Sky-Watcher EvoStar 150 HEQ5 PRO SynScan
This mount is the minimum quality mount we recommend for longer exposure photography with this telescope. It can handle more weight than the EQ5, is more robust and has better bearings. Visually, this telescope is an excellent deep-sky instrument and performs well as a planetary observation
Magnification (with eyepiece supplied): x48 & X120
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x300
Objective Lens Diameter: 150mm
Telescope Focal Length: 1200mm (f/8)
Eyepiece Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
Direct SLR Camera Connection
Dual-Fit 1.25"/2" Focuser
2"/50.8mm Star Diagonal
Multi-Coated Objective Lens
HEQ5 PRO SynScanEVOSTAR-120 (HEQ5 PRO SynScanTM)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 & Sky-Watcher EQ-5 Polar Alignment Scope
1.75" Stainless Steel Pipe Tripod with Accessory Tray
56% more Light Gathering than 120mm
Precision Computerised GO-TO Mount!!
The Evostar 6" refractor on a more capable fully GOTO mount. This mount is the minimum quality mount we recommend for longer exposure photography with this telescope. It can handle more weight than the EQ5, is more robust and has better bearings. 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.
Requirements. You will need a 12v DC power supply, such as a Powertank, or a tip positive regulated 230v AC to 12v DC adapter.
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.
- Optical Design
- 6 inch
- Mount Type
- EQ-5 Pro SynScan Go-To
- Focal Length
- 1200 mm
- Focal Ratio
- Optical Coatings
- Multi Coated
- What is more important?
- Image resolution over brightness
- Telescope to navigate for you?
- Yes, I would like a scope to guide me.