SkyWatcher Evostar 150ED DS PRO EQ6R Telescope
150mm (6”) F/8 ED Apochromatic Computerised GoTO Refractor Telescope
Apochromatic Refractors, due to their unobstructed, text-book like diffraction patterns, produce the sharpest, highest quality optical imaging available, bar-none, aperture for aperture, of any telescope optical system.
The high-end Evostar-150ED Apo doublet features an undisclosed combination of one Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass element and a matched crown element.
Each air-to-glass objective lens surface has exotic anti-reflection metallic coatings applied, to ensure optimum light throughput of approaching 99.5%.
The proprietary Sky-Watcher “Metallic High-Transmission Coatings” (MHC) are the finest photon anti-rejection coatings in their class.
A matching 0.85x Focal Reducer/Corrector is available separately for this product, as well as Deluxe Machined Aluminium Tube Rings and 75mm Dovetail Bar.
The Evostar-150ED is supplied without eyepieces, finderscope and star diagonal.
Objective Lens Diameter: 150mm
Telescope Focal Length: 1200mm (f/8)
Dual-Speed 11:1 2” Crayford Focuser
Supplied with Tube Rings & 45mm Dovetail Mounting Bar
OTA Length (Focuser Retracted): 1280mm
OTA Nett Weight (including supplied standard accessories): 9.5kg
Aluminium Carrying Case for OTA
EQ6-R Synscan Computerised Go-To Mount & 2″ Stainless Steel Tripod
EQ6-R PRO Synscan™ – a new legend is born!
The new EQ6-R PRO Synscan™ Computerised Go-To mounting is an exciting evolutionary progression of the continuing legend that is the EQ6 PRO. The modern optimised design of the EQ6-R PRO incorporates features that serious imagers will immediately appreciate, such as;
- Increased Payload capacity of 20kg for Astro-Photography
- Synchronous Belt Driven, resulting in minimal backlash – Even quieter, smoother operation and better results when guiding. Higher Torque.
- Superior Latitude adjustment controls with greater range of latitudes possible
- Built-in SNAP camera control port
- PPEC worm gear and worm periodic error correction function (avoids having to constantly re-train)
- Built-in carrying handle for convenient transportation
The supplied computerised Synscan™ hand control allows you to control the mount to point your telescope at a specific object or even tour the skies at the touch of a button. The user-friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to 42,000+ night sky objects from it’s extensive database.
Mount Type: German Equatorial
Maximum Payload (Counterweights excluded): 20kg (for Astro-Photography)
Latitude Adjustment Range: 5º to 65º
Azimuth Adjustment Range: About ±9 º
Mount Weight (Tripod excluded): 17.3 kg
Counterweights Supplied: 2 x 5kg
Tripod Supplied: 2-inch stainless steel, 7.5kg Weight
Counterweight Rod: 18mm Diameter, Length 240mm + 180mm
Power Requirement: DC11~16V 4A
Motors: 1.8 º Hybrid Stepper Motors
Transmission: 180:1 Worm Drive + 48:12 Timing Belt Drive + 64 Micro-step/1.8º Stepper Motor Drive
Gear Ratio: 720
Resolution: 9216000 Counts/Rev., approx. 0.14 arc-second
Maximum Slewing Speed: 4.2 degrees/second
Tracking Rate: Sidereal rate, solar rate, lunar rate
Tracking Mode: Equatorial mode
Auto-guiding Speed: 0.125X, 0.25X, 0.5X, 0.75X, 1X
PEC: 100 Segments Permanent PEC (PPEC)
Hand Controller: SynScan™
Database: 42000+ Objects
Celestial Object Catalogue: Messier, NGC, IC, SAO, Caldwell, Double Star, Vari-able Star, Named Star, Planets
Pointing Accuracy: Up to 5 arc-minutes (RMS)
Integral SNAP camera control port
Dual-Fit 45mm/75mm Dovetail Saddle
Polar Alignment Scope