SkyWatcher Explorer 150PDS EQ3 Pro SynScan

Reference 10218 20230

£899.00 VAT inc

A Dual-Speed 10:1 ratio focuser is now included for excellent focusing precision. Also the tube length has been slightly shortened to optimise performance for prime-focus photography.

Even better performance for astro-photography and visual use can be achieved when used in combination with Sky-Watcher’s Newtonian coma corrector (Prod.Code 20233)

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Our Description

Standard Specification:

  • Magnification (with eyepiece supplied) x30
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential) x300
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror 150mm
  • Telescope Focal Length 750mm (f/5)
  • Eyepiece Supplied 25mm (1.25″/31.7mm)
  • 6×30 Finderscope
  • Parabolic Primary Mirror
  • 2″ (50.8mm) Dual-Speed 10:1 Crayford Focuser
  • 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
  • EQ3 PRO Go-To Equatorial Mount with Aluminium Tripod
  • 42,900+ Object SynScan Computer Database
  • 33% more Light-Gathering than 130mm

Our view

A very lightweight GOTO German equatorial with a 750mm f/5 lens on board (so to speak). A useful and economic portable telescope for visual astronomy and wide-field imaging. Use a coma corrector for removing off-axis coma from wide-field images.Tips

Ignore the ‘shortened tube’ bit mentioned above. We want to increase tube length a little at the top of the tube by adding a matt black dewshield of about 250mm long. This will help cool the tube quicker by helping to draw cool air up past the primary mirror, and also provide a better baffle for the secondary against contrast-reducing stray light.

Features

Reference: 10218 20230
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What is more important?

Add SW Coma Corrector

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