Skywatcher Telescopes

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  • Last stock! Skywatcher Skymax-127 (Virtuoso Gti) WI-FI Go-To Tabletop Telescope Maksutov-cassegrain

    SkyWatcher Skywatcher Skymax-127 (Virtuoso Gti) WI-FI Go-To Tabletop Telescope Maksutov-cassegrain

    1 in stock

    The highly portable Sky-Watcher SKYMAX-127 (VIRTUOSO GTi), has been designed to be controlled wirelessly with your Smartphone or Tablet, using the free SynScan App for iOS or Android. The Virtuoso GTi mounting, with its built-in WiFi module, creates its very own Wi-Fi network, so the mount can be used anywhere, without any reliance on other WiFi or mobile networks. After entering your coordinates into the App and following a simple alignment procedure, you are ready to explore the universe using the App’s intuitive touchscreen menu. The Virtuoso GTi and SynScan App provide full computerised GO-TO control, allowing the telescope to be automatically slewed to any one of the objects in the App’s extensive database of 10,000+ celestial objects. Incorporates Sky-Watcher’s Freedom-Find™ patented Dual-Encoder Technology, which allows the telescope to be moved manually in either axis without the mount losing its positional information. This gives the user enormous freedom, convenience and flexibility during observational sessions. The compact but powerful Skymax-127 Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope is ideal for the observation of double-stars, and the surface detail of the Moon & bright planets. Its high-resolution, long focal length optical system is multi-coated to maximise contrast and image sharpness.  Designed for convenient use on a tabletop, but equipped with a 3/8" standard tripod bush so can equally be used with an optional tripod making it a versatile choice. The Sky-Watcher AZ5 Stainless Steel Tripod (code 20316) is highly recommended for use with this telescope.

    1 in stock

    £499.00

  • Last stock! Skywatcher Heritage 150P flextube 150mm (6") Parabolic Dobsonian telescope - 10214

    SkyWatcher Skywatcher Heritage 150P flextube 150mm (6") Parabolic Dobsonian telescope - 10214

    1 in stock

    Featuring 33% more light-gathering capabilities than the 130P, and the same optics as the more expensive 150P EQ3-2, this ultra-compact telescope represents remarkable value for money. A simple ready to go telescope straight out the box. No need to put the mount together as it's already done. At only 33 inches high fully extended, suitable for placing on a tabletop or viewing while sitting on a low chair. The flextube design collapses when not in use, so it can be easily stored away or placed on the back seat of a car. An open tube body makes for easy access for blowing the dust off both mirrors. The 150mm (6") f5 mirror is perfect for rich field star clusters, nebula and galaxies from dark sky areas. Also very capable of looking at craters on the Moon, the rings around Saturn plus the Moons and some cloud features on Jupiter. Venus will show its phases when in view. As it is a reflector, the image will be upside down SpecsMirror - 150mm parabolic Focal length - 750mm f5Eyepieces 10mm (7x) and 25mm (30x). More can be addedFinder - Red dotMount - Flextube DobsonianWeight - 7.5kgFocus - Twist outComes packaged in a presentation boxPerfect starter telescope

    1 in stock

    £239.00

  • Sky-Watcher Mercury 607 60mm Refractor Telescope 10718

    SkyWatcher Sky-Watcher Mercury 607 60mm Refractor Telescope 10718

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    The SkyWatcher Mercury 60mm Refractor Telescope is an ideal introduction to Astronomy with everything you need to get started. See Saturn, Jupiter, Mars and our own Moon with this instrument. The supplied eyepieces will provide a good spread of magnifications to suit all types of astronomical objects. Complete with a fully adjustable tripod this instrument is easy to use and setup and recommended as an ideal starter model for ages 8 and upwards.Magnifications (with optics supplied): x35, x70, x140 Objective Lens Diameter: 60mm Telescope Focal Length: 700mm (f/11.66) Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 20mm x1.5 Erecting Eyepiece x2 Barlow Lens 1.25" 5x24 Finderscope 1.25"/31.7mm Star Diagonal Fully Coated Optics Alt-Azimuth Mount Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray Tube material: Aluminium

    Out of stock

    £69.00

  • Skywatcher HERITAGE 100P Tabletop Parabolic Dobsonian Telescope

    SkyWatcher Skywatcher HERITAGE 100P Tabletop Parabolic Dobsonian Telescope

    3 in stock

    The Sky-Watcher Heritage 100P is a 100mm (4 inch) f/4 parabolic tabletop Dobsonian telescope. It is a compact and lightweight scope which is ideal for viewing the Moon and bright planets and also has enough light gathering for the observation of star clusters, bright galaxies and nebulae. Wooden Alt-Azimuth tabletop mount. There is a 3/8 inch screw thread on the base which allows it to be attached to a suitable tripod. Comes complete with 10mm and 25mm 1.25 inch eyepieces, red dot finder and x2 barlow lens. Rack and pinion focuser. Weighs approx 2.8kg. All glass optics / lenses. Magnifications (with optics supplied): x16, x32, x40 & x80 Diameter of Primary Mirror: 100mm (4") Telescope Focal Length: 400mm (f/4) Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm x2 Barlow Lens Parabolic Primary Mirror Red Dot Finder Rack and Pinion Focuser Wooden Alt-Azimuth Mount Weight Approx 2.8kg Parabolic Primary Mirrors: Features High Quality Parabolic Primary Mirrors to eliminate spherical aberrations inherent in 'fast' focal length reflectors with spherical primary mirrors. The mirrors are parabolized to bring all the light rays to the same focal point to give sharp, contrasted images, which are full of detail. Sky-Watcher Deluxe Mirror Coatings: Most reflectors today usually have a coat of aluminium as the mirror surface and then an overcoat of silicon monoxide or silicon dioxide to protect it. Silicon dioxide produces a much more durable coat than silicon monoxide but requires specialized equipment to apply it and is, therefore, more expensive. Protection is needed because in most reflectors, the mirror is open to the elements and deterioration of the reflective layer reduces the resolution of the telescope. ALL Sky-Watcher reflectors are Multi-Coated with Silicon Dioxide as standard for Optimum Durability and Long Term Performance. "I have used a great number of telescopes; some are good, some mediocre and some bad. To me the Sky-Watcher range of instruments are very good indeed, and suited to amateurs of all kinds – and they are not priced out of the market! Excellent value.Sir Patrick Moore CBE FRS

    3 in stock

    £139.00

  • Skywatcher Explorer 130 Telescope EQ2 10922

    SkyWatcher Skywatcher Explorer 130 Telescope EQ2 10922

    2 in stock

    The award-winning Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-130 is a fantastic choice for the serious beginner and also receives high marks from more seasoned astronomers.With an extremely useful 130mm of light gathering aperture, this telescope is a highly capable all-rounder for the observation of the Moon, bright planets, nebulae, galaxies and star clusters.Supplied with the EQ2 equatorial mount, which when polar aligned, will allow you to easily track objects as they move across the night sky via its slow motion control cables.

    2 in stock

    £210.00

  • Sky-watcher Star Adventurer Gti Astro-imaging Mount With Wifi & Autoguider Interface

    SkyWatcher Sky-watcher Star Adventurer Gti Astro-imaging Mount With Wifi & Autoguider Interface

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    Since its introduction the Star Adventurer has been at the forefront of the lightweight, portable astro-imaging revolution. And now, with the Star Adventurer GTi, we take the next step with full Go-To performance in a compact package.The exciting new Star Adventurer GTi features a built-in illuminated polar scope for precision alignment, interfaces for USB, autoguider, optional SynScan hand controller, and SNAP shutter control for your DSLR (programmable via Sky-Watcher’s free SynScan Pro app for iOS and Android). The Star Adventurer GTi also includes a dual-position counterweight for use at low latitudes as well as full smartphone control via Wi-Fi. With the added Go-To feature plus multiple tracking rates including lunar, solar, and sidereal, the heavens are yours to capture and explore.With its 5kg payload capacity, the Star Adventurer GTi is well-equipped to handle your DLSR or mirrorless camera sporting a wide-angle or telephoto lens plus accessories, a small aperture astrograph with a dedicated astronomy camera, or simply an OTA for visual use via its 45mm dovetail saddle.The Star Adventurer GTi is the perfect mount for the astro-photographer that wants the ultimate in both performance and portability.(The Star Adventurer GTi is also available as a mount head only, code 20326). Controller: Via Wi-Fi using free SynScan App for iOS and Android devices or Synscan Hand Controller (available separately) SynScan App Database: Total 10,000+ Objects. Deep Sky Objects: 10759, including Messier, NGC, IC, Caldwell Catalogues, Named DSOs, Named Stars: 305, Double Stars: 55, Solar system objects: 7 planets, Sun , Moon. (Unlimited objects when working with a 3rd party planetarium software). SynScan App's Other Features: Tonight's Best Sky Tour, Point and Go with a mobile device, Identification of Celestial Objects, Remote control over Internet, User defined objects, Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE) Tracking rates: Sidereal, Solar and Lunar Built in polar scope with illuminator Dual counterweight positions for use at low latitudes Latitude Adjustment 0~70° Interfaces: USB, ST4 Auto-guiding, SynScan Hand Control Port (Synscan handset available separately), DSLR Shutter Release Port, Built-in Wi-Fi Module Compatible with 3/8" tripod thread 45mm Dovetail Saddle Free firmware upgrades Supplied with 2.3kg Counterweight Adjustable Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray and extension pier Counterweight Bar: 20mm diameter, steel R.A. worm gear 180 teeth, 92.5mm diameter. R.A. wheel gear 15.8mm diameter Dec worm gear 144 teeth, 73.6mm diameter. Dec wheel gear 10.8mm diameter DC Servo Motors Resolution RA: 0.35 arc-second; Dec: 0.44 arc-second Power Supply: 8 x AA internal battery pack (batteries not included) or external 12v DC source Payload Capacity 5kg (11 lb) Mount head weight 2.6Kg

    Out of stock

    £599.00

  • Last stock! Sky Watcher Skymax -127 AZ-Go2 Wi-Fi Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope - 10195

    SkyWatcher Sky Watcher Skymax -127 AZ-Go2 Wi-Fi Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope - 10195

    1 in stock

    Sky Watcher Skymax -127 AZ-Go2 Wi-Fi Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope - 10195The highly portable Sky-Watcher SKYMAX-127 (AZ-Go2), has been designed to be controlled wirelessly with your Smartphone or Tablet, using the free SynScan App for iOS or Android. The AZ-Go2 mounting, with it's built-in WiFi module, creates it’s very own Wi-Fi network, so the mount can be used anywhere, without any reliance on other WiFi or mobile networks.After entering your coordinates into the App and following a simple alignment procedure, you are ready to explore the universe using the App’s intuitive touchscreen menu. The AZ-Go2 and SynScan App provides full computerised GO-TO control, allowing the telescope to be automatically slewed to any one of the objects in the App’s extensive database of 10,000+ celestial objects.The compact but powerful SKYMAX-127 telescope is ideal for the observation of double-stars, and the surface detail of the Moon & bright planets. Its high-resolution, long focal length optical system is multi-coated to maximise contrast and image sharpness. Magnifications (with optics supplied): x60 & x150 Highest Practical Power (Potential): x254 Diameter of Primary Mirror: 127mm Telescope Focal Length: 1500mm (f/11.8) Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm Red Dot Finder 90° Star Diagonal (1.25”) AZ-Go2 WiFi Go-To Alt-Azimuth Mount Controller: Free SynScan App for iOS and Android mobile device or Synscan Hand Controller (available separately) SynScan App Database: Total 10,000+ Objects. Deep Sky Objects: 10759, including Messier, NGC, IC, Caldwell Catalogues, Named DSOs, Named Stars: 305, Double Stars: 55, Solar system objects: 7 planets, Sun , Moon. (Unlimited objects when working with a 3rd party planetarium software). SynScan App Alignment Method: Brightest Star Alignment, North-Level Alignment SynScan App's Other Features: Tonight's Best Sky Tour, Point and Go with a mobile device, Identification of Celestial Objects, Remote control over Internet, User defined objects, Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE) Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar, Alignment-Free Solar Tracking Slewing Speeds: 1.0x, 8.0x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 800x Tracking Mode: Dual Axis Tracking Motor: DC Servo Motor 45mm Sky-Watcher/Vixen type dovetail saddle Interface: SynScan Hand Control Port, Built-in Wi-Fi Module Connectivity: ASCOM platform for Windows PC, Mobile planetarium App for iOS and Android ( SkySafari Plus/Pro, more are coming). Adjustable Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray Power Requirement: 8 AA Size Batteries (not supplied) or External Power Supply (12V 1A) Tip Positive.

    1 in stock

    £439.00

  • Last stock! Sky Watcher Skymax -102 AZ-Go2 Wi-Fi Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope - 10194

    SkyWatcher Sky Watcher Skymax -102 AZ-Go2 Wi-Fi Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope - 10194

    1 in stock

    Sky Watcher Skymax -102 AZ-Go2 Wi-Fi Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope - 10194The lightweight and highly portable Sky-Watcher SKYMAX-102 (AZ-Go2), has been designed to be controlled wirelessly with your Smartphone or Tablet, using the free SynScan App for iOS or Android.The AZ-Go2 mounting, with it's built-in WiFi module, creates it’s very own Wi-Fi network, so the mount can be used anywhere, without any reliance on other WiFi or mobile networks. After entering your coordinates into the App and following a simple alignment procedure, you are ready to explore the universe using the App’s intuitive touchscreen menu.The AZ-Go2 and SynScan App provides full computerised GO-TO control, allowing the telescope to be automatically slewed to any one of the objects in the App’s extensive database of 10,000+ celestial objects. The compact but powerful SKYMAX-102 telescope is ideal for the observation of double-stars, and the surface detail of the Moon & bright planets. Its high-resolution, long focal length optical system is multi-coated to maximise contrast and image sharpness. Magnifications (with optics supplied): x52 & x130 Highest Practical Power (Potential): x204 Diameter of Primary Mirror: 102mm Telescope Focal Length: 1300mm (f/12.7) Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm Red Dot Finder 90° Star Diagonal (1.25”) AZ-Go2 WiFi Go-To Alt-Azimuth Mount Controller: Free SynScan App for iOS and Android mobile device or Synscan Hand Controller (available separately) SynScan App Database: Total 10,000+ Objects. Deep Sky Objects: 10759, including Messier, NGC, IC, Caldwell Catalogues, Named DSOs, Named Stars: 305, Double Stars: 55, Solar system objects: 7 planets, Sun , Moon. (Unlimited objects when working with a 3rd party planetarium software). SynScan App Alignment Method: Brightest Star Alignment, North-Level Alignment SynScan App's Other Features: Tonight's Best Sky Tour, Point and Go with a mobile device, Identification of Celestial Objects, Remote control over Internet, User defined objects, Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE) Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar, Alignment-Free Solar Tracking Slewing Speeds: 1.0x, 8.0x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 800x Tracking Mode: Dual Axis Tracking Motor: DC Servo Motor 45mm Sky-Watcher/Vixen type dovetail saddle Interface: SynScan Hand Control Port, Built-in Wi-Fi Module Connectivity: ASCOM platform for Windows PC, Mobile planetarium App for iOS and Android ( SkySafari Plus/Pro, more are coming). Adjustable Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray Power Requirement: 8 AA Size Batteries (not supplied) or External Power Supply (12V 1A) Tip Positive.

    1 in stock

    £409.00

  • Last stock! Sky Watcher Explorer -130P AZ-Go2 Wi-Fi Parabolic Newtonian Telescope - 10193

    SkyWatcher Sky Watcher Explorer -130P AZ-Go2 Wi-Fi Parabolic Newtonian Telescope - 10193

    1 in stock

    Sky Watcher Explorer -130P AZ-Go2 Wi-Fi Parabolic Newtonian Telescope - 10193The highly portable Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-130P (AZ-Go2), has been designed to be controlled wirelessly with your Smartphone or Tablet, using the free SynScan App for iOS or Android. The AZ-Go2 mounting, with it's built-in WiFi module, creates it’s very own Wi-Fi network, so the mount can be used anywhere, without any reliance on other WiFi or mobile networks.After entering your coordinates into the App and following a simple alignment procedure, you are ready to explore the universe using the App’s intuitive touchscreen menu. The AZ-Go2 and SynScan App provides full computerised GO-TO control, allowing the telescope to be automatically slewed to any one of the objects in the App’s extensive database of 10,000+ celestial objects. With an extremely useful 130mm of light gathering aperture and a superb parabolic primary mirror, the EXPLORER-130P is a highly capable all-rounder for the observation of the Moon, bright planets, nebulae, galaxies and star clusters. Magnifications (with optics supplied): x26 & x65Highest Practical Power (Potential): x260Diameter of Primary Mirror: 130mmTelescope Focal Length: 650mm (f/5)Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mmRed Dot FinderParabolic Primary MirrorAZ-Go2 WiFi Go-To Alt-Azimuth MountController: Free SynScan App for iOS and Android mobile device or Synscan Hand Controller (available separately)SynScan App Database: Total 10,000+ Objects. Deep Sky Objects: 10759, including Messier, NGC, IC, Caldwell Catalogues, Named DSOs, Named Stars: 305, Double Stars: 55, Solar system objects: 7 planets, Sun , Moon. (Unlimited objects when working with a 3rd party planetarium software).SynScan App Alignment Method: Brightest Star Alignment, North-Level AlignmentSynScan App's Other Features: Tonight's Best Sky Tour, Point and Go with a mobile device, Identification of Celestial Objects, Remote control over Internet, User defined objects, Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE)Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar, Alignment-Free Solar TrackingSlewing Speeds: 1.0x, 8.0x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 800xTracking Mode: Dual Axis TrackingMotor: DC Servo Motor45mm Sky-Watcher/Vixen type dovetail saddleInterface: SynScan Hand Control Port, Built-in Wi-Fi ModuleConnectivity: ASCOM platform for Windows PC, Mobile planetarium App for iOS and Android ( SkySafari Plus/Pro, more are coming).Adjustable Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory TrayPower Requirement: 8 AA Size Batteries (not supplied) or External Power Supply (12V 1A) Tip Positive.

    1 in stock

    £379.00

  • Last stock! Sky Watcher Startravel -102 AZ-Go2 Wi-Fi Refractor Telescope 10191

    SkyWatcher Sky Watcher Startravel -102 AZ-Go2 Wi-Fi Refractor Telescope 10191

    1 in stock

    Sky Watcher Startravel -102 AZ-Go2 Wi-Fi Refractor Telescope 10191The highly portable Sky-Watcher STARTRAVEL-102 (AZ-Go2), has been designed to be controlled wirelessly with your Smartphone or Tablet, using the free SynScan App for iOS or Android. The AZ-Go2 mounting, with it's built-in WiFi module, creates it’s very own Wi-Fi network, so the mount can be used anywhere, without any reliance on other WiFi or mobile networks. After entering your coordinates into the App and following a simple alignment procedure, you are ready to explore the universe using the App’s intuitive touchscreen menu. The AZ-Go2 and SynScan App provides full computerised GO-TO control, allowing the telescope to be automatically slewed to any one of the objects in the App’s extensive database of 10,000+ celestial objects. The STARTRAVEL-102 is a fully multi-coated, two-element, air-spaced achromatic refractor and a well proven performer for ‘Rich-Field’ views of comets, star fields, star clusters, nebulae, bright galaxies & planets, the Moon and the Sun (with proper safety filtering!). Magnifications (with optics supplied): x20 & x50 Highest Practical Power (Potential): x204 Objective Lens Diameter: 102mm Telescope Focal Length: 500mm (f/4.9) Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm Red Dot Finder 90° Star Diagonal (1.25”) AZ-Go2 WiFi Go-To Alt-Azimuth Mount Controller: Free SynScan App for iOS and Android mobile device or Synscan Hand Controller (available separately) SynScan App Database: Total 10,000+ Objects. Deep Sky Objects: 10759, including Messier, NGC, IC, Caldwell Catalogues, Named DSOs, Named Stars: 305, Double Stars: 55, Solar system objects: 7 planets, Sun , Moon. (Unlimited objects when working with a 3rd party planetarium software). SynScan App Alignment Method: Brightest Star Alignment, North-Level Alignment SynScan App's Other Features: Tonight's Best Sky Tour, Point and Go with a mobile device, Identification of Celestial Objects, Remote control over Internet, User defined objects, Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE) Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar, Alignment-Free Solar Tracking Slewing Speeds: 1.0x, 8.0x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 800x Tracking Mode: Dual Axis Tracking Motor: DC Servo Motor 45mm Sky-Watcher/Vixen type dovetail saddle Interface: SynScan Hand Control Port, Built-in Wi-Fi Module Connectivity: ASCOM platform for Windows PC, Mobile planetarium App for iOS and Android ( SkySafari Plus/Pro, more are coming). Adjustable Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray Power Requirement: 8 AA Size Batteries (not supplied) or External Power Supply (12V 1A) Tip Positive.

    1 in stock

    £386.00

  • Last stock! Sky Watcher Quattro-150p 150mm F/4 Telescope Complete With Aplanatic Super Coma Corrector 10248

    SkyWatcher Sky Watcher Quattro-150p 150mm F/4 Telescope Complete With Aplanatic Super Coma Corrector 10248

    1 in stock

    The new QUATTRO-150P with it's fast f/4 focal ratio has been specially designed for high quality astrophotography with short exposure times and is also a fine telescope for visual observations.Supplied complete with it's own bespoke, optically matched M48 Aplanatic Super Coma Corrector comprising four lens elements including one ED element.Supplied with the same Linear Power Focuser as the other models in the Quattro range, which utilises four precision ball bearings to support the drawtube and provide great stability and zero image shift while supporting a heavy eyepiece or camera. Moving the drawtube by the roller rather than a rack and pinion ensures exceptionally smooth operation, great feel and precise adjustability. The dual-speed feature has a second focus knob that has a 10:1 speed reduction to provide the super-fine adjustments even the most demanding users can appreciate.(Please note the tube interior does not feature internal baffles like some of the other Quattro models)Highest Practical Power (Potential) x300Diameter of Primary Mirror 150mmTelescope Focal Length 600mm (f/4)Note: Eyepieces not supplied6x30 FinderscopeM48 Aplanatic Super Coma Corrector 2"/50.8mm (Image circle 21.7mm, APS-C compatible, 55mm required back-focus)Parabolic Primary Mirror2" (50.8mm) Dual-Speed 10:1 Linear Power FocuserTube Rings & 45mm Dovetail Bar0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror SupportsWeight 5.7kg73% more Light-Gathering than 114mm

    1 in stock

    £499.00

  • Skywatcher Explorer 300PDS Optical Tube Assembly

    SkyWatcher Skywatcher Explorer 300PDS Optical Tube Assembly

    2 in stock

    The new Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-300PDS Newtonian Reflector incorporates the same superb mirror-set as the Explorer-300P but with two significant advantages. A Dual-Speed 10:1 ratio focuser is now included for excellent focusing precision. Also the tube length has been slightly shortened to optimise performance for prime-focus photography. Even better performance for astro-photography and visual use can be achieved when used in combination with Sky-Watcher’s Newtonian coma corrector Specification: Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied) x53.5Highest Practical Power (Potential) x610Diameter of Primary Mirror 305mmTelescope Focal Length 1500mm (f/4.9)Eyepieces Supplied 28mm LET (2"/50.8mm)9x50 FinderscopeParabolic Primary Mirror2" (50.8mm) Dual-Speed 10:1 Crayford Focuser0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror SupportsSupplied with Tube Rings and Losmandy type dovetail bar44% more Light-Gathering than 250mm “Compared to our own 250mm f/5 Newtonian reflector, the extra light gathered by the Explorer-300P was obvious. We got impressive views of a wide range of celestial objects. Galaxies such as M65 & M66 in Leo were wonderful, with strong hints of subtle detail along their spiral discs. The nearby galaxy NGC 3628 also stood out well. Nebulae shone against the background sky. M1, the Crab Nebula, showed varying degrees of mottling and scalloped edges – very satisfying indeed. The Orion Nebula, M42-43, was awash with nebulosity and we found we could easily get lost amongst the detail. At its centre, the Trapezium group of stars sparkled and, at the highest magnifications , we spotted several of its fainter mag. +10 stars, even though the atmosphere wasn’t as steady as we would have liked for such high-magnification views. Detail Explosion: Late into the night we selected the globular cluster M13 from the hand-controller. As it swung into the field of view it was breathtaking, with swarms of stars looking like bees around a honey pot. The view was so good that we noticed a dark feature, commonly known as the Propeller, superimposed on one side of the cluster. It was easily the best view of the cluster we’ve ever had….For crystal clear views of deep space, this is hard to beat!”

    2 in stock

    £848.00

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