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Sky-Watcher BKP 300  Dual-Speed+EQ6 SynScan (Bonus GPS) Reflecting Telescope
Sky-Watcher BKP300 OTAW Dual-Speed

Sky-Watcher BKP 300 Dual-Speed+EQ6 SynScan (Bonus GPS) Reflecting Telescope

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Retail Price:CAD3,679.00

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Part Number:BD301851

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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.

Sky-Watcher SynScan mounts have been designed for use by novices and experts alike. These mounts provide extremely high precision tracking and have built in autoguider ports. Even the most demanding experts will be impressed by the capability of these mounts for astrophotography.

For novice users the user-friendly menu allows automatic slewing to over 13,400 objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions. The SynScan Hand Control also has the ability to connect to a computer via a RS-232 cable. Once the connection has been established between the computer and SynScan Hand Control, many commercially available planetarium software programs can be used to control the EQ6 PRO Mounts, They also come with features that advanced astronomers can appreciate:

• Positioning Accuracy up to 1 arc minute. Accuracy enhanced by software collimation error (mount mechanical error) compensation.
• Stepper motors with 1.8° step angle and 64 micro steps driven.
• Slewing speed up to 3.4°/sec (800X).
• Auto Guider Interface for astro-photography.
• Guiding speed selectable from 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X.
• Object database containing complete Messier, NGC, and IC catalogues.
• Minimal vibration for steady long-exposure photography.
• Periodic Error Correction.
• PC compatibility.
• Upgradeable hand control via internet download.
 Tripod: Stainless Steel Legs
 Counterweight Shaft Diameter: 1.8cm
 Counterweight Shaft Length: 28.5cm
 Mount Weight (without counterweight): 16Kgs
 Mount Height: 41cm
 Total weight: 23.5kgs (without counterweights)
 Motor Type: Microstep driven 1.8 degree stepper motors
 Motor Resolution: 0.144 arc sec (or 9.024,000 steps/rev.)
 Power Supply: 11 to 15 V DC 2Amp (Tip positive)
 Gear Ratio: 705
 *13" Dovetail Bar
 SynScan Hand Control
 
 
Optical Design 
Parabolic Newtonian Reflector
Diameter 
300mm
Focal Length 
1500mm
F/Ratio
 f/5
Highest Practical Power 
600x
Faintest Steller Magnitude 
14.5
Finder Scope 
8X50 
Focuser Diameter 
2" with 1.25" adapter
Eye Piece 
 LET 2"-28
Tube Weight 
 
Tube Dimensions 
355 mm x 1450 mm
Shipping Weight 
25+8+21+19+11 kg, total 5 cartons
Shipping Dimensions 
163x54x55; 47x47x26; 117x28x29; 55x55x25; 24x24x25 cm3
 
“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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