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The Maksutov-Cassegrain are the ideal choice for people looking for a compact and easy to use telescope (collimation is very simple) but that offers increased performance, particularly at high magnification. So this telescope is ideal for planetary observation and photography (Solar System planets or Moon) where it's important that the image keeps the highest contrast at high magnifications (in order to record the smallest details).
This powerful yet compact 150mm diameter Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope provides excellent performance at high resolution at a low price! The unique optical design offers the best performance in planetary observation and photography, where you need to generate high magnification maintaining as high contrast as possible. The planets and the Moon show many fine details, but you can also use this Skywatcher MAK150PRO for observing deep-sky objects, the stars will look truly like pinholes!
SynScan hand-pad firmware 4: precise tracking and automatic goto and many functions
The SkyWatcher HEQ5 SynScan mount uses SynScan computer to control all functions, even the most advanced ones dedicated to astrophotography. The main functions are:
- 42.000 objects internal database
At the base of the hand-pad, you can find the computer connection port: via the supplied cable, you can connect the mount to a computer to control it remotely. Then you can use one of the many compatible planetary software (such as Cartes du Ciel) to control the mount not only from the hand-pad but directly from the PC.
Using the same cable connection, you can update the hand-pad firmware by downloading the updates that SkyWatcher periodically releases on the internet. The SynScan hand-pad is also compatible with the GPS accessory: it automatically detects the location of the place of observation (latitudine and longitude), date and time for an easier and more precise initial alignment procedure of the mount itself.
- MAK150PRO D:150mm F:1800mm f/12 OTA telescope
- Aluminum tube
- Vixen style dovetail bar
- LET 28mm eyepiece, 50.8mm diameter
- 9x50 finder with support
- Complete EQ5 SynScan mount (head + tripod)
- SynScan hand-pad
- 2 x 5 Kg counterweights
- Illuminater polar scope
- PC connection cable (RS-232 serial port)
- 12V power cable (cigarette lighter socket)
Do you want more? Discover how to how to improve SkyWatcher MAK150PRO EQ5 computerized telescope with our PrimaLuceLab accessories. In the picture below, we installed our 50,8mm OnAxisLock visual back for SC with our OnAxisLock 31,8mm reducer.
|Focal length (mm):||1800mm|
|Weight (Kg):||22 Kg|