In case you are able to graduate from a small telescope or want your first telescope to have more light-gathering power than typical starter models, step up to the AstroView 6 reflector. Its 150mm parabolic mirror has a focal length of 750mm (f/5), so it offers generous wide-field views of deep-sky objects when used with the included 25mm Plossl eyepiece. For lunar and planetary study, use the 10mm Plossl eyepiece (also included)for more powerful views. The AstroView’s EQ-3 equatorial mount features slow motion keep an eye on knobs, which let you center and track objects in the viewing field. An optional single- or dual-axis EQ-3 DC drive could also be to be had for electronic guiding (sold one after the other). A polar-alignment scope is built into the equatorial head for precise orientation. The AstroView mount couples to a sturdy adjustable aluminum tripod with accessory tray. Includes 6×30 finder, 1.25″ rack-and-pinion focuser, and adjustable four-vane secondary mirror toughen.
Versatile 6″ reflector telescope and sturdy equatorial (EQ) mount and tripod excels at all-around night-sky performance
6″ (150mm) aperture and 750mm focal length Newtonian reflector optics provides pleasing views of a wealthy variety of celestial objects from the close-by Moon to distant galaxies and cloudy nebulas
Includes sturdy adjustable-height aluminum tripod and equatorial mount for precise slow-motion tracking of celestial objects as they appear to migrate across the night sky
Includes 25mm and 10mm Sirius Plossl 1.25″ telescope eyepieces which provide 30x and 75x views respectively for numerous magnification right out of the box
Also includes a 6×30 finder scope, 1.25″ rack and pinion focuser, polar alignment scope, collimation cap, Starry Night astronomy software, and more!