Sky-Watcher Explorer-300PDS (EQ6 PRO) Parabolic Dual-Speed GO-TO Newtonian Reflector Telescope

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Sky-Watcher Explorer-300PDS (EQ6 PRO) 305mm (12") f/1500 Parabolic Dual-Speed GO-TO Newtonian Reflector Telescope. The new Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-300PDS Newtonian Reflector incorporates the same superb mirror-set as the Explorer-300P 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-300PDS Features:

  • Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied) x53.5
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential) x610
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror 305mm
  • Telescope Focal Length 1500mm (f/4.9)
  • Eyepieces Supplied 28mm LET (2"/50.8mm)
  • 9x50 Finderscope
  • Parabolic Primary Mirror
  • 2" (50.8mm) Dual-Speed 10:1 Crayford Focuser
  • 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
  • EQ6 PRO Go-To Equatorial Mount with 2" Stainless Steel Tripod
  • 42,900+ Object SynScan Computer Database
  • 56% more Light-Gathering than 200mm

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:

  • 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 28 mm LET(Long Eye Relief)
Finderscope Stainless Steel
Focal Length (mm) 1500
Included Accessories 28 mm LET eyepiece, 9x50 Finderscope, Tube Rings, Mounting Bar, EQ6 PRO Equatorial Mount with 1.75, Stainless Steel Tripod, 42,900+ Object SynScan Computer Database
Magnification with Supplied Eyepiece (x) 53.5
Mount Type Computerised Go To
Optical Design Parabolic Newtonian
Type Parabolic Newtonian Reflector
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Product Code: 1525013-wex Manufacturers Part Number: 10222/20854 Got a question? Get it answered...