Sky-Watcher Equinox-120 PRO Fluorite ED Apochromatic Refractor OTA

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Sky-Watcher Equinox-120 PRO 120mm (4.75") f/900 Fluorite ED Apochromatic Refractor OTA. The exquisite State-Of-The-Art Optics as used in the Evostar-ED PRO models are now housed in tube assemblies of even higher quality. The Tubes are Precision CNC machined & Hard Anodised. These are exceptionally high Performance telescopes for Planetary and wide field Deep-sky observations. Built with two-element multi-coated air-spaced objectives, the second element is made of the highest-grade extra-low dispersion (ED) Japanese Fluorite glass. Extra-low Dispersion glass allows the optical designer to virtually eliminate chromatic aberration (false colour fringing around bright objects), which results in higher resolution and superior contrast in the images.Each objective lens is finished by hand by skilled opticians and the quality of each telescope is monitored by means of a Ronchi test and an Artificial Star Test. No effort is spared to reach optimal optical quality.

Sky-Watcher Equinox-120 PRO Features:

The Equinox 120 is the star of the Equinox Series. Its generous aperture makes it an ideal observing instrument for solar system and deep space objects alike – and it really shines on double stars. For astrophotography, the Equinox 120 features an f/7.5 focal ratio – more than speedy enough for today’s sensitive CCDs and digital SLR cameras. Plus, it can be coupled with a common SCT focal reducer to achieve even faster speeds.

Its high-power views are stunning. Consider these comments elicited by the Equinox 120 at a recent star party. Saturn was being viewed at 180x: “This is the view of Saturn that I have been waiting all my life to see” Brian D., an amateur astronomer with 30 years of experience. “Come on, you’ve got a picture in there somewhere” Karen, P., first time ever looking in a telescope.

For experienced observers and novices alike, the Equinox 120 delivers remarkable and memorable views. It has the perfect configuration of aperture, focal length and focal ratio to make it a general-purpose telescope that can be used for everything from wide-field viewing to high-power planetary imaging. It may be the only telescope you will ever need, and one of the finest you will ever look through in this aperture class.

Schott Glass Used in Selected Models for Crown Element.
Equinox 120 benefit from the inclusion of Schott glass being used for the positive front Crown element in the objective. Schott is the recognized world leader in glass utilized for precision optical lens systems, including medical instrumentation, and famous-brand camera lenses. While Schott glass is only used in selected models, all other models utilize top-quality, Grade-A glass from perhaps less famous but, nonetheless, highly respected, high-quality glass manufacturers.

Metallic High-Transmission Lens Coatings.
Each air-to-glass lens surface has exotic anti-reflection metallic coatings applied to ensure optimum light through-put of approaching 99.5%. The proprietary Sky-Watcher “Metallic High-Transmission Coatings” (MHC) are the finest photon anti-rejection coatings in their class.

Standard Features:

  • Razor sharp, colour-free, high contrast optics.
  • Retractable aluminium dew-shield.
  • Tube rings and dovetail included
  • Built-in finder scope bracket
  • Outstanding high-power instrument for lunar and planetary viewing and imaging.
  • Outstanding low- and medium-power instrument for wide-field imaging and viewing.
  • Aluminium carrying case for safe, easy transportation.

High-Precision Indexed Focuser:
Dual-Speed machined Crayford focuser. 360-degree adjustable for easy framing of objects for photography. Graduated scale on drawtube for fast and precise focusing with CCD or DSLR cameras. Whatever your application, we’re sure that Sky-Watcher Equinox refractors will meet and exceed your most demanding performance requirements with their superior mechanics, high portability and razor-sharp colour-free optics.

  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x360
  • Objective Lens Diameter: 120mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 900mm (f/7.5)
  • Supplied without Eyepieces, Finderscope and Star Diagonal
  • Dual-Speed 11:1 Backlash-Free 2" Crayford Focuser with adjustable focus-tension & 360 Rotatable
  • 2" to 1.25" Eyepiece adaptor (with Brass Compression Rings)
  • Retractable Dew-shield (with aluminium cap)
  • Multi-Coated Objective Lens (One element FPL-53 Glass)
  • Supplied with tube rings and Sky-Watcher dovetail mounting plate
  • Foam-lined Aluminium Carrying/Storage case

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Product Specification

Eyepiece 1 None supplied
Focal Length (mm) 900
Included Accessories Foam-lined Aluminium Carrying/Storage case, Tube-Rings and Dovetail Mounting Bar
Mount Type Optical Tube Assembly Only
Optical Design ED Apochromatic
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