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Saxon Velocity 2001EQ5 Newtonian Reflector Telescope

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- Large 200mm aperture offers clearly illuminated views
- Huge 9x50 finderscope makes focusing on sky objects easy
- Stable viewing base with 1.5" Aluminium tripod legs
- 137% more light gathering capacity than the 130mm reflector
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Saxon Velocity 2001EQ5 Newtonian Reflector Telescope

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Summary
The Saxon 2001EQ5 Newtonian Reflector Telescope is a quality reflector telescope from Saxon that comes with a 3 year Australian warranty.

- Diffraction-limited secondary mirror support
- Paraboloidal (parabolic) primary mirror
- 200mm primary mirror gives magnificent images of deep-sky objects. 78% more light than 150mm, 137% more light than 130mm
- Huge 9x50 achromatic finderscope reveals objects that elude smaller finderscopes
- 1.5" Aluminium tripod legs for maximum stability
- Perfect instrument for serious amateur
Four-arm, secondary-mirror bracket with fine supports

The Saxon paraboloidal (parabolic) mirror reflectors and all Dobsonian models feature a four-arm, secondary-mirror bracket with fine supports (0.5mm thick), to reduce diffraction spikes and light loss.

Saxon 2001EQ5 Newtonian Reflector Telescope Features:
- Large 200mm aperture offers clearly illuminated views
- Huge 9x50 finderscope makes focusing on sky objects easy
- Stable viewing base with 1.5" Aluminium tripod legs
- 137% more light gathering capacity than the 130mm reflector

*Please note, the image through all finder scopes will be upside down. The Saxon 2001EQ5 Newtonian Reflector Telescope is a quality reflector telescope from Saxon that comes with a 3 year Australian warranty.

- Diffraction-limited secondary mirror support
- Paraboloidal (parabolic) primary mirror
- 200mm primary mirror gives magnificent images of deep-sky objects. 78% more light than 150mm, 137% more light than 130mm
- Huge 9x50 achromatic finderscope reveals objects that elude smaller finderscopes
- 1.5" Aluminium tripod legs for maximum stability
- Perfect instrument for serious amateur
Four-arm, secondary-mirror bracket with fine supports

The Saxon paraboloidal (parabolic) mirror reflectors and all Dobsonian models feature a four-arm, secondary-mirror bracket with fine supports (0.5mm thick), to reduce diffraction spikes and light loss.

Saxon 2001EQ5 Newtonian Reflector Telescope Features:
- Large 200mm aperture offers clearly illuminated views
- Huge 9x50 finderscope makes focusing on sky objects easy
- Stable viewing base with 1.5" Aluminium tripod legs
- 137% more light gathering capacity than the 130mm reflector

*Please note, the image through all finder scopes will be upside down.
Specifications
Specifications
Optical Design Newtonian (Parabolic)
Lens Material
Diameter 200mm
Focal Length 1000mm
Scondary Mirror Diameter 52mm
F/ratio F/5
Highest Practical Power 400x
Faintest Steller Magnitude 14.2
Resoving Power 0.6
Finderscope 9x50 Finder
Focuser diameter 2” with 1.25” adapter
Diagonal
Eyepiece(s) 1.25” PL 25 & PL 10
Mount Type Equatorial
Slow-motion Control Motor Driven
Counterweight(s) 5.1+5.1 Kgs
Piggyback Bracket Yes
Accessory Tray Wall-to-wall
Ground Board Diameter
Ground Board Weight(s)
Motor Drive Dual Axis (optional)
Go-to
Tube Weight 8.75Kgs
Tube Dimension(dia. x length) 24cm x 92cm
Tripod Height 97-121.5cm
Shipping Weight 14+20 Kgs
Shipping Carton Dimensions 104 x 39 x 47 cm3/ 127 x 23 x 25 cm3
Manufacturer Saxon
Recommended Usage Viewing Galaxies/Stars, Viewing Nebulae, Viewing the Moon, Viewing the Planets
User Level For Intermediates
Focal Ratio N/A
Mount Type N/A
Tripod N/A
Upgradable to Go-To N/A

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I bought this telescope for my friend as a Christmas present. Having consulted with my brother, a long-time night-gazer enthusiast and researched options on the internet I decided on the Saxon Velocity 2001EQ5. It is large enough to give a really nice, clear image and all the parameters are really excellent for the price. Ozscopes website was very good and when i phoned to double check that later motor and computer can be added, they were most helpful. The delivery was also extremely fast.
The summer is not the best time for clear night skies but my friend had some magnificent experiences already and is very pleased with the machine.
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I had several choices in mind for my first ‘proper’ telescope that would deliver a good image and last. In the end I opted for the (more expensive) larger aperture reflector - and I am so glad that I did!

Ozscopes were excellent. Delivery was fast and they were very helpful. The telescope is heavy, so be warned, and you will need to be acquainted with EQ mounts and general set up as it didn’t come with any paperwork, but if need be Google and Youtube can help with this. I am also struggling to focus my Nikon D3100 DSLR with the T ring and T adapter purchased separately and so have bought a Barlow lens which is now yielding good results.

The first few nights use opened up a whole new world of stargazing to me. Viewing the Moon through the large aperture with the 25mm and 10mm eyepieces reveals incredible detail and is something I will never tire of. Star hopping continually reveals new clusters and formations and all this in a moderately light-polluted area.

This telescope provides exceptional images for the price and is a great investment that’ll return many years’ worth of stargazing enjoyment without requiring you to purchase anything bigger. If you are looking at an amateur level, intermediate ‘scope, it’s worth paying that bit extra to get quality images and many years of use. Highly recommended.
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