About the Telescope
A telescope is an instrument that aids in the observation of remote objects by collecting electromagnetic radiation (such as visible light). The first known practical telescopes were invented in the Netherlands at the beginning of the 17th century, using glass lenses. They found use in terrestrial applications and astronomy.
During your Night Sky Expedition, you will be gazing across our galaxy and beyond through a 105mm diameter, f/6.95, Stellarvue SV105T Air Spaced Apochromatic Refractor telescope. It is hand crafted in the USA and specially designed as a three element fully baffled scope, optimized for imaging & outstanding visual use.
The lens elements are fully multi-coated, extra low dispersion (ED) glass allowing the best possible light transmission, color clarity, quality, contrast and capturing light some 250 times fainter than the average dark-adapted human eye as well as being capable of magnifying up to 277x under optimal conditions. All this equates to beautiful views of the heavens above!
Although, a telescope is only as good as the mounting system it rests on. In this case we offer the use of a Celestron CGEM-DX German Equatorial Tracking System.
It is a fully computerized tracking system sporting 2.75" diameter tripod legs to hold the optics securely while dampening vibration, which is ideal for both imaging and visual observing.
With 40,000+ celestial objects in its computer database, this electronically-controlled instrument will robotically find, center and track fascinating objects around the heavens, enabling you to sit comfortably for extended views of your favorite celestial objects.
From under clear dark skies, this telescopic time machine can transport you to back in time millions of years to glimpse objects as they were long before humans roamed the Earth.