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Sky-Watcher 102/500 AZ3 Refractor Telescope $499.00 

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Product Summary

  • Achromatic Refractor Optical System
  • 102mm Lens Diameter
  • 500mm Focal Length
  • Aluminum tube
  • AZ3 Deluxe Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • Two-element, Air-spaced, Fully multi-coated objective lens
  • 62.5% more Light Gathering than 80mm
  • Adjustable Objective-lens Cell
  • 5 Years Genuine Warranty with Sky Watcher Australia

Strip the cosmos with the Sky-Watcher 102/500 AZ3 Refractor Telescope and treasure the intergalactic beauty beyond. You will experience the use of 102mm Lens Diameter and 500mm Focal Length while getting near your favourite celestial object. The Achromatic Refractor Optical System lessens chromatic aberrations and you’ll able to see the skies clearly especially at night. Built with AZ3 Deluxe Alt-Azimuth Mount, you’ll be able to turn and rotate the scope as easy and comfortably to your path. Its two-element, air-spaced, fully multi-coated objective lens provide exciting rich field astronomical views. Not only that you can get a perfect view with the Adjustable Objective-lens Cell, but you can also achieve 62.5% more Light Gathering than 80mm. That’s a great deal in stargazing! Sky-Watcher 102/500 AZ3 Refractor Telescope is very light and transportable thanks to its aluminum tube; you can easily get it into place wherever you please. 

Product Features in Detail

Muliti-coated objective lens
All Sky-Watcher refractors come with muliti-coated objective lens for maximum light transmillion.

Lunar and Planetary viewing
Refractor telescopes are excellent for Lunar and Planetary viewing as they offer very crisp and sharp images.

Two-element, air-spaced, fully multi-coated objective, achromatic refractor
This Sky-Watcher 102mm (4") f/5 telescope is a two-element, air-spaced, fully multi-coated objective, achromatic refractor, which can give exciting "rich field" astronomical views.

Excellent vistas
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.

More light collecting power
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.

T-mount thread
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.

Included in the Box

     Sky-Watcher 102/500 AZ3 Refractor Telescope
     AZ3 Tripod
     Red Dot Finder Scope
     Accessories Tray
     5 Years Genuine Warranty with Sky Watcher Australia

Warranty Information

     This Sky-Watcher 90/900 AZ3 Refractor Telescope comes with 5 Years Genuine Warranty with Sky Watcher Australia.
     Our products are sourced from authorised Australian suppliers and therefore come with genuine Australian warranty. 
     Camera Warehouse does not participate in 'Grey Market' or 'Parallel Import' activities.


Tech Specs

Optical Design Achromatic Refractor
Diameter / Aperture 102 mm
Focal length 500 mm
Highest Practical Power 204x
F/Ratio F/5
Finder Scope Red Dot Finder
Diagonal 1.25
Focuser Diameter 2
Eye Piece 1.25
Tube Weight 2.53kg
Tube Dimensions 10x47cm3
Shipping Weight 12 kg
Faintest Steller Magnitude 13.1
Shipping Dimensions 97x45x26cm3



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