SkyWatcher 120mm AZ3 Refractor Telescope
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About this product
This Sky-Watcher 120mm (4") f/5 telescope is a two-element, air-spaced, fully multi-coated objective, Metal, achromatic refractor, which can give exciting "rich field" astronomical views and can be used for land viewing.
Note: You won't see space in this much color, this was done with a camera. It's an example to show you the difference of a rich field telescopein terms ofwide angle.
It can provide excellent vistas of star fields, clusters, nebulae, galaxies, planets, the Moon and (with correct filtering or by projection, not included) 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 (AZ mount is included) 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 cameras, 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 T2-adapter and the optional extension tube gives closer focusingfor terrestrial photography.
- Optical Design:Achromatic Refractor
- Focal Length:600mm
- Highest Practical Power:240x
- Finder Scope:Red Dot Finder*
- Focuser Diameter:2" with 1.25 adapter
- Diagonal:1.25" 45 deg. Erect Image*
- Eye Piece:1.25" Super 25 and 10*
- Tube Weight:3.97 Kgs
- Tube Dimensions:12cm x 59.5cm
- Shipping Weight:12 Kg
- Shipping Dimensions:97 x 45 x 26 cm3
- 5 Year warranty.
In the Box:
- 120mm Achromatic Refractor
- AZ3 Mount with Aluminium Tripod
- Fine Tracking Adjustment Knobs
- 2 Eyepieces Super 10mm (60x) & Super 25mm (24x) 1.25 Barrel
- Red Dot finderscope
- Telescope Eyepiece Adapter from 2 to 1.25 with T2 Thread
- 45ø Erect Image Diagonal 1.25 Barrel
Everything we required and more. Highly recommend