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Telescopes for Planetary Observations

Observations of planets and other objects in the Solar System. Models in this category allow you to see such things as craters and highlands of the Moon, phases of Mercury, the Cassini Gap in the rings of Saturn and its moon, Iapetus, the largest details in the atmospheric flows of Jupiter, polar caps of Mars during opposition, and many others.

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Levenhuk Skyline Travel 70 Telescope

Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 70 mm. Focal length: 400 mm.

Levenhuk Skyline Travel 70 Telescope is a compact and lightweight refractor telescope on an alt-azimuth mount that is easy to take on outdoor adventures. It comes with a convenient backpack where the ...More
$94.95
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Levenhuk LabZZ T2 Telescope

Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 50 mm. Focal length: 600 mm.

It’s so easy to take your first steps in astronomy with Levenhuk LabZZ T2 Telescope! This telescope is a perfect choice for a beginning amateur astronomer or a child interested in exploring the Cosmos...More
$44.95
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Levenhuk LabZZ MTB3 Microscope & Telescope & Binoculars Kit
Levenhuk LabZZ MTВ3 Kit is an ideal gift for an inquisitive child. The kit includes three optical instruments – microscope, telescope and binoculars. All three are designed to meet the needs of young ...More
$59.95
Levenhuk Skyline Travel Sun 70 Telescope

Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 70 mm. Focal length: 400 mm

Levenhuk Skyline Travel Sun 70 Telescope is a compact refractor for long walks and traveling. It features a 40 cm long optical tube and a 70 mm aperture. The kit includes a convenient branded backpack...More
$99.95
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Levenhuk LabZZ MT2 Microscope & Telescope Kit

Designed for children over 6 years old

A wealth of interesting discoveries awaits your kid with Levenhuk LabZZ MT2 Microscope & Telescope Kit! The kit includes a biological microscope with an experiment set and a refracting telescope. Thes...More
$49.95
Levenhuk Skyline BASE 50T Telescope

Refractor. Aperture: 50mm. Focal length: 600mm

Levenhuk Skyline BASE 50T Telescope is a "junior" model in the Levenhuk Skyline BASE product line, which is designed for beginner astronomers. This refractor is ideal for the first steps in astronomy:...More
$59.95
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Levenhuk Skyline Travel 50 Telescope

Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 50 mm. Focal length: 360 mm

Levenhuk Skyline Travel 50 Telescope is a compact and lightweight entry-level refractor telescope that can be easily used even by a child. This telescope is great for studying the lunar surface and ob...More
$69.95
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Levenhuk Skyline BASE 70T Telescope

Refractor. Aperture: 70mm. Focal length: 700mm

Levenhuk Skyline BASE 70T is an ideal first telescope that will not disappoint a beginner astronomer. The kit includes optical accessories that help to show this refractor's capabilities to the full ...More
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Levenhuk LabZZ T1 Telescope

Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 40 mm. Focal length: 500 mm.

Levenhuk LabZZ T1 Telescope gives the youngest astronomers an opportunity to unravel the mysteries of the Cosmos. The telescope is very easy to handle, so children can observe starry skies on their ow...More
$36.95
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Levenhuk Skyline BASE 60T Telescope

Refractor. Aperture: 60mm. Focal length: 700mm

Levenhuk Skyline BASE 60T Telescope is a refractor for kids and beginner astronomy amateurs. The kit includes accessories that allow for detailed studying the Moon and terrestrial objects. You can ob...More
$94.95
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Levenhuk Skyline BASE 80T Telescope

Refractor. Aperture: 80mm. Focal length: 500mm

Levenhuk Skyline BASE 80T Telescope provides the opportunity to study near space in all of its diversity. This refractor allows you to observe lunar craters about 5 km in diameter, Jupiter, Saturn and...More
$199.95
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Levenhuk LabZZ D1 Telescope

Newtonian telescope. Primary mirror diameter: 76 mm. Focal length: 300 mm

Levenhuk LabZZ D1 Telescope is a compact Newtonian reflector on a Dobsonian mount. With this model, you can study the details of the lunar surface, the Solar system planets and even bright deep space ...More
$74.95
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Levenhuk Skyline PLUS 70T Telescope

Refractor. Aperture: 70mm. Focal length: 700mm

The Levenhuk Skyline PLUS 70T Telescope is a refractor on an equatorial mount for exploring planets of the solar system as well as terrestrial objects. The extensive kit will impress even a demanding ...More
$199.95
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Levenhuk Skyline PLUS 60T Telescope

Refractor. Aperture: 60mm. Focal length: 700mm

Levenhuk Skyline PLUS 60T Telescope is a classic refractor that will entice the explorers of outer space. It comes with an equatorial mount and an extended set of optical accessories – even a demandi...More
$139.95
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Levenhuk Skyline PLUS 105 MAK Telescope

Maksutov-Cassegrain. Aperture: 102mm. Focal length: 1300mm

Levenhuk Skyline PLUS 105 MAK is a small telescope for beginner users who are looking for a multi-purpose optical instrument for astronomical and terrestrial observations. This telescope works well fo...More
$369.95
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Levenhuk Skyline PLUS 90 MAK Telescope

Maksutov-Cassegrain. Aperture: 90mm. Focal length: 1250mm

The Levenhuk Skyline PLUS 90 MAK Telescope is a compact optical tool for exploring outer space and the deep sky. It is excellent for users with little experience in astronomy but who are ready to move...More
$339.95
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Levenhuk Ra R72 ED Doublet OTA

Two-lens apochromatic refractor with extra-low dispersion optics. Aperture: 72mm. Focal length: 432mm

Levenhuk Ra R72 ED Doublet OTA is a convenient optical instrument. This telescope main purpose is astrophotography, but it is also well suited for space visual observation, including the planets of th...More
$429.95
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Levenhuk Ra R66 ED Doublet Carbon OTA

Two-lens apochromatic refractor with extra-low dispersion optics. Aperture: 66mm. Focal length: 400mm

The Levenhuk Ra R66 ED Doublet Carbon OTA apochromatic refractor features a carbon fiber body so that it is lighter and more compact than many other telescopes, so it is convenient for field use. The ...More
$469.95
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Levenhuk Ra R80 ED Doublet OTA

Two-lens apochromatic refractor with extra-low dispersion optics. Aperture: 80mm. Focal length: 500mm

Levenhuk Ra R80 ED Doublet OTA is a two-lens apochromatic refractor with extra-low dispersion optics. This optical tube is perfect for astrophotography, especially for extended objects, and quite well...More
$699.95
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Levenhuk Ra R80 ED Doublet Carbon OTA

Two-lens apochromatic refractor with extra-low dispersion optics. Aperture: 80mm. Focal length: 500mm

Levenhuk Ra R80 ED Doublet Carbon OTA is a compact refractor for visual observations. It has a 80-mm (3.2-in) objective lens and a focal length of 500 mm (19.7 in). The telescope tube is made of carbo...More
$1059.95
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Levenhuk Blitz 50 BASE Telescope

Achromatic refractor. Aperture: 50mm. Focal length: 600mm

The Levenhuk Blitz 50 BASE telescope is an entry-level achromatic refractor. The telescope is perfect for children or teenagers who are interested in astronomy. It is easy to handle. You can study the...More
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Astronomy telescopes: planetary observations


The Moon and Solar System's planets, our closest neighbors in the vast expanse of the Universe, have always attracted people's eyes. With the invention of the first astronomy telescopes, people could see much more - explore their surfaces and learn about their origin and evolution. Modern astronomy telescopes, as you know, are more complex and powerful and allow us to see not only planets and satellites, but also remote galaxies, star clusters, nebulae, and other deep-sky objects. Still, planetary observing still is and always will be very popular among amateur and professional astronomers. The most suitable telescopes for planetary observations are without a doubt refractors, but if you prefer versatility to focused specialization, then you can opt for other optical designs, such as reflectors and catadioptric telescopes.

Telescope for planetary observations features smaller focal length and aperture than the one for observing deep-sky objects of space. These telescopes don’t have central screening, so produced images will be contrast and bright. The most powerful models allow you to see not only distant planets such as Uranus and Neptune as plain colored discs, but also study details on their surfaces. Of course, for a detailed study of Pluto only space telescopes can be suitable (Hubble, for example), but with the help of a ground-based telescope it can also be seen as a small colored disc.