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Saxon Pioneer 120/600 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
  • 5 Years Manufacturer's Warranty

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    Saxon Pioneer 120/600 AZ3 Refractor Telescope

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    Summary
    Saxon Pioneer 1206 AZ3 Refractor Telescope

    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 Pioneer 1206 AZ3 Refractor Telescope

    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.
    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
    Ideal For Astrophotography, Planetary Observation, Terrestrial Viewing
    User Level For Intermediate
    Telescope Type Refractor
    Aperture Size 120mm
    Focal Length 600mm
    Focal Ratio f/5
    Highest Practical Magnification 240x
    Finderscope 6x30
    Eyepieces Plossl 10 & 25mm
    Mount Type Alt-Azimuth Mount
    Tripod Aluminium
    Warranty 5 Years Limited Warranty

    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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