About the Sky-Watcher Black Diamond BK P150 DS EQ3 SynScan GPS...
Are you looking for a reasonably large reflector Sky-Watcher Telescope to begin your astronomical journeys? How about a great first telescope for an adult or older child? If so, the SkyWatcher Black Diamond BK P150 DS EQ3 SynScan GPS might just be right for you!
At the heart of the SkyWatcher Black Diamond BK P150 DS EQ3 SynScan GPS is a 150mm parabolic pyrex mirror that has been multi-coated to provide crisp, clear images. It gathers 73% more light than the average 114mm beginner'''s reflector Sky-Watcher Telescope and reveals not only all of the Messier catalog objects, but a significant portion of the NGC catalog as well. It comes with a smooth operating 2" dual speed Crayford focuser and features a four-arm, secondary-mirror bracket with fine supports (0.5mm thick), to reduce diffraction spikes and light loss.
The Sky-Watcher Black Diamond BK P150 DS EQ3 SynScan GPS comes complete with a heavy-duty EQ3 German equatorial Sky-Watcher Mount and steel tripod with adjustable height legs and convenient accessory tray. The EQ3 Pro mounts use the same Go-To system found in the HEQ5 and EQ6 Pros - SynScan. It allows you to point the Sky-Watcher Telescope at a specific object or even tour the skies at the touch of a button.
The EQ3 Pro Sky-Watcher Mounts are the perfect instrument for novice visual observers to enjoy astronomy with minimal setup time and in-depth knowledge of the night sky. Everything you need to begin observing is part of the Sky-Watcher Telescope package!
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 BK P150 DS EQ3 SynScan GPS Features...
- 150mm parabolic pyrex mirror that has been multi-coated to provide crisp, clear images
- EQ3 German equatorial mount and steel tripod with adjustable height legs and convenient accessory tray
- Smooth operating 2" dual speed focuser includes 2-1.25" adapater for a variety of accessory options
- Four-arm, secondary-mirror bracket with fine supports (0.5mm thick), to reduce diffraction spikes and light loss
- 6X30 optical finderscope
- 28mm 2" eyepiece included
- 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.
Sky-Watcher Black Diamond BK P150 DS EQ3 SynScan GPS Specifications...
Optical Design: Newtonian (Parabolic)
Focal Length: 750mm
Highest Practical Power: 300x
Finder Scope: 6x30*
Focuser Diameter: 2" dual speed with 1.25 adapter
Eye Piece: 2" 28mm
Mount: EQ3 w/ Syscan
Tripod: Adjustable height - steel
Accessory Tray: Yes
Drive: Manual Slow Motion Cables
Tube Weight: 4.93Kgs
Tube Dimensions: 18cm x 67.3cm
Shipping Weight: 10+25 kg
Shipping Dimensions: 81x41x37 cm3; 89x45x27 cm3SkyWatcher Product Number: BD301551