About the Sky-Watcher Black Diamond 100ED - BK 100ED Refractor Telescope w/ HEQ5 SynScan GPS...
Fortunate indeed is the amateur astronomer with a SkyWatcher Black Diamond 100 ED Refractor Telescope on a clear night with transparent skies and a stable atmosphere. Turning the Sky-Watcher Telescope to the Crescent Moon, the Apennine Mountains snap into razor-sharp focus revealing a cornucopia of jagged mountain ridges, canyons, and numerous small craters in ultra high definition. Not far removed, reaching skyward, the crater wall of Archimedes pops into view in bold relief against the smooth flatlands that transverse the distance between it and the Apennine Mountains. This is lunar observing at its best - Sky-Watcher Telescope style.
The gas giant Jupiter displays its swirling equatorial bands in high-definition with festoons, and tonality within the bands. The great spot is clearly visible in the Sky-Watcher Telescope, discreetly contrasted from the surrounding Jovian landscape. Prominent deep-space nebula yield improved definition in gaseous outer extensions. Stars in globular clusters resolve to pinpoints. This is just the beginning of an incredible journey of exploration possible with a SkyWatcher Black Diamond 100 ED Refractor Telescope w/ HEQ5 SynScan GPS.
This heavy-duty HEQ5 Pro mount is a smaller version of the sturdy EQ6 Pro mount. It is specially designed for observers who need the steadiness of the EQ6 Pro mount, but find the EQ6 Pro Sky-Watcher Mount too physically demanding.
For novice users the user-friendly menu of the SkyWatcher Black Diamond 100 ED Refractor Telescope w/ HEQ5 SynScan GPS allows automatic slewing to over 13,400 objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions. The Sky-Watcher Telescope SynScan Hand Control 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 HEQ5 PRO Sky-Watcher Mount, They also come with features that advanced astronomers can appreciate.
Metallic High-Transmission Lens Coatings - Each air-to-glass Sky-Watcher Telescope lens surface has exotic anti-reflection metallic coatings applied to ensure optimum light through-put of approaching 99.5%. The proprietary Sky-Watcher "Metallic High-Transmission Coatings" (MHC) are the finest photon anti-rejection coatings in their class.
Light-Baffled Optical Systems - The objective lens cell is light-baffled to reject stray, unfocused light. The draw tube is likewise baffled to insure optimum contrast. The Sky-Watcher Telescope tube interior is flat blackened to help prevent unfocused internal light reflections from reaching the focal plane.
Precision 2" Dual Speed Crayford Focuser is Standard - Optical focus is achieved by means of a mechanically ultra-smooth, backlash-free, precision 2" Dual Speed Crayford Focuser-assembly. This Sky-Watcher Telescope focuser offers fine and ultra-fine focusing adjustments.
Tube Materials - The Sky-Watcher Telescope optical tube material is rolled steel, powder-coated reflective gloss black with gold fleck accent. The front and back cells are cast-aluminum painted white, or black.
Telescope Tube Attachment Hardware - The optical tube comes with attachment hardware that allows it to be securely fastened to any Sky-Watcher Mount. The quick-release tube rings provided with Black Diamond 100 ED are cast-aluminium, painted white.
Included Components for Selected Models - Black Diamond 100 ED is supplied with 2" Dual Speed Crayford Focusers and quality foam-lined aluminium Sky-Watcher Telescope carrying cases as standard equipment.
Don''t forget, we carry plenty of Sky-Watcher Accessories, too! Look for Sky-Watcher Telescope Eyepieces and Sky-Watcher Telescope Filters for visual observers! Astrophotography buffs will appreciate Sky-Watcher Photo Adapters and the Sky-Watcher SynGuider!
Sky-Watcher Black Diamond 100ED - BK 100ED Refractor Telescope w/ HEQ5 SynScan GPS Features...
- Supplied with 2" Dual Speed Crayford Focuser
- 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 64 micro steps driven.
- Slewing speed up to 3.4deg/sec (800X).
- Auto Guider Interface for astro-photography.
- Guiding speed selectable from 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X.
- Object database containing complete Messier, NGC, and IC catalogues.
- Minimal vibration for steady long-exposure photography.
- Periodic Error Correction.
- PC compatibility.
- Includes LET 2"-28mm eyepiece, 8x50 finderscope, 2" dielectric diagonal, dual-speed crayford focuser, tube rings, dovetail, aluminum case, HEQ5 SynScan, SynScan hand control, GPS
- Upgradeable hand control via internet download.
Sky-Watcher Black Diamond 100ED - BK 100ED Refractor Telescope w/ HEQ5 SynScan GPS Specifications...
Optical Design: ED Apochromatic Refractor
Focal Length: 900mm
Highest Practical Power: 200x
Finder Scope: 8X50
Focuser Diameter: 2" dual speed, crayford
Diagonal: 2" 90 deg. Dielectric Diagonal with 1.25 inch adapter
Eyepiece: LET 2"-28
Tube Weight: 3kg
Tube Dimensions: 10 cm x 92cm
Shipping Weight: 15 kg
Shipping Dimensions: 102x33x23 cm
Telescope Mounting Method: Tube Rings
Tripod: Stainless Steel Legs
Counterweight Shaft Diameter: 1.8cm
Counterweight Shaft Length: 21.5cm
Counterweight Shaft Material: Stainless Steel
Mount Weight (without counterweight): 10Kgs
Mount Height: 35cm
Total weight: 15kgs (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: *8" Dovetail Bar, SynScan Hand ControlSkyWatcher Product Number: BD120611