Sky-Watcher Skymax-150 PRO (EQ5) Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
Product Code: 1008861

Sky-Watcher Skymax-150 PRO (EQ5) Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope

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Sky-Watcher Skymax-150 PRO (EQ5) 150mm (6") f/1800 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope. Black Diamond PRO-Series is the name for the new generation of professional quality telescopes and mounts of the Sky-Watcher range, targeted at the most discerning and critical observers, available in apertures of 150mm and 180mm.Skymax Black Diamond-PRO series Maksutov-Cassegrains are manufactured to extremely high levels of optical and mechanical precision, undergoing very strict quality control procedures and testing by specially assigned technicians, to ensure the highest standards of quality and performance are consistently maintained. They employ super-high contrast optical systems, utilising high-transmission multi-coatings on all optical services, for optimum optical performance. The quality of each telescope is monitored by means of a Ronchi test and an artificial star test. They excel for high-power, high-resolution and Planetary applications. No effort is spared to reach optimal optical quality.

Sky-Watcher Skymax-150 Features:

World Exclusive Co-Branding Agreement with Schott. Selected high-end Sky-Watcher telescopes benefit from the inclusion of Schott glass in their construction. Schott is the recognised world leader in glass utilised for precision optical lens systems, including medical instrumentation and famous brand camera lenses. Sky-Watcher's parent company signed a worldwide exclusive telescope co-branding agreement with Schott in March 2008.

  • Magnifications with eyepieces supplied: x64
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x450
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 150mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 1800mm (f/12)
  • Eyepieces Supplied (2"): 28mm
  • 9x50 Finderscope & Bracket
  • 2"/50.8mm Star Diagonal
  • Focusing by Moving Primary Mirror
  • EQ5 Equatorial Mount
  • Built-in Polar Alignment Scope Holder
  • 1.75" Stainless Steel Pipe Tripod with Accessory Tray

EQ5 Deluxe 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 polar-scope is available for aiding in polar alignment. Optional single-axis and dual-axis D.C. motor drives can be installed for auto-tracking purposes. Maximum payload approx' 9kg.

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Product Specification

Diagonal 90 degree
Diameter [mm] 150.0
Eyepiece 1 28mm
Finderscope 9x50
Focal Length [mm] 1800
Focal Ratio [f|] 12.00
Highest Practical Magnification [x] 450
Included Accessories 28 mm eyepiece, 9x50 Finderscope, Star Diagonal, EQ5 Heavy-Duty Mount, 1.75 Stainless Steel Pipe Tripod with Accessory Tray
Magnification With Eyepieces Supplied [x] 64
Mount Type Equatorial
Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
Optical Tube Weight [kg] 5.60
Power Source 12v DC 1Amp Power Supply (Tip Positive)
Tripod Stainless steel
Tripod Weight [kg] 5.6
Manufacturers Link Sky-Watcher
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Product Code: 1008861-wex Manufacturers Part Number: 10885/20464