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Skywatcher 102/1000 EQ3 Refractor Telescope

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  • Ideal for High-Powered Moon and Planet Viewing
  • Multi-Coated Achromatic Objective Lens
  • Aluminium Tube
  • EQ3 Mount with Aluminium Tripod
  • Quick release dovetail bar
  • Piggyback Camera Holder (1/4″ tripod thread) on the tube ring for star field photography
  • Optional Dual-Axis Motor Drive
  • Optional Motorised Go-To Synscan system
  • 28% higher light gathering ability than 90mm, 112% higher than 70mm
  • 5 Years Sky-Watcher Limited Warranty

The Sky-Watcher 102/1000 EQ3 is an Achromatic Refractor that uses a 2-element fully multi-coated lens. Equipped with large 102mm aperture, this telescope has significant 189% more light gathering capacity than 60mm telescope, provides enough light to bring you clear, crisp images of the popular celestial bodies and brighter deep sky objects. With maximum practical magnification of 204x, this Sky-Watcher Telescope will reveal details in Saturn’s rings and Jupiter’s bands, whilst the cratered landscape of the Moon is a delight to observe over different phases.

The Refractor Advantage
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 45° erecting image diagonal or an erecting tube.

Equatorial Mount Features

The equatorial mount offers the convenience to compensate the Earth’s rotation. That is a great advantage for high resolution observation as it is only necessary to turn a single knob whilst tracking an object across the sky. The EQ3 is a lightweight German equatorial mount that easily bears the weight of the Sky-Watcher 102/1000. The altitude and azimuth fine adjustment knobs make the polar alignment easy while the gears ensure accurate tracking. The heavy duty tripod increases the stability of the telescope and reduces vibration due to wind.

Aligning an equatorial mount is an easy operation that can be completed in a few minutes. Once the tripod is levelled and the mount is orientated south, incline the mount at the same angle of your local latitude. For example, if you are in Sydney (latitude 33° South), adjust the mount inclination to 33° above the horizon using the scale on the EQ3 mount.

The tracking can be performed by the optional dual-axis motors that can be easily connected to the mount. The computerised SynScan system is the ultimate upgrade that allows automatic pointing and tracking of more than 42,000 object in the sky! This option will save time when finding planets and deep sky objects in the vastness of the night sky.

In the Box:

  • 102mm Achromatic Refractor
  • EQ3 Mount with Aluminium Tripod
  • Fine Tracking Adjustment Knobs
  • 2 Eyepieces Super 10mm (100x) & Super 25mm (40x) – 1.25″ Barrel
  • Finderscope 6×30
  • 90° Star Diagonal – 2″ Barrel
  • Telescope Eyepiece Adapter from 2″ to 1.25″ with T2 Thread
  • Piggyback Camera Holder (1/4″ tripod thread) on the tube ring for star field photography
  • Instruction Manual
Model SW1021EQ3
Optical design Multicoated Achromatic Refractor
Aperture 102mm
Focal Length 1000mm
Focal Ratio f/9.8
Resolving Power 1.18″
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

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