Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS EQ3 PRO
  • Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS EQ3 PRO

Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS EQ3 PRO

The Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-150PDS range of Newtonian Reflector incorporates the same superb mirror-set as the Explorer-150P Black Diamond Series, but with two significant advantages. A Dual-Speed 10:1 ratio focuser is now included for excellent focusing precision. Also the tube length has been slightly shortened to optimise performance for prime-focus photography.
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Even better performance for astro-photography and visual use can be achieved when used in combination with Sky-Watcher’s Newtonian coma corrector (Prod.Code 20233)
Standard Specification:

  • Magnification (with eyepiece supplied) x30

  • Highest Practical Power (Potential) x300

  • Diameter of Primary Mirror 150mm

  • Telescope Focal Length 750mm (f/5)

  • Eyepiece Supplied 25mm (1.25"/31.7mm)

  • 6x30 Finderscope

  • Parabolic Primary Mirror

  • 2" (50.8mm) Dual-Speed 10:1 Crayford Focuser

  • 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports

  • EQ3 PRO Go-To Equatorial Mount with Aluminium Tripod

  • 42,900+ Object SynScan Computer Database

  • 33% more Light-Gathering than 130mm

Our view


A very lightweight GOTO German equatorial with a 750mm f/5 lens on board (so to speak). A useful and economic portable telescope for visual astronomy and wide-field imaging. Use a coma corrector for removing off-axis coma from wide-field images.

Tips

Ignore the ‘shortened tube’ bit mentioned above. We want to increase tube length a little at the top of the tube by adding a matt black dewshield of about 250mm long. This will help cool the tube quicker by helping to draw cool air up past the primary mirror, and also provide a better baffle for the secondary against contrast-reducing stray light.

10218 / 20230

Data sheet

Optical Design
Newtonian
Aperture
6 inch
Mount Type
EQ-3 Pro SynScan Go-To
Focal Length
750 mm
Focal Ratio
F5
What is more important?
I want to photograph the night sky
Telescope to navigate for you?
Yes, I would like a scope to guide me.

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