SkyWatcher 102/1300 EQ2 Mak-Cassegrain Telescope

  • Huge 102mm Mak Cassegrain Telescope Design
  • Clear Optics at both High and Low Magnifications
  • Compact Design for Easy Transportation
  • Lightweight and Sturdy Aluminium Tripod
  • Convenient Accessory Tray for Storing Eyepieces, Filters etc
  • SkyWatcher 5 years Limited Warranty
  • SKU: SKY-SWMAK102EQ2
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    $599.95
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    The SkyWatcher MAK102EQ2 Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope is a fantastic telescope. Extremely portable with a bright 102mm aperture size, you can be sure that this telescope won't disappoint. Perfect for beginner to mid-level astronomer, is a superb telescope at an excellent price point. Small Sized with Big Quality Don't be fooled by its small size - the SkyWatcher MAK102EQ2 Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope provides excellent views of the night sky. The MAK102EQ2 has been specifically engineered to maximize contrast and image sharpness. With a long 1300mm focal length, it'll also make a great telescope for astrophotography! It's portable size allows for easy transport to your favourite viewing spots as well. Convenient Set-Up The MAK102EQ2 is extremely easy to set-up and control. With a standard aluminium tripod and accessory tray for storing eyepieces, you can be sure that setting up is fuss-free. Your viewing experience is enhanced with the Equatorial mount - making star tracking quick and simple. The MAK102EQ2's equatorial (or EQ) mount is built with a larger head mount for greater stability and tracking precision. Dual setting circles also conveniently allow observers to locate objects by setting R.A and Dec coordinates. Strong and Sturdy The heavier EQ mount rests firmly on an adjustable height aluminium tripod with large wall-to-wall accessory tray and central stabilizer. As with the EQ1 mount, the EQ2 can be fitted with an optional single axis motor drive for hands-free tracking. SkyWatcher MAK102EQ2 Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope Features:
  • Huge 102mm Mak Cassegrain Telescope Design
  • Clear Optics at both High and Low Magnifications
  • Compact Design for Easy Transportation
  • Lightweight and Sturdy Aluminium Tripod
  • Convenient Accessory Tray for Storing Eyepieces, Filters etc
  • SkyWatcher 5 years Limited Warranty
  • Additional Information
    Additional Information
    Specifications
    Optical Design Maksutov Cassegrain
    Diameter 102mm
    Focal Length 1300mm
    Diagonal Star Diagonal
    F/ratio F/12.7
    Highest Practical Power 204x
    Eyepiece(s) 10 and 25mm Super Plossl (31.7mm)
    Mount Type EQ2 Equitorial
    Tripod Aluminium
    Accessory Tray With Tripod
    Tripod Height 710mm to 1230mm
    Faintest Stellar Magnitude 12.5
    Diagonal Star diagonal
    Slow-Motion Control Flexible cable
    Counterweight(s) Yes
    Focuser Diameter 31.7mm
    User Level For Beginners
    Telescope Type Maksutov-Cassegrain
    Aperture Size 102mm
    Focal Length 1300mm
    Focal Ratio f/12.7
    Highest Practical Magnification 204x
    Finderscope Red Dot
    Eyepieces Super 10 & 25mm
    Mount Type Equatorial Mount
    Tripod Aluminium
    Warranty 5 Years Limited Warranty
    Reviews
    Customer Reviews (4)
    Nice first telescope
    Overall Score
    Total beginner, I wanted something easy to carry, decent quality, easy to use for planet, deep sky and stars observation in my garden (countryside).
    And it was a really good choice.

    I use it like a "grab and go" when the sky is clear. Take off one screw, going outside, put back that screw and that's it.
    The observation of the moon is stunning, I can easily spot the white shade around Orion's Nebulaes, noticing the blue colors of the Pleiades,... didn't get the chance to see Jupiter or Saturn yet but still awesome.

    The tripod (EQ2) is quite solid, a bit heavy for stability and easy to pack.
    The mount is easy to install, the Azimut adjustment are really smooth with slow motion. Altitude adjustment T-bolt is a bit rough. (only cons I can find)

    I really recommend it like a first telescope and for it's portability.

    Shipping took 10days. A bit longer than expected but the package was intact.
    Review by Hugo (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Excellent telescope
    Overall Score
    I am finding it very easy to use for a beginner and my family and I are having a great time star gazing. Thanks Review by Sarah de Joux (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Good telescope and nice service
    Overall Score
    The service from ozscope is great and it actually helps in making my order on this telescope. I am very happy with this 102 mak, however i have to get extra eyepiece for better viewing as it only come with 10 and 25mm.
    Thanking you.
    Review by jack (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Fantastic little scope
    Overall Score
    I have had the 102 mak for a number of years now and I must say it is a fantastic little scope. It is probably the scope I use the most and I own quite a few. I originally bought it for portability given its small size and I find that that aspect is what makes it so usable. That and the ease of setting up. If you follow the instructions carefully then you should have little trouble.

    This scope excels in lunar and planetary observation as its long focal length allows a lot of magnification. The views of the moon, Jupiter and Saturn are stunning.

    That aside, it is also good at resolving deep sky objects and from a dark site or under good urban skies, many objects are clear and that includes globular clusters and brighter galaxies.

    I also use this scope for photography, afocally that is holding a camera up to the eyepiece and also connecting a dslr camera to the scope.

    The only downside for this scope is that it is small and so the deep sky images can be dark but don't let this stop you from buying this scope. It will keep you more than happyfor a long time.

    A great first scope as well as one for someone who wants to downsize for portability.
    Review by Julie Straayer (Posted on 6/10/2017)
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