|✔ Staff Pick|
A 6" Refractor, including a GoTo mount for under $1500!
Great for planets, splitting double stars, clusters, and a whole lot more. This is a big telescope for the money, but not recommended for imagers. Expect some chromatic aberration with the doublet lens.
- 150mm Refractor Optical Tube
- 1200mm Focal Length, f/8 Focal Ratio
- Anti-Reflection Fully Coated Optics
- Perfect for high contrast planetary views
- 2” Focuser allows use with 2” and 1.25” accessories
- Advanced VX Mount with GoTo tracking and 40,000+ object database.
- Can be used between 7 – 77° latitude.
For planetary imaging and brighter deep-sky objects, many astroimagers say there’s no better choice than a refractor. Unlike Schmidt-Cassegrain or Newtonian telescopes that have a secondary mirror, refractors offer no obstruction of the aperture, giving you the highest possible contrast. This refractor setup features an f/8 objective lens, which can be paired with one of our Nightscape CCD cameras to image brighter deep-sky objects or our NexImage 5 Solar System Imager to create dazzling images of the planets.
About the Mount
The new AVX mount was specifically designed to provide optimum imaging performance for smaller telescopes. Now your smaller telescope can take advantage of All-Star Polar Alignment and autoguider support. You’ll be able to track through long exposures using permanently programmable periodic error correction. Image across the meridian without doing a meridian flip, so you can seamlessly image the best part of night sky. Advanced VX features significantly larger base castings than our previous design, improving stability under heavier loads. Improved motors offer more torque and can handle slight load imbalances with ease.
|Aperture (mm)||150 mm (5.91 in)|
|Focal Length||1200 mm (47 in)|
|Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 ...||20 mm (0.79 in)|
|Highest Useful Magnification||354 x|
|Light Gathering Power (Comp...||459 x|
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude||13.4|
|Lowest Useful Magnification||21 x|
|Magnification of Eyepiece 1||60 x|
|Mount Height (Max)||64" in (1626 mm)|
|Mount Height (Min)||44" in (1118 mm)|
|Optical Tube Info:||N.A.|
|Optical Tube Length||51" in (1295 mm)|
|Optical Tube Weight||19 lbs (8.62 kg)|
|Resolution (Dawes)||0.77 arc seconds|
|Resolution (Rayleigh)||0.93 arc seconds|
|Telescope Type||Computerized (GOTO)|
|Tripod||Adjustable, Stainless Steel|
|Tripod Leg Diameter||2"|
|Tripod Weight||18 lbs (8.16 kg)|
|Warranty||2-year Telescope Warranty|
|Weight of Counterweights||2 x 12 lbs|