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Saxon Pioneer 102/500 AZ3 Refractor Telescope

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  • Well sized 102mm aperture provides clear night and day views
  • Usable for both terrestrial and astronomical viewing
  • Easily transported with lightweight aluminium tripod
  • Comfortable viewing with diagonal eyepiece setup
  • User friendly knobs make it easy to operate this scope
  • Comes with 10mm and 25mm Plossl Eyepieces
  • 5 Years Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Saxon Pioneer 102/500 AZ3 Refractor Telescope

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    Summary
    Saxon Pioneer 1025AZ3 Refractor Telescope

    This Saxon 102mm (4") f/5 telescope is a two-element, air-spaced, fully multi-coated objective, achromatic refractor, which can give exciting "rich field" astronomical views. It can provide excellent vistas of star fields, clusters, nebulae, galaxies, planets, the Moon and (with correct filtering or by projection) 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 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 films, 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 T-adapter (readily available through camera shops for a specific SLR) and the optional 60mm (2.5") extension tube gives closer focussing for terrestrial photography.

    *Please note, the image through all finder scopes will be upside down.

    Saxon 1025AZ3 Refractor Telescope Features:
  • Well sized 102mm aperture provides clear night and day views
  • Usable for both terrestrial and astronomical viewing
  • Easily transported with lightweight aluminium tripod
  • Comfortable viewing with diagonal eyepiece setup
  • User friendly knobs make it easy to operate this scope
  • Comes with 10mm and 25mm Plossl Eyepieces
  • 5 Years Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Saxon Pioneer 1025AZ3 Refractor Telescope

    This Saxon 102mm (4") f/5 telescope is a two-element, air-spaced, fully multi-coated objective, achromatic refractor, which can give exciting "rich field" astronomical views. It can provide excellent vistas of star fields, clusters, nebulae, galaxies, planets, the Moon and (with correct filtering or by projection) 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 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 films, 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 T-adapter (readily available through camera shops for a specific SLR) and the optional 60mm (2.5") extension tube gives closer focussing for terrestrial photography.

    *Please note, the image through all finder scopes will be upside down.

    Saxon 1025AZ3 Refractor Telescope Features:
  • Well sized 102mm aperture provides clear night and day views
  • Usable for both terrestrial and astronomical viewing
  • Easily transported with lightweight aluminium tripod
  • Comfortable viewing with diagonal eyepiece setup
  • User friendly knobs make it easy to operate this scope
  • Comes with 10mm and 25mm Plossl Eyepieces
  • 5 Years Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Specifications
    Specifications
    Optical Design Achromatic Refractor
    Lens Material
    Diameter 102mm
    Focal Length 500mm
    Scondary Mirror Diameter n/a
    F/ratio F/5
    Highest Practical Power 204x
    Faintest Steller Magnitude 13.1
    Resoving Power 1.13
    Finderscope 6x30 Finder
    Focuser diameter 2" with 1.25” adapter
    Diagonal 45º Star Diagonal
    Eyepiece(s) 1.25” Super 25 and 10
    Mount Type Alt-Azimuth
    Slow-motion Control Vertical & Horizontal
    Counterweight(s) n/a
    Piggyback Bracket Yes
    Accessory Tray Wall-to-wall
    Ground Board Diameter n/a
    Ground Board Weight(s) n/a
    Motor Drive n/a
    Go-to n/a
    Tube Weight 2.53Kgs
    Tube Dimension(dia. x length) 10cm x 47cm
    Tripod Height 71-123cm
    Shipping Weight 15.2Kgs
    Shipping Carton Dimensions 96.5 x 45 x 26 cm3
    User Level For Beginners
    Telescope Type Refractor
    Aperture Size 102mm
    Focal Length 500mm
    Focal Ratio f/4.9
    Highest Practical Magnification 204x
    Finderscope 6x30
    Eyepieces Plossl 10 & 25mm
    Mount Type Alt-Azimuth Mount
    Tripod Aluminium
    Warranty 5 Years Limited Warranty

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