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The SkyWatcher Explorer 150mm parabolic reflectors are of excellent quality and versatility, ranging in aperture from a respectable 130mm to an incredible light-gulping 300mm aperture, catering for astronomers of all levels. Whether your interest is Deep-Sky, the Moon and Planets, or a combination of both, the EXPLORER range offers excellent all round Diffraction-Limited performance.
SKY-WATCHER DELUXE MIRROR COATINGSMost reflectors today usually have a coat of aluminium as the mirror surface and then an overcoat of silicon monoxide or silicon dioxide to protect it. Silicon dioxide produces a much more durable coat than silicon monoxide but requires specialized equipment to apply it and is therefore more expensive. Protection is needed, because in most reflectors, the mirror is open to the elements and deterioration of the reflective layer reduces the resolution of the telescope. ALL Sky-Watcher reflectors are Multi-Coated with Silicon Dioxide as standard for Optimum Durability and Long Term Performance. All Sky-Watcher f/5 ('fast') Newtonian Reflectors and Dobsonian models feature High Quality Parabolic Primary Mirrors to eliminate spherical aberrations inherent in 'fast' focal length reflectors with spherical primary mirrors. The mirrors are parabolized to bring all the light rays to the same focal point to give sharp, constrasty images, which are full of detail. Direct SLR Camera Connection - A T thread on the focuser allows you to attach your DSLR Camera with a T-Ring, we stock a range of Canon, Nikon & Sony T-RingsHighly commended- BBC Sky At Night Magazine"Good for advanced observing"....."Saturn was a stunning sight"BBC Sky At Night Magazine"Optical quality good, and this is a good telescope for the amateur."Endorsed and recommended by Sir Patrick Moore CBE FRSMagnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x30, x60, x75, x150 Highest Practical Power (potential):x300 Diameter of Primary Mirror: 150mm Telescope Focal Length: 750mm (f/5) Supplied complete with 10mm & 25mm eyepieces 6x30 finderscope x2 Barlow lens 1.25" (with camera adaptor) Parabolic Primary Mirror 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports Direct SLR Camera Connection (Simply add a T-Ring) EQ3-2 Deluxe Equatorial Mount Built in Polar Alignment Scope Holder Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray 33% more Light Gathering than 130mm Tube rings and dovetail mounting bar