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Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-150PL Parabolic Newtonian Reflector Telescope

Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-150PL Parabolic Newtonian Reflector Telescope
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Price:  £309.00
List Price:  £379.00
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Product Code:  SW10949-20448
Manufacturer:  Sky-Watcher
Telescope Type:  Newtonian Reflector

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The Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-150PL is a fantastic choice for intermediate astronomers and also the serious beginner. Has a large 150mm of light gathering aperture combined with superb parabolic optics. With a longer focal length of f/8 this telescope provides higher magnification with a given eyepiece than its f/5 cousin, the Explorer-150P. Delivers excellent performance for the observation of the Moon, planets, nebulae, galaxies, star clusters and tight double-stars. Supplied with the EQ3-2 equatorial mount or EQ3 PRO SynScan Mount.


Endorsed and recommended by 
Sir Patrick Moore CBE FRS

"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. The rigid yet lightweight rolled steel tube has an unobtrusive seam and the gorgeous slightly metallic sky blue paint finish contrasts nicely with the rounded black tube end castings. 

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.."

Ade Ashford, www.scopetest.com

  • Magnification (with eyepieces supplied): x48, x96, x120, x240
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x300
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 150mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 1200mm (f/8)
  • Eyepiece 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 or EQ3 PRO SynScan Computerised GOTO Equatorial Mount (Requires 12 volt DC Power Supply), 42,900+ Object database containing complete Messier, NGC, and IC catalogues., Built-in Dual-Axis Stepper Motors
  • Built-in Polar Alignment Scope Holder
  • Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • 33% more Light Gathering than 130mm




​Manual for Telescopes with EQ3-2 and EQ5 Mount




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