“Due to its aper­ture the In­fin­ity 76 is best used for ob­serv­ing the rugged lu­nar sur­face and the plan­ets”

All About Space - - Stargazer -

For those want­ing to get started in as­tropho­tog­ra­phy, Meade has in­cluded a smart­phone holder that can be af­fixed with ease to the eye­piece holder sur­face are good through this tele­scope and, on the whole, are won­der­fully crisp and clear. Craters stand out beau­ti­fully, with the ter­mi­na­tor in par­tic­u­lar caus­ing their walls and de­tails to stand out in both light and dark.

We are de­lighted to see that there is hardly any prob­lems with glare dur­ing our ob­ser­va­tions through the op­ti­cal sys­tem. We also ad­vise us­ing a Moon fil­ter when the Moon is full to lessen the in­ten­sity of light com­ing through the tele­scope. Mean­while, turn­ing our ob­ser­va­tions to Mars were good through the In­fin­ity 76 as it ap­peared as a fea­ture­less sal­mon-pink disc in our field of view.

With Ursa Ma­jor di­rectly over­head, we were keen to split dou­ble stars Al­cor and Mizar. Views of the Pleiades star clus­ter, also known as Messier 45, in the con­stel­la­tion of Tau­rus are pleas­ant, with the op­tics re­veal­ing the mem­ber stars as clear blue­white points of sparkling light.

A ro­bust tele­scope that’s ideal for the whole fam­ily, the In­fin­ity 76 is ideal for those look­ing to get started in stargaz­ing with­out break­ing the bank - for more sea­soned astronomers, the In­fin­ity may be worth a look if you're look­ing for a min­i­mum-fuss in­stru­ment for ca­sual ob­serv­ing of the night sky. The In­fin­ity 76 fea­tures an al­taz­imuth mount with slow mo­tion con­trol

rod for track­ing ce­les­tial ob­jects as they move across the

night sky

The In­fin­ity 60AZ fea­tures a be­gin­ner­friendly mount that comes at­tached to the tri­pod for easy

set­ting up

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