Skywatcher - Explorer-150PL Newtonian reflector OTA
150mm (6") f/1200 Parabolic Newtonian Reflector Telescope
The Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-150PL is a fantastic choice for intermediate astronomers and also the serious beginner. It has a large 150mm of light gathering aperture combined with superb parabolic optics. With a longer focal length of f/8 this telescope provides higher magnification with a given eyepiece than its f/5 cousin, the Explorer-150P. Delivers excellent performance for the observation of the moon, planets, nebulae, galaxies, star clusters and tight double-stars.
EQ-5 heavy-duty equatorial mount
The very sturdy EQ5 equatorial mount provides excellent precision and stability and a host of other useful features for the serious astronomer. The mount rests firmly on a large, adjustable stainless steel pipe tripod with accessory tray. Supplied complete with a bubble level, latitude adjuster with micrometer scale and an azimuth polar-alignment adjuster. It also features engraved aluminium setting circles and manual slow motion tracking controls. An optional polarscope is available for aiding in polar alignment. Optional single-axis and dual-axis D.C. motor drives can be installed for auto-tracking purposes.
- optical tube
- Tube rings
- 6x30 finder
- 10 mm and 25 mm eyepieces
- 2x Barlow lens with camera adapter
EQ-5 with 2 slow motion knobs counter weight
- dove tail clamp compatible with Vixen GP and Meade LXD
- adjustable stainless steel tripod
An interesting tool for beginners.