Telescopes in this aperture are regarded as serious instruments and significantly outperform smaller models and are for most the ultimate Telescope for use at home but still portable enough for field use.
The Sky-Watcher EXPLORER range are standard Newtonian reflectors 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 COATINGS
Most 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.
The first impressions of the assembly were of reassuring stability
The 3-star alignment is a great feature of the Go-To facility. Every time we set up, it accurately place the item we wanted in the field of view of our 25mm eyepiece. The more it was used, the easier is was to go straight to an object or star
The alignment process could not be simpler
In all, the alignment process works so well that you can be on a selected object and tracking it accurately within minutes
Overall the EQ5 SynScan gave a new lease of life to our smaller scope. It is easy to carry and it allowed us to give friends and neighbours a quick tour of the delights of the night skies.
BBC SKY AT NIGHT MAGAZINE 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
Magnification (with eyepieces supplied): x40, x80, x100, x200
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x400
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 200mm
Telescope Focal Length: 1000mm (f/5)
Eyepiece Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
x2 Deluxe Barlow Lens 1.25"(with camera adaptor)
Dual-Fit 1.25"/2" Focuser
Parabolic Primary Mirror
0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
Direct SLR Camera Connection (Simply add a T-Ring)
EQ5 SynScanTM Computerised GOTO Equatorial Mount (Requires 12 volt DC Power Supply)
Built-in Dual-Axis Stepper Motors
Built-in Polar Alignment Scope
1.75" Stainless Steel Pipe Tripod with Accessory Tray
77% more Light Gathering than 150mm