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Jacobs Photo & Digital
Address: 9 Mokoia Road Birkenhead
Auckland 0626
New Zealand

Phone: 09 480 5903

Saxon Pioneer 1206 AZ3 Telescope

Price: $1,699.00

- Very large 120mm aperture offers huge light gathering capacity
- Usable for both terrestrial and astronomical viewing
- Convenient locating and focusing on sky objects with 6x30 finderscope
- Easily transported with lightweight aluminium tripod
- Comfortable viewing with diagonal eyepiece setup
- User friendly knobs make it easy to operate this scope

This Saxon 120mm (4") f/5 telescope is a two-element, air-spaced, fully multi-coated objective, achromatic refractor, which can give exciting "rich field" astronomical views. It can provide excellent vistas of star fields, clusters, nebulae, galaxies, planets, the Moon and (with correct filtering or by projection) the Sun. It is also a fine terrestrial telescope when mounted on an alt-azimuth mount or a photographic tripod. Crisp images at a reasonable price make it an excellent beginner's "first telescope", or a great travelling telescope for a more advanced observer. Similar to the popular 80mm f/5 refractor, this larger aperture model has more light collecting power at the same focal ratio and accepts 2" diagonals for awesome wide field views, while only a small amount to chromatic aberration and weight. Weighing about 3kg. (6.5lbs.) the optical tube assembly is readily carried and with a compressed length of approximately 50cm (21.7") it is easily transported.

Being a refractor, it is quick and easy to set up and the low- maintenance, enclosed optics come fully collimated from the factory. The optical tube assembly comes with "tube-mounting rings". These hinge open to allow easy installation of the optical tube and the locks can be loosened during use to allow tube rotation and balancing. Mounting the telescope on an alt-azimuth or an equatorial mount is quick and simple with the appropriate mounting plate.

This telescope also performs well as a fixed aperture, 510mm lens for both terrestrial and astro photography. The "fast" f/5 focal ratio, combined with today's high speed films, is excellent for capturing lunar and solar eclipses as well as for nature photographs. A solid, equatorial mount and a method of guiding is required for longer exposure astrophotography. A T-mount thread on the eyepiece holder allows direct attachment of an appropriate T-adapter (readily available through camera shops for a specific SLR) and the optional 60mm (2.5") extension tube gives closer focussing for terrestrial photography.

60 months limited warranty covered by US & SAXON


Optical Design : Achromatic Refractor
Lens Material : n/a
Diameter : 120mm
Focal Length : 600mm
Scondary Mirror Diameter : n/a
F/ratio : F/5
Highest Practical Power : 240x
Faintest Steller Magnitude : 13.1
Resoving Power : 0.96
Finderscope : 6x30 Finder
Focuser diameter : 2" with 1.25" adapter
Diagonal : 1.25" 45 degree Erecting Prism
Eyepiece(s) : 1.25" Super 25mm and Super 10mm
Mount Type : Alt-Azimuth
Slow-motion Control : Vertical & Horizontal
Counterweight(s) : n/a
Piggyback Bracket : Yes
Accessory Tray : Wall-to-wall
Ground Board Diameter : n/a
Ground Board Weight(s) : n/a
Motor Drive : n/a
Go-to : n/a
Tube Weight : 4.5 Kgs
Tube Dimension(dia. x length) : 12cm x 59.5cm
Tripod Height : 71-123cm
Shipping Weight : 14.5Kgs
Shipping Carton Dimensions : 96.5 x 45 x 26 cm3

Feel free to ask a question about Saxon Pioneer 1206 AZ3 Telescope below or call us on +64 (9) 480-5903

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