For serious beginners and experienced astronomers alike, the Sky Watcher Explorer 150PL Reflector Astronomy Telescope with EQ3-2 Mount 10949-20448 is an excellent option. Combines a substantial 150mm light-gathering aperture with excellent parabolic optics. In comparison to the Sky Watcher Explorer 150P, which has a shorter focal length of f/5, this telescope's greater f/8 focal length allows for a higher magnification with a given eyepiece.
The Sky Watcher Explorer 150PL performs admirably for the viewing of the Moon, planets, nebulae, galaxies, star clusters, and close double stars.
Expert observers give the outstanding EQ3-2 mount high ratings. For the professional astronomer, this robust mount combines precision, stability, and a plethora of other advantages. A sizable, adjustable aluminium tripod with an accessory tray supports the mount firmly. Quick and precise levelling is possible with a bubble level. Celestial object tracking can be done manually continuously using slow-motion control knobs.
On both the R.A. and DEC. axes, the precision mount has complete 360-degree worm-gear tracking controls. Celestial coordinates can be used to quickly locate a target using two metal setting circle dials. For assistance with polar alignment, a polarscope is an optional accessory. For auto-tracking reasons, single- and dual-axis D.C. motor drives are optionally installable.
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x48, x96, x120 & x240
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x300
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 150mm
Telescope Focal Length: 1200mm (f/8)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
X2 Deluxe Barlow Lens 1.25" (with Camera Adaptor)
Parabolic primary mirror with Radiant Aluminium Quartz (RAQ) coating providing up to 94% reflectivity with optimal durability and long term performance
0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
Direct SLR Camera Connection
33% more Light Gathering than 130mm
Net Weight 9.2kg
Boxed Weight 11.8 kg
Box Dimensions (LxWxH in mm) 1250x380x350
Warranty 1 year
Deluxe Equatorial Mount
Net Weight 14.1kg
Boxed Weight 15.9kg
Box Dimensions (LxWxH in mm) 860x430x250
Warranty 1 year