The Sky-Watcher Evostar 102/1000 refractor is a classic refracting telescope.
The Cassini-division can be easily seen just like Jupiter's athmosphere or size differences of the four jovian moons. Phases of Venus and Mercury, polar caps of Mars and color of Uranus is also observable.
Hundreds of deepsky objects can also be observed and from under dark skies individual stars in globular clusters can be observed. The Dumbell- and Ring-nebulae show their shapre easily, just like the Orion-nebula. A 2" rack and pinion focuser is provided which accepts 2" eyepieces, star diagonals and many other accessories. All deep sky objects brighter than 10.5 magnitude can be observed from under dark skies. Magnification range is from 20x to 250x. The two provided Barium eyepiece (10mm and 25mm) provide 40x magnification.
The EQ-3 mount is robust and can be later upgraded with many other accessories (dual axis drives, GoTo and polarscope). Baader solar filter is available.
Due to its 102 mm opening, this refractor can be used for planet-watching and also fog or galaxies.
Notable is also the very low colour-error due to its exellent optics.
The EQ3-2 mount:
This mount is a further development of the EQ-3 mount designed in white. It provides a stable base for most medium-sized optics and is ideal for exploring the night sky. Once you have aligned the parallactic mount with the Pole Star, you can easily sight on an object, adjust it in the field of view and track it using the flexible slow-motions. Fine adjustment is possible in both right ascension and declination. The polar elevation at the observing site can be set using the fine scale provided and adjusted perfectly by using two screws. Both polar finder and electric motors plus a control can be retrofitted to both axes: the EQ3-2 is suitable not only for visual observing, but also for getting started in astrophotography. With optional add-ons such as the motor kit or GoTo upgrade kit, long exposure astrophotography also becomes possible. With a little practice, you will soon be able to produce successful images of galaxies and nebulae.
Included with the mount:
This telescope comes complete with a light aluminium tripod, so the total weight of the telescope is lower than if a tubular steel tripod was used, making it easier to transport.
|Type of build||Achromat|
|Focal length (mm)||1000|
|Aperture ratio (f/)||9,8|
|Limit value (mag)||11,8|
|Light gathering capacity||212|
|Max. useful magnification||204|
|Tube length (mm)||943|
|Tube weight (kg)||3,48|
|Tube construction||Full tube|
|Type of build||Gear rack|
|Connection ( to eyepiece)||2|
|Type of build||EQ3-2|
|Load capacity (kg)||5|
|Deviating optics||2", 90° star diagonal|
|Eyepiece adaptor||1,25" & 2"|
|1.25'' eyepieces||26mm, 10mm|
|Slow motion cable (piece)||2|
|Polar finder scope
|Total weight (kg)||22,15|
Area of application
|Moon & Planets||yes|
|Nebulae & galaxies||yes|
|Sun||no (Only with appropriate Sun filter)|