About this product
Part Number: 10709
The Sky-Watcher Skyhawk 1145p features a parabolic mirror, normally reserved for more expensive telescopes, that brings all incoming light to the same focus point for reduced aberrations and increased contrast. The mirror also has a Silicon Dioxide overcoat to protect the reflecting surface.
Recipient of two group test winner awards in BBC Sky at Night Magazine.
"The optics were so good".... "The review instrument certainly delivered in every important respect."
Sky-Watcher Skyhawk 1145P review
The Skyhawk 1145PM has also been awarded Best Budget Buy by Robin Scagell, Vice President of the Society for Popular Astronomy, in his feature The Ten Best Telescopes written for THE INDEPENDENT.
The Sky-Watcher Skyhawk 114 v 1145p
The lower priced Skyhawk 114 offers high magnification from a cheaper to manufacture spherical mirror. Unfortunately to achieve this it uses a magnifying element in it’s focuser drawtube. The magnifying element is the 114's Achilles' heel because it limits image quality and cannot be removed. We recommend the Skyhawk 1145p shown here because it costs only around £10 more, has a regular focuser and a more sophisticated parabolic mirror. You can also usefully upgrade the supplied-in-the-box eyepieces to achieve even higher optical performance.
- Magnifications (with optics supplied): x20, x40, x50, x100
- Highest Practical Power (Potential): x228
- Diameter of Primary Mirror: 114mm
- Telescope Focal Length: 500mm (f/4.4)
- Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
- x2 Barlow Lens
- Parabolic Primary Mirror
- 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
- Red Dot Finder
- EQ1 Equatorial Mount
- Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
- 125% more Light Gathering than 76mm
Instruction manual (812kb)
|Average Rating (3 Reviews): |
Wednesday, 2 May 2018 | Simon
This was my first telescope and despite having a small collection now it still gets a fair bit of use. This is a great telescope for beginners or anyone who is a visual astronomer. This has provided great views of the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and clusters.
I haven't used this for photography, but I can't think of a reason why this wouldn't be good for people wishing to try their hand at AP.
Excellent Beginners Scope
Wednesday, 7 January 2015 | Timothy
Had this bought as a gift for me and I've never put it down since, as a beginner telescope it provides superb observing and even a little bit of imaging. Perfect to learn with and helps you plan future purchases specifically around EP's. Would suggest if you can stretch to it the 1145p on the Goto mount however the EQ1 is good but not becoming for the high quality scope attached to it.
Skywatcher 1145P Excellent!
Wednesday, 9 April 2014 | Michael
Swift Delivery,Really easy to put together with supplied toolkit,really quick to set up and straighforward,was using it within a matter of an hour!,love the red dot sight finder made it really easy to lock on to any target so setting up was really quick,impressive piece of kit,high quality good instructions would definately recommend all of the family enjoy using it,some really good views on a clear night outstanding quality images,many thanks!
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