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Sky-Watcher BK 1025AZ3 - 102mm Compact Refractor Telescope w/ AltAzimuth Mount - 20165

Sky-Watcher   ——   SKU: SKY-20165
old price $441.00 – 11% savings
$392.00 CAD
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About the Sky-Watcher BK 1025AZ3 - 102mm Compact Refractor Telescope w/ AltAzimuth Mount...

This 102mm (4") f/5 Sky-Watcher 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 Sky-Watcher Mount or a photographic tripod.

 

Crisp images at a reasonable price make the Sky-Watcher BK 1025AZ3 - 102mm Refractor Telescope w/ AltAzimuth Mount 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 Sky-Watcher Telescope 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 Sky-Watcher Telescope 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 Sky-Watcher BK 1025AZ3 - 102mm Refractor Telescope w/ AltAzimuth Mount on an alt-azimuth or an equatorial mount is quick and simple with the appropriate mounting plate. This Sky-Watcher Telescope also performs well as a fixed aperture, 510mm lens for both terrestrial and astrophotography. 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 Sky-Watcher 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 focusing for terrestrial photography.

 

The Sky-Watcher BK 1025AZ3 - 102mm Refractor Telescope w/ AltAzimuth Mount comes complete with an easy to use AZ3 Sky-Watcher Mount. Its intuative design is simplistic - no gears to strip and no clunky counterweights to deal with. It also includes a lightweight aluminum tripod with adjustable height legs. What''s more, everything you need to begin observing - from eyepieces to finderscope - are included with this Sky-Watcher Telescope. The only thing that doesn''t come in the box is clear skies!

 

Don''t forget, we carry plenty of Sky-Watcher Accessories, too! Look for Sky-Watcher Telescope Eyepieces and Sky-Watcher Telescope Filters for visual observers! Astrophotography buffs will appreciate Sky-Watcher Photo Adapters and the Sky-Watcher SynGuider!

 

 

Sky-Watcher BK 1025AZ3 - 102mm Compact Refractor Telescope w/ AltAzimuth Mount Features...

 

  • Two-element, air-spaced, fully multi-coated objective, achromatic refractor, which can give exciting "rich field" astronomical views

     

     

  • Easy to use AZ3 mount features slow motion control and includes an adjustable height aluminum tripod

     

     

  • 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

     

     

  • 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

     

     

  • It is quick and easy to set up and the low- maintenance, enclosed optics come fully collimated from the factory

     

     

  • Includes AZ3, aluminum tripod, super 25&10, R.D. finderscope, 45 degree erect diagonal

     

     

  • 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

     

     

  • Crisp images at a reasonable price make it an excellent beginner''s "first telescope", or a great travelling telescope for a more advanced observer

 

Sky-Watcher BK 1025AZ3 - 102mm Compact Refractor Telescope w/ AltAzimuth Mount Specifications...

Optical Design: Achromatic Refractor

Diameter: 102mm

Focal Length: 500mm

F/Ratio: F/5

Highest Practical Power: 204x

Finder Scope: Red Dot Finder*

Focuser Diameter: 2" with 1.25" adapter

Diagonal: 1.25" 45 deg. erect diagonal

Eye Piece: 1.25" Super 25 and 10*

Tube Weight: 2.53 Kgs

Tube Dimensions: 10cm x 47cm

Shipping Weight: 12 Kg

Shipping Dimensions: 97x 45 x 26 cm3

SkyWatcher Product Number: 20165