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Saxon Pioneer 1206 AZ3 Refractor Telescope

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- Very large 120mm aperture offers huge light gathering capacity
- Usable for both terrestrial and astronomical viewing
- Convenient locating and focusing on sky objects with 6x30 finderscope
- Easily transported with lightweight aluminium tripod
- Comfortable viewing with diagonal eyepiece setup
- User friendly knobs make it easy to operate this scope
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Saxon Pioneer 1206 AZ3 Refractor Telescope

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Summary
The Saxon 1206AZ3 Refractor Telescope is a quality refractor telescope from Saxon that comes with a 3 year Australian warranty.

This Saxon 120mm (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 1206AZ3 Refractor Telescope Features:
- Very large 120mm aperture offers huge light gathering capacity
- Usable for both terrestrial and astronomical viewing
- Convenient locating and focusing on sky objects with 6x30 finderscope
- Easily transported with lightweight aluminium tripod
- Comfortable viewing with diagonal eyepiece setup
- User friendly knobs make it easy to operate this scope The Saxon 1206AZ3 Refractor Telescope is a quality refractor telescope from Saxon that comes with a 3 year Australian warranty.

This Saxon 120mm (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 1206AZ3 Refractor Telescope Features:
- Very large 120mm aperture offers huge light gathering capacity
- Usable for both terrestrial and astronomical viewing
- Convenient locating and focusing on sky objects with 6x30 finderscope
- Easily transported with lightweight aluminium tripod
- Comfortable viewing with diagonal eyepiece setup
- User friendly knobs make it easy to operate this scope
Specifications
Specifications
Optical Design Achromatic Refractor
Lens Material
Diameter 120mm
Focal Length 600mm
Scondary Mirror Diameter n/a
F/ratio F/5
Highest Practical Power 240x
Faintest Steller Magnitude 13.1
Resoving Power 0.96
Finderscope 6x30 Finder
Focuser diameter 2” with 1.25” adapter
Diagonal 1.25” 90º Star Diagonal
Eyepiece(s) 1.25” Super 25 and Super 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 4.5 Kgs
Tube Dimension(dia. x length) 12cm x 59.5cm
Tripod Height 71-123cm
Shipping Weight 14.5Kgs
Shipping Carton Dimensions 96.5 x 45 x 26 cm3
Manufacturer Saxon
Recommended Usage Viewing Galaxies/Stars, Viewing Nebulae, Viewing the Moon, Viewing the Planets
User Level For Beginners

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:
what magnification eyepieces buy with this telescope
A:
This scope comes with a 25mm and a 10mm eyepiece, which will give you 24x and 60x out fo the box. As the highest useful magnification for a 120mm aperture is 235x and 211x before you begin to lose focus, I'd recommend purchasing the Celestron AstroMaster Eyepiece and Filter Kit to accompany this scope. The 6mm eyepiece in conjunction with the barlow lens will give you 200x magnification.

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