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This is sure to be our new best-selling Beginner Telescope!The Heritage-150p is easy to use and has the same Parabolic Primary Mirror as the highly acclaimed Explorer-150P so provides wonderful views of the Moon, planets and the brighter Deep-Sky Objects. The patented retractable FlexTube system makes it easy to transport and store.
This is sure to be our new best-selling Beginner Telescope!
The Heritage-150p is easy to use and has the same Parabolic Primary Mirror as the highly acclaimed Explorer-150P so provides wonderful views of the Moon, planets and the brighter Deep-Sky Objects. The patented retractable FlexTube system makes it easy to transport and store.
Model: Heritage_150PPart Number: 10214
The new Sky-Watcher Heritage-150P Flextube features the same tried & trusted collimateable parabolic primary mirror as the highly-renowned Explorer-150P.
A capable all-rounder that will provide wonderful views of both the Moon, planets and many deep sky targets.
Sky-Watchers retractable FlexTube system makes it easy to transport and store.
The manually operated Dobsonian alt-azimuth mount is quick to set up and easy to use.
The telescope & mount arrives fully assembled, straight out of the box.
Includes presentation gift box.
I had no experience of astronomy at all. So, I did a lot of research as my son is space and rocket mad - bought this for Christmas thinking that it wouldn't arrive in time, but it did (great - thanks FLO!)This is a superb 'scope and I've found myself getting into this hobby as a result - I've just completed an EQ platform that works well with this. Being a flextube it packs down nicely, so doesn't take up loads of space - it is carried out in one piece and set up within seconds.Plenty of views of the Moon, Orion Nebula, clusters, Andromeda, lots of stars etc, although winter weather and clouds have limited our time out! Waiting for the other planets to come around to view in the spring/summer.The included 25mm eyepiece is good, but the 10mm I find is not so good. I bought a set of BST Starguiders and it has made a lot of difference over the included eyepieces. I have also been experimenting with afocal photography using my phone mounted against the eyepiece, with some good results.The only thing I don't like about it is the helical focuser.. it's ok once you get used to it, but it's not the best.
I’d recommend this as a first telescope. Easy to set up and start viewing quickly. Didn’t need collimating out of the box. Eyepieces are good quality. Well made and feels sturdy.
Bought for my husband for Christmas and he’s thrilled with it. So easy to set up, literally just plonk it somewhere and go. We’ve only used a couple of times as the weather has been awful, but have seen loads of detail on surface of moon, constellations, Mars and looking forward to trying to find Saturn and Jupiter. Would recommend
I had been after a new telescope for a few years now but never got round to getting one. I needed something that was light, portable, easy to set up and point, and this telescope hit the nail on the head.It is all of the above and the views are spectacular. I used some lenses from my now old telescope on this and can clearly see planets such as Jupiter and Saturn through it (you can see them through both eye pieces that come with the telescope).The red dot finder is brilliant. It's accurate, easy to operate and when the dot is on an object, you know you'll be able to see it through the main eye piece. The only thing that takes some getting used to on this telescope is the focuser. Because of its design, it can take a little getting used to, but you should be familiar with it after the first night of use.All in all, money very, very well spent. Spectacular views, easy to use, point and view! Amazing!
A digital camera is not suitable for this telescope. The mount is not designed to hold that amount of weight and also does not track so couldn't be used for long exposure deep sky imaging. Instead, we would recommend using a panetary camera which could be used to take short videos of bright objects such as planets and the moon. You could achieve short bursts of video without requiring tracking.
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