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Sky-Watcher Black Diamond 150mm (6\") Reflector Telescope on EQ3

The new Black Diamond 150mm reflector is a good all-around astronomical telescope, with 73% more light gathering than 114mm reflectors.

The new metal-flake black and white accented paint job is not the only upgrade Sky-Watcher made... a 2" Crayford focuser and steel legs make this a highly desirable model.

If you're interested in astrophotography on a budget, this model should definitely be a consideration. Unlike 130mm or smaller reflecting telescopes, this unit will reach focus with DSLR/SLR cameras without any additional optics, delivering fast f/5 performance. The mount can be outfitted with single or dual axis drives, and a polar alignment finder - essential tools for accurate sky tracking.

Features

  • Parabolic primary mirror to focus all light rays to a common focal point
  • Sturdy variable height steel tripod
  • Equatorial mount keeps objects in the eyepiece by adjusting a single control
  • 2" Crayford focuser with 2" and 1.25" adapters
  • Includes "The Beginners Guide to Using Telescopes" written by our knowledgeable staff.

Specifications

  • Aperture: 150mm (6")
  • Focal Length: 750mm
  • Focal Ratio: f/5
  • Mirror Type: Parabolic
  • Focuser: 2" Crayford focuser with lock screw
  • 2" and 1.25" adapters with integrated T-adapter
  • Eyepieces: 25mm (30x) and 10mm (75x) Modified Achromat
  • Barlow Lens: Available (sold separately)
  • Finderscope: 6x30
  • Mount Type: NEQ3 Equatorial with flexible slow-motion controls
  • Saddle: Accepts Vixen/Sky-Watcher/Orion standard 44mm dovetail plates
  • Tracking Motor: Available (sold separately)
  • Polar Finder: Available (sold separately)
  • Camera Capable:
    • USB imagers
    • All-in-one cameras via universal digital camera adapter
    • DSLR/SLR (requires T2 ring)
    • Above cameras and adapters sold separately
    • Piggyback adapter built-in
  • Sturdy variable-height steel tripod
  • Optical Tube Weight: 5.5kg (12.1lbs)
  • Mount Weight: 4.5kg (9.9lbs)
  • Counterweights: 3.42kg + 1.8kg = 5.2kg (7.5lbs + 3.9lbs = 11.5lbs)
  • Tripod Weight: 5.5kg (12.1lbs)
  • Total Weight: 20.8kg (45.8lbs)
  • Color: Metal-flake black with white accents
  • One year warranty