Large aperture Maksutov Cassegrains are renowned for their high contrast optics and ability to resolve fine Planetary detail as well as split double stars right down to the theoretical limit of the aperture. The SkyWatcher PRO versions are no exception and boast features you would usually only see on exotic hand made instruments costing several times that of this fine range. The optics are all fully multi coated and the glass is sourced from the world leader in precision optical glass - Schott. The focusers are precision engineered and super smooth and the tubes themselves are all aluminium.
PRO-SERIES is the name for the new generation of professional quality telescopes and mounts of the Sky-Watcher range, targeted at the most discerning and critical observers.
PRO-SERIES products are manufactured to extremely high levels of optical and mechanical precision, undergoing very strict quality control procedures and testing by specially assigned technicians, to ensure the highest standards of quality and performance are consistently maintained.
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
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Alignment Method: One-Star Alignment, Two-Star Alignment, Three-Star Alignment
Pointing Accuracy: Up to 1 arc min
Object Catalogues: Messier, IC, NGC, Caldwell
13740 Object Database: Including Planets, Named Stars, Double Stars, Variable Stars & User-Defined Objects
Periodic Error Correction
Premium PC Interface: ASCOM compatible, Nexstar-5i compatible protocol and command set
User-tunable LCD contrast, LED backlight and buzzer volume
150mm 6 (f/1800) Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x450
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 150mm
Telescope Focal Length: 1800mm (f/12)
Eyepiece Supplied 28mm 2"
9x50 Finderscope & Bracket
2.0" Star Diagonal
Focusing by Moving Primary Mirror
Dovetail Mounting Bar
EQ5 SynScanTM Computerised GOTO Equatorial Mount (Requires 12 volt DC Power Supply)
Built-in Polar Alignment Scope Holder
1.75" Stainless Steel Pipe Tripod with Accessory Tray