Sky-Watcher EvoStar-150 (EQ6) PRO SynScan GO-TO Achromatic Refractor Telescope

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Sky-Watcher EvoStar-150 (EQ6) 150mm (6") f/1200 PRO SynScan GO-TO Achromatic Refractor Telescope. The Sky Watcher Evostar series are two-element air-spaced, multi-coated object achromatic refractors. They are truly outstanding, high-performance; high-resolution instruments manufactured to extremely high standards and mechanical precision. With their long focal lengths and breathtaking optical performance, they are ideal for the detailed high-power study of the moon, Planetary Surfaces and other objects in out solar system, giving crisp contrasty images. These telescope packages will stand you in great stead for a lifetime of serious astronomical viewing.
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Sky-Watcher EvoStar-150 Features:

  • Magnifications (with Eyepieces supplied): x48 & x120
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x300
  • Objective Lens Diameter: 150mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 1200mm (f/8)
  • Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
  • Direct SLR Camera Connection
  • 9x50 Finderscope
  • Dual-Fit 1.25"/2" Focuser
  • 2"/50.8mm Star Diagonal
  • Multi-Coated Objective Lens
  • EQ6 PRO SynScan TM Deluxe Super Heavy-Duty Computerised GOTO Equatorial Mount (Requires 12 volt DC Power Supply)
  • Built-in Dual-Axis Stepper Motors
  • Built-in Polar Alignment Scope Holder
  • 2" Stainless Steel Pipe Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • 56% more Light Gathering than 120mm

EQ6 PRO SynScan GO-TO Equatorial Mount:

For amateur astronomers seeking superior equatorial control and the ease of a precision computerized GOTO system, the EQ6 PRO SynScan is your answer. The Sky-Watcher EQ6 PRO SynScan is designed with the novice user in mind. With the user-friendly pushbutton hand control, locating and viewing the treasures of the night sky becomes as easy as a walk in the park. The hand control allows you to point the telescope at a specific object or even tour the skies at the touch of a button. The user-friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to over 42,000 + objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions. The EQ6 SynScan also comes with features that advanced astronomers can appreciate:
  • Positioning Accuracy up to 1 arc minute.
  • Accuracy enhanced by software collimation error (mount mechanical error) compensation.
  • Stepper motors with 1.8° step angle and 64 micro steps driven.
  • Slewing speed up to 3.4°/sec (800X).
  • Auto Guider Interface for astro-photography.
  • Guiding speed selectable from 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X.
  • Object database containing complete M, NGC, and IC catalogues.
  • Minimal vibration for steady long-exposure photography.

Specifications:

  • Power Supply Required: 12 VDC 2Amp Tip positive (not supplied)
  • Motor Type: Micro step driven 1.8° stepper motors
  • Resolution: 0.144 arc sec (or 9,024,000 steps/rev.)
  • Slew Speeds: 2X, 8X, 16X, 32X, 64X, 400X, 500X, 600X, 800X Gear Ratio: 705
  • Tracking Rate: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
  • Tracking Modes: Dual Axis, R.A. Tracking
  • Alignment Methods: One-star Alignment, Two-star Alignment, Three-star Alignment
  • Database: 25 user defined objects. Complete M, NGC, and IC catalogues. Total 42,000 + objects.

Mount Specifications:

  • EQ6 PRO Heavy-Duty Equatorial Mounts: Specially designed to support larger telescope tubes, these high-precision mounts feature engraved setting circles and a latitude scale, built-in polarscope & retractable counterweight shaft. The worm gears are preloaded with ball bearings for smooth tracking and slewing. Auto-guiding interface is also included for long-exposure astrophotography.
  • Mount Type: German Equatorial
  • Telescope Mounting: Tube Rings
  • Slow-motion Control: R.A. & Dec (motor controlled)
  • Tripod: 2" Diameter Stainless Steel Pipe
  • Tripod Height: 85-147cm
  • Tripod Weight: 7.5Kgs
  • Counterweight Shaft Daimeter: 1.8cm
  • Counterweight Shaft Material: Stainless Steel
  • Mount Weight: 16Kgs
  • Mount Height: 41cm
  • Counterweight: Two, 5.1Kgs each
  • Counterweight Extension Bar
  • Supplied with Sky-Watcher 45mm and 75mm dovetail saddle plates
  • Total Weight: 23.5Kgs (counterweight not included)
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Product Specification

Eyepiece 1 25 mm
Eyepiece 2 10 mm
Focal Length (mm) 1200
Included Accessories 10 & 25 mm eyepieces, 9x50 Finder Scope, EQ6 PRO SynScan Deluxe Heavy-Duty Equatorial Mount, Stainless Steel Pipe Tripod with Accessory Tray
Magnification with Supplied Eyepiece (x) 48, 120
Mount Type Computerised Go To
Optical Design Achromatic
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