With an aperture of 150mm, this telescope permits exploration of fine planetary details and it reveals hundreds of deep sky objects such as nebulae, galaxies and clusters. This telescope collect 459x more light than the unaided eye and in good conditions, the resolution can reach 0.80″. This means amazing observations of the rings of Saturn, features on Mars, the tangled atmosphere of Jupiter and the phases of Venus. Globular clusters will reveal thousands of stars and nebulae will show filaments of gas floating in the dark sky. On top of that, the fast f/5 focal ratio is perfect for astrophotography.
Equatorial Mount Features
The equatorial mount offers the convenience to compensate the Earth’s rotation. That is a great advantage for high resolution observation as it is only necessary to turn a single knob whilst tracking an object across the sky. The EQ3 is a lightweight German equatorial mount that easily bears the weight of the Sky-Watcher 150/750. The altitude and azimuth fine adjustment knobs make the polar alignment easy while the gears ensure accurate tracking. The heavy duty aluminium tripod increases the stability of the telescope and reduces vibration due to wind.
Aligning an equatorial mount is an easy operation that can be completed in a few minutes. Once the tripod is levelled and the mount is orientated south, incline the mount at the same angle of your local latitude. For example, if you are in Sydney (latitude 33° South), adjust the mount inclination to 33° above the horizon using the scale on the EQ3 mount.
The tracking can be performed by the optional dual-axis motors that can be easily connected to the mount. The computerised SynScan system is the ultimate upgrade that allows automatic pointing and tracking of more than 42,000 object in the sky! This option will save time when finding planets and deep sky objects in the vastness of the night sky.
In the Box:
|Optical design||Newton Reflector|
|Stellar Limit Magnitude||13.7|
|Highest Practical Magnification||300X|
|Light gathering power (compared to the unaided eye)||459|
|Recommended Usage||Viewing Moon and Planets
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