K3's Equipment - Telescopes
"When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars which You have set in place, what is Man that You are mindful of him?" -- Psalm 8:3,4

3.15" SkyWatcher 804 telescope.
80mm F5 Achromatic Refractor, focal length 400mm.

This is my second telescope. It is a small, but very handy scope. Very nice for wide field observation and photography. I am very satisfied with the optics. Manufactured by Skywatcher. I bought it (only OTA) from Teleskop-Service company.

Objective cell 80mm (3.15")
Focal ratio F/5
Focal length 400mm
Resolution 1.43"
Limiting visual magnitude 12.0mag
Finder scope 6x30
Tube length 380mm
Tube outside diameter 100mm
OTA weight 1692g

Eyepieces and magnification:

Eyepiece type Plössl 40
(GS optical)
Plössl 25
Plössl 10
Plössl 6
(GS Optical)
Eyepiece focal length 40mm 25mm 10mm 6mm
Eyepiece field of view 40° 52° 52° 40°
Magnification 10x 16x 40x 67x
Magnification (2x Barlow) 20x 32x 80x 133x
Magnification (3x Barlow) 30x 48x 120x 200x
Magnification line 10x 16x 20x 30x 32x 40x 48x 67x 80x 120x 133x 200x
Balcony observatory Astrobox

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Last Update: 26.06.2007