Saxon Velocity 200/1000 EQ5 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
  • 5 Years Manufacturer's Warranty
  • SKU: SXN-225101
    Stock Status: BACKORDER
    Back in stock after 18/05/20

    Retail Price $1149

    Product Description
    The Saxon 2001EQ5 Newtonian Reflector Telescope is a quality reflector telescope from Saxon that comes with a 5 years 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
  • 5 Years Manufacturer's Warranty

  • *Please note, the image through all finder scopes will be upside down.
    Additional Information
    Additional Information
    Product Weight (KG) No
    Optical Design Newtonian (Parabolic)
    Lens Material
    Diameter 200mm
    Focal Length 1000mm
    Secondary 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
    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)
    Tube Weight 8.75Kgs
    Tube Dimension(dia. x length) 24cm x 92cm
    Tripod Height 97-121.5cm
    Shipping Carton Dimensions 104 x 39 x 47 cm3/ 127 x 23 x 25 cm3
    User Level For Intermediate
    Telescope Type Newtonian-Reflector
    Aperture Size 200mm
    Focal Length 1000mm
    Focal Ratio f/5
    Highest Practical Magnification 400x
    Finderscope 9x50
    Eyepieces Super 10 & 25mm
    Mount Type Equatorial Mount
    Tripod Aluminium
    Warranty 5 Years Limited Warranty
    Video Link No
    Customer Reviews (5)
    very happy
    Overall Score
    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.
    Review by Dorottya (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Overall Score
    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.
    Review by Neil (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Overall Score
    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 Review by Dean Bullock (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Second Review still outstanding
    Overall Score
    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.
    Review by Dean Bullock (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Wonderful piece of equipment.
    Overall Score
    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. Review by Arthur (Posted on 6/10/2017)
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