Sky-Watcher Equinox 100 ED

The Sky-Watcher Equinox 100 ED serves as my main telescope, both for visual use and for astrophotography. The telescope comes with a wooden aluminum-lined carrying case. It is supplied with two eyepieces: 25 mm (left) and 5 mm (right). At f=900 mm, the 25 mm and the 5 mm provide magnifications of 36x and 180x, respectively. Supplied also is a 90-degree 2-inch diagonal mirror. The telescope comes with an 8 x 50 finder scope.

The Optical Tube Assembly (OTA) features a 4-in f/9 extra-low dispersion (ED) apochromatic (APO) lens design, which makes it highly suitable not only for visual observation but also for astrophotography. It features a 2-inch/1-inch dual-speed Crayford focuser with a thumbscrew underneath for locking the draw tube once focus is achieved.

Night Sky in Focus
Astronomy and Amateur Radio
© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

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