SkyWatcher 200mm EQ5 Reflector Telescope With Steel Tripod
The SkyWatcher 200mm EQ5 Reflector Telescope With Steel Tripod brings to you spectacular vistas and images with its 200mm diameter aperture. This massive light gathering capacity comes to you in a premium build but at an amazing price.
The Reflector Advantage
Reflector telescopes use a combination of mirrors to focus and magnify images for viewing. These mirrors are generally easier to produce than precision lenses of the same size, giving it an edge in the price department for consumers. Almost all high powered astronomical telescopes of note use a variation of the reflector concept.
Premium Imaging Performance
The paraboloidal primary mirror works in conjunction with the secondary mirror that is designed to reduce diffraction spikes and enhance light transmission. The 200mm aperture provides a huge amount of light gathering power that is perfect for deep space observation.
Durability & Portability
Reflector are designed to attach easily to a variety of different compatible mounts. Choose your favorite EQ mount or upgrade to a GoTo, the Skywatcher Black Diamond BD2001P EQ5 Reflector Telescope can be set up quickly on any of them. It is also made to be durable and portable, easy to bring along with you to your chosen viewing spot.
Sky-Watcher 200/1000 EQ5 Dual Speed Reflector Telescope with Steel Tripod
With an aperture of 200mm, this telescope permits exploration of fine planetary details and it reveals hundreds of deep sky objects such as nebulae, galaxies and clusters. This telescope collect 816x more light than the unaided eye and in good conditions, the resolution can reach 0.60″. This means amazing observations of the rings of Saturn, features on Mars, the tangled atmosphere of Jupiter and the phases of Venus. Globular clusters will reveal thousands of stars and nebulae will show filaments of gas floating in the dark sky. On top of that, the fast f/5 focal ratio is perfect for astrophotography.
Equatorial Mount EQ5
The equatorial mount offers the convenience to compensate the Earth’s rotation. That is a great advantage for high resolution observation as it is only necessary to turn a single knob whilst tracking an object across the sky. The EQ5 is a professional German equatorial mount that easily bears the weight of the Sky-Watcher 200/1000. The altitude and azimuth fine adjustment knobs make the polar alignment easy while the gears ensure accurate tracking. The heavy duty steel tripod increases the stability of the telescope and reduces vibration due to wind.
The tracking can be performed by the optional dual-axis motors that can be easily connected to the mount. The computerised SynScan system is the ultimate upgrade that allows automatic pointing and tracking of more than 42,000 object in the sky! This option will save time when finding planets and deep sky objects in the vastness of the night sky.
Premium Imaging Performance
Sky-Watcher guarantee diffraction limited optics for an outstanding quality. The aluminised primary mirror is aspheric (parabolic profile) offering an optical system free from spherical aberration. The secondary mirror is thin to allow fast cooling and it is held by extra thin spider supports for minimal diffraction spike effects on bright stars and increased contrast.