SkyWatcher 102/500 AZ3 Refractor Telescope

  • For Terrestrial & Deep-Sky Observation
  • Ideal for Astrophotography
  • Simple Set up with Pre-assembled Tripod
  • 62.5% More Light Gathering than 80mm
  • Strong and sturdy construction
  • 5 Years SkyWatcher Limited Warranty

  • SKU: SKY-SW1025AZ3
    Stock Status: IN STOCK

    Ships Out Next Business Day

    Retail Price $549

    Product Description
    SkyWatcher StarTravel 102/500 AZ3 Refractor Telescope

    The Skywatcher 1025 AZ3 is a 102mm Achromatic Refractor Telescope that come with short focal length of 500mm. This noticeable shorter tube compare to other telescopes of the same class allows it to deliver a wider field of view and faster exposure times. This is essential and preferable for people who wishes to do some wide-field astrophotography.

    Premium Astronomy and Terrestrial ObservationSky-Watcher 1025 Refractor Telescope is the well proven performer in value for views of comets, star fields, star clusters, nebulae, bright galaxies & planets, the Moon and the Sun (with proper safety filtering!). Supplied with the sturdy and easy to use AZ3 Alt-Azimuth mount, which provides excellent stability and precise control, via its slow motion cables, on both the horizontal (azimuth) and vertical (altitude) axes, this Sky Watcher 1025AZ3 is also used as Daytime terrestrial Telescopes

    Well Suited for Photography & Travelling

    The shorter focal length helps the telescope take better photos as well as giving you a shorter telescope that is easy to pack and carry. These features are essential for a stargazer or astrophotographer who is always on a run!

    The Refractor Advantage

    Since a refractor does not use mirrors to view objects, you get a generally brighter image and a correct, right side up image is displayed. This makes it usable for viewing terrestrial objects.

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

    In the Box:

  • 102/500mm OTA
  • 45° Diagonal
  • Eyepieces - 10mm & 25 mm
  • Red Dot Finder Scope
  • AZ3 Mount
  • Aluminium Tripod with Tray
  • Additional Information
    Additional Information
    Product Weight (KG) 3.48 (tube)
    Specifications No
    User Level For Intermediate
    Telescope Type Achromatic-Refractor
    Aperture Size 102mm
    Focal Length 500mm
    Focal Ratio f/4.9
    Highest Practical Magnification 204x
    Finderscope Red Dot
    Eyepieces Super 10 & 25mm
    Mount Type Alt-Azimuth Mount
    Tripod Aluminium
    Warranty 5 Years Limited Warranty
    Video Link No
    Customer Reviews (6)
    Quality performance and value for money.
    Overall Score
    Have had this scope for going on two months now. The handling of my order was super efficient and delivery time of three days to Maroochydore was outstanding and the packaging first rate. The supplied eyepieces were, as expected, basic yet very serviceable but I have since upgraded to a couple of Plossls and an ED and the views are awesome. Mars at x200 is a sight to behold. The scope is easy to operate, the tripod mount ideal for my situation, and the Skywatcher performs admirably as both a terrestrial and an astronomy scope. This is my first venture into telescopes after getting the astronomy bug using binoculars and I couldn't be happier with my decision to go with the Skywatcher 102/500 AZ3. My thanks to Ozscopes for their advice and the manner in which they processed my order. Review by Randal (Posted on 25/12/2018)
    Well made but probably would benefit from a stronger magnification
    Overall Score
    Fast delivery, very well packed, and solid construction, also very helpful online assistance from OZSCOPES. Thanks Review by Paul (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Excellent Beginner Telescope
    Overall Score
    As a first telescope this was everything I was after. The lens supplied gave me the chance to see the moon up close during the new moon phase 19th July.

    I could clearly see the crescent shape of Venus. I'm still chasing Jupiter and waiting for the full moon on the 31st July.

    Very easy to assemble.

    Very Quick Delivery and professionally packaged.

    I'm now saving for the SkyWatcher filter and lens kit of discover what else I can find.

    I would recommend this to anyone starting in Astrophotography.
    Review by Michael Wade (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Excellent product - reasonably priced
    Overall Score
    Having never owned anything like this before we were a little perplexed when we tried to put it together and had the lenses totally wrong. Fortunately our teenage son was able to look at the instruction booklet and tell us exactly what we had done wrong. Now we all love the product. It is exactly what we wanted and perfect for what we intended it for. I think the whole family will have years of enjoyment out of this product. Review by Sam Coughlan (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Excellent product - reasonably priced
    Overall Score
    Having never owned anything like this previously we were a little perplexed when we first attempted to put it together and were disappointed that we could see very little through the lenses. Fortunately our teenage son was able to look at the manual and put right where we went wrong. We now love the product and find it perfect what what we wanted it for. I am sure our whole family will have years of enjoyment from this. Review by Sam Coughlan (Posted on 6/10/2017)
    Great telescope for the price.
    Overall Score
    This is a great telescope for little money. I was hoping it was a little more powerful. Clear and shape viewing. Shipment was fast just two business days. Review by Tommy (Posted on 6/10/2017)
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