Sky-Watcher BK 1201EQ3-2 Telescope
Refractor. Objective lens diameter: 120mm. Focal length: 1000mm
The 120mm Sky-Watcher refractor with 1000mm focal length is a large refracting telescope with contrast images and can be used to observe many different targets. The 120mm objective lens is a Fraunhofer type objective lens which is fully multi-coated on all surfaces. Provides 1" resolution and therefore can show fine details on the surface of the Moon and planets, even in the atmosphere of Jupiter and Martian continents. Brighter globular clusters can be resolved to their stars but compact galaxies down to magnitude 12 can be observed. The rack and pinion focuser is 2" in size and accepts many 2" accessories. For example when using a 40mm 2" eyepiece stellar fields and nebulae can be observed in fine details. Using a 2" deep-sky filters nebulae can reveal even more details. A 9x50 spring load finderscope is included.
The EQ3-2 mount is a further development of the EQ-3 mount designed in white. It provides a stable base for most medium-sized optics and is ideal for exploring the night sky. Once you have aligned the parallactic mount with the pole star, you can easily sight on an object, adjust it in the field of view and track it using the flexible slow-motions. Fine adjustment is possible in both right ascension and declination. The polar elevation at the observing site can be set using the fine scale provided and adjusted perfectly by using two screws. Both polar finder and electric motors plus a control can be retrofitted to both axes: the EQ3-2 is suitable not only for visual observing, but also for getting started in astrophotography. With optional add-ons such as the motor kit or GoTo upgrade kit, long exposure astrophotography also becomes possible. With a little practice, you will soon be able to produce successful images of galaxies and nebulae.
The kit includes:
- Telescope optical tube
- EQ3-2 equatorial mount
- Tripod with an accessory tray
- Super 10mm and 25mm (1.25") eyepieces
- 90° diagonal mirror, 2"
- 9x50 optical finderscope
- User manual and warranty