The Sky-Watcher Heritage-76 has been specially designed to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) and the 400th Anniversary of Galileo's first telescope. This is not only a highly functional precision optical instrument but also a beautiful collector's piece, desk or shelf ornament, and ideal gift. Our HERITAGE 76 Reflector Telescope is manufactured by Sky-Watcher, one of the most respected telescope manufacturers - products you can trust, representing great value for money.
- Suits both Adults & Children
- Reflecting Telescope, with 76mm diameter mirror
- Perfect for discovering the Night Sky (and more earthly subjects!)
- Complete Kit - Everything included
SKY WATCHER DOBSONIAN TELESCOPE
The beautiful, luxurious tube graphics depict a richly historical theme. The images have been specially designed to symbolise Galileo and his conflict with the Catholic church. Galileo Galilei’s public championing of Copernicus’ theory of heliocentrism, which was contrary to the geocentric beliefs at the time, eventually led to him being denounced to the Roman Inquisition. He was subsequently tried, suspected of heresy, forced to recant, and spent the rest of his life under house arrest. Of course Galileo, “The father of modern science” and “The father of modern observational astronomy” was proved right in the end. The telescope tube is also adorned with the words “Galileo 400” and “International Year of Astronomy” as well as key dates in the lifetime of Galileo.
The telescope comes equipped, as standard, with a 5x magnification Finderscope, for the easy location of night sky objects. Also the two supplied eyepieces have been specially upgraded to higher quality Super Modified Achromats to increase your viewing pleasure. The telescope accepts standard 1.25” accessories so the magnification range can easily be extended with additional 1.25” eyepieces and/or a Barlow lens.
The uncomplicated manually operated Dobsonian alt-azimuth mount makes it a convenient, highly portable, grab-and-go system. The complete telescope & mount comes fully assembled straight out of the box. Supplied in presentation Giftbox. Technical specification
- Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x12 & x30
- Diameter of Primary Mirror: 76mm
- Telescope Focal Length: 300mm (f/4)
- Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm Super-MA
- Single-arm Secondary Mirror Support
- 5x24 Finderscope
- Rack and Pinion Focuser
- Wooden Alt-Azimuth Mount
- Overall maximum height: 40cm
- Weight Approx 1.75kg
- HERITAGE 76 Reflecting Telescope
- 10mm & 25mm Precision Eyepieces
- Dobsonian alt-azimuth mount
- Instruction Booklet
|Outer Space Fact Finder|
Great educational tool for kids. An interactive and affordable fact finder for all the family. Double-sided with a rotating inner disc. The front contains twelve facts about the main objects in our Solar System including: size, surface temperature, rotation period and orbit plus a full description giving the important features of each object. The reverse details 20 key moments in the history of space travel, from the launch of Sputnik in 1957, through the moon landings and the Space Shuttle programme, right up to the SpaceShipOne spaceplane. This portable fact finder comes in a handy 29 cm diameter perspex case. A wonderful resource for the school classroom. enlarge
|Star Theatre 2 Home Planetarium|
Our Star Theatre 2 Home Planetarium is one of our favourite products, enabling children (and adults!) to learn about the night sky. It is also makes an ideal gift to go alongside one of our telescopes. Star Theater 2's halogen lamp projects hundreds of stars, planets and constellations onto your walls and ceiling. A fascinating CD audio tour hosted by a leading astronomer really helps to bring this product to life. enlarge
|Moon in My Room|
Our remote-controlled Moon Lamp is the perfect bedroom accessory for very young children who have a fascination with the moon, or for older children (6+) who will find this toy reveals the secrets of the moon in a very intersting way. Easy to attach to the wall, the lamp is a faithful three-dimensional representation of the side of the moon that we see from Earth. The lamp is able to show 12 of the moon phases. The CD-rom accompanying the "Moon in My Room" gives your child a guided tour of the moon. This product teaches children about our closest celestial neighbour and therefore also makes an ideal gift to go alongside one of our telescopes. enlarge
|Earth & Constellation Globe|
Our Constellation Globe shows the earth by day, and space by night - two globes in one! the perfect bedroom accessory for children who wish to learn about the secrets of the night sky in a very intersting way. By night the illuminated star map shows all the major constellations, enabling you to navigate the night sky. A light sensor automatically turns the globe to the illuminated night view when it gets dark. A fascinating tool for both geographers and astronomers alike. enlarge
|Remote Control Solar System Mobile|
Our remote-controlled planet mobile is a favourite of ours, enabling children to learn about the night sky. It is also makes an ideal gift to go alongside one of our children's telescopes. Our remote-controlled Solar System Mobile features motorized planets and a Sun that lights up in the middle. You can explore the wonders of the solar system right in your own room! An audio guide to the planets is included. enlarge
Sky Watcher is an American company and a leading manufacturer of high-quality telescopes and other optical products. We are able to supply not just the telescopes in the UK, but all Sky Watcher accesories and spare parts.SKY-WATCHER DELUXE MIRROR COATINGS:
Most reflectors today usually have a coat of aluminium as the mirror surface and then an overcoat of silicon monoxide or silicon dioxide to protect it. Silicon dioxide produces a much more durable coat than silicon monoxide but requires specialized equipment to apply it and is therefore more expensive. Protection is needed, because in most reflectors, the mirror is open to the elements and deterioration of the reflective layer reduces the resolution of the telescope. ALL Sky-Watcher reflectors are Multi-Coated with Silicon Dioxide as standard for Optimum Durability and Long Term Performance.
| I have used a great number of telescopes; some are good, some mediocre and some bad. To me the Sky-Watcher range of instruments are very good indeed, and suited to amateurs of all kinds and they are not priced out of the market! Excellent value. Use them and enjoy them. Sir Patrick Moore CBE FR || |
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