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Skywatcher 102/1300 EQ2 Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope

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  • Fully Multi-Coated 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Equatorial Mount
  • 5 Years Sky-Watcher Limited Warranty

The Maksutov-Cassegrain is a compact and powerful optical design that combines a front meniscus lens and two mirrors. The optical tube is closed by the front meniscus, keeping the mirrors protected from atmospheric agents such as humidity, dust and pollution. The tube is short but the focal length is long allowing high magnification with the standard eyepieces.  With maximum practical magnification of 204x , this Sky-Watcher Telescope will reveal details in Saturn’s rings, Jupiter’s bands, the Martian polar ice caps, and the phases of Venus and the moon.

Equatorial Mount Features

The EQ2 is a lightweight equatorial mount, able to compensate for Earth’s rotation by moving along only one axis. 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 optional tracking motor can be easily attached to the right ascension axis, allowing comfortable observation without the work of manual tracking.

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 EQ2 mount.

In the Box:

  • 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • EQ2 Mount with Aluminium Tripod
  • 2 Eyepieces Super 10mm (150x) & Super 25mm (60x) – 1.25″ Barrel
  • Red Dot Finderscope
  • 90° Star Diagonal – 1.25″ Barrel
  • Telescope Eyepiece Adapter from 2″ to 1.25″ with T2 Thread
  • Instruction Manual

 

Model SWMAK102EQ2
Optical design Maksutov-Cassegrain
Aperture 102mm
Focal Length 1300mm
Focal Ratio f/12.7
Resolving Power 1.18″
Stellar Limit Magnitude 12.0
Highest Practical Magnification 204X
Light gathering power (compared to the unaided eye) 212
Focuser Diameter 1.25″
Recommended Usage Viewing Moon and Planets
 

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