The Maksutov Signature Series is the new generation of professional quality Maksutovs from Sky-Watcher. These telescopes are manufactured to the highest levels of optical and mechanical precision, resulting in exquisite optical performance and finish. Even the most critical observer will be delighted and surprised by the performance of the Sky-Watcher Signature Series Maksutov telescopes. In many applications the sharpness and image quality of these telescopes matches and exceeds that of the classic Schmidt-Cassegrain design.
Sky-Watcher offers simple solutions for users who would like to attach their smaller telescope to a convenient computerized system but do not wish to deal with the weight of the HEQ5 or EQ6 mount. The EQ3 Pro mounts use the same GoTo system found in the HEQ5 and EQ6 Pros - SynScan. It allows you to point the telescope at a specific object or even tour the skies at a touch of just few buttons.
The EQ3 SynScan mounts are the perfect instrument for novice visual observers to enjoy astronomy with minimal setup time and in-depth knowledge of the night sky. For novice users, the user-friendly menu allows automatic slewing to 42,900+ objects.
Positioning Accuracy up to 1 arc minute. Accuracy enhanced by software collimation error (mount mechanical error) compensation.
Stepper motors with 1.8° step angle and 32 micro steps driven.
Slewing speed up to 3.4°/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.
Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrains
Optical Diameter 150mm
Focal Length 1800mm
Highest Practical Power 300x
Faintest Steller Magnitude 13.2
Finder Scope 8x50
Focuser Diameter 1.25" opening with 2" adapter
Diagnol 2" 90 deg. Diagonal with 1.25 inch adapter
Tube Weight 5.6Kgs
Tube Dimensions 18.3cm x 40 cm
Shipping Weight 14 kg
Shipping Dimensions 64x25x26 cm3
Tripod Height 85-121cm
Guiding Speed from 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X
Mount Type German Equatorial Mount
Counter Weight 3.42 +1.8 kgs
Accessory Tray Large wall-to-wall
Motor Drive 1.8 degree stepper motors
Hand Control GOTO System SynScan
Tripod Weight 5.6 kg, 1.75" steel tripod
Shipping Weight 28 kg
Shipping Dimensions 97x44x29cms
Payload Capacity 5.5 kg
Slewing Speed up to 3.4°/sec (800X)
1 SkyWatcher 150/1800 optical tube
1 x 50.8mm (2 ") 28mm LET eyepiece
1 finder 9x50 mm
1 zenith angled 50.8 mm (2 ")
1 NEQ3-2 equatorial mount Pro GOTO
1 height-adjustable tubular steel tripod (71 cm to 123 cm)
1 accessory tray
1 weight of 3.5 kg
1 weight of 1.5 kg
1 instruction manual