SkyWatcher Evostar 150ED DS PRO EQ6R Telescope combining the ultimate belt driven goto mount in its class with a top quality Apo doublet with 6 inch aperture.
The SkyWatcher Evostar 150ED Apochromat refractor completes the impressive range of Evostar ED doublets boasting a 150mm of clear aperture. With the f8 focal ratio the 1200mm of focal length allows for superb all round performance for serious visual observing and imaging of the Solar system and faint deep sky targets. Supplied in a sturdy case it can be transported safely and easily in virtually any car to dark sky sites, included with the instrument.Optical Quality
Apochromatic Refractors, with their unobstructed aperture, text-book diffraction patterns and high contrast produce the sharpest, highest quality optical imaging available, bar-none, aperture for aperture, of any telescope optical design. The premium Evostar-150ED Apo doublet features an special combination of one Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass element and a matching crown element providing excellent corrections.
Each air-to-glass objective lens surface has exotic anti-reflection metallic coatings applied, to ensure optimum light transmission of approaching an extraordinary 99.5%.
The proprietary Sky-Watcher Metallic High-Transmission Coatings (MHC) are the finest photon anti-rejection coatings in their class.EQ6-R Goto Mount
The superb SkyWatcher EQ6-R PRO equatorial Goto mount uses the latest precision belt driven synchronous motors in both axis for smooth quiet slewing at over 4 degrees a second, these high torque motors provide superior guiding and tracking, perfect for serious astrophotography. Belt drive technology not only means quiet, smooth operation but significantly reduces backlash associated with geared systems. The dual fit dovetail makes this mount compatible with both Synta / Vixen and Losmandy type bars allowing virtually any brand ot optical tube to fit securely.
Ergonomic features of the SkyWatcher EQ6-R pro include a convenient carry handle to help moving the head around as well as mounting it to the 2" diameter stainless steel tripod (included). The adjusters for latitude have a greater range and along with the other manual controls are all a large diameter and easy to grip even with gloved hands.
The EQ6-R equatorial mount is equipped with a camera SNAP port facility which can control the shutter release of your DSLR camera. With the V4 SynScan hand controller camera control function you can take batch exposures when doing astrophotography, full details of this function are in the SynScan user manual.
The EQ6 mount has always been well regarded as it has evolved, this latest R or reference version is again class leading in terms of features, affordability and load capacity.
Included in the package
EQ6-R Equatorial Mount
Stainless steel tripod
2x 5kg Counterweights
Synscan handset & cable
Cigar type power lead (requires 12v supply)
The Evostar-150ED is supplied without eyepieces, finderscope and star diagonal.Evostar 150ED review by Daniel Mounsey