Sky-Watcher Evostar-120 (EQ3 PRO) 120mm (4.75") f/1000 SynScan GO-TO Achromatic Refractor Telescope. The Sky Watcher Evostar series are two-element air-spaced, multi-coated object achromatic refractors. They are truly outstanding, high-performance, high-resolution instruments manufactured to extremely high standards and mechanical precision. With their long focal lengths and breathtaking optical ... More
Sky-Watcher Evostar-120 (EQ3 PRO) SynScan GO-TO Achromatic Refractor Telescope
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Sky-Watcher Evostar-120 (EQ3 PRO) 120mm (4.75") f/1000 SynScan GO-TO Achromatic Refractor Telescope. The Sky Watcher Evostar series are two-element air-spaced, multi-coated object achromatic refractors. They are truly outstanding, high-performance, high-resolution instruments manufactured to extremely high standards and mechanical precision. With their long focal lengths and breathtaking optical performance, they are ideal for the detailed high-power study of the moon, Planetary Surfaces and other objects in our solar system, giving crisp contrasty images. These telescope packages will stand you in great stead for a lifetime of serious astronomical viewing.
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Sky-Watcher Evostar-120 Features:
Magnifications (with optics supplied): x40, x100
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x240
Objective Lens Diameter: 120mm
Telescope Focal Length: 1000mm (f/8.33)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
Direct SLR Camera Connection
Dual-Fit 1.25"/2" Focuser
1.25"/31.7mm Star Diagonal
Multi-Coated Objective Lens
EQ3 PRO SynScan GO-TO Equatorial Mount
Built-in Polar Alignment Scope Holder
Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
38% more Light Gathering than 102mm
EQ3 Pro SynScan GO-TO Equatorial Mount:
The superb EQ3-2 mount receives high marks from experienced observers. This sturdy mount offers precision and stability along with a host of other features for the serious astronomer. The mount rests firmly on a large, adjustable aluminium tripod with accessory tray. A bubble level allows for quick and accurate levelling. Slow-motion control knobs allow for continuous manual tracking of celestial objects. The precision mount features full 360º worm-gear tracking controls on both R.A. and DEC. axes. Dual metal setting circle dials allow quick location of target using celestial coordinates. An optional polarscope is available for aiding in polar alignment.
The EQ3 PRO SynScan mounts use the same Go-To system found in the HEQ5 and EQ6 PRO SynScan. It allows you to point the telescope at a specific object or even tour the skies at the touch of a button. Its extensive database includes a massive 42,900+ night sky objects.
The EQ3 PRO SynScan mount is a perfect instrument for novice visual observers and imagers to enjoy astronomy with minimal setup time and in-depth knowledge of the night sky.
PLEASE NOTE: The Motor Control box supplied is designed to clamp onto 1.75” Diameter Stainless Steel tripod legs. In this instance the Motor Control Box should be attached with either cord or Velcro (User Supplied)