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Skywatcher Skymax 150 Pro Optical Tube Assembly

Skywatcher Skymax 150 Pro Optical Tube Assembly
Price:  £619.00(Inc. 20% VAT)Earn 619 Loyalty Points

Model:  10885
Brand:  Skywatcher
Design:  Maksutov
Size:  6" (150mm)



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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 Mounting Bar

"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.”

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Skymax150 - an odd review
Thursday, 16 February 2017  | 

Sky-Watcher, Skymax150
The tale of finding new optics.

I've had an idea, a costly idea,
To upgrade my optics, with some criteria.

I have two newts, a big and a small,
The big too cumbersome, the small, just too small.

I longed for something better, compact and nice,
Yet still powerful, for some higher demands.

So I set sail to the optics's seas,
To find a scope, that will suit my needs.

I have searched far and wide,
Took advice from left and right.

That being said, I was not without an idea;
Initially favouring the Skymax familia.

But a research is not done proper,
Until I examine any other offer.

So I searched, and searched, and learned,
In every nook and cranny, some hope emerged.

But nothing suited the way I liked,
As my options were limited, by budget and size.

Exhausted I was, hungry and cold,
I yearned to be, on stable shores.

So I took what I've learned, and made up my mind,
Turned my sails to homeward bound.

After an odyssey, it came to be,
I found myself anchoring, at the Skymax pier.

180 to heavy, 127 too light,
I went in the middle, at 150 I stopped.

My journey at the end, a new toy in the bag,
I could not wait, for first light's night.

First light came, the very next night,
So did the clouds, to spoil my time.

But I made up my mind, and set up my rig,
Waiting for the gaps, on top of Pex Hill.

The gaps came and ceased, few and far in between,
But I persevered, and tested my rig.

The field was a bit narrow,
But that's okay from a mako.

Collimation perfect, a textbook case,
No need to touch it, I wouldn't dare.

M 42 easy, and what a sight,
Almost like my big newt, it blew my mind.

Andromeda was also, a sight to behold,
But was faded by a near full Moon.

The Moon was blinding, but oh so amazing.
I just can't wait, for further star gazing.

First light was ended, by a thick layer of cloud,
But I still had, a blissful short time.

Since then I purchased, a focal reducer 0.5,
From Antares, to make my filed wide.

Second light came, worse that first,
Yet perseverance once again, gave me quick bursts.

Now I was gazing with an f6,
At Orion's sword at 69x

Fitting in snugly in the view of my eye,
Even Trapezium was visible quite nice.

This might not be the most professional review yet,
But pardon me, I am an amateur at best.

To sum up my writing, let me quote a classic;
“I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”

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