SkyWatcher Explorer 250PDS Newton

This 250/1200 Newtonian is a fast and high performer telescope. A telescope for a lifetime

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The Explorer 254/1200mm Sky-Watcher PDS Newtonian reflector is a telescope for the serious amateur astronomer. The scope can be used with excellent results for both visual and imaging purposes. Visually stars down to magnitude 15 can be seen and shows details in galaxies and nebulae. The high quality optics can be used for lunar and planetary photography as well and can show incredible details of the surfaces. The 254mm main mirror has a theoretical resolving power less than 0.5".

Recommended for astrophotography as well. The 2" Dual speed Crayford focuser is excellent together with the F/4.7 mirror while the 1200mm focal length resolves fine details in deep sky objects. The 2" focuser can accept many photographic accessories (like coma corrector, etc).

The collimation can be done without any tools. (A collimation laser or collimating eyepiece is recommended)

While for visual observations the EQ-5 mount on steel tripod is sufficient, for photographic work the more robust HEQ-5 Pro or EQ-6 Pro mount is recommended.

Accessories includes (in case of purchasing the telescope together with the mount):
- 2" Dual speed Crayford focuser (1:10 microfocuser)
- 9x50 achromatic spring load finderscope
- 28mm APEX eyepiece (43x)
- Tube rings, dovetail plate


For the GoTo version we highly recommend the Skywatcher Wi-Fi unit (SynScanWifi), with which you can control your telescope via smartphone or tablet. Just plug the Wi-Fi unit into the hand controller slot and download the free App (Android or iOS) - it is ready to use.

 

lszegedi's opinion

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SkyWatcher Explorer-250PDS (250/1200) Newtonian reflector on NEQ6-R mount with 9x50 finderscope, and 28mm APEX eyepiece
SkyWatcher Explorer-250PDS (250/1200) Newtonian reflector on NEQ6-R mount with 9x50 finderscope, and 28mm APEX eyepiece
Pros

Nagy teljesítményű, jo optikai minőségű távcső. Bolygó, hold és mély-éghez is kiváló az első tapasztalatok alapján. Egyedül is könnyen összeszerelhetö. Megfelelő mechanikaval kombinálva fotózásra is kivallo. A kétsebességes fokuszirozoval is elégedett vagyok. A főtükör kézzel tekerhetö jusztircsavarjai nagyban megkönnyítik a beállítást. A tartozekkent kapott gyűrűk/prizmasin, keresö es 28mm-es 2"-os okulárral is elégedett vagyok.

Cons

Aki fotózáshoz használja, annak véleményem szerint ajánlott "leblendezni" a főtükröt, hogy "szebbek" legyenek a fényesebb csillagok difrakcios tüskei.

Summary

Ez az első csillagaszati távcsövem, így nincs túl sok viszonyítási alapom (Igaz, korábban néztem mar kevésbé komoly műszerekbe.), de az első 6 hetes tapasztalatom alapján bátran ajánlom bárkinek ezt a tavcsovet, akinek nem jelent gondot a szállítása, vagy fix helyről észlel. Hihetetlen élményt jelentett először látni benne a például Holdat, Jupitert vagy az Orion ködöt... A fényképezésbe is bele kezdtem a távcsővel es az eddigi eredmények felülmúltàk a várakozásomat.

Villimos's opinion

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250/1200 SkyWatcher Newton on EQ5goto
250/1200 SkyWatcher Newton on EQ5goto
Pros

Hatalmas teljesítmény, masszív kivitelezés.

Cons

Nem tapasztaltam.

Summary

Elképesztően jó! Teljes mértékben azt kaptam tőle amit vártam. Megérte az árát. Fotózáshoz és megfigyelésekhez is kiváló.

PengePeti's opinion

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SkyWatcher Explorer-250PDS (250/1200) Newtonian reflector OTA with Dual-Speed focuser with 9x50 finderscope, tube rings and 28mm APEX eyepiece
SkyWatcher Explorer-250PDS (250/1200) Newtonian reflector OTA with Dual-Speed focuser with 9x50 finderscope, tube rings and 28mm APEX eyepiece
Pros

Nagyon nagy teljesítményű, fotografikus, és vizuális észlelésre is kiválóan alkalmas műszer. Felbontásban verhetetlen, és még egyszemélyes, valóban életre szóló távcső. Mély égre, és bolygózni is tökéletes.

Cons

Nincs ilyen.

Summary

Kiváló műszer, de érteni kell hozzá, a nagy fényerő miatt érzékeny a jusztírra, de ezt nem hátrányként írom, ez tulajdonsága az ilyen rendszereknek. Valóban életre szól, igazi nagybetűs FŐMŰSZER!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ch.Attila's opinion

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Pros

Gyonyoru kepet mutat a kodokrol (foleg az orionrol) illetve a gombhalmazokat is lebontja sok apro csillagra amik kisebb tavcso(130/650 newton) eseteben vilagos foltkent jelenttek meg az okularban. EQ6os allvanyon eleg stabilan ul, nem remeg a kep fokuszalas kozben. A fokuszirozo is eleg precizen allithato. A kettos csillagokat is szepen bontja.

Cons

A tavcso szetszedve sem a legkonnyebb, ha nem a foldszintrol hordja ki az ember estenkent. Ettol fuggetlenul egyedul is ossze lehet rakni. Legkori zavarokra jobban reagal mint egy kisebb tavcso. Meretebol adodoan bizonyos poziciokban nem art egy szek amire raallhat az ember. En korulbelul 175cm magas vagyok.

Summary

Teljesen elegedett vagyok vele es nem valoszinu, hogy mostanaban lecserelem. Mint kezdonek a keresotavcso hasznalata kisebb problemat jelent, ezert egy vorospontos keresot is hordok magammal. ui.:Elnezest az ekezetek hianyaert.

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