About the Sky-Watcher BK MAK180 - 180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope w/ EQ6 SynScan GPS...
Do you want a computer Sky-Watcher Telescope to show you the sights in the night sky? Are you looking for a compact telescope design that performs as well as professional level telescope? Do you want a telescope for astrophotography? Is a Sky-Watcher Telescope which works for both terrestrial and celestial subject matter what you have in mind? Then check out the Sky-Watcher BK MAK180 - 180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope w/ EQ6 SynScan GPS!
The Maksutov Signature Series is the new generation of professional quality Maksutovs from Sky-Watcher. These Sky-Watcher Telescopes are manufactured to the highest levels of optical and mechanical precision, resulting in exquisite optical performance and finish. Even the most critical observer will be delighted and surprised by the performance of the Sky-Watcher BK MAK180 - 180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope w/ EQ6 SynScan GPS. In many applications the sharpness and image quality of these Sky-Watcher Telescopes matches and exceeds that of the classic Schmidt-Cassegrain design.
The Sky-Watcher BK MAK180 - 180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope w/ EQ6 SynScan GPS comes complete with EQ6 Sky-Watcher Mount, Computer GoTo System, GPS, 1.25" focusing mechanism with 2" adapter, 2" right angle diagonal, generous 8x50 optical finderscope and high-quality 2" Sky-Watcher Telescope Eyepiece.
Sky-Watcher EQ6 SynScan mounts have been designed for use by novices and experts alike. These Sky-Watcher Mounts, like the one included here with the Sky-Watcher BK MAK180 - 180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope w/ EQ6 SynScan GPS, provide extremely high precision tracking and have built in autoguider ports. Even the most demanding experts will be impressed by the capability of these Sky-Watcher Mounts for astrophotography.
For novice users the user-friendly Sky-Watcher Telescope menu allows automatic slewing to over 13,400 objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions. The SynScan Hand Control onboard the Sky-Watcher BK MAK180 - 180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope w/ EQ6 SynScan GPS also has the ability to connect to a computer via a RS-232 cable. Once the connection has been established between the computer and SynScan Hand Control, many commercially available planetarium software programs can be used to control the EQ6 SynScan Sky-Watcher Mounts, They also come with features that advanced astronomers can appreciate.
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Sky-Watcher BK MAK180 - 180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope w/ EQ6 SynScan GPS Features...
- Manufactured to the highest levels of optical and mechanical precision
- Positioning Accuracy up to 1 arc minute. Accuracy enhanced by software collimation error (mount mechanical error) compensation.
- Stepper motors with 1.8 degree step angle and 32 micro steps driven.
- Slewing speed up to 3.4 deg/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.
- Exquisite optical performance and finish
- Compact design with amazing capabilities
- Sharpness and image quality of these telescopes matches and exceeds that of the classic Schmidt-Cassegrain design
- Works for both celestial and terrestrial applications
- Capable of being used as a super telephoto lens
- Includes GPS, adapters, generous 8x50 optical finderscope, star diagonal and high quality 2" eyepiece
Sky-Watcher BK MAK180 - 180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope w/ EQ6 SynScan GPS Specifications...
Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrains
Focal Length: 2700mm
Highest Practical Power: 360x
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
Telescope Mounting Method: Tube Rings
Tripod: Stainless Steel Legs
Counterweight Shaft Diameter: 1.8cm
Counterweight Shaft Length: 28.5cm
Counterweight Shaft Material: Stainless Steel
Mount Weight (without counterweight): 16Kgs
Mount Height: 41cm
Total weight: 23.5kgs (without counterweights)
Motor Type: Microstep driven 1.8 degree stepper motors
Motor Resolution: 0.144 arc sec (or 9.024,000 steps/rev.)
Power Supply: 11 to 15 V DC 2Amp (Tip positive)
Gear Ratio: 705
Included: *13" Dovetail Bar, SynScan Hand Control
Accessory Tray: Yes
Tube Weight: 5.6Kgs
Tube Dimensions: 18.3cm x 40 cm
Shipping Weight: 15kg+18kg+12kg
75x30x33cm3; 127x24x25cm3; 44x44x19cm3
- SkyWatcher Product Number: BD401461