AN ASTROPHOTOGRAPHERS DREAM TELESCOPE!!
The exciting new Maksutov-Newtonian from Sky-Watcher is just what astrophotographers and serious visual observers have been looking for. The Maksutov-Newtonian design combines the best features from the Newtonian Reflector and the Maksutov-Cassegrain to create a telescope design that provides truly stunning image quality, providing high-contrast, perfectly flat images, free from false colour. The Maksutov-Newtonian design provides large aperture Apochromatic performance, with exceptional field correction, in a compact, amazingly affordable package. Stars appear as classic pinpoints across the entire field. Perfectly optimised for modern DSLR cameras. The premium optics are housed in a robust rolled-steel tube for excellent mechanical integrity. Five internal knife-edge baffles are included to eliminate internal reflections and further enhance contrast. The Primary Mirror is made of low thermal expansion Pyrex® glass for a significantly reduced cool-down time.
Compared to a similarly sized Schmidt-Newtonian, the Maksutov-Newtonian yields a sharper and more contrasty image. Naturally, the Maksutov-Newtonian is an excellent visual performer too!!
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x570
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 190mm
Diameter of Secondary Mirror/Central Obstruction: 50mm/26%
Telescope Focal Length: 1000mm (f/5.26)
9x50 Right-Angled Finderscope
Supplied without Eyepieces
Ultra-smooth, backlash-free 2" 10:1 Ratio Dual-Speed Crayford Focuser
2" to 1.25" Eyepiece adaptor
Supplied with tube rings and Sky-Watcher dovetail mounting plate
SynScan GOTO Mount that will take a massive payload
This is the new NEQ6. Used to be called the EQ6 pro. The differences are twofold:
1) A counterweight extension bar is included in the package – the mount is still supplied with 2 x counterweights though.
2) The mount is now supplied with TWO saddle plates; Sky-Watcher 45mm and 75mm. They are easily interchangeable and can be removed by loosening 3 x Allen screws.
This Monster Mount will satisfy amateur astronomers seeking superior equatorial control and the ease of a precision computerized GOTO system, the EQ6 ProScan is your answer. The Sky-Watcher EQ6 ProScan 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 13,400 objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions. The EQ6 ProScan 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).
AutoGuider 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.
Polarscope illuminator for easy use of the polarscope.
Minimal vibration for steady long-exposure photography.
Power Supply: 12 VDC 2Amp
Motor Type: Microstep 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:
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 13,400 objects.
Telescope Mounting: Tube Rings.
Mount Type: German Equatorial.
Tripod: 2in Diameter Stainless Steel Pipe.
Tripod Weight: 7.5Kgs
Tripod Height: 85-147cm.
Slow-motion Control: R.A. & Dec (motor controlled)
Counterweight Shaft Material: Stainless Steel.
Mount Weight: 16Kgs
Counterweight Shaft Daimeter: 1.8cm
Mount Height: 41cm