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Sky-Watcher BD ED120 EQ6-R Bundle

Sky-Watcher BD ED120 EQ6-R Bundle
AUD $5,195.00

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  • Extra-Low Dispersion optics to reduce chromatic aberration and improve contrast

  • 2" dual speed Crayford focuser

  • German Equatorial Mount

  • Belt driven transmission for limiting the backlash

  • Adjustable steel tripod with an accessory tray

  • Illuminated polar scope included for precise polar alignment

  • Bubble level for perfect levelling

  • Aluminium setting circle dials allow for quick target acquisition via celestial coordinates

  • Worm gear tracking controls provides a full 360° manipulation of the RA and DEC axis

  • V and D style telescope connection

  • Freedom Find™ encoders

  • Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC)

  • Sky-Watcher 5 Years Limited Warranty

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Details

EQ6-R Pro 

The Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Belt Driven Equatorial Mount is the result of years of improvement for a better tracking and reduced backlash in the EQ6 design. The new transmission belts between the motors and worm gears limit the backlash for a superior guiding accuracy. The integrated bubble level and the adjustable tripod legs make the levelling easy, the azimuth and altitude axis can be fine adjusted for a precise polar alignment. On top of that, the included polar scope allows an extremely precise alignment that helps to drastically improve the quality of tracking for astrophotography.

The new features of the EQ6-R are:

  • Transmission belt
  • Heavy duty knobs for azimuth and altitude adjustment
  • Handle on the right ascension axis
  • Wider latitude range (5°-65°)

The exceptional SynScan Go-To system allows full control of both R.A. and Dec. axes with 9 slew speeds and 5 arcminute pointing precision, allowing you to quickly and accurately locate objects across the night sky. The Go-To system can automatically slew the telescope on command toward planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, clusters and much more. The SynScan has 42,900 memorised celestial objects for an amazing journey in the night sky. The Deep Sky Tour function suggests a list of the most interesting deep sky objects currently visible, so even the novice astronomer can easily observe faint objects at the touch of a button.

The EQ6-R is equipped with a SNAP port for controlling the camera shutter release. Working with the SynScan hand control’s “Camera Control” function, a user can take batch exposures in up to 8 groups of “Exposure-time & Frames”.

SynScan Features:

  • Database with 42,900+ objects
  • Messier, Caldwell, NGC, IC & SAO catalogues, Named Stars, Double Stars, Variable Stars, Named Stars
  • One, Two and Three Stars or Brightest Star Alignment
  • Autoguiding feature for astrophotography
  • Pointing Accuracy Enhancement feature (PAE)
  • Permanent Periodic Error Correction (PPEC)
  • Unknown Object Identification feature
  • Pointing accuracy up to 10 arc min
  • Tracking rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
  • Slewing speeds: 1x, 2x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 500x, 600x, 800x (3.4°/sec)
  • Motor type: DC servo motors 

Black Diamond ED120 Refractor

Observing with Black Diamond 120 ED
The additional aperture of this telescope provides a dramatic increase in resolution and a heighten sense of seeing lunar and planetary surface phenomenon in seemingly 3D-like high-definition. Tight globular star clusters like M13 in Constellation Hercules appear like a beehive of crisp stellar pin points, star upon thousands of stars deep into the objects core. In Deep-space, rich aggregates of stars within Galaxies, Nebulas, and open clusters appear brilliant contrasted against a very dark velvet black background. The wispy, delicate, featherlike structure of dust lanes and extension of glowing gasses can be seen reaching out far beyond the object’s core.

Metallic High-Transmission Lens Coatings 
Each air-to-glass lens surface has exotic anti-reflection metallic coatings applied to ensure optimum light through-put of approaching 99.5%. The proprietary Sky-Watcher “Metallic High-Transmission Coatings” (MHC) are the finest photon anti-rejection coatings in their class.

Light-Baffled Optical Systems
The objective lens cell is light-baffled to reject stray, unfocused light. The draw tube is likewise baffled to insure optimum contrast. The tube interior is flat blackened to help prevent unfocused internal light reflections from reaching the focal plane.

Precision 2” Dual Speed Crayford Focuser is Standard
Optical focus is achieved by means of a mechanically ultra-smooth, backlash-free, precision 2” Dual Speed Crayford Focuser-assembly. This focuser offers fine and ultra-fine focusing adjustments.

Tube Materials
The optical tube material is rolled steel, powder-coated reflective gloss black with gold fleck accent. The front and back cells are cast-aluminum painted white, or black. 

Telescope Tube Attachment Hardware:
The optical tube comes with attachment hardware that allows it to be securely fastened to any Sky-Watcher mount. The quick-release tube rings provided with Black Diamond ED120 SCHOTT are cast-aluminium, painted white.

Included Components for Selected Models*
Black Diamond 120 ED SCHOTT is supplied with backlash-free 2” Dual Speed Crayford Focusers and quality foam-lined Aluminium carrying cases as standard equipment. 

Additional Information

Specifications

Mount Specifications 

Model Number SWEQ6-R
Mount Type German Equatorial Mount
Tripod Material Steel
Telescope Mounting V and D Style
Payload 20kg
Mount Head Weight 17.3kg
Tripod Weight 4.5kg
Counterweight Bar Diam. 18mm
Counterweight Bar Length    240mm + 180mm (extension)
Latitude Range 5-65°
Azimuth Range +/- 9°
Power Requirement DC 12~16V – 2A
Pointing Accuracy up 5 arc. min.
Slewing Speed up to 3.4°/sec (800X)
Guiding Speed 0.125X, 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X
Motors Resolution approx. 0.14 arc-second (9216000 Counts/Rev)

Optical Tube Specifications 

Optical Design ED Apochromatic Refractor
Diameter 120mm
Focal Length 900mm
F/Ratio F/7.5
Highest Practical Power 240x
Finder Scope 8X50
Focuser Diameter 2" dual speed, crayford
Diagonal 2" 90 deg. Dielectric Diagonal with 1.25" adapter
Eye Piece LET 2"-28
Tube Weight 5.13kg
Tube Dimensions 10 cm x 62cm
Shipping Weight 18 kg
Shipping Dimensions 120x45x46 cm3

 

 

 

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