Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS EQ3 Pro SynScan
Also the tube length has been slightly shortened to optimise performance for prime-focus photography.
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)
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)
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
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.
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.
- Optical Design
- 6 inch
- Mount Type
- EQ-3 Pro SynScan Go-To
- Focal Length
- 750 mm
- Focal Ratio
- 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.