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Levenhuk Strike 1000 PRO Telescope

Levenhuk Strike 1000 PRO is the most advanced model in the Strike PRO series for advanced astronomers. It performs well both during planetary observations and study of deep-sky objects. Its 102-millimeter (4-inch) objective lens gathers so much light - 28% more than a 90-mm (3.5-in) objective lens, to be precise - that you can observe stars up to 12.0 stellar magnitude. That means you can study distant galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and so much more. Its focal length of 1300 millimeters (51.2 inches) provides very detailed views of planetary surfaces. But it is still a compact and lightweight model that you can easily carry to the countryside to enjoy the clear starry sky.

Levenhuk Strike 1000 PRO will become indispensable for experienced astronomers. Its tube is set up on a German equatorial mount EQ2, complete with slow-motion controls. You have to align an equatorial mount before your observations, but it is far more useful than an altazimuth mount during observations of moving objects. It has special setting circles that allow you to point your telescope to a celestial object using its celestial coordinates. It also compensates for the daily rotation of Earth with just a turn of a slow-motion control. You can even install an equatorial computerized drive system! The mount is set up on an adjustable tripod with an accessory tray.

High-quality optics for best results. The 102-millimeter (4-inch) objective lens and the fully multi-coated optics gather and transmit enough light for really bright and sharp views of celestial objects. Levenhuk eyepieces supplied in the kit are made to the highest standard and significantly expand the capabilities of your telescope. The T-thread on the focuser allows you to attach a camera to your telescope through a special adapter (purchased separately), so you can capture the most impressive views during your observations.

Astrophotos of the Sun and the Moon taken with Levenhuk Strike 1000 PRO and a DSLR camera by Roy and Jodi McCullough:

the Sun the Moon

A truly advanced kit of Strike PRO Telescopes. All the telescopes from Strike PRO series are supplied with the standard kit of Strike models with some really useful extras that will allow you to venture deeper into cosmos during your astronomical observations. In addition to printed materials, additional eyepieces, a compass and planetarium software, you will also find the following extras in your kit: a 6.3 millimeter (1/4-inch) Plössl eyepiece, a 2x Barlow lens, a set of filters, lunar and solar filters, and a wonderful Levenhuk Zongo 60 Telescope Case. The telescope comes in a colorful box.

No other telescope has so many extras supplied in its standard kit, which makes Levenhuk Strike PRO Telescopes even more appealing for astronomers ready to learn more about the universe around them. With such an advanced kit, you can begin uncovering the mysteries of space right after unpacking your new telescope!

Specifications

Optical design

Maksutov-Cassegrain

Optics coating

fully multi-coated

Objective lens diameter (aperture), mm

102

Focal length, mm

1300

Highest practical power, x

200

Focal ratio

f/12.8

Resolution threshold, arcseconds

1.3

Limiting stellar magnitude

12.0

Eyepieces

SUPER 10 mm, SUPER 25 mm, Plössl 6.3 mm

Eyepiece barrel diameter

1.25

Barlow lens

2x

Finderscope

Red Dot

Focuser

1.25

Tripod

aluminum

Tripod height (adjustable), mm
in

710-1250
28-49.2

Mount

German equatorial EQ2

Usage

General use product.
May be used by kids
over 3 years old.

Weight, kg
lbs

12.0
26.5

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