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Sky-Watcher BK 1206AZ3 - 120mm Refractor Telescope w/ AltAzimuth Mount - 20170

Sky-Watcher   ——   SKU: SKY-20170
old price $588.00 – 11% savings
$523.00 CAD
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About the Sky-Watcher BK 1206AZ3 - 120mm Refractor Telescope w/ AltAzimuth Mount...

This 120mm (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 1206AZ3 - 120mm Refractor Telescope w/ AltAzimuth Mount an excellent beginner''s "first telescope", or a great travelling Sky-Watcher 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 Sky-Watcher Telescope 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 of the Sky-Watcher BK 1206AZ3 - 120mm Refractor Telescope w/ AltAzimuth Mount 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 Telescope on an alt-azimuth or an equatorial Sky-Watcher Mount is quick and simple with the appropriate mounting plate.

 

The Sky-Watcher BK 1206AZ3 - 120mm Refractor Telescope w/ AltAzimuth Mount 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 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.

 

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 1206AZ3 - 120mm Refractor Telescope w/ AltAzimuth Mount Features...

 

  • Larger aperture model has more light collecting power at the same focal ratio and accepts 2" diagonals for awesome wide field views

     

     

  • Excellent for capturing lunar and solar eclipses as well as for nature photographs

     

     

  • Enclosed optics come fully collimated from the factory

     

     

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

     

     

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

     

     

  • Includes mount, tripod, finderscope, eyepieces and diagonal - everything you need to begin observing on your first night!

 

Sky-Watcher BK 1206AZ3 - 120mm Refractor Telescope w/ AltAzimuth Mount Specifications...

Optical Design: Achromatic Refractor

Diameter: 120mm

Focal Length: 600mm

F/Ratio: F/5

Highest Practical Power: 240x

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: 3.97 Kgs

Tube Dimensions: 12cm x 59.5cm

Shipping Weight: 12 Kg

Shipping Dimensions: 97 x 45 x 26 cm3

SkyWatcher Product Number: 20170