Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PL OTA

Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PL OTA

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About this product

Model:  SW150PLota
Part Number:  10949

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


  • Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x48, x96, x120 & x240
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x300
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 150mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 1200mm (f/8)
  • 1.25-inch R&P focuser
  • 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

"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.."

Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PL review - Ade Ashford

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SW 150PL
12 August 2023  | 

A good scope for the money which is great for planetary observing as well as some DSOís. It arrived reasonably well collimated. Unfortunately Iím still waiting for the clouds to subside to put it to proper use. Top service from FLO again.

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31 August 2021  | 

Rapid delivery, well packaged, great support , whatís not to like, Thatís why I will use them again.

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Outstanding results on small targets
15 September 2020  | 

My 150Pl was my first serious telescope. It is an amazing scope at high magnification on the planets, the first time I looked at Jupiter I saw the red spot and a moon shadow creeping across its surface. It's easily capable of showing the Cassini division on Saturn. Also a stunning way to observe the moon.

It comes into its own for astrophotography. I use it on an HEQ5 and it is great for smaller targets like galaxies and planetary nebulas. Where it really shines is on planetary imaging, I use it with an x3 barlow and an ADC and just get better results each year. TO step up from this means a large SCT which is a big jump in cost.


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