Suitable for high-power Lunar and Planetary observations, double-star observations etc, the Explorer-150PL is a 6-inch (150mm) reflecting telescope that is powerful enough to reveal many secrets of the night sky. It offers sharp and bright images, enabling you to view objects during the day, and dazzling sky-objects during the night. Our Explorer 150PL Reflector Telescope is manufactured by Sky-Watcher, one of the most respected telescope manufacturers - products you can trust, representing great value for money. The telescope is mounted on a very strong stand.
|"Many contemporary observers severely underestimate what a quality telescope of this size is capable of revealing. The fit and finish of the Explorer-150PL is typical of Sky-Watchers contemporary products - in other words, extremely good for the money. |
M13, the great Hercules globular cluster, was a magnificent sight despite urban light pollution with resolved components across the core with innumerable peripheral stars. Verdict: a reborn classic that I can`t recommend highly enough for the price." Scope Test
- Powerful Reflecting Telescope, with 150mm diameter mirror
- Perfect for discovering the Night Sky (and more earthly subjects!)
- Parabolic Primary Mirror
- Complete Kit - Everything included
The Explorer 150PL is similar to our Explorer 150P model, except but has a slightly higher F-Ratio. Lower f-ratio telescopes will give brighter, wider field views of the sky, but image quality may be a little lower in quality than longer f-ratios. Higher f-ratio telescopes tend to be better for the Moon and planets, and lower for deep sky observing. .
What we particularly like about the Explorer 150PL telescope is that it achieves a very good trade-off between quality and price - the mirror is very large for a telescope in this price range, which results in highly-detailed images and wide ranges of view. The Explorer 150PL enables amateur astronomists to discover a wealth of hidden secrets in the night sky, without costing the Earth! And, we have to admit, the remarkable quality of the images makes this telescope stand out from other telescopes in this price range.
- 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
- 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
- 6x30 Finderscope
- Direct SLR Camera Connection
- EQ3-2 Deluxe Equatorial Mount
- Built-in Polar Alignment Scope Holder
- Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
- 33% more Light Gathering than 130mm
Sky Watcher is an American company and a leading manufacturer of high-quality telescopes and other optical products. We are able to supply not just the telescopes in the UK, but all Sky Watcher accesories and spare parts.SKY-WATCHER DELUXE MIRROR COATINGS:
Most reflectors today usually have a coat of aluminium as the mirror surface and then an overcoat of silicon monoxide or silicon dioxide to protect it. Silicon dioxide produces a much more durable coat than silicon monoxide but requires specialized equipment to apply it and is therefore more expensive. Protection is needed, because in most reflectors, the mirror is open to the elements and deterioration of the reflective layer reduces the resolution of the telescope. ALL Sky-Watcher reflectors are Multi-Coated with Silicon Dioxide as standard for Optimum Durability and Long Term Performance.
| I have used a great number of telescopes; some are good, some mediocre and some bad. To me the Sky-Watcher range of instruments are very good indeed, and suited to amateurs of all kinds and they are not priced out of the market! Excellent value. Use them and enjoy them. Sir Patrick Moore CBE FR || |
Usually sent to UK mainland addresses on a next-day courrier service. Delivery overseas can take a few days longer. We generally dispatch sameday if you order before 12 noon. When you input your address details, you can also add special delivery instructions. In any case, we email you your tracking details, so you will know when delivery will be attempted.