Sky-Watcher EVOSTAR-150 (EQ5)
  • Sky-Watcher EVOSTAR-150 (EQ5)
  • Sky-Watcher EVOSTAR-150 (EQ5)

Sky-Watcher EvoStar 150 EQ5

The most economical equatorially mounted 6" refractor. Visually, this telescope is an excellent deep-sky instrument and performs well as a planetary use

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150mm (6") f/1200 REFRACTOR TELESCOPE 
 Skywatcher supplied product information -
  • Magnifications (with optics supplied): x48 &x120
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x300
  • Objective Lens Diameter: 150mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 1200mm (f/8)
  • Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
  • Direct SLR Camera Connection
  • 9x50 Finderscope
  • Dual-Fit 1.25"/2" Focuser
  • 2"/50.8mm Star Diagonal
  • Multi-Coated Objective Lens
  • EQ5 Deluxe Heavy-Duty Equatorial Mount
  • Built-in Polar Alignment Scope Holder
  • 1.75" Stainless Steel Pipe Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • 56% more Light Gathering than 120mm

Our view

The most economical way of obtaining an equatorially mounted 6" refractor. The EQ5 is the lightest mount we recommend for this refractor. Visually, this telescope is an excellent deep-sky instrument, and performs well as a lunar/planetary telescope. Lovely pinpoint star images and much better light grasp than the smaller Evostars mean that it has unbeatable value as a low power wide-field telescope. Try the Skywatcher 40mm Aero eyepiece or Baader Scopos 35mm eyepiece for high contrast views of the Milky Way and the Orion nebula.


Budget for an A4 sheet of Baader Astrosolar and the Baader UHC and OIII filters. Budget also for a 1.25" Baader polarizing set or a 1.25" Neutral density filter for the moon. It is also worth considering a 6mm eyepiece for the moon and planets. Consider also a Baader chromatic aberration reducing filter. At higher powers, brighter objects such as the moon and planets can show considerable secondary spectrum. The Evostar 6" is front heavy due to its 6" doublet objective and cell. This means its balance position requires the tube to be slid down in its tube rings. A better alternative is more weight at the rear as a balance. A simple weight belt around the tube near the finder works well.

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Data sheet

Optical Design
6 inch
Mount Type
Focal Length
1200 mm
Focal Ratio
Optical Coatings
Multi Coated
What is more important?
Image resolution over brightness
Telescope to navigate for you?
No, I want to find objects myself

Specific References


Instruction Manual EQ Telescopes

SkyWatcher's instructions for EQ mounted telescopes (3,3-2,5EQ)

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