Schieber Telescopes introduces the Sky Wide 100 Telescope & Camera Bundle that includes the Levenhuk Strike 100 PLUS telescope with its large kit of accessories and a Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 digital camera with 2.7 inch LCD display and kit of camera accessories including a universal camera adapter to hold and align the camera to the telescope, SD Card, and camera case. The Sky Wide Series consists of 3 models of telescopes with fast focal ratios that allow a large field of view for viewing and photographing celestial objects with relative large angular diameters. These objects include galaxies, star clusters, nebulae, as well as, full images of the Moon and Sun. The series includes a 90mm refractor and two Newtonian reflecting telescopes. The Levenhuk optics used in these models are comparable to those used in professional telescopes. All the lenses and mirrors are made of fully multi-coated glass, which provides extremely sharp and saturated images of observed objects. The Levenhuk Strike 100 PLUS reflecting telescope in this bundle is well-suited for beginners because it is extremely easy to set up and use. The advanced kit of this series includes everything you need to get the most from your telescope. The expansive kit of additional accessories includes books and software that will help you learn more about astronomy, extra eyepieces (including a zoom eyepiece), and a Zongo Telescope Case. Levenhuk Strike 100 PLUS Telescope is a Newtonian reflector perfect for astronomical observations in the countryside. With this instrument’s high-quality optics you will be able to witness the phases of Venus and seas on Mars, the moons of Jupiter and Saturn's rings, distant star clusters and nebulae. The advanced kit allows you to get the most from your telescope. Optics Levenhuk Strike 100 PLUS is a reflector with a primary mirror diameter of 102 mm. Such optical design ensures bright, crisp and clear images with no chromatic aberration. All optical elements are coated with high-reflective aluminum coating. The best image quality can be achieved during observations in a suburban area. The kit includes two eyepieces: the 25-mm focal length eyepiece is more suitable for general astronomical observations, and the zoom eyepiece with variable focal length of 6.8-16 mm may be used for detailed study of certain objects of interest. Two-element achromatic 2x Barlow lens is also included in the kit. Mount and tripod The telescope is installed on a German equatorial mount EQ1. This mount is very comfortable to use, provides for quick navigation, and allows for following the diurnal motion of the celestial sphere by rotating about only one axis. The steel tripod provides for stability of the telescope during observations. Advanced kit The advanced kit allows you to start your observations right after unpacking your telescope! In the colorful box you will find useful optical accessories, fun print and electronic materials, and a carrying bag for transporting your telescope. The unique kit of Levenhuk Strike PLUS Telescope contains: 1. "See it all!" Astronomer's Handbook. This practical handbook was created specifically for beginning astronomers. It contains valuable information on over 280 celestial objects and the cosmos in general, as well as colorful star charts and facts on the design of different telescopes. 2. Stellarium. This is 3D planetarium software that allows you to plan your observations and explore the night sky several years in the future. The database contains over 600,000 stars, planets of the Solar System, the Moon, comets and asteroids, galaxies, nebulae and star clusters. All this can be rendered in just a few moments and studied directly on your computer! 3. Space Posters Set (Moon, Sun and Other Stars, Solar System). These posters will help you explore the universe and learn interesting facts about the Solar system, its planets and satellites, and various distant stars. Colorful illustrations and captions present necessary information in an easy-to-read format. The posters are 84x60 cm (33x24 in). 4. Planisphere. This rotating star chart is a handy tool that allows you to find out what celestial objects and constellations are visible above the horizon at a given date and time. All you need to do is align the viewer and the star chart, providing a date and time. 5. Compass. Truly an invaluable tool that can help you orient yourself to the Northern pole on your observation site. Afterwards, it is easy to locate Polaris in the night sky, which provides a starting point for further observations. 6. 6.8-16 zoom eyepiece. This is a wonderful eyepiece that can completely replace several eyepieces. By adjusting its focal length, you can change the highest practical power without having to replace the eyepiece. It allows you to enjoy planetary observations and forget about additional calibrations. 7. Levenhuk Zongo Telescope Case. This case is made of a sturdy waterproof material, and the padded lining protects the telescope from impact. The case is also fitted with handle straps for easy transportation. The kit includes:Levenhuk Strike PLUS Telescope on a German equatorial mountSteel tripodRack-and-pinion focuser 1.25"Eyepieces: KF 25Zoom eyepiece 6.8–16 mm2x Barlow lensFinder scope: Red Dot"See it all!" Astronomer's Handbook with descriptions of 280 celestial objectsSpace Posters Set (Moon, Sun and Other Stars, Solar System)PlanisphereStellarium software CD to assist you during your astronomical observationsCompassLevenhuk Zongo Telescope CaseUser manual and lifetime warranty Optical designNewtonian reflector Optics coatingaluminum Primary mirror diameter (aperture), mm102 Focal length, mm640 Highest practical power, x160 Focal ratiof/6.27 Resolution threshold, arcseconds1.14 Limiting stellar magnitude12.1 Eyepieces KF 25 mm, Zoom 6.8–16 mm Eyepiece barrel diameter1.25 Barlow lens2x FinderscopeRed Dot Focuserrack-and-pinion, 1.25 Tripodsteel Telescope controlmanual MountGerman equatorial EQ1 UsageGeneral use product. May be used by kids over 3 years old. Weight, kg lbs14.5 32.0 Dimensions, mm in880x505x250 34.6x19.9x9.8 The silver Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 Digital Camera with Accessory Kit pairs the sleek point-and-shoot with a 16GB SDHC memory card and a protective camera pouch.The PowerShot ELPH 180 features a 20.0MP 1/2.3" CCD sensor and DIGIC 4+ image processor to offer notable stills quality and HD 720p video recording at 25 fps, along with a top sensitivity of ISO 1600. The built-in 8x zoom lens provides a 28-224mm equivalent focal length range, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives, and an Optical Image Stabilizer minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Additionally, a 2.7" 230k-dot LCD monitor is featured for clear composition, menu navigation, and image playback. Camera Features: * A 20.0MP 1/2.3" CCD image sensor pairs with the DIGIC 4+ image processor to realize notable image clarity and sensitivity to ISO 1600 to support working in a variety of conditions. The sensor and processor combination also avail a top continuous shooting rate of 2.2 fps as well as HD 720p video recording at 25 fps.* An 8x optical zoom lens offers a 28-224mm equivalent focal length range, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives, and is benefitted by Digital IS to minimize the appearance of camera shake.* A 2.7" 230k-dot rear LCD monitor is available for composing imagery, navigating the menu, or reviewing photos and videos.* Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on recognized shooting situations.* Auto Zoom helps to maintain consistent compositions and framing accuracy, as well as sharp focus, when working with distant subjects by automatically zooming in or out.* Scene Modes, such as Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect, and Monochrome, help to creatively adjust the look of your photographs in-camera.* ECO Mode intelligently reduces your power consumption, aiding in producing longer battery life for more shooting time.* For quickly familiarizing oneself with the camera, a Help Button provides a convenient explanation of the various camera settings and controls. The adapter to hold and align the camera to the telescope is the Konus Digital Camera Universal Photo Adapter, Model 1300. This adapter attaches between the eyepiece of your scope and the camera. It comes with a platform on which to mount your camera, a locking screw to hold it in place, and a long grip by which the angle can be manipulated.