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Skywatcher BK 1025AZ3


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I'm thinking of buying this refractor since I wanted:

-Fairly large aperture

-portability

-Able to do terrestrial viewing

Has anyone had this telescope before? and if so is this a decent scope for 

planetary and maybe some bright deep sky?

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The scope part of this combination (also known as the StarTravel 102) is an F5 102mm achromat. Fast achromats like this are great a low power, wide field views of the sky, and do well on many DSOs. Also nice and compact.

What they aren't great at is high power views of the planets. My StarTravel 102 couldn't really be pushed more than 100x which isn't really enough for planets. Chromatic Abberation was also quite bad on bright objects.

Richard

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