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Saxon 1149EQ Newtonian Reflector Telescope

  • Ideal for Beginner
  • No-Tool Setup
  • Lightweight and Easy to transport
  • For Lunar, Planetary and Nebulae Viewing
  • 5 Years Limited Warranty
  • SKU: SXN-221101
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    Regular Price: $299.95

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    Retail Price $325.00

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    Description

    The Saxon 1149EQ is a High Powered Newtonian Reflector Telescope that is affordable yet perfect for viewing a large variety of celestial objects such as the moon, planets, star clusters and brighter nebula.

    It's long focal length allows good viewing at high and low powers with different eyepieces. This is absolutely fantastic for astronomical viewing.

    *Please note, the image through all finder scopes will be upside down.

    - Diameter/Aperture: 114mm
    - Focal Length: 900mm
    - Aluminized and overcoated mirrors
    - 5x24 finderscope
    - 125% more light than 76mm and 165% more than 70mm refractor
    - Long focal length allows good viewing of both high and low powers with different eyepieces - Smooth rack-and-pinion 1.25" focuser


      Product Features:
    • BONUS:1.5X Erecting Eyepiece(Valued at $45.00) for terrestial viewing
    • EQ1 German Equatorial Mount with large mount head for greater stability and tracking precision
    • Long focal length allows for good viewing at both high and low powers with different eyepieces


    Included In The Box
    * (1x) Saxon 1149EQ Telescope
    * (1x) 5x24 Finderscope
    * (3x) Quality Super 1.25" eyepieces (4mm, 10mm & 25mm)
    * (1x) Strong Aluminium tripod and accessory tray
    * (1x) Bonus: 1.5X Erecting Eyepiece
    * (1x) Set of Tools
    * (1x) Instructions/Assembly Manual
    * (1x) Colour printed Moon & Solar System Chart
    * (1x) Astronomical CD-ROM

    Specification

    Additional Info

    Specifications
    Optical Design Newtonian (Parabolic)
    Lens Material
    Diameter 114mm
    Focal Length 900mm
    Scondary Mirror Diameter
    F/ratio F/7.9
    Highest Practical Power
    Faintest Steller Magnitude 12.8
    Resoving Power 1
    Finderscope 5x24 Finder
    Focuser diameter 1.25”
    Diagonal n/a
    Eyepiece(s) 1.25” Supe 4, 10 and 25
    Mount Type Equatorial
    Slow-motion Control Vertical & Horizontal
    Counterweight(s) 3.5
    Piggyback Bracket Yes
    Accessory Tray Wall-to-wall
    Ground Board Diameter n/a
    Ground Board Weight(s) n/a
    Motor Drive Optional
    Go-to n/a
    Tube Weight 3.90Kgs
    Tube Dimension(dia. x length) 15cm x 83cm
    Tripod Height 71-123cm
    Shipping Weight 15 Kgs
    Shipping Carton Dimensions 108 x 36 x 25 cm3
    Manufacturer Saxon
    Recommended Usage Viewing Galaxies/Stars, Viewing the Moon, Viewing the Planets
    User Level For the Beginner

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    Excellent - Review by
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    100
    I bought this as a gift for my husband, who was wanting to get into astronomy. It was quite easy to assemble, and the past few nights we have viewed the moon, as were still beginners, but the quality is really good for a beginners telescope. He and I have really enjoyed the scope and would highly recommend. We did do a bit of research in to what was best for a beginner, and this was within the price range we wanted to spend. Very happy with the purchase.
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    Pros: light, easy to carry, price, portability


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    Amazing telescope for beginner Astronomy!
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    Pros: price, portability


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    80
    Awesome telescope I've only been able to see the moon due to my skill and viewing conditions but it was absolutely fantastic view. I bought it in the shop and the staff were amazing and knew what they were talking about. If your looking for a cheap way to get into astronomy but get a decent telescope with great views this is certainly the way to go.
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    Pros: price, Decent glass, Positive adjustments, great first telescope, Beautifully crisp image!
    Cons: May encourage you to buy a big telescope!

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    I received this telescope as a gift from my wife for Xmas. She knows how keen I am in astronomy and that I always have wanted to get started with observation.

    I have had fun showing it off with friends on a full moon. Took a little time to work out the eyepeices which I now know what is what.

    I had the pleasure to see Jupiter and the moons. Using the various eyepeices I could see belts around jupiter, still working on obtaining a clearer image...might help not to be using in suburbia.

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    Pros: price, user friendly, great first telescope
    Cons: May encourage you to buy a big telescope!

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    80
    Great telescope although i am a beginner. Excellent view of the moon and the craters.

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    Pros: light, easy to carry, price
    Cons: tripod quality

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    Fantastic - Review by
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    100
    My family and i bought this for my fiancee' for his birthday. He started to take an interest in stargazing a couple of months ago and wasn't very good at using his friends telescope. He has not stopped using this telescope ever since he recieved it. It is so easy to use and we have even seen as far as jupiter and saturn. It is so detailed and defined that we could see all the colours of jupiter and also its moons. The moon looks absolutely amazing and so do the clusters of stars. This telescope is highly recommended by my fiancee' and i. It is definately one a first time user would love and learn to use very quickly. Thank you ozscopes for all your help :D :D :D
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    Pros: light, easy to carry, price, portability, user friendly, Positive adjustments, great first telescope, quality +++, Beautifully crisp image!
    Cons: May encourage you to buy a big telescope!

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    Excellent Service & Product :) - Review by
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    100
    Wonderful!! I couldn't believe how fast the freight was. I ordered this for my partners b'day and it was here within days! Can't complain about one thing! That doesn't happen often these days!! :) Very happy customer. As for the telescope it was pretty easy to set up (its our first one) but it is awesome to look through and we've used it heaps since we got it. Also for the price it also had an awesome tripod included!! Like I said absolutely NO complaints. Thanks heaps :) :) :)
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    Pros: light, light weight, Accurate, user friendly, Good price, accurate, Beautifully crisp image!


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    80
    Purchased for the Venus transit, but have had a lot of use since, and I plan to take it up to North Queensland for the Eclipse, which is why I chose this model for cheapness as I expect the weather exposure might force it's early retirement, but we'll see.
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    Pros: easy to carry, price, portability
    Cons: tripod quality

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    Unfortunately I havn't had many clear nights yet, but for the little time I have used it, it has been amazing. Possibly a little too much for an absolute beginner unless they have bucket loads of patience. It's a little wobbly, but perhaps that's a fault that lies with me. Overall, I am very pleased with the product, thankyou!
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    Pros: Good price, adjustments, Beautifully crisp image!


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    60
    This was my first telescope and have to say its great for a beginner. I am still working on the focusing but when i get that right the image will be even clearer.
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    Pros: light, price


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    FAQ

    Q:
    I want to buy a scope for my 21 YO son. He's a beginner. What scope would you recommend for good observation of the planets, rings, moons etc?
    A:
    The F1149EQ, is certainly a good beginner scope with a generous aperture so it gathers quite enough light for planets and its details. Unfortunately, we have run out of the Saxon F1149EQ, and it is going to take a few weeks for it to come back in stock. I can however recommend the Celestron 114EQ, which is essentially the same telescope badged under the company, Celestron: http://www.ozscopes.com.au/reflector-telescope-celestron-powerseeker-114eq.html Alternatively, the Celestron Astromaster 130EQ Telescope has a higher magnification and a good steady mount, with well-coated optics for planetary viewing: http://www.ozscopes.com.au/celestron-astromaster-130eq-telescope.html
    Q:
    I am going to buy a telescope and I am not sure about which one to get. I am fairly inexperienced with telescopes and I want an easy to use telescope with good magnification and which is not too expensive, any ideas?
    A:
    Reflector telescopes are generally great telescopes for beginners because they are cheaper and come in larger apertures so you can see more with it. Magnification is not as important as aperture when you're looking to buy a telescope ... magnification for any telescope can be changed around by getting different eyepieces. Most telescopes come with eyepieces that give you lower magnification anyway, so if you want a high magnification with any telescope you would usually need to get it separately. I would suggest a 4" or 5" telescope such as the 114mm Celestron Astromaster 114EQ (http://www.ozscopes.com.au/reflector-telescope-celestron-astromaster-114eq.html) or 130mm Celestron Astromaster 130EQ (http://www.ozscopes.com.au/celestron-astromaster-130eq-telescope.html). Both are simple to use, and the 4-5" aperture is great for lunar and planetary observation. You can also get a refractor telescope. These use lenses and give much sharper quality image but their smaller apertures mean that you don't get to see in as much detail as you would in the reflectors above, which you can get in larger apertures. Refractors are great if you live in a light-polluted area and if portability is important. I'd recommend the Celestron Astromaster 70AZ (http://www.ozscopes.com.au/refractor-telescope-celestron-astromaster-70az.html), Saxon 909AZ3 (http://www.ozscopes.com.au/saxon-909az3-refractor-telescope.html) or 1025AZ3 (http://www.ozscopes.com.au/refractor-telescope-saxon-1025az3.html). They're good for lunar and planetary observation, and the AZ mounts are easier to manouvre :)
    Q:
    I want to purchase a telescope for my 13 year old daughter.She is very intelligent and has wanted a telescope for a while,however I dont want to waste money on something that doesnt have good clear views or magnification.So I am hoping yu can recommend one or two for me,this will be a xmas present.
    A:
    For something with good views and good magnification, I'd recommend going for something with about 130mm / 5" aperture. This is a good mid-range, beginner telescope size that'll give you good views of the moon and planets as well as a bit of deep sky viewing (see the brighter nebulae and galaxies will be noticeable but as fuzzy dim patches). You can also go for bigger apertures and the bigger apertures such as 6" and 8" will let you see more detail in the planets and see more detail in the deep sky objects. For a beginner I'd recommend going for the SAXON F1309EQMS Newtonian Reflector Telescope (http://www.ozscopes.com.au/newtonian-reflector-telescope-saxon-f1309eqms.html). This one has an EQ mount which makes tracking sky objects easier, and comes with a motor drive which helps you move the tube automatically to track an object. The EQ mount moves in a circular motion following the direction sky objects move in from where we stand. Other than that you can go for a Dobsonian, e.g. http://www.ozscopes.com.au/skywatcher-6-dobsonian-telescope.html . These however are very large and tall so they're not portable at all. However they're really simple to use and their large apertures will give you great views of the moon, planets, and deep sky objects.
    Q:
    Where can I find a PDF for the instruction manual for this scope? I seem to have misplaced it.
    A:
    You can find the manual on this link here: http://www.saxon.com.au/uploads/pdf/F1149EQ.pdf
    Q:
    Does the SAXON F1149EQ Newtonian Reflector Telescope come with a carry case?
    A:
    The Saxon F1149EQ does not come with a carry case. They are however easy to transport with the lightweight mount and comes with a small accessory for your eyepieces.
    Q:
    I would like to get a telescope that has great "go to" features and also take astro-images too. Is it too expensive? Do you have an idea?
    A:
    For a telescope with GoTo features you'll be looking at at least $500. iOptron has a range of GoTo telescopes (http://www.ozscopes.com.au/catalogsearch/result/?q=goto). They are computerised and they're great for astrophotography too. For astrophotography, you'd generally need additional accessories (http://www.ozscopes.com.au/accessories/astrophotography). If you were using a DSLR you would need a T-ring and T-mount; for digital cameras you could get a digital camera adapter; alternatively,k you could get something like an imaging kit, like this one: http://www.ozscopes.com.au/celestron-neximage-solar-system-imaging-kit.html For astrophotography, the best telescopes are Cassegrains (http://www.ozscopes.com.au/telescope/cassegrain-telescope) as they are the most versatile, give the best images for deep sky observation and photography, and have the best near focus capability. Most of the Cassegrains are computerised and can locate and track objects as well. Any of these telescopes would suit your preferences :) It just depends on what features you wanted (with or without gps?), your budget, and the aperture you were going for :)
    Q:
    Is there a big differnece between the 114mm and the 130mm and does the SAXON F1149EQ Newtonian Reflector Telescope come with different eye pieces. Also can you see the moons of Jupiter with this telescope?
    A:
    The main difference between the 114mm and the 130mm is the aperture difference. This bigger aperture would allow better light transmission and so the scope is a more 'powerful' scope. For Things within the solar system such as the moons of jupiter, both scopes would be able to do the job but the 130mm scope would be better for deep sky objects. The F1149EQ comes with 3 eyepieces, mainly 4mm, 10mm and 25mm diameter ones.
    Q:
    My hubby bought a Celestron Powerseeker 50 secondhand to look at the stars etc & we have no idea how to use it. What is the little extra scope clamped to the side for? Can we get different eyepieces for it to increase magnification?
    A:
    The extra scope clamped at the side is the finderscope, which is used to locate objects. The finderscope usually has a much smaller magnification than the main telescope can provide and therefore can see more of the sky. This helps in locating the desired astronomical object in the night sky. You can get different eyepieces to increase its magnification. However, every telescope has a limit to its magnification termed 'maximum useful magnification', which is determined by the aperture (diameter of the lens/mirror) of the scope. For more information, please refer to our guide on choosing eyepieces: http://www.ozscopes.com.au/telescope-eyepieces-a-beginners-guide.html We have also attached to the Celestron Powerseeker 50 on our site for your reference: http://www.ozscopes.com.au/celestron-powerseeker-50-az-telescope.html

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