Sky-Watcher Evostar 120
An excellent white light solar refractor by adding some Baader Astrosolar over the front aperture. 120mm is easily enough for visibility of all Messier objects as well as good lunar and planetary detail.
120mm (4.75") f/1000 REFRACTOR TELESCOPE
Skywatcher supplied product information -
Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x40 & x100
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x240
Objective Lens Diameter: 120mm
Telescope Focal Length: 1000mm (f/8.33)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
Direct SLR Camera Connection
Dual-Fit 1.25"/2" Focuser
2"/50.8mm Star Diagonal
Multi-Coated Objective Lens
EQ5 Deluxe Heavy-Duty Equatorial Mount
Built-in Polar Alignment Scope Holder
1.5" Stainless Steel Pipe Tripod with Accessory Tray
38% more Light Gathering than 102mm
Choose this combination if you are thinking of adding dSLRs and guidescopes, or 2" star diagonals and 2" eyepieces to the weight of the OTA. The EQ5 is more capable than the EQ3-2 for handling greater weights. An excellent white light solar refractor by adding some Baader Astrosolar over the front aperture. An affordable instrument for schools to purchase for science project astronomical observing. 120mm is easily enough for visibility of all Messier objects as well as good lunar and planetary detail.
Budget for an A4 sheet of Baader Astrosolar and a weak sky pollution filter such as the Baader Neodymium 1.25 filter. Budget also for a 1.25" Baader polarizing set or a 1.25" Neutral density filter for the moon. It is also worth considering a 6mm eyepiece for the moon and planets.
- Optical Design
- 4.75 inch
- Focal Length
- 1000 mm
- Focal Ratio