Orion SkyView Pro 150 GoTo Mak-Cass Telescope
- GoTo computer control lets you automatically locate 42,900 celestial wonders with pushbutton ease
- 150mm aperture and 1800mm focal length for finer detail in lunar and planetary subjects
- Measures just 17" long (including visual back on rear cell) for excellent portability
- Includes 26mm eyepiece, 90 degree prism diagonal, and 8x40 finder scope
- One-year limited warranty
Orion SkyView Pro 150 GoTo Mak-Cass Telescope opens up new vistas of the celestial landscape for your viewing pleasure. And now it's available with full GoTo motorized computer control! The GoTo system automatically points the telescope to any of 13,400+ celestial objects in its database.
The GoTo system consists of a computerized hand controller and two stepper motors that attach to the SkyView Pro 150 mount. With intuitive menus and easy-to-use pushbutton controls, the GoTo system allows you to locate and track any object in its database of 42,900 celestial objects including the entire Messier and NGC catalogs. You can use the GoTo controller to take a guided tour of the night sky or to pinpoint celestial highlights for the month.
Using the GoTo controller couldn't be easier. Just select an object to view from the user-friendly menus on the hand controller and the stepper motors power the telescope to the object at a brisk 3.4 degrees per second, putting it right in your eyepiece's field of view. You will enjoy more productive viewing sessions, seeing way more wonders in a single evening than you ever thought possible. Just do an easy initial alignment, and then let GoTo do the rest!
The 150mm-diameter Maksutov-Cassegrain optics take in 40% more light than their 127mm counterpart, which means this big Mak will resolve finer detail in lunar and planetary subjects and permit exploration of a wider array of deep-sky objects. The optical tube measures just 17" long for excellent portability. The long 1800mm focal length belies the telescope's compact size, yet provides serious magnifying power. The meniscus lens is fully multi-coated for maximum light transmission. This package comes with an 8x40 finder scope, 90 degree prism diagonal, and a 26mm (69x) Sirius Plossl eyepiece (1.25"). The GoTo system requires an external 12-volt power source such as the Orion Dynamo Pro (#2307). One-year limited warranty.
- Use - Astronomy and terrestrial
- User level - Advanced
- Optical design - Maksutov-Cassegrain
- Optical diameter - 150mm
- Focal length - 1800mm
- Focal ratio - f/12.0
- Eyepieces included - Sirius Plossl 25.0mm, 10.0mm
- Magnification with included eyepieces - 72x, 180x
- Resolving power - 0.77arc*sec
- Lowest useful magnification - 21x
- Highest useful magnification - 300x
- Limiting stellar magnitude - 13.6
- Optical quality - Diffraction limited
- Finder scope - 8x40
- Focuser - Internal
- Diagonal - 1.25in. 90-deg Mirror Star
- Secondary mirror obstruction - 47mm
- Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter - 31%
- Secondary mirror obstruction by area - 10%
- Mount style - Equatorial
- Astro-imaging capability - Lunar, planetary and long exposure
- Dovetail bar system - Yes
- Computerized compatibility - Go-To included
- Alignment procedure - 3-Star Alignment, 2-Star Alignment, 1-Star Alignment
- Number of objects in database - 42900
- Tracking rates - Sidereal, Solar and Lunar
- Motor speeds - 3.4-deg/sec, 600x, 500x, 400x, 64x, 32x, 16x, 8x, 2x, 1.75x, 1.5x, 1.25x
- Motor type - Microstep driven stepper motors
- Bearing material - Sealed ball bearings
- Power requirement - 12-volt DC - 2A (tip positive)
- PEC - Yes
- GPS - Sold separately
- Backlash compensation - Yes
- Latitude range - 16-64
- Setting circles - Yes
- Polar-axis scope - Sold separately
- Counterweights - One 7.5 lb., one 4 lb.
- Available ports - RS-232, autoguider
- Tube material - Aluminum
- Tripod material - Steel
- Tripod leg diameter - 1.75 in.
- Counterweight bar length - 10 in.
- Diameter of counterweight shaft - 20mm
- Height range of mount/tripod - 42.25 in. - 55.00 in.
- Length of optical tube - 15.0 in.
- Weight, optical tube - 12.1 lbs.
- Weight, mount/tripod - 25.0 lbs.
- Weight, fully assembled - 50.4 lbs.
- Additional included accessories - Visual back accepts 1.25in. eyepieces, Dust cap, Dovetail mounting rail
- Other features - SkyView Pro GoTo system
- Warranty - One year