Skywatcher Maksutov telescope MC 180/2700 SkyMax EQ-6 Pro SynScan GoTo - JCO drone
Skywatcher Maksutov telescope MC 180/2700 SkyMax EQ-6 Pro SynScan GoTo - JCO drone
Skywatcher Maksutov telescope MC 180/2700 SkyMax EQ-6 Pro SynScan GoTo - JCO drone

Skywatcher Maksutov telescope MC 180/2700 SkyMax EQ-6 Pro SynScan GoTo

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Why Should You Buy Skywatcher Maksutov telescope MC 180/2700 SkyMax EQ-6 Pro SynScan GoTo?

Skywatcher Maksutov telescope MC 180/2700 SkyMax EQ-6 Pro SynScan GoTo

This high-quality Maksutov telescope provides an ideal basis for both planetary and DSO observing.

Its diameter makes it a 'fast' yet portable instrument. The Maksutov-Cassegrain system allows a long focal length to be combined with a relatively short OTA length. The central obstruction in the optics is minimal as the small secondary mirror has been directly vacuum deposited onto the meniscus lens. The meniscus lens gives very good contrast - for example ideal for planetary observing. The lens corrects for spherical aberration and its shape reduces chromatic aberration to a minimum. It comes supplied with a mounting plate.

 

The EQ-6 Pro SynScan GoTo mount:

 

This is the largest and most capable mount made by Sky-Watcher. It has been specially developed to be able to support heavy telescope OTAs of up to 18Kg, stably and vibration-free. This is the optimal requirement for successful astrophotography, which depends on very precise movement of the mount when tracking. It comes in a white design, and already has GoTo control built-in. Virtually no other mount offers better value for money than the EQ-6, making it highly popular among amateur astronomers. Even at the high GoTo speed, the powerful stepper motors on the right ascension and declination axes slew the telescope very quietly, so that your neighbours' sleep will not be disturbed in any way. Quick and effortless alignment with the North Pole for astrophotography is by means of a backlit polar finder.

 

Mount and control features:

 

  • GoTo control with clearly laid-out hand box (operable even wearing gloves)
  • red line display (dimmable) and red backlit buttons
  • 1, 2 or 3 star alignment available
  • about 13,700 pre-programmed astronomical objects available
  • 25 user objects can be set and setting coordinates directly is possible
  • speed 3.4° / second
  • tracking modes: sidereal, lunar, solar and sidereal with PEC
  • recalibration of the object possible
  • update-capable from the Internet
  • control via PC possible (RS232)
  • autoguiding via interface
  • periodic error correction (for astrophotography)
  • polar finder can be illuminated and is adjustable via scales or constellation illustration
  • GPS function via optional add-on possible
  • consumption and temperature display
  • Version 3
  • can carry up to 18Kg (for visual observing, even more)
  • Included with the mount:
  • EQ-6 Pro SynScan mount with GoTo control
  • sturdy steel tripod (height adjustment from 85cm to 147cm)
  • extra brace with eyepiece tray
  • counterweights

                    Specs

                    Optics

                    Type Reflector
                    Type of build Maksutov
                    Aperture (mm) 180
                    Focal length (mm) 2700 
                    Aperture ratio (f/) 15
                    Resolving capacity 0,64
                    Limit value (mag) 13,1
                    Light gathering capacity 660
                    Max. useful magnification 360
                    Tube weight (kg) 7

                    Focuser

                    Type of build Internal
                    Connection ( to eyepiece) 2
                    Connecting threaded socket (camera-side) SC

                    Mount

                    Type of build EQ-6 Pro SynScan
                    GoTo control yes
                    Mounting type Equatorial
                    Power consumption (mA) 2000
                    Power supply 12
                    Tracking yes
                    Load capacity (kg) 20

                    GoTo control

                    Alignment method 2-star, brightest star
                    Database 42.900
                    Precision 1
                    Hand controller SynScan
                    Tracking speeds sideral, solar and lunar
                    Software SynScan
                    GoTo Language English
                    Interfaces USB 2.0

                    Tripod

                    Type Tripod
                    Material Steel
                    Tripod leg diameter (mm) 51

                    Included accessories

                    Finder scope 9x50 WW
                    Deviating optics 2", 90° star diagonal
                    1.25'' eyepieces 20mm, 9mm
                    Counterweights (kg) 2x5
                    Eyepiece adaptor 1,25" - 2"

                    General

                    Series SkyMax
                    Total weight (kg) 34

                    Area of application

                    Moon & Planets yes (very good)
                    Nebulae & galaxies yes
                    Nature Observation yes
                    Astrophotography yes (Moon & Planets)
                    Sun no (Only with appropriate Sun filter)

                    recommended for

                    Beginners yes
                    Advanced yes
                    Experienced amateurs yes
                    Observatories no
                    en English
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