With the longer focal length mirror than the standard version this model exceeds in detailed observation of the Moon and Planets as well as making a fine double star instrument.
SKY-WATCHER DELUXE MIRROR COATINGS
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 performance. ALL Sky-Watcher reflectors are Multi-Coated with Silicon Dioxide as standard for Optimum Durability and Long Term Performance. 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-Rings
Many contemporary observers severely underestimate what a quality telescope of this size is capable of revealing.
The fit and finish of the Explorer-150PL is typical of Sky-Watchers contemporary products - in other words, extremely good for the money.
M13, the great Hercules globular cluster, was a magnificent sight despite urban light pollution with resolved components across the core with innumerable peripheral stars. Verdict: a reborn classic that I can't recommend highly enough for the price.."
Ade Ashford, www.scopetest.com
Endorsed and recommended by
Sir Patrick Moore CBE FRS
Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x48, x96, x120 & x240
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x300
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 150mm
Telescope Focal Length: 1200mm (f/8)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
X2 Deluxe 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