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Package D – Complete Kson Telescope Package

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Original price was: $1,199.95.Current price is: $999.95.

Description

Kson Package D – Complete Telescope Package

OK – Hold on tight.  This package will need some explaining, so sit back, grab a cuppa and take it in.

Package D is incredibly versatile.  It’s one price, and you get to choose the length of the scope, as well as whether you would like an AZ or an EQ mount.  Awesome.

Choose a Telescope

The A102G F/6 – Kson’s 102mm f/6 focal ratio wide view scope is a hardy no plastic workhorse designed for life.  It has a 2″ fine focuser allowing remarkable wide views.  It features a very cool retractable dew shield making it a very portable unit with a huge amount of light gathering power.  The smooth white lines with red rings look great.  The “designed for life” philosophy also calls for a serviceable lens cell should you ever need to service it.

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The A102G F/7 – Kson’s 102mm f/7 focal ratio is a true generalist scope, which does a bit of everything.  lunar, deep sky and deep space which retaining excellent portability.  No collimation required.  The smooth white lines with red rings look great.

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The A102G F/9 – Kson’s 90mm f/9 focal ratio is something that loses some of those wide views, but oh boy, it is a delight for planetary and double stars, as well as higher magnification viewing.  The long f/ratio allows truly superb views and great performance with even less expensive eyepieces.  As usual, with refractors no collimation is required.  The smooth white lines with red rings look great.

Here’s the difference between them with included 10mm eyepiece and a familiar, comforting target, our moon.

Difference in views, using the same telescope eyepieces , same target, with optional eyepiece and finder pack.

The Mounts

KSON AZ4 Kson’s second generation AZ4 mount, introduced in 2023 will blow you away.  It’s designed for Australian conditions with an incredibly tough nylon/fibreglass head unit and features a proper counterweight system.  It is as simple to use as you would expect, simply move it up or down, left or right.  No need to know about “equatorial’ stuff, or care about where the “Southern Celestial Pole” might be.  Just point it and what you want to look at.  Unlike any other mount we know, it takes seconds to set up and fold up.  It has plenty of thoughtful features such as extra long slow motion controls that are NOT made of plastic, and feature extremely useful “use in the dark” functions so you can focus on enjoying yourself not finding the slow motion controls!  Of course, once assembled, it can stay assembled if you wish.

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KSON EQ4 Kson’s second generation EQ4 mount, introduced in 2023 is delightful.  It’s designed for Australian conditions with a incredibly tough nylon/fibreglass head unit and features a proper counterweight system.  It is an equatorial mount.  This means, when you set it up, you point it at the “Southern Celestial Pole” (which is the same place in the sky every night, so you just need to set it once).  It is on an angle, so first time you get it, you adjust the tilt to match where you are in the world (longitude).  Why do all that?  Well, all you need to do once you have found a target, is use a single slow motion controller and turn it to watch the same target for a long time without needing to adjust anything.  This one comes on the steel KT7 base unit, a very solid platform that has been used for over a decade.  It has plenty of thoughtful features such as extra long slow motion controls that are NOT made of plastic, and feature extremely useful “use in the dark” functions so you can focus on enjoying yourself not finding the slow motion controls!  Of course, once assembled, it can stay assembled if you wish.   The EQ4 is capable of mounting some truly heavy scopes later (up to 9kg) if you get more scopes down the track.

The Accessories – This one comes with the basics – an awesome case, and a simple 10mm eyepiece and mirror diagonal only.  We recommend you grab the finder and eyepiece pack to round that out (which will then give you a 40mm, 26mm and 10mm eyepiece).  Optional Quikfinder.

How it’s shipped  – Box 1 – Mount Head, Box 2 – Tripod, Box 3 – Counterweights, Box 4, Refractor.

What else should I get?

We recommend:

Don’t skimp and get yourself a decent 2″ 99% reflectivity diagonal.  You deserve it.

Get the “Backyard Astronomers Guide” it’s just so, so useful.

The Kson Starter Pack L is ridiculously good value (50% off) and can only be bought at the same time as with a Package, so go for it.

Get an Astronomy Headlamp (they are nothing like the ones in the shops – these are extra dim red lights to preserve night vision when changing eyepieces or reading charts and have separate red and white controls so your not blinded by white light) or Night Reader Pro (clips onto key ring – terribly useful).

Other good items : a 495nm filter (sharpens the views and improve contrast at the cost of a yellow tint – most essential for F/6, very useful for F/7, and still helpful at F/9), a light eyepiece case, and a Planisphere if your not using something like “Sky Guide” (iOS) on your phone.  Maybe some Mozzie Repellant.

More Advice

What’s the next one down?
– AZ Only, no EQ option
– 10mm less aperture than this one, single focal length choice (f/6.6)
Your after Package C!

What’s the next one up?
– The “Olympus”, the Kson f/12 monster length lunar, double star and planetary specialist scope.
– It’s wonderful.  What more can we say?  Check it out.
Your after Package E!

Questions?  Call us on 1300 ASTRODOG or just use the form!

e.g. "Peter"

Additional information

Weight 5.2 kg
Dimensions 94 × 25 × 18 cm

1 review for Package D – Complete Kson Telescope Package

  1. Tom G. (verified owner)

    Fantastic advice and service, quick shipping, really happy 🙂 Cheers!

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