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Telescope N 305/1500 Explorer 300PDS OTA

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Product description

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Skywatcher N 304/1500 telescope:

This telescope provides a huge aperture for detailed DSO observing. It is one of the largest Newtonian telescopes produced by Skywatcher and collects about 40% more light than a 254mm telescope. This means that not only bright high-contrast planetary observing is possible, but that the telescope has its forte above all in observing DSOs. Whereas most small telescopes are only capable of showing the cores of some galaxies, this telescope can clearly show the spiral structure. Globular clusters can also be observed as fascinating objects in this giant, and some can be resolved into countless individual stars over the entire field of view.

The telescope has a diffraction limited, parabolic primary mirror which is centre-marked for assisting precise adjustment of the optics. The thin spider vanes and small secondary mirror mean excellent contrast. The high resolution available can reveal an extremely high level of planetary detail with sufficiently good seeing. Although the telescope is one of the largest that can be placed on an equatorial mount, this telescope is still easily transportable. For the exact weight, please refer to the technical data. The solid 2-inch Crayford focuser provides enough support for even very heavy eyepieces and cameras. The fine focusing makes it easy to find the optimum point of focus. The f4.9 aperture ratio makes it virtually predestined for astrophotography, allowing this extremely powerful telescope to be used for short exposure times with a generously wide field of view. The use of an optional coma corrector will provide photos that are sharp right up to the edge of image.

The advantages in a nutshell:


  • enormous light gathering power from 304mm aperture
  • thin secondary mirror spider vanes and small secondary mirror ensure high contrast image
  • very 'fast' optics make it excellent for astrophotography
  • diffraction limited, parabolic primary mirror

  1. Included in delivery:

  • tube ring clamps with prism rail for rapid mounting of OTA
  • 9x50 finder scope
  • 2" Crayford focuser

The PDS version of the Explorer comes with a dual speed focuser. This has a 1:10 reduction ratio for sensitive focusing which is most important for astrophotography, but is also very useful for visual observing. The tube length has been slightly shortened compared to the Explorer P version and the secondary mirror has consequently been enlarged in order to further optimize the system for astrophotography.

It not only matters which telescope you buy but also where you buy it. Our additional services:

  • We are a leading telescope dealer and know the devices we sell. Our customer service team will gladly help you after your purchase if you have problems with assembly or operation.
  • We provide a copy of the 80-page "Telescope ABC" beginners handbook with every telescope.

Specifications

Optics


Type
Reflector
Type of build
Newton
Aperture (mm)
305
Focal length (mm)
1500
Aperture ratio (f/)
4,9
Resolving capacity
0,38
Limit value (mag)
14,2
Light gathering capacity
1886
Max. useful magnification
608
Tube weight (kg)
25
Tube construction
Full tube

Reflector


Main mirror´s construction
parabolic
secondary mirror design
Plan

Focuser


Type of build
Crayford
Connection ( to eyepiece)
2
Gear reduction
1:10 Fine movement

Mount


Type of build
OTA
Mounting type
no mount
GoTo control
no

Included accessories


2'' eyepieces
28mm
Finder scope
9x50
Eyepiece adaptor
1,25" & 2"

General


Series
Explorer
shipping weight (kg)
35

Area of application


Moon & Planets
yes
Nebulae & galaxies
yes
Nature Observation
no
Astrophotography
yes
Sun
not recommended (Only with appropriate Sun filter)

Recommended for


Beginners
no
Observatories
yes
Advanced
yes

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Skywatcher Telescope N 305/1500 Explorer 300PDS OTA

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