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Saxon Velocity 15012EQ3 Newtonian Reflector Telescope

- Very generous 150mm Aperture offers clear sky views
- Strong performance in both high and low magnifications
- Easy sky focusing with attached 6x30 finderscope
- Easier night sky viewing with EQ3 Equatorial mount
- Lightweight Aluminium tripod
SKU: SXN-223104
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Regular Price: $699.95

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Retail Price $799.00

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Description

The Saxon 15012EQ3 Newtonian Reflector Telescope is a quality reflector telescope from Saxon that comes with a 3 year Australian warranty.

This telescope combines large aperture and long focal length to give excellent planetary images. A huge aperture of 150mm and a 1200mm focal length ensures that you'll get awesome image resolution and bright images all the time.

The EQ3 Equatorial mount also makes it easy to follow a star as it moves through the night sky giving you a comfortable and highly enjoyable viewing experience!

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

Saxon 15012EQ3 Newtonian Reflector Telescope features
- Very generous 150mm Aperture offers clear sky views
- Strong performance in both high and low magnifications
- Easy sky focusing with attached 6x30 finderscope
- Easier night sky viewing with EQ3 Equatorial mount
- Lightweight Aluminium tripod

Specification

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Specifications
Optical Design Newtonian (Parabolic)
Lens Material
Diameter 150mm
Focal Length 1200mm
Scondary Mirror Diameter 58mm
F/ratio F/8
Highest Practical Power 300x
Faintest Steller Magnitude 14.7
Resoving Power 0.56
Finderscope 6x30 Finder
Focuser diameter 1.25”
Diagonal
Eyepiece(s) 1.25” Super 25 and 10
Mount Type EQ3 Equatorial
Slow-motion Control RA & DEC
Counterweight(s) Total 5.2Kgs (2pcs)
Piggyback Bracket Yes
Accessory Tray Wall-to-wall
Ground Board Diameter
Ground Board Weight(s)
Motor Drive Single & Dual Axis (Optional)
Go-to Optional
Tube Weight 5.5Kgs
Tube Dimension(dia. x length) 18cm x 100cm
Tripod Height 71-123cm
Shipping Weight 20.2+9.5 Kgs
Shipping Carton Dimensions 88 x 44 x 26.5 cm3 / 120 x 40 x 37 cm3
Manufacturer Saxon
Recommended Usage Viewing Galaxies/Stars, Viewing Nebulae, Viewing the Moon, Viewing the Planets
User Level For the Hobbyist

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Have wanted a proper telescope for a while, but always thought they were too expensive. So I looked for one with a large reflector and found this gem. Big 150mm aperture with a generous 1200mm focal length. Out of the box with the 10mm focal one could see Jupiter's bands clearly, despite local conditions and heat haze. The moons of Jupiter were bright points of light around the planet. The Orion nebular was clear as a grey mass with several bright stars in the centre. This scope has a dove tail mount on the tube making it easy to set up and take down (which is different to the picture). The mount acts like a carry handle for the tube and the tripod is easy to set up. Remember the North leg faces South in the Southern Hemisphere. Have since added a 3x Barlow and 6.5 focal. Some "single stars" now show clearly as the multiples they actually are. Amazing, that the scope can give a decent image even past its practial power. Very pleased with this unit.
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Pros: easy to carry, portability, user friendly, Good price, Positive adjustments, great first telescope, quality +++, Beautifully crisp image!


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I brought this telescope for my partners birthday with little background knowledge. It arrived in just a few days and in great packaging as promised. It appeared to be easy to assemble and operate. We are still hoping for some better weather to spot the moon but have already sited saturn including it rings and a couple of moons. This was amazingly clear. Additionally, this is a great hobby to involve the family and will be a topic of conversation as visitors ask about this impressive looking telescope sitting proudly on our patio :)
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Bought this for myself for christmas :P package arrived last week but finally got to try it tonight (28-12-11), found jupiter and once i played around with the focus and centred the planet and it's moons on the wide angle lens, decided to try the 10mm lens. after some refocusing and what not, the finest of details emerged. don't get me wrong the wide angle lens showed great detail but the 10mm focused just blew my mind. can't wait to find saturn over the next few days! if you can afford it, buy it, and then prepare for your mind to be blown! 10/10
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Pros: Accurate, Positive adjustments, great first telescope, accurate, quality +++, Beautifully crisp image!
Cons: May encourage you to buy a big telescope!

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FAQ

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Is it possible to buy a solar filter for this telescope?
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For a telescope of that size, you can acquire a solar filter through the Baader AstroSolar Safety Film. http://www.ozscopes.com.au/baader-astrosolar-safety-film.html It is a DIY kit which will enable you to create a solar filter of any size to suit your telescope. Just follow the instructions provided.
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How does this model compare against Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ MD Reflector Telescope w/ Motor Drive ? Obviously the aperture is higher in this model ( the other model has the motor drive but that doesn't concern me), does that mean that you can see nebulae with this model and not with the other ? Is the aperture the only difference ? Thankyou:)
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In general, the higher the aperture, the more you can see and the clearer the image quality, so in this case the F15012 one is better than the 130EQ. Both will be able to see the moon very well and the planets as well, bu the F15012 would be able to see the planets clearer - the planets would appear more blurry in the 130 EQ. The 150mm would also be able to give you a higher useful magnification than the 130eq. At 150mm the F15012 would allow you to see bright nebulae, more details on planets like Jupiter, and more. You would be able to see galaxies as well. They would be faint but still visible. In all the aperture does make a difference - the bigger the better.

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