Sky-Watcher Evostar-150 (HEQ5 PRO) SynScan GO-TO Achromatic Refractor Telescope

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Sky-Watcher Evostar-150 (HEQ5 PRO) 150mm (6") f/1200 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:

  • Magnification (with eyepiece supplied): x48 & X120
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x300
  • Objective Lens Diameter: 150mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 1200mm (f/8)
  • Eyepiece 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
  • HEQ5 PRO SynScan 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
  • 1.75" Stainless Steel Pipe Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • 56% more Light Gathering than 120mm

HEQ5 PRO SynScan GO-TO Equatorial Mount:

For amateur astronomers seeking superior equatorial control and the ease of a precision computerized GOTO system, the HEQ5 PRO SynScan is your answer. The Sky-Watcher HEQ5 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 HEQ5 PRO SynScan also comes with features that advanced astronomers can appreciate.

Hardware Features:

  • HEQ5 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.
  • SynScan V.3 Firmware Updateable Hand Control New features include ongoing firmware updateability via the internet, Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE), and capability to store star alignment data. Can also accept new GPS mouse attachment.
  • High precision stepper motors
  • Motor Controller: Microstep driving with auto-power saving feature
  • Resolution: 0.288 arc second
  • Slew Rate: 0.5x, 1x, 8x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 400x, 500x, 600x, 800x
  • Tracking Rate: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
  • Tracking Mode: R.A. tracking
  • ST-4 type Autoguider Interface: Support 0.25x, 0.5x, 0.75x 1x guiding rate
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: Approx 9kg
  • Power requirement: 11 to 15 V DC 2 Amp (Tip positive) (Power supply not included)

Software Features:

  • Alignment Method: One-Star Alignment, Two-Star Alignment, Three-Star Alignment
  • Pointing Accuracy: Up to 1 arc min
  • Object Catalogues: Messier, IC, NGC, Caldwell
  • 42,900+ Object Database: Including Planets, Named Stars, Double Stars, Variable Stars & User-Defined Objects
  • Backlash compensation
  • Periodic Error Correction
  • Premium PC Interface: ASCOM compatible, Nexstar-5i compatible protocol and command set
  • User-tunable LCD contrast, LED backlight and buzzer volume

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Product Specification

Focal Length (mm) 1200
Included Accessories 10 & 25 mm eyepieces, 9x50 Finder Scope, HEQ5 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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