Sky-Watcher Explorer-150PL (EQ3 PRO) Parabolic SynScan GO-TO Newtonian Reflector Telescope
Product Code: 1524245

Sky-Watcher Explorer-150PL (EQ3 PRO) Parabolic SynScan GO-TO Newtonian Reflector Telescope

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Sky-Watcher Explorer-150PL (EQ3 PRO) 150mm (6") f/1200 Parabolic SynScan GO-TO Newtonian Reflector Telescope. All Sky Watcher Black Diamond Newtonian Reflectors feature 0.5mm ultra-thin secondary mirror supports to reduce diffraction spikes and light loss, and high quality Paraboloidal primary mirrors to eliminate spherical aberration. The mirrors are ‘parabolised' to bring all the light rays to the same focal point to produce sharp, contrasty images which are full of detail. Ideal for Planetary and deep sky observation.

Sky-Watcher Explorer-150PL Features:

  • Magnification (with eyepieces supplied): x48, x96, x120, x240
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x300
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 150mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 1200mm (f/8)
  • Eyepiece Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
  • x2 Deluxe Barlow Lens 1.25"(with camera adaptor)
  • Parabolic Primary Mirror
  • 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
  • 6x30 Finderscope
  • Direct SLR Camera Connection
  • EQ3 PRO SynScan Computerised GOTO Equatorial Mount (Requires 12 volt DC Power Supply)
  • 42,900+ Object database containing complete Messier, NGC, and IC catalogues.
  • Built-in Dual-Axis Stepper Motors
  • Built-in Polar Alignment Scope Holder
  • Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • 33% more Light Gathering than 130mm

EQ3 Pro SynScan GO-TO Equatorial Mount:

The superb EQ3-2 mount receives high marks from experienced observers. This sturdy mount offers precision and stability along with a host of other features for the serious astronomer. The mount rests firmly on a large, adjustable aluminium tripod with accessory tray. A bubble level allows for quick and accurate levelling. Slow-motion control knobs allow for continuous manual tracking of celestial objects. The precision mount features full 360º worm-gear tracking controls on both R.A. and DEC. axes. Dual metal setting circle dials allow quick location of target using celestial coordinates. An optional polarscope is available for aiding in polar alignment.
The EQ3 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 EQ3 PRO SynScan mount is a perfect instrument for novice visual observers and imagers to enjoy astronomy with minimal setup time and in-depth knowledge of the night sky.

PLEASE NOTE: The Motor Control box supplied is designed to clamp onto 1.75” Diameter Stainless Steel tripod legs. In this instance the Motor Control Box should be attached with either cord or Velcro (User Supplied)

  • 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).
  • Guiding speed selectable from 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X.
  • 42,900+ Object database containing complete Messier, NGC, and IC catalogues.
  • Periodic Error Correction.
  • PC compatibility.
  • Upgradeable hand control via internet download.
  • Maximum Payload e.g. Explorer-150P/PL Reflector or Evostar-120 Refractor.
  • Supplied with Aluminium Tripod & Accessory Tray.

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Product Specification

Eyepiece 1 25 mm
Eyepiece 2 10 mm
Finderscope Aluminium
Focal Length 1200
Included Accessories 10 & 25 mm eyepieces, x2 Barlow lens, 6x30 finderscope, EQ3-2 Deluxe Equatorial Mount, SynScan Controller, Aluminium Tripod
Magnification with eyepieces supplied (x) 48, 96, 120, 240
Mount type Computerised Go To
Optical design Parabolic Newtonian
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Product Code: 1524245-wex Manufacturers Part Number: 10949/20230