APM Refractor Telescope Doublet ED Apo 152 f/7.9 OTA with 2.5" focuser with Skywatcher AZ-EQ6GT SynScan Mount
APM Refractor Telescope Doublet ED Apo 152 f/7.9 OTA with 2.5" focuser The new APM 152-1200 Doublet is a mold breaker in the 6" Refractor category. We have painstakingly engineered an optical and tube solution to bring you APM quality at an unheard price. The new 152-1200ED features a Doublet lens cell using ED glass of FPL-51 complimented by a Lanthanum coated element to maximize performance. Our innovative combination of materials and design has resulted in optical performance far beyond the normal for a telescope of this price. As with all APM telescopes consistency is assured and each telescope goes through an interferometrical test at the 532nm (green) wavelength before shipping.With a generous 1200mm focal length, the 152-1200ED is an impressive all-rounder. From intricate double star observing to high contrast detailed planetary views, this new scope will introduce a whole new group of Astronomy enthusiasts to APM quality.The new 152-1200ED is also supplied with extensive accessories. Inside the quality Aluminium transport case you will find not only a fantastic value telescope but also a newly designed 2.5" focuser, CNC tube rings incorporating a carrying handle, 330mm Losmandy style dovetail and finder bracket.Traditional APM quality has been applied in all areas. The new 2.5" focuser is a Rack and Pinion type, with 1:10 focusing. It remains rigid under high loads making it suitable for imaging. The attention to detail extends to areas like the 2" and 1.25" eyepiece adapters. These use a new design of collar clamp, far superior to the common brass compression rings found on lesser designs. Of course, if you would like to use a Starlight Instruments Feather Touch (model FTF3035B-A) then this can be supplied as an option, for that reason the tube end has an thread M109 x 1 and M95 x 1 to accept a 3" or 2.5" Starlight focuser.Imaging accessories for the 152-1200 include a 2.5" (Order Nr. TSFlat2,5) field flattener which maintains focal length. There is also a dedicated Massimo Riccardi designed APM Reducer (Order Nr. APM-RIRED152-1200S-2L or APM-RIRED152-1200-2L). This changes the focal length by a factor of x0.75, resulting in a 900mm focal length and fast f5.9 aperture.With the new 152-1200ED we believe we have created an Apochromatic Refractor of incomparable performance and value in its category.
Skywatcher AZ-EQ6GT Mount - alt-azimuth and equatorialThe Skywatcher AZ-EQ6GT ... a new legend is born !!The Skywatcher AZ-EQ6GT is an exciting evolutionary development of the hugely successful NEQ6 PRO. The AZ-EQ6GT is a dual purpose, fully functional computerized heavy-duty GoTo / Tracking astronomical mount in both Alt-Azimuth (AZ) and Equatorial (EQ) modes.Supplied with a Synscan handset with dual AZ/EQ firmware, it can automatically find and track over 42,900 celestial objects from its database.In EQ mode, the AZ-EQ6GT is designed for either visual use or precise astro-imaging. In AZ mode, it is primarily intended for visual use, and in this mode, two telescopes can be mounted simultaneously in parallel.A great feature of the AZ-EQ6GT is the patented dual-encoder technology. This allows to be moved manually in either axis without the mount losing its positional information. This gives the user enormous freedom, convenience and flexibility during observational sessions.Delivery contents:
Power supply and batteries not included!
- Stainless Steel Tripod
- 2 x 11 lb Counterweight
Delivery contains APO Refractor:
- Optical Tube
- 1 Pair of Tuberings
- 2,5" Focuser with 1:10 Microfocusing
- 3" Losmandy-Style Dovetail
- 2"/1,25" del. adapter
- Shoe for Finderbracket
- Carrying Case
An ideal combination: 152mm APM APO Refractor with Skywatcher AZ-EQ6GT Mount