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Saxon Velocity 2001EQ5 Newtonian Reflector Telescope

- Large 200mm aperture offers clearly illuminated views
- Huge 9x50 finderscope makes focusing on sky objects easy
- Stable viewing base with 1.5" Aluminium tripod legs
- 137% more light gathering capacity than the 130mm reflector
SKU: SXN-225101
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Regular Price: $1,199.00

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Retail Price $1,299.00

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Description

The Saxon 2001EQ5 Newtonian Reflector Telescope is a quality reflector telescope from Saxon that comes with a 3 year Australian warranty.

- Diffraction-limited secondary mirror support
- Paraboloidal (parabolic) primary mirror
- 200mm primary mirror gives magnificent images of deep-sky objects. 78% more light than 150mm, 137% more light than 130mm
- Huge 9x50 achromatic finderscope reveals objects that elude smaller finderscopes
- 1.5" Aluminium tripod legs for maximum stability
- Perfect instrument for serious amateur
Four-arm, secondary-mirror bracket with fine supports

The Saxon paraboloidal (parabolic) mirror reflectors and all Dobsonian models feature a four-arm, secondary-mirror bracket with fine supports (0.5mm thick), to reduce diffraction spikes and light loss.

Saxon 2001EQ5 Newtonian Reflector Telescope Features:
- Large 200mm aperture offers clearly illuminated views
- Huge 9x50 finderscope makes focusing on sky objects easy
- Stable viewing base with 1.5" Aluminium tripod legs
- 137% more light gathering capacity than the 130mm reflector

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

Specification

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Specifications
Optical Design Newtonian (Parabolic)
Lens Material
Diameter 200mm
Focal Length 1000mm
Scondary Mirror Diameter 52mm
F/ratio F/5
Highest Practical Power 400x
Faintest Steller Magnitude 14.2
Resoving Power 0.6
Finderscope 9x50 Finder
Focuser diameter 2” with 1.25” adapter
Diagonal
Eyepiece(s) 1.25” PL 25 & PL 10
Mount Type Equatorial
Slow-motion Control Motor Driven
Counterweight(s) 5.1+5.1 Kgs
Piggyback Bracket Yes
Accessory Tray Wall-to-wall
Ground Board Diameter
Ground Board Weight(s)
Motor Drive Dual Axis (optional)
Go-to
Tube Weight 8.75Kgs
Tube Dimension(dia. x length) 24cm x 92cm
Tripod Height 97-121.5cm
Shipping Weight 14+20 Kgs
Shipping Carton Dimensions 104 x 39 x 47 cm3/ 127 x 23 x 25 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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I bought this telescope for my friend as a Christmas present. Having consulted with my brother, a long-time night-gazer enthusiast and researched options on the internet I decided on the Saxon Velocity 2001EQ5. It is large enough to give a really nice, clear image and all the parameters are really excellent for the price. Ozscopes website was very good and when i phoned to double check that later motor and computer can be added, they were most helpful. The delivery was also extremely fast.
The summer is not the best time for clear night skies but my friend had some magnificent experiences already and is very pleased with the machine.

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Pros: price, user friendly, quality +++, Beautifully crisp image!


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I had several choices in mind for my first ‘proper’ telescope that would deliver a good image and last. In the end I opted for the (more expensive) larger aperture reflector - and I am so glad that I did!

Ozscopes were excellent. Delivery was fast and they were very helpful. The telescope is heavy, so be warned, and you will need to be acquainted with EQ mounts and general set up as it didn’t come with any paperwork, but if need be Google and Youtube can help with this. I am also struggling to focus my Nikon D3100 DSLR with the T ring and T adapter purchased separately and so have bought a Barlow lens which is now yielding good results.

The first few nights use opened up a whole new world of stargazing to me. Viewing the Moon through the large aperture with the 25mm and 10mm eyepieces reveals incredible detail and is something I will never tire of. Star hopping continually reveals new clusters and formations and all this in a moderately light-polluted area.

This telescope provides exceptional images for the price and is a great investment that’ll return many years’ worth of stargazing enjoyment without requiring you to purchase anything bigger. If you are looking at an amateur level, intermediate ‘scope, it’s worth paying that bit extra to get quality images and many years of use. Highly recommended.

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Pros: Good price, Decent glass, quality +++, Beautifully crisp image!


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Wonderful piece of equipment. - Review by
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An excellent telescope for the hobbyist/amateur. I'm having fun looking at Saturn and others! Had to make a few adjustments to the altitude adjustment for my latitude (18degS). Also insufficient counterweight supplied with the scope for RA balancing! Otherwise a good buy.
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Pros: user friendly, Good price, quality +++, Beautifully crisp image!
Cons: Size; it's not small. But that's because it's a Dob; it's expected

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To my above review posted 17/5/11 about portability of the scope.
After experimenting with the scope tube (easily removed from the tripod using easy finger knobs and hinged assembly), mark the tube and mounting bracket with a spot of nail varnish. Take outside to line up the dots and thats it. this scope is already outstanding quality but when combined with the celestron eye piece and filter kit man u got it all.

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Pros: price, Accurate, Good price, Decent glass, Positive adjustments, Cheap, accurate, adjustments, quality +++, Beautifully crisp image!


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Not overly portable unless dismantled but over all a lovely scope to use.I would not recommend for children or any one unable to do a bit of lifting to move it outside before using.That said i chose this scope because of the 200mm lens for the extra light gathering capacity and boy has it paid off even with the extra weight the stability and ease of use is amazing. 30 years of looking at the heavens and this is the best by far.Thanks ozscopes for the help and outstanding service.Dean
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Pros: price, portability, Accurate, user friendly, Good price, Decent glass, Positive adjustments, Cheap, accurate, adjustments, quality +++, Beautifully crisp image!
Cons: Size; it's not small. But that's because it's a Dob; it's expected

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Q1) Can I set this scope up to a computer or monitor to view images and if so, is it an extra ($) item as in software, cables etc Q2) Would you recommend another Telescope in this price range and computerized.
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With the telescope, yes you can connect it to a computer/monitor to view the images. For this it's actually an astrophotography accessory using an imaging kit (http://www.ozscopes.com.au/celestron-neximage-solar-system-imaging-kit.html) which will allow you to replace the telescope eyepiece with the camera and connect it to the computer so you can view the images on your computer. However it's not something you can use to control/move the telescope using your computer. As for recommendations, I think this 200mm telescope comes at a really good price already especially for its size. At 7" it will give you excellent views of the planets and deep sky objects. But as a reflector its image quality will not be as sharp as you'd get with refractor or Cassegrains. This is because the reflector uses mirrors, so more light is lost than in the refractor and cassegrains, which use lenses (the cassegrain uses both lenses and mirrors). However if you were to go for a refractor or Cassegrain you wouldn't get that large an aperture at the same price. I can recommend the Nexstar 4SE and the Nexstar 102SLT. Both are computerised. The nexstar 4SE is a cassegrain and the 102SLT (equivalent to 4") is a refractor telescope. Nexstar 4SE (http://www.ozscopes.com.au/celestron-nexstar-4-se-computerized-telescope.html) Nexstar 102SLT (http://www.ozscopes.com.au/refractor-telescope-celestron-nexstar-102-slt.html) The computerised mount will help you align the telescope and locate and follow objects. To be able to view the images on the computer or monitor you would still need the NexImage kit mentioned above. Which one is best for you depends really on what you want to use it for and your preferences. If using just for observation, the reflector (Saxon F2001EQ5) would be great because there will be plenty to see with that large an aperture. If you're interested in astrophotography and imaging, then the Cassegrain or refractor would be great because of the better image quality and computerisation feature, although their smaller aperture would mean it wouldn't perform as well in viewing/photographing deep sky objects. The computerisation is also helpful for beginners interested in just observation as it makes it much easier to find sky objects without having to use a book.

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