Sky-Watcher Star Discovery 150/750 Reflector Telescope


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$ 980

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  • SynScan Database with 42,900+ Objects (NGC, SAO, IC and SAO Catalogues)
  • Two Star or Brightest Star Alignment
  • Freedom Find Dual Encoder Technology
  • Pointing Accuracy Enhancement Feature (PAE)
  • Unknown Object Identification Feature
  • Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
  • Slewing Speeds: 1x, 2x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 500x, 600x, 800x
  • Astro Time-Lapse Function
  • DSLR Snap Port (optional cable)
  • Compatible with Vixen Style Bars
  • Power Requirement: 12V DC or AA Batteries (not supplied)
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Sky-Watcher Star Discovery 150mm Reflector Telescope

The Sky-Watcher 150/750 Star Discovery is a fully automatic telescope ideal for beginners and those who want to get straight to observing. Aligning the mount takes mere minutes with the “Bright Object” alignment mode, and the computerised SynScan system is the ultimate upgrade that allows automatic pointing and tracking of more than 42,000 object in the sky! This means less time spent finding a faint nebula or a distant planet and more time to enjoy observing. Astronomy has never been so easy!

The Star Discovery mount is the upgrade of the Star Explorer, featuring the Freedom Find dual encoder technology. Once aligned, the telescope can be manually pointed anywhere in the sky without losing alignment, giving the user enormous freedom, convenience and flexibility during the observations.

This Newtonian telescope uses diffraction limited mirrors for a superior optical quality. The primary mirror is aspheric (parabolic) and collimable ensuring precise mirror alignment and crisp image quality. The 150mm aperture has 30% more light gathering than a 130mm telescope and 73% more than a 114mm reflector. This means amazing observations of the rings of Saturn, the bands and the moons of Jupiter, the phases of Venus and the polar ice caps on Mars.

Optical designNewton Reflector
Focal Length750mm
Focal Ratiof/5
Resolving Power0.80″
Stellar Limit Magnitude12.9
Highest Practical Magnification300X
Light gathering power (compared to the unaided eye)459
Focuser Diameter1.25″

It collects so much light with its generous 150mm diameter that distant Deep Sky Objects such as the Ring Nebula in Lyra or the Dumbbell Nebula become beautifully visible and globular clusters, such as M13, resolve into a multitude of individual stars at their edges. Planetary observing provides rich detail in images of Saturn, Jupiter, Venus and Mars. The f5 focal ratio means this reflector falls into the class of 'fast' Newtonian telescopes. This telescope is therefore particularly suitable for astrophotography. The light gathering capacity of the 150 is 460 times greater than that of the naked eye alone (with a 7mm fully dilated pupil).

The advantages in a nutshell:

  • relatively high light gathering power thanks to 150mm aperture
  • resistant to vibration and wind due to compact design
  • diffraction limited parabolic primary mirror
  • high-contrast image due to thin secondary mirror spider vanes
  • portable and quickly assembled
  • exposure times for astrophotography can due to the short focal length

The Computerised SynScan™ AZ hand control allows you slew your telescope automatically to a specific object, or even tour the night sky at the touch of a button!! The user-friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to over 42,900 night sky objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions.

The exciting new Sky-Watcher Star Discovery mount is an upgraded version of the AZ Go-To mount featuring FreedomFind™ dual encoder technology. This allows the telescope, once aligned, to be moved manually or electronically in either axis without the mount losing its alignment or positional information. After moving to a new object, the mount will continue to track it accurately. This gives the user enormous freedom, convenience and flexibility during observational sessions.

Card Code4021022069
Area of applicationMoon & Planets, Nebulae & Galaxies, Sun (only with suitable solar filter), Astrophotography
Recommended forExperienced amateurs, Beginners
Optical designNewtonian
Aperture (mm)150
Focal length (mm)750
Focal Ratio5
Resolving Power (theoretical)0,77
Magnitude limit (theoretical)12,7
Light gathering capacity (in relation to human eye)460
Type of buildAlt-Az
GoTo controlYes
1.25'' eyepieces25mm, 10mm
Finder scope6x24
(Mountings & accessories)-
Power supply12

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