The elegant and rigid all metal truss tube design is easily transportable when unassembled, and can be assembled and ready for use in about 20 minutes. The mount provides motorised operation in both Alt and Azimuth axes, and can slew the telescope automatically to, and track over 42,900 night sky objects from the Synscan handset's extensive computerised database. Features Freedom-Find Dual-Encoder technology, which also allows the telescope to be moved manually in either axis without losing it's alignment or positional information, giving the user enormous convenience and flexibility during observing sessions. Simply push the telescope close to the object and let the computer do the rest of the work!
A black lightweight fabric shroud is included to reject stray light that can rob contrast in conditions where ambient light is a problem.
Freedom find encoder technology means you can move this telescope manually and still retain the alignment so switching between goto and manual is seemless.
PARABOLIC PRIMARY MIRRORS
Features High Quality Parabolic Primary Mirrors to eliminate spherical aberrations inherent in 'fast' focal lengh 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.
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.
Magnifications (with Eyepieces supplied): x71 & x200
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x1016
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 508mm
Telescope Focal Length: 2000mm (f/4)
Eyepieces Supplied: 10mm (1.25") & 28mm (2)
Collimating Eyepiece (1.25")
Dual-Speed 2" Crayford Focuser with 1.25 adaptor
Parabolic Primary Mirror (Patented weight saving design)
136mm Secondary Mirror
Direct SLR Camera Connection
Fabric Light Shroud
Alt-Azimuth Go-To mount (Metal construction)
Transmission: Worm + Timing Belt + 64 Micro-step/0.9º Stepper Motor Drive
Patented 'Freedom-Find' Dual-Encoder design allows manual movement without losing positional information
Pointing Accuracy: Up to 5 arc-minutes (RMS)
Gear Ratio: Azimuth 400, Altitude 1523.796
Synscan Computerised Handset with 42,900+ Object Database
Power requirement: DC11V/5A ~ 15V/3A
61% more Light Gathering than 400mm
Overall Weight 65kg
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