PRODUCT
CATALOGUE
2018
[ REFLECTORS ] [ REFRACTORS ] [ DOBSONIANS ]
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CONTENTS
REFRACTORS
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REFLECTORS
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Tasco Sales Australia (TSA) is a wholesale
distributor of leading outdoor, optical and
law enforcement products. We distribute to
over 1100 retail and government accounts
Australia wide. We represent many well-known,
highly respected and dependable brands with
whom we have long-standing relationships.
TABLETOPS
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DOBSONIANS
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STAR EXPLORER
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MINI AZ
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STAR DISCOVERY
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We supply a wide spectrum of astronomy
products including refractors, reflectors,
Dobsonians, Maksutov-Cassegrains, telescope
mounts, tripods and solar filters.
OTAS
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MOUNTS
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BRASS COLLECTIBLES
33
SPOTTING SCOPES
34
ASTRONOMY BINOCULARS
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EYEPIECES & ACCESSORIES
36
SYNSCAN APP
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WARRANTY INFO
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2018 CATALOGUE
BROADER
HORIZONS
TECHNOLOGIES
SYNSCAN GOTO
SYNSCAN GOTO
GoTo pointing accuracy: up to 5 arc min. Database: 25 user defined
objects. Complete M, NGC and IC catalog, partial SAO catalogues, total
42,900 objects.
FREEDOM FIND
FREEDOM FIND
Dual encoders allows manual movement of the mount without losing
alignment capabilities.
BRIGHT STAR ALIGNMENT
This is a simple method for finding your way through the stars using
your GoTo hand control. Simply select a known object (e.g. Venus) and
follow the prompts.
WI-FI
WiFi
The Wi-Fi adapter gives your Sky-Watcher GoTo mount Wi-Fi capability.
With the adapter plugged in you can connect the mount to the SynScan
App and use your mobile device to control and align your telescope.
COLLAPSIBLE
COLLAPSIBLE
These models have a collapsible truss-tube design making them easier
to transport. They do not require reassembling between uses.
ED LENS
ED LENS
High quality FPL53 glass with extra low dispersion optics minimise
chromatic aberration, providing higher resolution and superior contrast.
LAND & NATURE VIEWING
LAND & NATURE
VIEWING
Unlike astronomical telescopes, these models are equipped with
accessories that straighten an image that is both the right way up and
the right way round. Perfect for viewing land objects and horizons.
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LAND & SKY
REFRACTORS
KEY FEATURES:
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User level, beginner
Highly affordable
Terrestrial and Astronomy use
Great resolution of the moon and planets
Lightweight, easy for travelling
Quick setup time
LAND & NATURE
VIEWING
[ SW709AZ3 ]
[ RRP $299 ]
ACCESSORIES:
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Finderscope (see table)
10mm & 25mm Super eyepieces (1.25" barrel)
2x Barlow lens (SW607AZ2 & SW707AZ2 only)
3x Barlow lens (SW709AZ3 only)
OTHER INFORMATION:
• Mount accessory tray
• Fully multi coated
achromatic refractor
• Fine adjustment knobs
• Aluminium tube
• Sturdy aluminium tripod
• 90° erect image diagonal
(SW607AZ2 & SW707AZ2)
• 45° erect image diagonal
(all other models)
MODEL
APERTURE
FOCAL LENGTH
FINDERSCOPE
MAGNIFICATION
RRP
SW607AZ2
SW707AZ2
SW705AZ3
SW709AZ3
SW804AZ3
60mm
70mm
70mm
70mm
80mm
700mm
700mm
500mm
900mm
400mm
6x24mm
6x24mm
Red Dot
6x24mm
6x24mm
70x ; 28x
70x ; 28x
50x ; 20x
90x ; 36x
40x ; 16x
$149
$199
$279
$299
$329
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LAND & SKY
REFRACTORS
KEY FEATURES:
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LAND & NATURE
VIEWING
User level, beginner
Highly affordable
Terrestrial and Astronomy use
Great resolution of the moon and planets
Lightweight, easy for travelling
Quick setup time
ACCESSORIES:
[ SW1025AZ3 ]
[ RRP $529 ]
• Finderscope (see table)
• 10mm & 25mm Super eyepieces (1.25" barrel)
OTHER INFORMATION:
• Multi function mount plate
•F
ully multi coated
• Achromatic refractor
• Aluminium tube
• Sturdy aluminium tripod
• Fine adjustment knobs
• Mount accessory tray
RRP
MODEL
$399 SW906AZ3
$349 SW909AZ3
$529 SW1025AZ3
$499 SW909AZ3-R
$649 SW1206AZ3
$699 SW102AZ5
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• 45° erect image diagonal
• 90° erect image diagonal
(for SW909AZ3-R & SW1025AZ5)
•N
ew AZ3-R mount
(SW909AZ3-R)
• N
ew AZ5 mount (SW102AZ5)
APERTURE
FOCAL LENGTH
90mm
90mm
102mm
90mm
120mm
102mm
600mm
900mm
500mm
900mm
600mm
500mm
FINDERSCOPE MAGNIFICATION
6x30mm
6x30mm
Red Dot
6x30mm
Red Dot
6x30mm
60x ; 24x
90x ; 36x
50x ; 20x
90x ; 36x
60x ; 24x
50x ; 20x
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ASTRONOMY
REFRACTORS
KEY FEATURES:
• User level, beginner - enthusiasts
• Great resolution of the moon, planets and
deep sky objects
• Lightweight, easy for travelling
• Equatorial mount to manually track the stars
ACCESSORIES:
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Finderscope
10mm & 25mm Super Eyepieces (1.25" barrel)
2x Barlow lens (SW709EQ1 only)
90° Diagonal (1.25" for SW709EQ1 & SW909EQ2, 2" for
SW1021EQ3)
OTHER INFORMATION:
• Sturdy aluminium tripod
• Fully multi coated
achromatic refractor
• Aluminium tube
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Multi function mount plate
Mount accessory tray
Quick setup time
Counterweight
[ SW909EQ2 ]
[ RRP $399 ]
MODEL
APERTURE
FOCAL LENGTH
FINDERSCOPE
MAGNIFICATION
RRP
SW709EQ1
SW909EQ2
SW1021EQ3
70mm
90mm
102mm
900mm
900mm
1000mm
6x24mm
6x30mm
6x30mm
90x ; 36x
90x ; 36x
100x ; 40x
$299
$399
$899
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REFLECTOR
TELESCOPES
KEY FEATURES:
• User level, beginner
•M
agnificent views of the moon, planets, comets
and deep sky objects
• Equatorial mount to manually track the stars
ACCESSORIES:
• Finderscope (see table)
• 10mm & 25mm Super eyepieces (1.25" barrel)
• Barlow lens (see table)
[ SW1301EQ2 ]
[ RRP $499 ]
OTHER INFORMATION:
•A
luminised parabolic
primary mirror
• Aluminium tube
• Sturdy aluminium tripod
• Mount accessory tray
• Optional motor drive
(excluding SW767AZ1)
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•A
lt-Azimuth Mount
(SW767AZ1)
•E
Q1 Mount with motor
(model SW1149EQ1MD)
• EQ2 Mount (all other models)
RRP
MODEL
APERTURE
FOCAL LENGTH
FINDER.
2x BARLOW
MAG.
$169
SW767AZ1
76mm
700mm
6x24mm
$289
SW1149EQ1
114mm
900mm
6x24mm
$319 SW1149EQ1MD 114mm
900mm
6x24mm
$349
SW1145EQ1
114mm
500mm
Red Dot
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

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70x ; 28x
$499
$549
SW1301EQ2
130mm
1000mm
6x30mm
N/A
100x ; 40x
SW13065EQ2
130mm
650mm
Red Dot
N/A
65x ; 26x
90x ; 36x
90x ; 36x
50x ; 20x
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REFLECTOR
TELESCOPES
KEY FEATURES:
• User level, intermediate
• Magnificent views of the moon, planets, comets
and deep sky objects
• Equatorial mount to manually track the stars
(excluding SW130PAZ3-R & SW130PAZ5)
[ SW2001EQ5 ]
[ RRP $899 ]
ACCESSORIES:
• Finderscope (see table)
• 10mm & 25mm Super eyepieces (1.25" barrel)
• Barlow lens (see table)
OTHER INFORMATION:
•A
luminised parabolic
primary mirror
• Aluminium tube
• Mount accessory tray
• Sturdy steel tripod
(models SW15075EQ3S
& SW15075EQ3SD only)
• Optional motor drive
(excluding AZ3 & AZ5)
• 2" Crayford focuser
• New AZ3-R mount
(SW130PAZ3-R)
• New AZ5 mount
(SW130PAZ5)
MODEL
APERTURE
FOCAL LENGTH
FINDER
2x BARLOW
MAG.
RRP
SW130PAZ3-R
130mm
650mm
Red Dot
N/A
65x ; 26x
$499
$599
$799
$899
$999
$899
$1099
SW130PAZ5
130mm
650mm
Red Dot
N/A
65x ; 26x
SW15075EQ3
150mm
750mm
6x30mm
N/A
75x ; 30x
SW15075EQ3S
150mm
750mm
6x30mm
N/A
75x ; 30x
SW15075EQ3SD
150mm
750mm
6x30mm
N/A
75x ; 30x
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
100x ; 40x
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SW2001EQ5
200mm
1000mm
9x50mm
SW2001EQ5ST
200mm
1000mm
9x50mm
100x ; 40x
EQUATORIAL
MAKSUTOV
CASSEGRAINS
KEY FEATURES:
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User level, intermediate and advanced users
Highly recommended for high resolution astrophotography
Metallic high reflection coatings
Fully baffled and blackened
OTHER INFORMATION:
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[ SWMAK102EQ2 ]
[ RRP $499 ]
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RRP
Compact tube ideal for travelling
90° Star Diagonal (1.25" barrel)
Equatorial mount for easy tracking
Super Eyepieces; 10mm & 25mm (1.25" barrel)
Mount accessory tray
Optional Motor Drive
MODEL
$349 SWMAK90EQ1
$499 SWMAK102EQ2
$799 SWMAK127EQ3
APERTURE
FOCAL LENGTH
MAGNIFICATION
FINDERSCOPE
90mm
102mm
127mm
1250mm
1300mm
1500mm
125x; 50x
130x; 52x
150x; 60x
Red Dot
Red Dot
Red Dot
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ALT-AZIMUTH
MAKSUTOV
CASSEGRAINS
KEY FEATURES:
• User level, intermediate and advanced users
• Metallic high reflection coatings
• Fully baffled and blackened
OTHER INFORMATION:
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Alt-Azimuth mount
Rolled steel coated tube
V Style bar connection
Super Eyepieces; 10mm & 25mm (1.25" barrel)
Built-it micrometric adjustment knobs
Ideal for land and nature viewing
Wide range of adjustment
5kg load capacity - AZ5
3kg load capacity - AZ3-R
Worm gear drive
Rotation Angles: AZ 360° / Alt: -50° to 90° (AZ5 only)
MODEL
APERTURE
SW102MAKAZ3-R 102mm
SW127MAKAZ5 127mm
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10
[ SW127MAKAZ5 ]
[ RRP $1099 ]
FOCAL LENGTH
MAGNIFICATION
FINDERSCOPE
RRP
1300mm
1500mm
130x ; 52x
6x30mm
6x30mm
$649
$1099
150x ; 60x
TABLE TOP
TELESCOPES
[ SWDOB130 ]
[ RRP $349 ]
[ SWDOBMAK90 ]
[ RRP $399 ]
[ SWDOB76 ]
[ RRP $139 ]
KEY FEATURES:
OTHER INFORMATION:
ACCESSORIES:
• User level, beginner - intermediate
• Collapsible table top Dobsonian (SWDOB130)
•M
agnificent views of the moon, planets
and deep sky objects
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• Red Dot finderscope
• 10mm & 25mm Super Eyepieces (1.25" barrel)
• 90° Star Diagonal (SWDOBMAK90 only)
Aluminised parabolic mirrors
Multi function mount plate
Gift box packaging
The SWDOB130 has a collapsible truss-tube
design, no disassembling or collimation is
required between uses
• The SWDOBMAK90 is auto tracking - option
to upgrade to GoTo with the purchase of
Synscan hand controller or Wi-Fi Adapter
RRP
MODEL
SWDOB76
$139
$399 SWDOBMAK90
$349 SWDOB130
APERTURE
FOCAL LENGTH
MAGNIFICATION
76mm
90mm
130mm
300mm
1250mm
650mm
30x ; 12x
125x ; 50x
65x ; 26x
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CLASSIC
DOBSONIANS
KEY FEATURES:
• User level, beginner - intermediate
• Amazing light gathering power
•M
agnificent views of the moon, planets, comets,
stars, galaxies, nebulae
•S
olid tube
[ SWDOB300 ]
[ RRP $1499 ]
ACCESSORIES:
• Finderscope
• 10mm & 25mm Super Eyepieces (1.25" barrel)
• 2" to 1.25" adapter with T2 thread.
OTHER INFORMATION:
• Tension control system
• Super-smooth Alt-Azimuth mount
• 2" Crayford focuser
MODEL
APERTURE
FOCAL LENGTH
MAGNIFICATION
FINDERSCOPE
RRP
SWDOB150
SWDOB200
SWDOB250
SWDOB300
6"
8"
10"
12"
1200mm
1200mm
1200mm
1500mm
120x ; 48x
120x ; 48x
120x ; 48x
150x ; 60x
6x30mm
9x50mm
9x50mm
9x50mm
$449
$649
$949
$1499
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COLLAPSIBLE
DOBSONIANS
KEY FEATURES:
COLLAPSIBLE
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User level, intermediate - professional
Amazing light gathering power
Collapsible transportable Dobsonian
Magnificent views of the moon, comets, planets,
stars, galaxies, nebulae
ACCESSORIES:
• 9x50mm finderscope
• 10mm & 25mm Super Plossl eyepieces (1.25" barrel)
• 2" to 1.25" adapter with T2 thread
OTHER INFORMATION:
[ SWDOB300C ]
[ RRP $1899 ]
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Collapsible truss-tube design, no disassembling
2" Crayford dual-speed focuser (14" and 16" models)
Easy collimation
Ultra thin secondary mirror supports
Accessory tray
Optional shroud
Optional GoTo Upgrade Kits available on all models
RRP
MODEL
APERTURE
FOCAL LENGTH
MAGNIFICATION
$699
$999
$1899
$2899
$3799
SWDOB200C
SWDOB250C
SWDOB300C
SWDOB350C
SWDOB400C
8"
10"
12"
14"
16"
1200mm
1200mm
1500mm
1600mm
1800mm
120x ; 48x
120x ; 48x
150x ; 60x
160x ; 64x
180x ; 72x
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GOTO
COLLAPSIBLE
DOBSONIANS
KEY FEATURES:
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User level, intermediate - professional
Amazing light gathering power
Collapsible transportable Dobsonian
View moon, comets, planets, stars, galaxies, nebulae
COLLAPSIBLE
ACCESSORIES:
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9x50mm finderscope
10mm & 25mm Super Plossl eyepieces (1.25" barrel)
2" to 1.25" adapter with T2 thread
Accessory tray
SynScanTM hand control
FREEDOM FIND
OTHER INFORMATION:
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Collapsible truss-tube design, no disassembling
Easy collimation
2" Crayford dual-speed focuser (14" and 16" models)
Optional Wi-Fi adapter
Ultra thin secondary mirror supports
MODEL
SWDOB200CGT
SWDOB250CGT
SWDOB300CGT
SWDOB350CGT
SWDOB400CGT
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APERTURE FOCAL LENGTH
8"
10"
12"
14"
16"
1200mm
1200mm
1500mm
1600mm
1800mm
MAGNIFICATION
RRP
120x ; 48x
120x ; 48x
150x ; 60x
160x ; 64x
180x ; 72x
$1699
$1999
$2799
$3499
$4499
[ SWDOB400CGT ]
[ RRP $4499 ]
SYNSCAN GOTO
STAR GATE
DOBSONIANS
KEY FEATURES:
• User level, intermediate - professional
• Collapsible transportable Dobsonian
• View moon, planets, comets, stars, galaxies, nebulae
COLLAPSIBLE
ACCESSORIES:
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SYNSCAN GOTO
[ SWDOB500CGT ]
[ RRP $9999 ]
9x50mm finderscope
10mm & 25mm Super Plossl eyepieces (1.25" barrel)
28mm LET28 (2" barrel)
2" to 1.25" adapter
Full length shroud (optional for 18")
Primary and secondary mirror covers
Collimation eyepiece
OTHER INFORMATION:
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RRP
High quality/precision parabolic mirror
2" Crayford dual-speed focuser
Collapsible truss design, 30min setup time
Tension Control System (non GoTo version)
Optional Wi-Fi adapter
MODEL
$6999 SWDOB450
$7999 SWDOB450GT
$8999 SWDOB500C
$9999 SWDOB500CGT
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APERTURE
FOCAL LENGTH
MAGNIFICATION
458mm
458mm
508mm
508mm
1900mm
1900mm
2000mm
2000mm
190x ; 76x ; 68x
190x ; 76x ; 68x
200x ; 80x ; 71x
200x ; 80x ; 71x
GO-TO


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STAR
EXPLORER
KEY FEATURES:
• User level, beginner - intermediate
• High quality optics
•M
agnificent views of the moon, comets, planets
and stars
• Sidereal, Lunar and Solar tracking rates
ACCESSORIES
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SYNSCAN GOTO
10mm & 25mm Super eyepieces (1.25" barrel)
Moon filter (not with all models)
6x24mm finderscope (114/500 model)
6
x30mm finderscope (all other models)
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0° Diagonal (SW102MAKSE and SW127MAKSE only)
[ SW127MAKSE ]
[ RRP $899 ]
OTHER INFORMATION:
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Fully multi-coated optics
Optional Wi-Fi adapter
Stainless steel tripod
Accessory tray
Auto-tracking Alt-Azimuth mount
MODEL
APERTURE
FOCAL LENGTH
MAGNIFICATION
2x BARLOW
RRP
SW114PSE
SW130PSE
SW102MAKSE
SW127MAKSE
114mm
130mm
102mm
127mm
500mm
650mm
1300mm
1500mm
50x ; 20x
65x ; 26x
130x ; 52x
150x ; 58x


$499
$599
$699
$899
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N/A
N/A
MINI AZ
KEY FEATURES:
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Wi-Fi controlled (iOS and Android)
User level, beginner - intermediate
High quality optics
M
agnificent views of the moon, comets, planets
and stars
• Sidereal, lunar and solar tracking rates
WiFi
SYNSCAN GOTO
FREEDOM FIND
ACCESSORIES
• Star Adventurer tripod
• 10mm & 25mm Super eyepieces (1.25" barrel)
• 90° diagonal, MiniAZ extension tube (no 90° Diagonal on
SW130P-MINIAZ)
• Red Dot finderscope
OTHER INFORMATION:
• Fully multi-coated optics
• Accessory tray
• Auto-tracking Alt-Azimuth mount
[ SW127MAK-MINIAZ ]
[ RRP $1099 ]
RRP
MODEL
APERTURE FOCAL LENGTH MAGNIFICATION FINDERSCOPE
SW130P-MINIAZ
130mm
$799
$899 SW102MAK-MINIAZ 102mm
$1099 SW127MAK-MINIAZ 127mm
650mm
1300mm
1500mm
65x; 26x
130x; 52x
150x; 60x
Red Dot
Red Dot
Red Dot
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STAR
DISCOVERY
RRP
MODEL
$799
$899
$949
$899
$999
$1199
$549
SW130NSD-R
SW150NSD-R
SW102RSD-R
SW90MAKSD-R
SW102MAKSD-R
SW127MAKSD-R
SWSTARDISC
APERTURE
MAGNIFICATION
130mm
650mm
65x : 26x
150mm
750mm
75x : 30x
102mm
500mm
50x : 20x
90mm
1250mm
125x : 50x
102mm
1300mm
130x : 52x
127mm
1500mm
150x : 60x
STAR DISCOVERY AZ GOTO MOUNT
STEEL TRIPOD 5KG LOAD
FREEDOM FIND
KEY FEATURES:
ACCESSORIES:
OTHER INFORMATION:
• User level, beginner - intermediate
• Views of the moon, comets, planets and stars
• Slewing speeds: 1
x, 2x, 16x, 32x ,64x, 128x
400x, 500x, 600x, 800x
• Payload 5kg (or telescope up to 5kg)
• Dual encoders
•F
inderscope 6x30mm Achromatic or
Red Dot finderscope (SW102RSD-R)
• 1.25" Super Eyepieces, 10mm and 25mm
• 45° erecting Diagonal for SW102RSD-R
• 90° erecting Diagonal for the Maksutovs
• 2x Barlow lens w/camera adapter
• Snap cable (optional)
• Hand control holder
• Stainless steel tripod with accessory tray
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FOCAL LENGTH
SYNSCAN GOTO
Fully multi-coated optics
Auto-tracking Alt-Azimuth mount
Tracking rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
Optional Wi-Fi adapter
Optional camera L-bracket
Telescope connection: V bar
Duncan Milburn,
Sky-Watcher Esprit 100mm on EQ6
Canon 1100D Astro-Modified
4.5 hours (27x10 min) ISO800
Processed in Pixinsight.
Adriano Massatani,
Modified Canon 6D, ISO3200,
32 Shots For 120 Seconds, SkyWatcher 80 ED f/7.5 at f/5.625.
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Phil Hart,
Canon 6D, Samyang 35mm lens
f2.8, 2 mins, ISO800. Tracking on
Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer.
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OTA
BLACK DIAMOND
PHOTO REFLECTORS
& QUATTROS
KEY FEATURES:
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User level, intermediate and advanced users
Highly recommended for astrophotography
Fast F4 focal ratios (Quattros only)
Metallic high reflection coatings
Fully baffled and blackened
OTHER INFORMATION:
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•
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Rolled steel coated tube
Cast aluminum tube rings, with “V” Series Dovetail Bar
Optional coma corrector
Eyepiece LET28mm
2" dual-speed Crayford focuser
2" to 1.25" adapter with T2 thread.
Ultra thin secondary mirror supports
[ SW15075AP-OTA ]
[ RRP $499 ]
RECOMMENDED MOUNT:
• EQ5
• EQ6-R
• AZEQ5
• AZEQ6
[ SWP2501-OTA ]
[ RRP $1099 ]
• NEQ6 Pro
• HEQ5
MODEL
APERTURE
FOCAL LENGTH
MAGNIFICATION
FINDERSCOPE
RRP
SW13065AP-OTA
SW15075AP-OTA
SW2001AP-OTA
SW25012AP-OTA
SW30015AP-OTA
130mm
150mm
200mm
250mm
300mm
650mm
750mm
1000mm
1200mm
1500mm
23x
27x
36x
43x
54x
6x30mm
6x30mm
9x50mm
9x50mm
9x50mm
$399
$499
$599
$799
$1499
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QUATTROS:
MODEL
APERTURE
FOCAL LENGTH
MAGNIFICATION
RRP
SWP2008-OTA
SWP2501-OTA
200mm
250mm
800mm
1000mm
29x
36x
$799
$1099
OTA
BLACK DIAMOND
MAKSUTOV
CASSEGRAINS
KEY FEATURES:
• User level, intermediate and advanced users
•H
ighly recommended for high resolution
astrophotography
• Metallic high reflection coatings
• Fully baffled and blackened • Fully multi-coated Meniscus lens
OTHER INFORMATION:
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Rolled steel, powder-coated tube
Premium 2" Diagonal
Eyepiece LET28mm
9x50mm finderscope
RECOMMENDED MOUNTS:
• EQ5
• EQ6-R
• NEQ6 Pro
[ SWMAK180-OTA ]
[ RRP $1899 ]
RRP
MODEL
$699 SWMAK127-OTA
$1299 SWMAK150-OTA
$1899 SWMAK180-OTA
• AZEQ5
• AZEQ6
• HEQ5
APERTURE FOCAL LENGTH MAGNIFICATION
127mm
150mm
180mm
1500mm
1800mm
2700mm
54x
64x
96x
FINDERSCOPE
9x50mm
9x50mm
9x50mm
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OTA
PREMIUM
PHOTO MAKSUTOV
REFLECTOR
KEY FEATURES:
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•
•
•
User level, intermediate and advanced users
Highly recommended for astrophotography
Metallic high reflection coatings
Fully baffled and blackened
OTHER INFORMATION:
•
•
•
•
Cast aluminium tube rings, with “V” Series Dovetail Bar
9x50mm Right Angle finderscope
2" dual-speed Crayford focuser
Pyrex mirrors
RECOMMENDED MOUNTS:
• EQ5
• EQ6-R
• AZEQ5
• AZEQ6
• NEQ6 Pro
• HEQ5
MODEL
APERTURE
FOCAL LENGTH
MAGNIFICATION
RRP
SWDM190-OTA
190mm
1000mm
36x
$1999
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[ SWDM190-OTA ]
[ RRP $1999 ]
OTA
BLACK DIAMOND
ACHROMATIC
REFRACTORS
KEY FEATURES:
• User level, intermediate and advanced users
• High transmission coatings
OTHER INFORMATION:
•
•
•
•
•
[ SWBD1021-OTA ]
[ RRP $299 ]
Rolled steel, powder-coated tube
Cast aluminium tube rings, with “V” series dovetail bar
Premium 2" Diagonal
10mm & 25mm Super Eyepieces (1.25" barrel)
2" to 1.25" adapter with T2 thread
RECOMMENDED MOUNTS:
• EQ5
• EQ6-R
• NEQ6 Pro
RRP
$299
$529
MODEL
SWBD1021-OTA
SWBD1201-OTA
• AZEQ5
• AZEQ6
• HEQ5
APERTURE FOCAL LENGTH MAGNIFICATION FINDERSCOPE
102mm
1000mm
100x ; 36x
9x50mm
120mm
1000mm
100x ; 36x
9x50mm
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OTA
BLACK DIAMOND
ED DOUBLET
REFRACTORS
KEY FEATURES:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
User level, intermediate and advanced users
Highly recommended for astrophotography
Apochromatic refractor
High transmission coatings
Fully baffled and blackened
FPL-53 and Schott optical glass
Dual speed focuser (excluding SWED80-OTA)
ED LENS
[ SWBDED100-OTA ]
[ RRP $1349 ]
OTHER INFORMATION:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Aluminium foam lined case included (excluding SWED80-OTA)
Rolled steel, powder-coated tube
Cast aluminum tube rings, with “V” series dovetail bar
9x50mm finderscope (excluding SWED80-OTA)
Premium 2" Diagonal (excluding SWED80-OTA)
Optional Focal reducer / field flattener
Eyepiece LET28mm
RECOMMENDED MOUNTS:
• EQ5
• EQ6-R
• AZEQ5
• AZEQ6
• NEQ6 Pro
• HEQ5
MODEL
SWED80-OTA
APERTURE
80mm
SWBDED80-OTA
80mm
600mm
21x
9x50mm
SWBDED100-OTA
100mm
900mm
32x
9x50mm
SWBDED120-OTA
120mm
900mm
32x
9x50mm
SWBDED150-OTA
150mm
1200mm
42x
9x50mm
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FOCAL LENGTH MAGNIFICATION FINDERSCOPE
600mm
Tube only, no accessories.
RRP
$699
$1099
$1349
$2499
$2899
[ SWBDED80-OTA ]
[ RRP $1099 ]
OTA
ESPRIT ED
TRIPLET
REFRACTORS
RRP
ED LENS
[ SWESPRIT120 ]
[ RRP $3999 ]
• HEQ5
• AZEQ5
• AZEQ6
• EQ8
• NEQ6 Pro
• EQ6-R
APERTURE FOCAL LENGTH CORRECTED FIELD
SWESPRIT80 80mm
SWESPRIT100 100mm
SWESPRIT120 120mm
SWESPRIT150 150mm
400mm
500mm
840mm
1050mm
33mm
40mm
44mm
44mm
KEY FEATURES:
•3
-element objective lenses (one Ohara “ED”
OTHER INFORMATION:
RECOMMENDED MOUNTS:
$2199
$2999
$3999
$6999
MODEL
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Thread-on Field Flattener included
2" thread on adapter
2" to 1.25" adapter
2" dielectric diagonal
Canon camera adapter included
Tube Rings with “V” Series Dovetail Bar
Aluminium case included
9x50mm 90° Finderscope
FPL-53 extra dispersion and 2 x Schott lenses)
•3
" CNC machined 11:1 rotatable dual-speed
linear power focuser
• Excellent field flatness
•Z
ero detectable colour fringing even on
bright objects
• High-transmission lens coatings
• Knife-edge Baffled Optical System
• High-precision mechanical components
• Aluminium OTA material
• Retractable dew shield
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EQUATORIAL
PRO MOUNTS
KEY FEATURES:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Positioning accuracy up to 5 arc minutes
Internal DC stepper motors
ST4 auto guider interface
Minimal vibration
Tracking rates Sidereal, Lunar and Solar
V style plate (all models)
D Style plate (EQ6, NEQ6)
Counterweights
Stainless steel tripod
Setting circles
Northern and Southern hemisphere Polar scope
Programmable permanent periodic error correction
SYNSCAN GOTO
OPTIONAL:
•
•
•
•
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Extra counterweights
Optional Wi-Fi adapter
Aluminium case for NEQ6 models
Power tank
[ SWNEQ6PRO ]
[ RRP $1699 ]
MODEL
PAYLOAD
RRP
SWEQ3PRO
SWEQ5PRO
SWHEQ5PRO
SWNEQ6PRO
SWEQ6-R
Up to 5.5kg
Up to 9kg
Up to15kg
Up to 22kg
Up to 22kg
$899
$1099
$1399
$1699
$2299
[ SWEQ6-R ]
[ RRP $2299 ]
*2 counterweights included only
AZGT
PRO MOUNTS
KEY FEATURES:
FREEDOM FIND
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Equatorial and Alt-Az dual mode
Pointing accuracy up to 5 arc minutes
Hybrid stepper motor drives on both axes
Max speed 4.2°/second
ST4 Auto guider interface
Belt driven (all models)
V style plate (all models)
D Style plate (AZEQ6)
Setting circles
Auto guiding speed 0.125x, 0.25x, 0.5, 0.75x. 1x
ACCESSORIES INCLUDED:
SYNSCAN GOTO
[ SWAZEQ5GTP ]
[ RRP $2299 ]
[ SWAZEQ6GT ]
[ RRP $2599 ]
• AZEQ6: 5kg counterweight (SWA-CWAZEQ6)
• AZEQ5: counterweights included (SWAZEQ5GTT)
• Polar scope (only for SWAZEQ6GT)
OPTIONAL:
•
•
•
•
Illuminated Southern & Northern hemisphere Polar scope (for AZEQ5)
Extra counterweights
Optional Wi-Fi adapter
Power tank
RRP
MODEL
PAYLOAD
TRIPOD / PIER
$2199
$2299
$2599
SWAZEQ5GTT
SWAZEQ5GTP
SWAZEQ6GT
Up to 15kg
Up to 15kg
Up to 22kg
Tripod
Pier
Tripod (Optional Pier)
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AZ MOUNTS
SWAZ3-R KEY FEATURES:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Smaller, lighter and more durable than previous models
Micrometric adjustment knobs
Ideal for land and nature viewing
3kg load capacity
Alt-Azimuth design
AZ has 180 teeth
ALT has 116 teeth
360° fine adjustment
SWAZ5 KEY FEATURES:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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Built-it micrometric adjustment knobs (short)
Ideal for land and nature viewing
Wide range of adjustment
Alt-Azimuth design
5kg load capacity
V style bar connection
Worm gear drive
Rotation Angles: AZ 360° / Alt: -50° to 90°
[ SWAZ3-R ]
[ $269 ]
MODEL
PAYLOAD
TRIPOD / PIER
RRP
SWAZ3-R
SWAZ5
SWAZ4A
Up to 3kg
5kg with Portable Tripod
Up to 8.4kg
Tripod
Tripod
Tripod
$269
$399
$249
[ SWAZ5 ]
[ $399 ]
MINI
AZ-GT MOUNT
KEY FEATURES:
WiFi
FREEDOM FIND
[ SWAZMINI ]
[ $599 ]
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Wi-Fi controlled (iOS and Android)
Go-To via SynScan free app
Freedom finder dual encoder
DC12V voltage
5kg load capacity
DC motor
Dimensions: 14cm x 9cm x 14cm
ACCESSORIES:
•
•
•
•
Portable tripod (3/8” screw connection)
Accessory tray
Snap cable (2.5mm audio jack)
216mm extension pier
OTHER FEATURES:
•
•
•
•
•
Vixen style bar compatible
Compatible with standard 3/8” screw tripods
Snap port
SynScan hand controller compatible
7
.5-14V supply or 8 AA batteries
(battery case inside the mount)
• Adjustable tripod: 640mm to 1125mm
RRP
MODEL
PAYLOAD
TRIPOD / PIER
$599
SWAZMINI
Up to 5kg
Tripod
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STAR
ADVENTURER
**
[ SWSTAR-KIT ]*
MODULAR EQ MOUNT
RRP
MODEL
SWSTAR-MOUNT
$499
$499 SWSTAR-MOUNT-RED
$599 SWSTAR-KIT
$599 SWSTAR-KIT-R
MOUNT INCLUDES:
SWSTAR-BALL
SWSTAR-ADJ-B
FEATURES
Star Adventurer Mount - BLACK
Star Adventurer Mount - RED
[ SWSTAR-ADJ-B ]
Star Adventurer Kit BLACK
Star Adventurer Kit RED
Connect to ball head tripod
Star Adventurer adjusting base on dovetail
[ SWSTAR-MOUNT ]
[ SWSTAR-WEIGHT ]
MOUNT OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES:
SWSTAR-WEIGHT
Counterweight and bar to balance your camera
SWSTAR-WEDGE / RED
Equatorial wedge base - BLACK or RED
SWSTAR-TRI
Star Adventurer tripod - BLACK
[ SWSTAR-WEDGE ]
KIT INCLUDES:
Items included with MOUNT (SWSTAR-BALL & SWSTAR-ADJ-B) PLUS:
SWSTAR-WEIGHT
Counterweight and bar to balance your camera
SWSTAR-WEDGE / RED
Equatorial wedge base - BLACK or RED
KEY FEATURES:
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The Star Adventurer is a user friendly modular mount
designed for wide field astrophotography and timelapse photography. It is a precise, portable and stable
celestial tracking platform for Sidereal, Solar & Lunar
tracking with automatic DSLR shutter release control
(using snap shot cable sold separately). It also contains
pre-programmed parameters assisting you to create
interesting time-lapse videos with your DSLR.
STAR ADVENTURER INFORMATION:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
D
SLR interface for automatic shutter control
B
uilt-in auto-guiding interface
Compatible with mini USB power supply
C
ompatible with 3/8" and ¼" tripod thread
Free firmware upgrade
Polar scope (southern hemisphere) w/ illuminator
Maximum payload 5kg
Optional snap cable
*Shown in BLACK, also available in RED
**Camera not included - for styling purposes only
STAR ADVENTURER
MINI - SAM
[ SWMINISA-MOUNT-R ]
plus
[ SWSTAR-WEDGE-RED ]
[ SWMINISA-KIT-BLK ]*
MODULAR EQ MOUNT
RRP
**
MODEL
SWMINISA-MOUNT-B
$379
$379 SWMINISA-MOUNT-R
$499 SWMINISA-KIT-BLK
$499 SWMINISA-KIT-RED
MOUNT INCLUDES:
SWSTAR-BALL
[ SWSTAR-ADJ-B ]
Star Adventurer Mini, Wi-Fi, - RED
Star Adventurer Mini BLACK
Star Adventurer Mini - RED
Connect to ball head tripod
MOUNT OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES:
SWSTAR-WEIGHT
Counterweight to balance your camera
SWSTAR-WEDGE / RED Equatorial wedge base - BLACK or RED
SWSTAR-ADJ-B
Star Adventurer adjusting base on dovetail
SWSTAR-TRI
Star Adventurer tripod - BLACK
[ SWMINISA-MOUNT-B ]
STAR ADVENTURER
[ SWSTAR-WEIGHT ] MINI CONSOLE APP
[ SWSTAR-WEDGE ]
WiFi
STAR ADVENTURER MINI INFORMATION:
*Shown in BLACK, also available in RED
**Camera and ball head not included - for styling purposes only
FEATURES
Star Adventurer Mini, Wi-Fi, BLACK
• Wi-Fi connectivity
• Multiple pre-programmed speeds for time
lapse photography
• Tracking rate selectable between Sidereal,
Solar and Lunar, 0.5x, 2x, 6x, 12x
• Polar scope (southern hemisphere) w/ illuminator
• Maximum payload: 3kg
• Optional snap cable
KIT INCLUDES:
Items included in MOUNT (SWSTAR-BALL & POLAR SCOPE) PLUS:
SWSTAR-WEIGHT
Counterweight to balance your camera
SWSTAR-WEDGE / RED Equatorial wedge base - BLACK or RED
SWSTAR-ADJ-B
Star Adventurer adjusting base on dovetail
KEY FEATURES:
The Star Adventurer MINI (SAM) is a user friendly
modular mount designed for wide field astrophotography
and time-lapse photography. It is a precise, portable
and stable celestial tracking platform for Sidereal, Solar
& Lunar tracking with automatic DSLR shutter release
control (using snap shot cable sold separately). Download
the app and control it with your Wi-Fi enabled device.
Pre-programmed functions also available.
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EQ8 PRO MOUNT
KEY FEATURES:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
KEY FEATURES:
50kg payload & storage case for head
Pointing accuracy up to 5 arc-minutes
Super smooth PE curve
Internal DC hybrid steppe motors
Maximum slewing speed 3.3°/sec
Auto-guiding speed 0.125x, 0.25, 0.5x, 0.75x, 1x
ST4 auto guider interface
Programable permanent periodic error correction
Auto home function
Adjustable pier (1.75m - 1m)
V style plate, D style plate
Sideral, Solar & Lunar tracking rates
SYNSCAN GOTO
ACCESSORIES:
• EQ8 Polar scope (SWA-POLAR-EQ8)
• 2x 10kg EQ8 counterweights (SWA-CWEQ8)
OTHER INFORMATION:
• Optional Wi-Fi adapter
• External Polar scope
• Power tank
• Extra counterweights
• DSLR cable (only for supported cameras; Canon, Nikon,
Sony Pentax)
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FREEDOM FIND
MODEL
PAYLOAD
RRP
SWEQ8
SWEQ8-NOPIER
Up to 50kg
Up to 50kg
$5999
$4999
[ SWEQ8 ]
[ $5999 ]
R
BRASS
COLLECTIBLE
KEY FEATURES:
LAND & NATURE
VIEWING
[ OP80900 ]
[ OP154550 ]
• Brass coating finishing for classy look
•H
igh quality 80mm multi-coated optics for clear,
bright images
•P
remium quality brass
• Precision 1.25" rack and pinion focuser
•A
djustable height tripod made from rich mahogany
and features brass fittings
• Classic styled timber-brass Alt-Azimuth mount
• Erect image for land viewing
• 5 years Sky-Watcher limited warranty
ACCESSORIES:
• 25mm brass Plossl eyepiece
• OP80900 includes 6x30mm achromatic brass
finderscope
MODEL
DESCRIPTION
OP80900
OP154550
AC25X30
80x900mm Brass Mahogany Tripod
15-45x50mm Brass Mahogany Tripod
25x30mm Brass Monocular Collapsible
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R
ACUTER
SPOTTING SCOPES
KEY FEATURES:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Waterproof / dustproof / fogproof
O-ring sealed
Nitrogen purged
45° angle eyepiece
Retractable lens hood to prevent stray light from
entering the objective lens
Carry bag included
¼" camera tripod thread
Accept 1.25" barrel eyepieces (GrandVista models)
Zoom eyepiece, dual speed 15:1 focuser (GrandVista)
[ ST2267X100A ]
OTHER INFORMATION:
•T
he DS80ED includes ED (Extra low Dispersion) optics
to minimise chromatic aberration, providing higher
resolution and superior contrast.
MODEL
ST1648X65A
MAGNIFICATION
16-48x65mm
DESCRIPTION
Nature Close zoom eyepiece
ST2060X80A
20-60x80mm
Nature Close zoom eyepiece
ST2267X100A
22-67x100mm
Nature Close zoom eyepiece
DS65A
16-48x65mm
GrandVista zoom dual speed (15:1) focuser
DS80A
20-60x80mm
GrandVista zoom dual speed (15:1) focuser
DS80ED
20-60x80mm
GrandVista zoom dual speed (15:1) focuser ED
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[ DS80ED ]
[ OP2080 ]
ACUTER
ASTRONOMY
BINOCULARS
KEY FEATURES:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Suitable for astronomy use
Central focusing (excluding OP25100)
Long eye relief
Fully multi-coated
Porro Bak-4 Prism
Water resistant & weatherproof
Heavy-duty tripod adapter (OP2080 & OP25100)
ACCESSORIES:
• Soft carry bag (SL1570 & OP2080)
• Hard carry case (AC15X70FZ & OP25100)
[ OP25100 ]
[ OSL1570 ]
MODEL
DESCRIPTION
SL1570
AC15X70FZ
OP2080
OP25100
15x70mm Skylander Observation Binoculars
15x70mm Water Proof BaK-4 Prisms hard case inc.
20x80mm Jumbo Binoculars
25x100mm Jumbo Binoculars
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LED TORCHES
LED RED LIGHT
LED RED/ WHITE LIGHT
ACCESSORIES
SOLAR FILTERS
MAKSUTOV
90mm /102mm / 127mm /150mm /180mm
ASTRONOMY CAMERAS
NEWTONIAN
76mm /114mm /130mm /150mm /200mm /250mm /300mm
SOLAR SYSTEM IMAGER
Available in Colour or
Monochrome
REFRACTOR
70mm /80mm /90mm /102mm /120mm /150mm
WI-FI ADAPTER
SYNGUIDER
GUIDESCOPE MOUNT
EVOSTAR 72ED
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EVO GUIDE
SKY-WATCHER 2" EYEPIECE
& FILTER KIT
SKY-WATCHER EYEPIECE & FILTER
STARTER KIT
• 1.25”
• 1 5mm Kellner Eyepiece
• 6 mm Plossl Eyepiece
• 2 x Barlow Lens - T-threads
• #80A Blue Planetary Filter
• #25 Red Planetary Filter
• Moon Filter
SWA-EPKIT2
• 2" Eyepieces - 3-element fully multicoated optical design
with a 56° field of view (40mm has 50° )
• 26mm/32mm/40mm
• 2" 2x Barlow Lens
• Coloured filters:
#12 (deep yellow) 2"
#21 (orange) 2"
#25 (red) 2"
#58 (green) 2"
#80A (blue) 2"
• 2" Mirror Diagonal
SWA-EPKIT4
EYEPIECES
SKY-WATCHER PANORAMA SERIES
• 15mm 82° Wide Angle 1.25"
• 7mm 82° Wide Angle 1.25"
• 23mm 82° Wide Angle 2"
• 82° Wide Angle
Long Eye Relief
(ZF13,H-ZK9A,ZF7)
SWA-EPKIT3
58° LONG EYE RELIEF
Available in 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 7mm, 8mm,
9mm & 15mm.
ILLUMINATING EYEPIECE
70° WIDE ANGLE
LONG EYE RELIEF
Available in 5mm, 8mm, 13mm, 17mm,
22mm & 32mm.
SUPER PLOSSL 1.25”
4 elements plossl, 52° field of view, fully
multi-coating. Available in 2.5mm, 6.3mm,
7.5mm, 10mm, 12.5mm, 17mm, 20mm
25mm, 26mm, 32mm & 40mm.
12.5mm reticle with illuminator.
SWA-125ILLRET
ZOOM EYEPIECE
ERECTING EYEPIECE
10mm erecting eyepiece
SW10ERECT
8-24x zoom eyepiece. SWA-Z824
NEWTONIAN
COLLIMATION EYEPIECE
Easily adjust the collimation on your
Newtonian Reflector.
SWA-NCOLL
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2
3
4
5
6
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CONNECT
Power on mount and use your mobile device to join
the SynScan Wi-Fi network. Open the app and tap
the Connect button.
SLEWING THE MOUNT
Use the 8-way direction buttons to command the
mount to rotate (slew). The number at the centre of
the buttons indicate the slewing speed.
ALIGN THE FINDERSCOPE
Point the primary telescope to a fixed target. Identify
the object at the centre of the eyepiece and adjust
screws on the finderscope until the reticle also
points to the same object.
MOUNT ALIGNMENT SCOPE
Tap the Alignment icon, choose an alignment
method and select the alignment stars. During
alignment, use the 8-way slew buttons to first centre
the alignment star in the finderscope and then in
the primary telescope. Tap the Confirmation button
when done; note that the app requires the last
slewing direction to be up and right before tapping.
GOTO
Tap the Star or Deep Sky icon and select an object
from the catalogues. Tap GoTo and the mount will
point to it. You can use User Objects to specify an
object not in the app’s catalogue. After completing
the GoTo for an object, you can centre it in the
telescope’s eyepiece and then tap. This is optional
but doing so allows subsequent GoTo for targets
near this object to be more accurate.
SYNSCAN PRO ONLY
Advanced mode allows further control of your
Skywatcher Synscan equatorial mount. The features
include Polar Alignment, Auto Home, PEC, Polar
Scope, and Camera Control. Also supports Ascom
for slewing, GoTo, and Pulse Guiding.
Point
and Go
POINT
AND GO
SYNSCAN APP &
SYNSCAN APP PRO
The SynScan Point and Go
feature simplifies the GoTo
process. Simply point your
phone to the part of the sky
you want your telescope to
point, press the button, and
the telescope will automatically
move to the location you
pointed to. It will then list all the
objects in the neighbourhood.
We recommend
that you use a
planetarium app
to help you
recognise stars.
SW-WI-FI
Connect your Sky-Watcher
mount to the SynScan App with
the Wi-Fi Adapter.
SYNSCAN &
SYNSCAN PRO
SKY-WATCHER
WARRANTY
5
YEAR WARRANTY
Your Sky-Watcher product is warranted to be free of
defects in materials and workmanship for five years
after the date of purchase.
In the event of a defect under this warranty, we will, at
our option, repair or replace the product, provided that
you return the product with proof of local purchase
such as a receipt.
This warranty does not cover damages caused by
misuse, improper handling, installation, collimation
or maintenance provided by someone other than a
Sky-Watcher Authorised Service Department.
Your Sky-Watcher product must have been purchased
in Australia or New Zealand to be valid for our 5 year
warranty. Sky-Watcher Products purchased elsewhere, will NOT qualify for manufacturers warranty in
Australia. Sky-Watcher products purchased outside of
Australia must be returned to the place of purchase to
resolve any issues.
Warranties are not transferable.
Adriano Massatani,
Canon Eos 6D, HDR composition
of 9 photos, Skywatcher 80ED
with Baader Barlow FFC - Focal
Length 1400mm
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www.skywatcheraustralia.com.au
Outlets throughout Australia & New Zealand
Winbourne Estate
Unit 6, 9-13 Winbourne Rd
Brookvale, NSW 2100
AUSTRALIA
Tel. +61 2 9938 3244
With thanks to the following for their photographic contributions:
- Adriano Massatani (www.myaussiesky.com)
- Will Godward
- Phill Hart
- Duncan Milburn
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