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Sky-Watcher Skyliner 150P

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The most economic way of attaining a long-focus small secondary Newtonian for sharp lunar and planetary images. In theory, the classic 6” f/8 Newtonian should out-perform everything in its aperture apart from an APO and an f/15 Mak with a small secondary, both of which will be at least eight times the price.

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Data sheet

Optical Design Newtonian
Aperture 6 inch
Mount Type Wooden AZ
Focal Length 1200 mm
Focal Ratio F8
Finderscope 6x30

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153mm (6") f/1200 Parabolic Dobsonian Telescope
Skywatcher supplied product information -

  • Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x48 & x120

  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x306

  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 153mm

  • Telescope Focal Length: 1200mm (f/8)

  • Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm

  • Parabolic Primary Mirror

  • 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports

  • 6x30 Finderscope

  • Direct SLR Camera Connection

  • Wooden Alt-Azimuth Mount with Accessory Tray

  • 73% more Light Gathering than 114mm

Sky-Watcher Dobsonians feature a unique patented Tensioner/Carrying handle. By lifting the handles together, you can easily carry the whole unit in an upright position with the help of a friend.

Our view

The most economic way of attaining a long-focus small secondary Newtonian for sharp lunar and planetary images. In theory, the classic 6” f/8 Newtonian should out-perform everything in its aperture apart from an APO and an f/15 Mak with a small secondary, both of which will be at least eight times the price. The Skywatcher 6” f/8 tube assembly is available on different mounts, the Dobsonian being the least expensive.

Tips

Park it next to a slightly larger aperture short focal ratio Newtonian at a star party for comparison. The small secondary of this telescope will demonstrate why planetary observers prefer small secondary or zero secondary telescopes. Budget for a Baader UHC or OII 1.25 filter, a Neutral density filter or Baader polarising set for the moon, and an A4 sheet of Baader Astrosolar filter for the Sun in white light.

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