INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED LEVEL TELESCOPE – Quality telescope for Intermediate & Advanced users. Higher performance for those that wish to achieve much more. Increased performance on the moon, planets, stars, double stars, star clusters, globular star clusters, nebulae and the bright galaxies.
Do you want to buy a high quality astronomy telescope that gives outstanding deep sky performance? How about a telescope that can eventually be upgraded to perform astrophotography? Are you interested in a telescope that’s perfect for the advanced intermediate level or serious astronomer? Then you need to take a good look at the Saxon 20010 EQ5- 200mm 8″ Reflecting Telescope System.
The Saxon 20010 EQ5- 200mm Reflector Telescope is a mating of high quality optics and a durable German equatorial mount. At its heart is a 200mm parabolic mirror with enhanced aluminium coatings for outstanding reflectivity, contrast and colour correction. It features a four-arm, secondary-mirror bracket with fine supports (0.5mm thick), to reduce diffraction spikes and light loss. The Saxon 20010 EQ5 has a 1000 focal length and operates at an f/4.9 focal ratio – well suited to rich, wide field views. It is mounted on a rock solid EQ5 equatorial head set on a heavy-duty, adjustable aluminium tripod. What’s more, the Saxon 8″ reflector telescope package includes two Super eyepieces (25mm and 10mm) and a generous 9X50 optical finderscope.
Saxon 20010 EQ5 – 8″ Reflector Telescope System Features…
* Quality optics with enhanced aluminized coatings for excellent light gathering ability and increased contrast.
* Four arm secondary mirror bracket with fine supports to reduce diffraction spikes and light loss
* Fast focal ratio for jaw-dropping rich field views
* Upgraded EQ5 German equatorial mount to handle a heavier payload
* Slow motion controls on both axes for manual tracking abilities
* Heavy-duty adjustable aluminum tripod for steady support and included accessory tray
* Upgraded 2″ focuser with 1.25″ adapter for a variety of accessory options
* Includes two Super eyepieces 25mm & 10mm, plus a large and powerful 9X50 optical finderscope
What can you expect to see when you use a Saxon 20010 EQ5- 200mm Reflector Telescope? You’ll be blown away by your first views of the Moon. This telescope will reveal deep craters, tall mountains and mysterious maria. Jupiter will show softly-hued equatorial zones and the four Galiean moons shuttling around the planet. Saturn will reveal its ring system with tiny moons caught at the edges and Titan circling on the outside. When Mars is close, you will see the polar caps like bright pearls, surrounding by a blue-haze atmosphere. Watch the phases of Venus and view the pale-coloured orbs of Neptune and Uranus. Would you like to follow an asteroid or chase a comet? You can with the Saxon 200mm Reflector! But, don’t stop there. This telescope is capable of resolving bright star clusters into stellar fireworks, while dense galactic star clusters come into view as a sprinkle of pinpoint stars. Smoke-like nebula curl across starry backdrops and tiny galaxies appear like ghostly grains of rice. Study the dark dustlanes and rich cores of brighter galaxies and marvel over supernova remnants! The Universe is out there, just waiting on you…
If you think you’ll one day be interested in astrophotography, then you’ll be glad to know the Saxon 20010 EQ5- 200mm Reflecting Telescope System is up to the task. You can even eventually add a GoTo system. The sky is not the limit!
Saxon 20010 EQ5 – 8″ Reflector Telescope System Specifications…
Optical Design : Newtonian (Parabolic)
Diameter : 200mm
Focal Length : 1000mm
Secondary Mirror Diameter : 52mm
F/ratio : F/4.9
Highest Practical Power : 400x
Faintest Stellar Magnitude : 14.2
Resolving Power : 0.6
Finderscope : 9X50 Finder
Focuser diameter : 2″ w/1.25″ adapter
Eyepiece(s) : 1.25″ Super 25mm and 10mm
Mount Type : EQ5 Equatorial
Slow-motion Control : RA & DEC
Counterweight(s) : 5.1+5.1 Kgs
Piggyback Bracket : Yes
Accessory Tray : Wall-to-wall
Motor Drive : Dual Axis (Optional)
Go-to : Optional
Tube Weight : 8.75Kgs
Tube Dimension (dia. x length) : 24cm x 92cm
Tripod Height : 97-121.5cm
Shipping Weight : 14+20 Kgs
Shipping Carton Dimensions : Two large cartons : 104 x 39 x 47 cm3/ 127 x 23 x 25 cm3