Skywatcher Explorer 150PL EQ3 PRO GOTO

Skywatcher Explorer 150PL EQ3 PRO GOTO


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Model:  SW150PL-eq3-pro
Part Number:  10949/20230
Brand:  Skywatcher


This version of the hugely popular 150P has a longer tube length to achieve greater magnification and contrast - properties that will appeal to lunar and planetary enthusiasts.

The Skywatcher EQ3-PRO SynScan uses the same GoTo system found in the HEQ5 and EQ6 Pro mounts which allows you to point the telescope at a specific object or even tour the skies at the touch of a button.

"Many contemporary observers severely underestimate what a quality telescope of this size is capable of revealing.

The fit and finish of the Explorer-150PL is typical of Sky-Watchers contemporary products - in other words, extremely good for the money. The rigid yet lightweight rolled steel tube has an unobtrusive seam and the gorgeous slightly metallic sky blue paint finish contrasts nicely with the rounded black tube end castings.

M13, the great Hercules globular cluster, was a magnificent sight despite urban light pollution with resolved components across the core with innumerable peripheral stars. Verdict: a reborn classic that I can't recommend highly enough for the price.."
Skywatcher Explorer 150PL review - Ade Ashford

Telescope Features

  • Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x48, x96, x120 & x240
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x300
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 150mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 1200mm (f/8)
  • Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
  • X2 Deluxe Barlow Lens 1.25" (with Camera Adaptor)
  • Parabolic Primary Mirror
  • 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
  • 6x30 Finderscope
  • 33% more Light Gathering than 130mm


Mount Features

  • Payload Capacity: Approx 5kg for imaging and 7kg for visual
  • Positioning Accuracy up to 1 arc minute. Accuracy enhanced by software collimation error (mount mechanical error) compensation.
  • ST-4 Auto Guiding interface.
  • Stepper motors with 1.8° step angle and 64 micro steps driven.
  • Slewing speed up to 3.4°/sec (800X).
  • Guiding speed selectable from 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X.
  • Object database containing complete Messier, NGC, and IC catalogues.
  • Periodic Error Correction.
  • PC compatibility.
  • Upgradeable hand control via internet download.

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