An uncomplicated instrument of very short length for viewing the heavens or for terrestrial observing. With a 102mm objective lens, this telescope allows a glimpse of the vastness of the universe at an affordable price. Its short focal length means it can be called a 'rich field' telescope, which allows great wide angle observing. This refractor is has more resolution than a 70mm, meaning you can see greater detail when planetary observing. The resolution is 1.14 arc-seconds. Experience the Andromeda Galaxy or the Orion Nebula almost three-dimensionally, because the gigantic field of view turns your observing into a space walk.
The BlackDiamond series offers something more for the eye than merely its bare technical specifications; its looks make it a real gem. Boasting an elegant design of the highest caliber, the tube and finder scope shimmer in an aesthetic shade of black with a sparkling metallic effect.
The Skywatcher AZ-3 is a practical altazimuth mount, easy-to-use and providing good stability.
It can serve as a base for terrestrial or astronomical observing and support telescopes or spotting scopes up to a maximum weight of 5kg (refractors of up to 120mm aperture and reflectors of up to 150mm diameter).
The AZ-3 has horizontal quick adjustment plus a locking screw, and vertical quick adjustment with a slipper clutch. There is fine adjustment with flexible slow motions available on both axes. The tracking is absolutely smooth and sensitive adjustment and allows fine adjustment even at high magnification.
The vertical angle can be adjusted between 50 and 90 degrees, allowing viewing from the horizon up to nearly the zenith and panning 360°. The AZ-3 mount is hence equally suited for terrestrial and astronomical observing. The telescope/spotting scope is mounted via tube ring clamps.
Included in delivery:
|Type of build||Achromat|
|Focal length (mm)||500|
|Aperture ratio (f/)||4,9|
|Limit value (mag)||11,8|
|Light gathering capacity||210|
|Max. useful magnification||204|
|Tube weight (kg)||3,48|
|Tube construction||Full tube|
|Type of build||Gear rack|
|Connection ( to eyepiece)||2|
|Type of build||AZ-3|
|1.25'' eyepieces||25mm, 10mm|
|Deviating optics||Mirror star diagonal, 1.25", 45°|
|Eyepiece adaptor||1,25" & 2"|
|Finder scope||Red dot finder|
Area of application
|Nature Observation||not recommended|
|Moon & Planets||yes|
|Nebulae & galaxies||yes|
|Sun||not recommended (Only with appropriate Sun filter)|