- Sky-Watcher BK MAK150 OTAW Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope, with EQ5 Mount SynScan GPS
- Diameter: 150mm (5.9″)
- Focal Length: 1800mm
- F/Ratio: F/12
- Finder Scope: 8X50
- Focuser Diameter: 1.25″ opening with 2″ adapter
- Diagonal: 2″, 90 deg. Diagonal, with 1.25 inch adapter
- Eye Piece: LET 2″-28mm
- Tube Weight: 5.6Kg
- Tube Dimensions: 18.3cm x 40 cm
The Sky-Watcher Maksutov-Cassegrains are the ultimate take-anywhere telescopes; ideal for travelers. As a catadioptric telescope they have both a lens and a mirror, taking advantage of the features of both types of optics. They are also ideal if working space is limited. The folded light path allows for a much shorter telescope than either a reflector or refractor of the same diameter. Despite their small dimensions they pack a powerful punch. Their High-Resolution, diffraction limited optical systems are multi-coated to maximize contrast and image sharpness. Whether your requirement is for terrestrial or astronomical use, these compact scopes are the perfect companion. Tube material: Aluminium.
Sky-Watcher offers simple solutions for users who would like to attach their smaller telescope to a convenient computerized system but do not wish to deal with the weight of the HEQ5 or EQ6 mount. The EQ5 Pro mounts use the same Go-To system found in the HEQ5 and EQ6 Pros– SynScan. It allows you to point the telescope at a specific object or even tour the skies at the touch of a button.The EQ5 SynScan mounts are the perfect instrument for novice visual observers to enjoy astronomy with minimal setup time and in-depth knowledge of the night sky.
- GPSPositioning Accuracy up to 1 arc minute. Accuracy enhanced by software collimation error (mount mechanical error) compensation.
- Stepper motors with 1.8° step angle and 32 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.
Free shipping or pick-up in the Greater Victoria Area. For customers outside the Greater Victoria Area, please contact us for shipping arrangements to order this product, owing to the size of this mount.