Sky-Watcher EVOSTAR-120 (EQ5)
  • Sky-Watcher EVOSTAR-120 (EQ5)
  • Sky-Watcher EVOSTAR-120 (EQ5)

Sky-Watcher EvoStar 120 EQ5

Sky-Watcher EVOSTAR telescopes are classic two-element, air-spaced, achromatic refractors. They are outstanding, high-performance, high-resolution instruments manufactured to high standards of optical and mechanical precision.

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With their long focal lengths and breathtaking, diffraction limited optical performance, they are ideal for the detailed high-power study of the Moon, Planetary Surfaces and other objects in our solar system, giving crisp contrasty images. Supplied with the EQ5 equatorial mount, which when polar aligned, will allow you to easily track objects as they move across the night sky via its slow motion controls.
  • 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
  • 9x50 Finderscope
  • 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
  • Polar Scope (as shown) not included but available separately
  • 1.5" Stainless Steel Pipe Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • 38% more Light Gathering than 102mm

Highly commended

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Our view

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.

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-5
Focal Length
1000 mm
Focal Ratio
F8.3
Optical Coatings
Multi Coated

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