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Skywatcher Evostar 150ED DS-PRO EQ6-R


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The Skywatcher Evostar 150ED DS-PRO EQ6-R - a fantastic 6-inch ED doublet refractor on the class leading Skywatcher EQ6-R fully goto computerised mount.
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The Skywatcher Evostar 150ED DS-PRO EQ6-R is a potent combination of the Skywatcher Evostar-150ED Apo Refractor OTA, 6-inch Doublet ED refractor and the reference-level Skywatcher EQ6-R PRO Synscan Heavy Duty Computerised Go-To Mount.

The telescope part of the package is a tremendous performer on both solar system and deep sky targets. This scope's 150mm unobstructed aperture delivers fantastic throughput of light and the lens elements are fully multicoated, using Skywatcher's “Metallic High-Transmission Coatings” (MHC), to ensure the highest contrast. Although Skywatcher are keeping tight lipped about the glass stock used in both elements, if the rest of the Evostar ED range are anything to go by, both elements will be well-matched and figured to a very high standard.

For long duration exposure astrophotography use, a 0.85x Focal Reducer/Corrector is available separately for this instrument, as well as Deluxe Machined Aluminium Tube Rings and 75mm Dovetail Bar.

Please Note: in order to deliver such fantastic value for money, the Evostar-150ED is supplied without eyepiece, finderscope and star diagonal - these are all available from us separately.

The Skywatcher EQ6-R PRO Synscan Heavy Duty Computerised Go-To Mount is a significant upgrade from the standard Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro. Featuring 20kg payload, motors with increased torque and synchronus belt drives for smoother tracking and autoguiding. If you've been looking for an equatorial upgrade, particualrly for astrophotography, then look no further!

The EQ6-R also features superior latitude adjustment controls, with greater range of latitudes possible - a significant improvement on the original EQ6/NEQ6 bolts There's also a built-in SNAP camera control port for controlling DSLRs (requires additional purchase of control cables). The mount's PPEC worm gear and worm periodic error correction function (avoids having to constantly re-train) and there's also a 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 and even tour the skies at the touch of a button. The user-friendly, back illuminated handset's menu system allows automatic slewing to any of the 42,000+ planetary, lunar or deep sky targets in it's extensive database.

Telescope Specifications:

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

Mount Specifications:

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
Encoder 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 for DSLR
Dual-Fit 45mm/75mm Dovetail Saddle - Losmandy and Vixen Profile
High Precision Polar Alignment Scope

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