6" (f/12) maksutov-cassegrain
SKYMAX-150 PRO (OTA) 150mm 6” (f/1800) Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
Magnifications with Eyepieces Supplied: x64
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x450
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 150mm
Telescope Focal Length: 1800mm (f/12)
Eyepieces Supplied (2"): 28mm
9x50 Finderscope & Bracket
2” /50.8mm Star Diagonal
Focusing by Moving Primary Mirror Dovetail
"Jupiter was a mesmerising sight" ..... "High contrast optics indeed" BBC Sky At Night Magazine “Great package for the price…The telescope optics are fully multicoated and the secondary mirror obstructs just 26 per cent of the primary diameter, making it good for planetary imaging. Testing the optics showed excellent correction and contrast; results that were backed up by our observations of a variety of celestial objects. Views of Saturn during a night of superb seeing were excellent – we could clearly see the Cassini Division in the rings and the planet’s equatorial band. Contrast on the Moon was very high and it split the stars of the ‘Double-Double’ very cleanly.”
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