (Limited Time Offer)

+ $54.90 Value Gift (Limited Time Offer)

"See it all!" Astronomer's Handbook Levenhuk Space Posters Set

$589.95
Levenhuk Skyline PRO 127 MAK Telescope photo

Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. Objective lens diameter: 127 mm. Focal length: 1500 mm.

Levenhuk Skyline PRO 127 MAK is the most powerful catadioptric telescope in the Skyline PRO series. A perfect blend of high-quality views and small dimensions of the tube is the main feature of the Maksutov-Cassegrain op...More

+ $54.90 Value Gift (Limited Time Offer)

+ $54.90 Value Gift (Limited Time Offer)

"See it all!" Astronomer's Handbook Levenhuk Space Posters Set

$749.95
$799.95
Levenhuk SkyMatic 127 GT MAK photo

Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. Aperture: 127 mm. Focal length: 1500 mm.

Levenhuk SkyMatic 127 GT MAK is a powerful, yet compact, Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope that yields detailed, high-quality views of the lunar surface, planetary disks, binary stars and compact nebulae. With a relatively l...More

+ $54.90 Value Gift (Limited Time Offer)

+ $54.90 Value Gift (Limited Time Offer)

"See it all!" Astronomer's Handbook Levenhuk Space Posters Set

$769.95
Levenhuk Ra R130 ED Triplet OTA picture

Apochromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 130 mm.

Levenhuk Ra R130 ED Triplet OTA is a refractor with a 130-mm (5.1-in) objective lens capable of yielding sharp and clear views of celestial objects. The apochromatic objective lens consists of three lenses that reduce ch...More
$2989.95
Levenhuk Skyline 70x900 EQ Telescope image

Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 70 mm. Focal length: 900 mm.

Levenhuk Skyline 70x900 EQ is a refractor with an equatorial mount, which is suitable for both astronomical and terrestrial observations. The large focal length (900 millimeters, 35.4 inches) provides a clear picture and...More
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Levenhuk Skyline 120x1000 EQ Telescope description

Newtonian telescope. Aperture: 114 mm. Focal length: 1000 mm.

Levenhuk Skyline 120x1000 EQ is a Newtonian reflecting telescope. Its mirrors produce no chromatic aberration, which may be especially noticeable during observations of brighter objects with a refracting telescope. The l...More
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Levenhuk Skyline PRO 80 MAK Telescope photo

Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. Objective lens diameter: 80 mm. Focal length: 1000 mm.

Levenhuk Skyline PRO 80 MAK is an entry-level model in the Skyline PRO series. The Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design of this telescope provides for a compact tube and high-quality views. This is a perfect tool for obser...More
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Levenhuk Skyline 90x900 EQ Telescope description

Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 90 mm. Focal length: 900 mm.

Levenhuk Skyline 90x900 EQ is a refractor with a large aperture. You will be able to see planets, double stars, globular clusters and diffuse nebulae. Uranus and Neptune appear in the form of small disks, but closer plan...More
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Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK Telescope description

Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. Objective lens diameter: 90 mm. Focal length: 1250 mm.

Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK is a catadioptric telescope of Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design. This design allows for a long focal distance - 1250 millimeters (49.2 inches) - to be encased in a tube only 25 centimeters (...More
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Levenhuk Skyline 130x900 EQ Telescope picture

Newtonian telescope. Aperture: 130 mm. Focal length: 900 mm.

Levenhuk Skyline 130x900 EQ is a Newtonian reflector, which is most suitable for the study of deep-sky objects. It is also perfect for observation of planets, even the most remote ones: Jupiter, Saturn, or asteroids and ...More
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Levenhuk Strike 1000 PRO Telescope photography

Achromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 90 mm. Focal length: 900 mm

Levenhuk Strike 900 PRO is the entry-level model of the Strike PRO series. It has a high-quality achromatic objective lens that provides bright and sharp images with minimal chromatic aberrations. This is a very compact ...More
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Levenhuk Ra R115 ED Triplet OTA image

Apochromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 115 mm.

Levenhuk Ra R115 ED Triplet OTA is a refractor with an objective lens of 115-mm (4.5-in) diameter that is perfect for visual observations of the celestial sphere. The telescope tube is fitted with a modern dual-speed Cra...More
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Levenhuk Ra R102 ED Triplet OTA photo

Apochromatic refractor. Objective lens diameter: 102 mm.

Levenhuk Ra R102 ED Triplet OTA is a refractor with a 102-mm (4-in) objective lens and focal ratio of f/7, best suited for visual observations of celestial objects. The telescope tube is fitted with a modern dual-speed C...More
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Levenhuk Ra 250RC F8 OTA photo

Ritchey-Chrétien. Objective lens diameter: 250 mm. Focal length: 2000 mm

Levenhuk Ra 250RC F8 OTA is a Ritchey-Chrétien telescope with an aperture of 250 mm (9.8 in) and a focal length of 2000 mm (78.7 in) in a traditional metal shell. This model is perfect for any keen astrophotographer. One...More
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Good telescopes for astrophotography at Levenhuk.com


If you are up to try your hand at astrophotography and looking for a good telescope for this purpose, then you are on the right page. This section contains telescopes suitable for astrophotography – whose design and optical characteristics are especially optimized for the purpose.

If you want to be good at this hard but interesting pursuit, you have to think of three components of successful astro imaging: a suitable telescope, good mounting system, and, of course, quality digital camera. Let's discuss briefly each of these items.

General advice on telescope optical design and specific characteristics best for astrophotography isn’t very helpful since the choice depends on the type of astro imaging you want to do (lunar, planetary, or deep-sky). You have to carefully consider aperture, focal length, back­focus distance and other specifications of instruments. If you are a novice astronomer, we recommend that you contact us via this form for our professional advice and assistance. Our consultants will help you choose the best telescope for your individual needs.

Accurate and steady mounting system – this is perhaps the most important thing to focus on when choosing a telescope for astro imaging. To make quality long-exposure shots, your telescope mount should be able to precisely track an object as it moves along the sky due to rotation of the Earth. Otherwise, objects on your images will be blurred. Therefore, good telescopes for astrophotography should be installed on German equatorial mounts or GoTo mounts.

And the last but not least thing is an astrophotography camera. You can either use your own DSLR or CCD camera (find special astrophotography cameras by Levenhuk here). If you are new to the subject, you can start with your usual DSLR, and when it gets to be ‘not enough’, replace it with a special astro camera which, of course, gives you more potential.

One more thing before you start – you’ll also need to master some photo merging and photo processing skills to be able to reproduce fascinating astro views in all their glory. Read this helpful review kindly provided by a customer to learn the basics of working with astro images.

The Levenhuk optical equipment store offers the widest range of the best telescopes for astrophotography it includes telescopes on high-quality equatorial and GoTo mounts, as well as a few OTAs for professionals with individual requirements. Buy Levenhuk telescopes for astrophotography and astronomy viewing and enjoy your new fascinating hobby!