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SkyWatcher Star Adventurer 102mm AZ5 Telescope


SkyWatcher 102mm AZ5 Telescope-Telescope-Jacobs Photo and Digital

SkyWatcher Star Adventurer 102mm AZ5 Telescope


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The Sky-Watcher 102/500 AZ5 is a 102mm Achromatic Refractor Telescope that comes with a short focal length of 500mm. This noticeably shorter tube compared to other telescopes of the same class allows it to deliver a wider field of view with standard eyepieces. The compressed length of the telescope makes it portable and easy to store

Premium Astronomy and Terrestrial Observation
Sky-Watcher 102/500 refractor telescope is the well-proven performer in value for views of comets, star fields, star clusters, nebulae, bright galaxies & planets, the Moon and the Sun (with proper safety filtering!). Supplied with the sturdy and easy to use AZ5 alt-azimuth mount, which provides excellent stability and precise control, via its fine tracking adjustment knobs, on both the horizontal (azimuth) and vertical (altitude) axes, this Sky-Watcher 102/500 AZ5 is also used as a daytime terrestrial telescope.

The Refractor Advantage
Images viewed through a refractor telescope have a classic quality that other telescope designs lack. Since a refractor does not use mirrors to view objects, you get a generally sharper image. Images are also displayed without the secondary mirror shadow, making it suitable for terrestrial viewing when used with a 45ø erecting image diagonal provided.

Sky-Watcher SWAZ5 Alt-Azimuth mount key features

  • Built-it micrometric adjustment knobs (short)
  • Ideal for land and nature viewing
  • Wide range of adjustment
  • Alt-Azimuth design
  • 5kg load capacity
  • V style bar connection
  • Worm gear drive
  • Rotation Angles: AZ 360ø / Alt: -50ø to 90ø

In the Box:

  • 102mm Achromatic Refractor
  • AZ5 Mount with Aluminium Tripod
  • Fine Tracking Adjustment Knobs
  • 2 Eyepieces Super 10mm (50x) & Super 25mm (20x)- 1.25 Barrel
  • Finderscope 630
  • 90ø Erect image Diagonal 1.25 Barrel
Optical design Multicoated Achromatic Refractor
Aperture 102mm
Focal Length 500mm
Focal Ratio f/4.9
Resolving Power 1.25
Stellar Limit Magnitude 12.3
Highest Practical Magnification 204x
Light gathering power (compared to the unaided eye) 212
Focuser Diameter 2
Recommended Usage Viewing Moon and Planets

Nature viewing

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Nick W.
New Zealand New Zealand

Pleasantly suprised

I found the assembly and use of the telescope to be super easy and look forward to exploring more into what this scope can do.

George L.
New Zealand New Zealand

A surprisingly good scope for a non APO

A nice compact scope that offers a surprisingly clear view. After using Dobs for years, this was a completely different experience. It was like viewing in 4K. The chromatic abberation was clearly present on the bright moon and objects against a bright background, but it was not a big deal for me. The scope is light and easy to set up, and has a reasonably solid tripod. There is vibration on moving the scope, but this settles quickly. The eyepieces are not great, I kept the 25, but the 10 will probably end up going to the shed for air rifle practice. A couple of X-Cel's or similar as replacements will make a world of difference. All in all, a really good scope for what you pay for. Jacobs Digital's service was also amazing, I received the scope the next day. Thanks Jacob's staff!

Anmar R.

Great refractor

Metal optical tube, reasonable optics, I would suggest buying a Barlow lens and a solar filter to make it more versatile . Made astronomy more accessible to me with the demands of my busy schedule due to the minimal setup time. The only downside is the finder scope.

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