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Sky-Watcher BKP 300  Dual-Speed Reflecting Telescope
Sky-Watcher BKP300 OTAW Dual-Speed

Sky-Watcher BKP 300 Dual-Speed Reflecting Telescope

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Your Price: CAD1,595.00
Retail Price:CAD1,678.95

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Part Number:30185.3

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Field Flattener & Coma Corrector
Sky-Watcher BKP300 Dual-Speed Reflecting Telescope

The new Sky-Watcher BKP 300 OTAW Dual Speed incorporates superb mirror-set with two significant advantages. A Dual-Speed 10:1 ratio focuser is now included for excellent focusing precision. Also the tube length has been slightly shortened to optimize performance for prime-focus photography. Even better performance for astro-photography and visual use can be achieved when used in combination with Sky-Watcher’s Newtonian coma corrector.

Optical Design Parabolic Newtonian Reflector
Diameter 300 mm
Focal Length 1500 mm
F/Ratio f/5
Highest Practical Power 600X
Faintest Steller Magnitude 14.5
Finder Scope 8 x 50
Eye Piece LET 2"-28mm
Tube Weight 18kg
Tube Dimensions 355 mm x 1450 mm
Shipping Weight 25+8 kg
Shipping Dimensions 163x54x55 cm3; 47x47x26cm3
“Compared to our own 250mm f/5 Newtonian reflector, the extra light gathered by the Explorer-300P was obvious. We got impressive views of a wide range of celestial objects. Galaxies such as M65 & M66 in Leo were wonderful, with strong hints of subtle detail along their spiral discs. The nearby galaxy NGC 3628 also stood out well. Nebulae shone against the background sky. M1, the Crab Nebula, showed varying degrees of mottling and scalloped edges – very satisfying indeed. The Orion Nebula, M42-43, was awash with nebulosity and we found we could easily get lost amongst the detail.. At its centre, the Trapezium group of stars sparkled and, at the highest magnifications , we spotted several of its fainter mag. +10 stars, even though the atmosphere wasn’t as steady as we would have liked for such high-magnification views. Detail Explosion: Late into the night we selected the globular cluster M13 from the hand-controller. As it swung into the field of view it was breathtaking, with swarms of stars looking like bees around a honey pot. The view was so good that we noticed a dark feature, commonly known as the Propeller, superimposed on one side of the cluster. It was easily the best view of the cluster we’ve ever had….For crystal clear views of deep space, this is hard to beat!”

BBC Sky At Night Magazine (Review of Explorer-300P single-speed version with same mirror set)

Better field correction with the Sky-Watcher Coma Corrector:
Due to physical reasons, a fast newtonian system produces coma outside the optical axis. The Sky-Watcher Coma Corrector compensates for this effect and leads to pinpoint stars across the field of view. It works for both observation and astro photography.

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