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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 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 o...More
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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 astr...More
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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....More
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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 Ma...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 pe...More
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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. T...More
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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 ga...More
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Levenhuk Strike 1000 PRO Telescope photo - Exhibition Item

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

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Levenhuk Strike 1000 PRO is the most advanced model in t...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!