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The 302012 4.5" reflecting telescope is a very popular telescope and is suited for teenage and adult beginners. The total length of the telescope is 1 metre. The focal length is 900mm and has a 114mm diameter mirror. This gives it a focal ratio of 7.9. A 20mm (45x magnification), 4mm (225x) and 2x Barlow (90x and 450x) eyepieces come with the telescope as well as instruction book and full size Moon map. The eyepieces are standard 25mm diameter, but will accept 32mm diameter eyepieces of your choice. A motor drive can be added to track objects.
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302012
$499AUS
The slow motion controls and equatorial mount allows basic astrophotography
using inexpensive adapters.
(S.W.22KG)
The 302911 4.5" reflecting telescope is another very popular telescope suited to teenagers or adult beginners. The focal length is 500mm, but still has the same size 114mm diameter mirror. The change in dimensions makes its focal ratio 4.5 (wide field of view). A 20mm (25x magnification), 4mm (125x) and 3x Barlow (75x and 375x) eyepieces come with the telescope as well as instruction book and full size Moon map. The eyepieces are standard 25mm diameter, but will accept 32mm diameter eyepieces of your choice. A motor drive cannot be added to this model.
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The slow motion controls and equatorial mount allows basic astrophotography
302911
$339AUS
using inexpensive adapters.
(S.W.15KG)
The 45-070525 2.7" Galaxsee refracting telescope can be used for day or night use, but its best use is for the planets and Moon. The focal length is 700mm and the front lens is 70mm diameter. This gives a focal ratio of 10. Complete with superior 32mm diameter eyepieces of 20mm (35x), 4mm (175x) and 3x Barlow (105x, 525x). An up and down, slow motion control is included to track planets as well as instruction book and Moon map. As a part of the Galaxsee range of telescopes, a planetarium software program called Skywatch is FREE which enables locating of thousands of night sky objects. (S.W.10KG)
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45-070525
$399AUS

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The SW300 3.5" SkyWatcher refracting telescope can be used for day or night use. It's large front lens (90mm aperture) makes it great for all night sky objects. The focal length is 900mm and has a focal ratio of 10. Complete with 25mm (36x), 10mm (100x) Plossl eyepieces which are the superior 32mm diameter. The equatorial mount has slow motion controls and accepts a motor drive. Instruction book. (S.W.15KG)
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SW300
$560AUS
This telescope is great for basic astrophotography especially the planets and Moon.
The Galaxsee 375 4.5" reflecting telescope is an upgraded version of the 302911 mentioned above. Its dimensions are the same including the eyepieces. Differences are aluminium tripod instead of wood and the eyepieces are the superior 32mm diameter. The telescope includes instruction book, full size Moon map and being part of the Galaxsee range the Skywatch program is great for showing the positions of thousands of sky objects. This is another very popular telescope suited to teenagers or adult beginners. A motor drive cannot be added to this model.
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The slow motion controls and equatorial mount allows basic astrophotography
Galaxsee 375
$399AUS
using inexpensive adapters. (S.W.15KG)
The OP500 6" reflecting telescope has a larger mirror for increased light gathering. This improves image brightness and resolution. The mirror diameter is 150mm and focal length is 750mm. This means the focal ratio is 5. The eyepieces are superior 32mm diameter including a 9mm (83x) and 25mm (30x) Plossl. The tripod is aluminium and will accept a motor drive. An instruction book is included.
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The slow motion controls and equatorial mount allows basic astrophotography
OP500
$780AUS
using inexpensive adapters. (S.W.30KG)
The OP580 6" reflecting telescope on Dobsonian mount allows large mirror light gathering power without the costly equatorial mount. This means you miss out on the motion controls for tracking and astrophotography capabilities. An equatorial mount can be purchased later, the optical tube will fit straight on. Other advantages of the Dobsonian are easy setup (none) and aiming adjustment. The focal length is 1110mm and mirror diameter is 150mm, hence a focal ratio of 7.5. A single eyepiece accompanies the telescope giving you the choice to buy which eyepieces suit your needs (planets or deepsky etc.). (S.W.20KG)

The OP680 8" is the larger 200mm diameter mirror model. The focal length is 1100mm making the focal ratio 5.5. A jump from 150mm to 200mm nets you another 75% in image brightness and higher magnification capabilities. (S.W.25KG)

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