Sky-Watcher Explorer-150PDS (EQ5) Parabolic Dual-Speed GO-TO Newtonian Reflector

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Sky-Watcher Explorer-150PDS (EQ5) 150mm (6") f/750 Parabolic Dual-Speed GO-TO Newtonian Reflector. The new Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-150PDS range of Newtonian Reflector incorporates the same superb mirror-set as the Explorer-150P Black Diamond Series, but with two significant advantages. 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. (Product Code 20233).

Sky-Watcher Explorer-150PDS Features:

  • 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)
  • 6x30 Finderscope
  • Parabolic Primary Mirror
  • 2" (50.8mm) Dual-Speed 10:1 Crayford Focuser
  • 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
  • EQ5 PRO Go-To Equatorial Mount with 1.75" Stainless Steel Tripod
  • 42,900+ Object SynScan Computer Database
  • 33% more Light-Gathering than 130mm

EQ5 Pro SynScan Features:

The EQ5 PRO SynScan mounts use the same Go-To system found in the HEQ5 and EQ6 PRO SynScan. It allows you to point the telescope at a specific object or even tour the skies at the touch of a button. Its extensive database includes a massive 42,900+ night sky objects. The EQ5 PRO SynScan mount is a perfect instrument for advanced visual observers and imagers to enjoy astronomy with minimal setup time and in-depth knowledge of the night sky.

Hardware Features:

  • SynScan TM 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. Also can 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

Eyepiece 1 25 mm
Finderscope Aluminium
Focal Length (mm) 750
Included Accessories 25 mm eyepiece, 6x30 Finderscope, Tube Rings, Mounting Bar, EQ5 PRO GO-TO Equatorial Mount with Aluminium Tripod, 42,900+ Object SynScan Computer
Magnification with Supplied Eyepiece (x) 30
Mount Type Computerised Go To
Optical Design Parabolic Newtonian
Type Parabolic Newtonian Reflector
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Product Code: 1524189-wex Manufacturers Part Number: 10218/20981 Got a question? Get it answered...