Product Code: 1017029

Sky-Watcher Skymax-180 PRO (EQ6 PRO) SynScan GO-TO Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope

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Sky-Watcher Skymax-180 PRO (EQ6 PRO) 180mm (7.1") f/2700 SynScan GO-TO 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-180 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: x96
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x540
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 180mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 2700mm (f/15)
  • Eyepieces Supplied (2"): 28mm
  • 9x50 Finderscope & Bracket
  • 2"/50.8mm Star Diagonal
  • Focusing by Moving Primary Mirror
  • EQ6 PRO SynScan Deluxe Super Heavy-Duty Computerised GOTO Equatorial Mount (Requires 12 volt DC Power Supply)
  • Built-in Dual-Axis Stepper Motors
  • Built-in Polar Alignment Scope Holder
  • 2" Stainless Steel Pipe Tripod with Accessory Tray

EQ6 PRO SynScan GO-TO Equatorial Mount:

For amateur astronomers seeking superior equatorial control and the ease of a precision computerized GOTO system, the EQ6 PRO SynScan is your answer. The Sky-Watcher EQ6 PRO SynScan is designed with the novice user in mind. With the user-friendly pushbutton hand control, locating and viewing the treasures of the night sky becomes as easy as a walk in the park. The hand control allows you to point the telescope at a specific object or even tour the skies at the touch of a button. The user-friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to over 42,000 + objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions. The EQ6 SynScan also comes with features that advanced astronomers can appreciate:
  • 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).
  • Auto Guider Interface for astro-photography.
  • Guiding speed selectable from 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X.
  • Object database containing complete M, NGC, and IC catalogues.
  • Minimal vibration for steady long-exposure photography.

Specifications:

  • Power Supply Required: 12 VDC 2Amp Tip positive (not supplied)
  • Motor Type: Micro step driven 1.8° stepper motors
  • Resolution: 0.144 arc sec (or 9,024,000 steps/rev.)
  • Slew Speeds: 2X, 8X, 16X, 32X, 64X, 400X, 500X, 600X, 800X Gear Ratio: 705
  • Tracking Rate: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
  • Tracking Modes: Dual Axis, R.A. Tracking
  • Alignment Methods: One-star Alignment, Two-star Alignment, Three-star Alignment
  • Database: 25 user defined objects. Complete M, NGC, and IC catalogues. Total 42,000 + objects.

Mount Specifications:

  • EQ6 PRO Heavy-Duty Equatorial Mounts: Specially designed to support larger telescope tubes, these high-precision mounts feature engraved setting circles and a latitude scale, built-in polarscope & retractable counterweight shaft. The worm gears are preloaded with ball bearings for smooth tracking and slewing. Auto-guiding interface is also included for long-exposure astrophotography.
  • Mount Type: German Equatorial
  • Telescope Mounting: Tube Rings
  • Slow-motion Control: R.A. & Dec (motor controlled)
  • Tripod: 2" Diameter Stainless Steel Pipe
  • Tripod Height: 85-147cm
  • Tripod Weight: 7.5Kgs
  • Counterweight Shaft Daimeter: 1.8cm
  • Counterweight Shaft Material: Stainless Steel
  • Mount Weight: 16Kgs
  • Mount Height: 41cm
  • Counterweight: Two, 5.1Kgs each
  • Counterweight Extension Bar
  • Supplied with Sky-Watcher 45mm and 75mm dovetail saddle plates
  • Total Weight: 23.5Kgs (counterweight not included)
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Product Specification

Focal Length [mm] 2700
Included Accessories 28 mm eyepiece, 9x50 Finderscope, Star Diagonal, EQ6 SynScan GO-TO Heavy-Duty Mount, Stainless Steel Pipe Tripod with Accessory Tray
Magnification With Eyepieces Supplied [x] 96
Mount Type Computerised Go To
Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
Tripod Stainless steel
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Product Code: 1017029-wex Manufacturers Part Number: 10217/20854