4.5 Inch Reflector Astrophotography Bundle from Levenhuk and Schieber Telescopes

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4.5 Inch Reflector Astrophotography Bundle from Levenhuk and Schieber Telescopes Review

 

The 4.5 Inch Reflector Astrophotography Bundle from Levenhuk and Schieber Telescopes is a telescope that comes with a 1.3 MP digital eyepiece camera as well as accessories bundled in a kit. This affordable reflector telescope bundle includes a 4.5-inch reflector telescope complete with German equatorial mount and accessories that makes this the perfect choice for amateur astronomers. The telescope is from Levenhuk, a leading telescope manufacturer, which is the Skyline 120 x 1000 EQ Newtonian reflector. Also this digital eyepiece camera is designed for ease-of-use and can also be connected to a USB port to give you, the user a real-time view of the object from your computer screen and at the same time share these images with your friends and family on social media.

 

Features

This low-priced telescope bundle from two telescope manufacturers come with two eyepieces and 2x Barlow lens. It also has a digital eyepiece camera has a resolution of 1.3 MP which is also interchangeable with either 5.0 MP or 3.0 MP cameras. The 4.5 inch reflector telescope is equipped with German equatorial mount and fully multi-coated optics. You also have the option to add a Right Ascension Motor Drive for a price. This is important for astrophotography because it makes viewing of moving celestial objects possible without having to make adjustments manually. It also sports a large 114mm primary mirror that collects lots of light and produces more detailed views of deep-sky objects. This Newtonian reflector bundle is also equipped with 1000mm focal length that offers great views of the Moon and the planets without chromatic aberration. It also comes with an installation CD as well as image editing software. Other features include a focal ration of f/8.8, resolution threshold in arch seconds of 1.2, limiting stellar magnitude of 12.2, rack-and-pinion focuser at 1.25, aluminum tripod with an adjustable height at 710 – 1230 mm, German equatorial mount, WMV video format and a video resolution of 1280 x 1024.

 

Pros and Cons

One of the pros of the 4.5-inch Reflector Astrophotography Bundle from Lenenhuk and Schieber Telescopes is ease-of-use. As a telescope for amateurs and beginners, this telescope can be used by a child older than three years old. It also allows for real-time viewing of detailed images from your computer screen. It also sports a large 114mm primary mirror that allows for light collection for crisp and detailed images. As for stability, the German equatorial mount and aluminum tripod make this possible. The mount is also perfect for astrophotography.

On the other hand, the 1.3 MP digital eyepiece camera that comes with the bundle is only compatible with Windows OS and user has to buy a separate piece that is compatible with MAC OS. Another feature that is not that appealing is it weight at 17 pounds. This can be a bit heavy for portability given the accessories one has to carry as well, including the cable for connection to the smart device.

 

Conclusion

The 4.5 Inch Reflector Astrophotography Bundle is an ideal telescope for amateurs not only because of its low price, but also for its feature. Overall, this telescope bundle is a good buy.

 

 

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