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Saxon 909 EQ2 Refractor Telescope

- Generous 90mm aperture refractor telescope
- Strong performance in Low and High magnifications
- Clearer images with Multi-coated achromatic objective lens
- Easily locate sky objects with included 6x30 finderscope
- Quick assembly with pre assembled tripod
- 65% more light gathering power than 70mm
- Perfect for serious beginners
SKU: SXN-212101
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Regular Price: $424.95

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Retail Price $515.00

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Description

If you are a Beginner Astronomer, and want a solid telescope to get you started, then the Saxon 909 EQ2 Refractor Telescope is an excellent choice! This refractor scope offers users a generous 90mm aperture for viewing of the night sky. In fact the 90mm model captures up to 28% more light than the 80mm model, so you can be sure of an enhanced viewing experience!

The Saxon 909 EQ2 also comes with an easy to use Equatorial mount that assists with tracking your stars and night sky objects. Instead of a manual left, right, up and down movement, the equatorial mount makes night sky viewing intuitive and easy!

Additional features include a well placed accessory tray for placing eyepieces and also a sturdy tripod for a stable viewing experience. The Saxon 909EQ2 Refractor Telescope comes with a 3 year Australian warranty.

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

Saxon 90mm Refractor Telescope 909 EQ2 Features:
- Generous 90mm aperture refractor telescope
- Strong performance in Low and High magnifications
- Clearer images with Multi-coated achromatic objective lens
- Easily locate sky objects with included 6x30 finderscope
- Quick assembly with pre assembled tripod
- 65% more light gathering power than 70mm
- Perfect for serious beginners

Specification

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Specifications
Optical Design Achromatic Refractor
Lens Material
Diameter 90mm
Focal Length 900mm
Scondary Mirror Diameter n/a
F/ratio F/10
Highest Practical Power 180x
Faintest Steller Magnitude 12.5
Resoving Power 1.3
Finderscope 6x30 Finder
Focuser diameter 1.25”
Diagonal 90º Star Diagonal
Eyepiece(s) 1.25” Super 25 and 10
Mount Type EQ
Slow-motion Control Vertical & Horizontal
Counterweight(s) n/a
Piggyback Bracket Yes
Accessory Tray Wall-to-wall
Ground Board Diameter n/a
Ground Board Weight(s) n/a
Motor Drive n/a
Go-to n/a
Tube Weight 2.49Kgs
Tube Dimension(dia. x length) 9cm x 86.5cm
Tripod Height 71-123cm
Shipping Weight 12Kgs
Shipping Carton Dimensions 113 x 45 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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Good choice for beginer - Review by
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I can see Moon very clearly, and Jupiter is hard to see detail of its surface.

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excellent item very good staff and service - Review by
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arrived within 3 days freight tracker/insurance well worth the $20.Easy to assemble,my first scope no probs,rang help line before purchase -very helpfull, will be buying more accessories fantastic clear images!!!
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Pros: price, Accurate, user friendly, Good price, Decent glass, Positive adjustments, quality +++, Beautifully crisp image!
Cons: May encourage you to buy a big telescope!

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very professional scope, excellent for experienced or new starters - Review by
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I found it very easy to assemble and use, excellent star/moon gazing and will purchase suitable lense for land veiwing.A really versatile unit for land or sky.! help line was excellent with good advice with what to purchase. Cant fault the service.
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Pros: price, user friendly, Good price, Decent glass, Positive adjustments, quality +++, Beautifully crisp image!
Cons: May encourage you to buy a big telescope!

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a purchase made very easy by a profffesional, helpful Company...A pleasure to deal with, would recomend this Company 100%
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Pros: price, Accurate, user friendly, Good price, Decent glass, Positive adjustments, quality +++, Beautifully crisp image!
Cons: tripod quality

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pretty good all up - Review by
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well done many thanks, Barry.
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Pros: easy to carry, price, portability, Accurate, user friendly, Good price, Positive adjustments, portable, accurate, adjustments


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FAQ

Q:
Which is best suited for a beginner looking to use telescope for a mix of astro, land and photography? Saxon 1309EQMS, 909 AZ or 909 EQ2? What other products do I need to get apart from camera adapter?
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Based on your selections above, I would go with the 909AZ, simply because any telescope with EQ mount is not recommended for beginners because it is difficult to control. While the aperture on the 1309EQ is bigger, it would not be easy to handle. Unfortunately, the 909AZ is currently out of stock, if you are trying to get it for Christmas, I can't guarantee that you will receive it in time. I would suggest: The Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ :http://www.ozscopes.com.au/refractor-telescope-celestron-astromaster-70az.html The aperture is a little bit smaller, but it is a good telescope. You'd get a clear view of the moon! For astrophotography, you will need: a T-adapter http://www.ozscopes.com.au/celestron-t-adapter-universal-1-25-in.html and a T-Ring for your camera http://www.ozscopes.com.au/catalogsearch/result/?q=T-ring
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We have great views from our balcony and looking for a good quality landscape viewing/sea view also a little night viewing. We are just novice people at this but can you recommend a good all rounder around the 3/4 hundred dollars.
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As you would like to do more land viewing (with the option of some night viewing), I would suggest either a Spotting Scope or a Refractor Telescopes with a standard AZ Mount. The EQ2 mount on the Saxon 90mm telescope makes it difficult to tract objects on land, The Equatorial mount will pan according to the shape the equator, not in a straight horizontal direction. If you intend to get a telescope, go for one with an AZ Mount. For example: http://www.ozscopes.com.au/saxon-909az3-refractor-telescope.html http://www.ozscopes.com.au/refractor-telescope-celestron-astromaster-70az.html You can also read more about mounts on our guides page: http://www.ozscopes.com.au/guides/telescopes-guide/telescope-mounts.html Spotting scopes will offer you the best contrast and clarity of the land as it's optics and optical coating has been designed specifically for land observations. They are however still applicable for casual night viewing (of the stars, moon etc). Our range of spotting scopes is available on this link: http://www.ozscopes.com.au/telescope/spotting-scope
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I am wanting to buy a telescope for my 7 year-old sons this Christmas but it will also be enthusiastically used by my husband and myself! We have a property in Northern Victoria so our night skies are spectacular and clear. Would this be an appropriate telescope for us? Could you suggest another one, perhaps slightly cheaper? I don't mind paying the extra if ease of use is worth it!!
A:
The 80 LCM is a computerized scope which means that the telescope will be able to find and locate planets for you. This definitely makes finding planets much easier! Setting up the telescope only requires 2 steps, the first is to align the telescope. This step involves moving the mount manually with the controls and pointing at 3 stars in the sky (It can be anything you see and you don't need to know what it is). Once this is done, all you have to do is browse through the list of planets, nebulae's available in the night sky and the mount will point to the star automatically. Computerized telescopes are definitely much easier. The 80 LCM is designed to be a lightweight telescope which is also very portable. This would be the best telescope if you were after a lightweight computerized telescope.
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Is this telescope also suitable for astrophotography for beginners, especially using a digital camera?
A:
Yup! The 909 EQ2 would be good for beginners and for astrophotography as well! All you'll need is a digital camera adapter such as this one (http://www.ozscopes.com.au/universal-digital-camera-adaptor-large-saxon.html) to mount your digital camera on it and take pictures through the eyepiece of the telescope. The best telescopes for astrophotography would be Cassegrains, but as long as you don't get a reflector (they're not recommended for astrophotography) then you should be fine :)
Q:
Is this telescope (as is) suitable for land and sea viewing?
A:
Yes, the refractor should work fine for land and sea viewing. However, I would recommend getting a scope with a different mount as the equatorial (EQ) mount is meant for tracking sky objects - it moves in a circular motion. It would be better to go for Alt-Azimuth (AZ) mounts as these go up/down/left/right and are much more suitable for land viewing. The better alternative to the 909EQ2 that you were looking at would be the Celestron Astromaster 90AZ Refractor (http://www.ozscopes.com.au/refractor-telescope-celestron-astromaster-90az.html). It has the same specs but with an AZ mount that is more suited for land and sea viewing. If you were interested in both land viewing and astronomy, the refractor telescope would be a great scope to get.

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