Sky-Watcher EvoStar 120 EQ3-2
  • Sky-Watcher EvoStar 120 EQ3-2
  • Sky-Watcher EvoStar 120 EQ3-2

Sky-Watcher EvoStar 120 EQ3-2

The largest refractor we recommend for the EQ3-2 mount

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The 120mm Evostar is at the cross-over point where for a refractor, there is enough aperture for good deep-sky performance, but light enough for mounting ona fairly insubstantial mount. The EQ3-2 can be upgraded to RA tracking or even full GOTO

120mm (4.75") f/1000 REFRACTOR TELESCOPE 
Skywatcher supplied product information -  

  • Magnifications (with optics 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

  • 6x30 Finderscope

  • Dual-Fit 1.25"/2" Focuser

  • 1.25"/31.7mm Star Diagonal

  • Multi-Coated Objective Lens

  • EQ3-2 Deluxe Equatorial Mount

  • Built-in Polar Alignment Scope Holder

  • Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray

  • 38% more Light Gathering than 102mm

Our view

The largest refractor we recommend for the EQ3-2 mount. Larger or heavier telescopes require the EQ5 or better. The 120mm Evostar is at the cross-over point where for a refractor, there is enough aperture for good deep-sky performance, but light enough for mounting ona fairly insubstantial mount. The EQ3-2 can be upgraded to RA tracking or even full GOTO. 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.

Tips

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.

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Data sheet

Optical Design
Refractor
Aperture
4.7 inch
Mount Type
EQ-3-2 Deluxe
Focal Length
1000 mm
Focal Ratio
F8.3
Optical Coatings
Multi Coated
What is more important?
Image resolution over brightness
Telescope to navigate for you?
No, I want to find objects myself

Specific References

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Instruction Manual EQ Telescopes

SkyWatcher's instructions for EQ mounted telescopes (3,3-2,5EQ)

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