The Saxon 767AZ Newtonian Reflector Telescope is the most reasonably priced reflector telescope on the market and is good enough for viewing of the moon, planets, star clusters and brighter nebula.
All-metal alt-azimuth AZ2 mount with slow motion control of vertical/horizontal axis. 1.5X Erecting eyepiece for terrestrial viewing. The 767AZ offers gorgeous views of the night sky and planets at an incredibly inexpensive price. At such a great value, this telescope is perfect for the serious beginner or anyone keen on starting out their astronomical adventures.
BONUS: 1.25” Moon Filter which reduces the brightness of the moon, and makes surface details sharper and clearer.
*Please note, the image through all finder scopes will be upside down.
Saxon 767AZ Newtonian Reflector Telescope Features:
- Great beginner telescope with 76mm lens aperture
- User friendly AZ mount makes scanning the night sky straight forward
- Handy 5x24 finderscope for easy star focusing
- Lightweight and easy to transport
- Includes a handy accessory and eyepiece tray
What is the magnification of the SAXON F767AZ Newtonian Reflector Telescope?
The F767 comes with 3 eyepieces which have lengths of are the 4mm, 12.5mm and 25mm. The magnification that you will get in a telescope is equal to the Focal length divided by the eye piece length. The focal length of the 767 is 700mm. The 4mm eyepiece would thus give you the highest magnification of 175 times.
I want to buy a telescope which could be dismounted from the tripod and taken to sea.
How can I make up my mind what is a good telescope to buy for a beginner - where is there some unbiased advice?
All telescopes can be dismounted from their mounts, but they're not interchangeable between different mounts/tripods. As you want to take it to sea, did you want to use it for land viewing? If so, you would need either a refractor telescope (good for astronomy but not as good for land viewing, although it's suitable for both) (http://www.ozscopes.com.au/telescope/refractor-telescope) or a spotting scope (http://www.ozscopes.com.au/telescope/spotting-scope) (excellent for land viewing). Refractor telecopes and spotting scopes are more portable and they are also closed tubes, which makes them suitable to be brought out to places where there may be moisture in the air. Reflector telescopes are open tube and bulkier and not suitable for bringing out, especially to sea, as the mirror inside would be susceptible to moisture/damage and their image would be inverted.
You can contact us on 1800 726 737 for information, advice, and recommendations. If you'd like to speak to someone other than a retailer, you can look at astronomy forums for telescopes. They will have tons of threads and discussions on different telescopes and their usability based on first-hand experiences from telescope users.
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Does the telescope come in right hand and left hand models? When standing behind the telescope, I would like to view from the right hand side. Is this possible?
Unfortunately, none of our telescopes come in left and right hand models. The SAXON F767AZ has the eyepiece on the left hand side of the telescope.
You could potentially adjust the tube so the eyepiece was on the right, but then your finderscope would be upside down :)
I was wondering if you can use any of the telescopes to also do bird watching?
Some Refractor telescopes can be suitable for birdwatching/landviewing. These telescopes use lenses as opposed to mirrors, which means the image is displayed the correct way up. In comparison, some reflector telescopes produce an inverted image.
Refractor telescopes with an Alt-Azimuth mount are the most suitable for terrestrial viewing (you can tell by the 'AZ' in their name, as opposed to 'EQ'). The AZ mount makes the telescope much easier to manage for land viewing as it moves up/down/left/right, whereas the EQs move in a circular motion, which is suitable for tracking sky objects for astronomy.
For birdwatching purposes, you will need to get a low magnification eyepiece that can focus on close objects. A 25mm or 30mm eyepiece would be most suitable. You could also invest in a variable zoom eyepiece.
Would the Saxon f767Az newtonian telescope be able to see things like the moons of Jupiter and Saturn's rings? Also how hardy is it for bumping around in a car on camping trips?
The SAXON F767AZ will travel quite well in the car for camping trips as long as it is secured. Excessive 'bumping' could cause the mirrors to go out of alignment. This scope has a 76mm aperture which will give a fantastic view of the moon and a basic view of the planets. You will not be able to see the rings of Saturn with this scope but you may be able to make out the moons of Jupiter with a high magnification eyepiece.
This scope is best for looking at objects in our solar system and viewing constellations.
How big is the package?
The package is approximately 30 x 30 x 90 (cm). It has a packing weight of approximately 10 kgs.
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