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Mid-Night Star 6 inch F6 - by GSO [TAIWAN]
with EQ5 Mount Dual Axis Motor with Hand Pad Controller / Polar-Scope
53400 + 18% GST
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GSO - 6 inch F6 Imaging Newtonian Telescope
GSO 6" F/6 Newtonian reflector telescope with 2" Crayford focuser, visually optimized. High-quality primary mirror with 94% enhanced reflectivity.

This Newtonian is a powerful all-round telescope for amateurs who already have a good astronomical mount with tripod.
  • High definition parabolical primary mirror, better than typical Chinese mirrors
  • 94% enhanced reflection for a brighter image
  • Secondary with 45 mm minor axis for good illumination and little obstruction at the same time, glued on a metal holder
  • Focus position optimized for observing (focus approx. 50 mm above 2" receptacle)
  • Rigid steel tube instead of a wobbly aluminium tube
  • Ultra-smooth Crayford focuser for much smoother focusing motion and zero image shift.
  • Comes complete with tube rings, 6x30 finder, 2" focuser and reduction to 1.25"
 
What's in the Box
  • 150mm f/6 Newtonian optical tube assembly
  • 2" Crayford-style linear bearing focuser with 1.25" eyepiece adapter
  • 8x50mm straight-through finder with bracket and base
  • Tube rings
  • 8" Vixen-style dovetail rail
  • 2" extension tube with 35mm extension
  • Front dust cover
  • No instruction manual is included
 
There are many Newtonians for astrophotography, but this telescope is optimized for visual observing.
Almost every Newtonian has a focus position which is optimized for astrophotography. The result is insufficient illumination through a secondary with too little diameter (or too much obstruction if the secondary mirror is too large) and an unnecessary long distance from focuser to focus, making an extension tube a necessity.

Together with GSO, TS has created a Newtonian which provides best results for the visual observer. The secondary mirror has 45 mm minor axis which results in very high contrast and sharpness for moon and planets. The image matches the typical one of an excellent 4.5" apochromatic refractor and at least the one of a very good 105 mm apochromat. The image is even brighter.

With a focus position approximately 50 mm above the 2" receptacle, almost any common eyepiece can easily be focused, the illumination allows even using 2" eyepiece with full brightness over the entire field. By the way: due to an aperture ratio of 1:6, Plössl eyepieces can be used. Their low number of optical elements results in less stray light.
 
The 2" Crayford Focuser
More simple telecopes have a 1.25" focuser - sometimes not even made of metal. Of course, this 2" focuser is made of metal. The drawtube is mounted on ball bearings. Even heavy cameras and eyepieces are held without effort, sensitive focusing is possible. The focuser is supplied with a reduction adapter for 1.25" barrels. 2" and 1.25" accessories are locked gently and safe by compression rings.
 
But what if you want to start in astrophotography, though?
Taking images of moon and planets is no problem using eyepiece projection or a barlow lens. But if you want a coma corrector and perhaps a DSLR for deep sky imaging, there are two possibilities:

1] Focuser UNCN2 - the short Crayford focuser fits directly to the existing holder and replaces the original Crayford. With 55 mm height, the UNCN2 is shorter and you have again space for standard correctors and your camera.

2] TeleVue Coma Corrector VIP-2010 - this corrector has the effect of a Barlow lens, it extends the focal length by 15% and brings the focal plane further outward. With this, you take images with all common DSLR and CCD cameras again, too.
 
EQ-5 Mount with Dual Axis Motor with Hand Pad controller / Polar scope
  • Installing a motor drive on your equatorial (EQ) mount makes tracking objects hands-free and easy
  • Motor(s) slowly rotate your EQ-mounted telescope so it follows celestial targets as they appear to migrate across the night sky
  • Each motor drive provides regulated sidereal-rate tracking in Right Ascension (R.A.) as well as alternative speeds
  • Makes observing objects in the night sky easier and more enjoyable
  • STARTRACK EQ-5 Dual-Axis electronic drive provides motorized dual-axis control for high-power viewing and astrophotography
  • Drive controller allows sidereal tracking and electronic control of declination
  • Features 2x, 4x, and 8x speeds and pause mode
  • Includes two motors, controller and battery pack
  • Requires 4 D-cell batteries for operation (not included)
 
WARNING
Buy BAADER Solar Safety Film
Buy 1000 OAKS Solarite Safety Film
 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Optical Design Parabolic Newtonian Reflector
Primary Mirror 150 mm Primary Mirror 94% reflectivity dielectrically coated/minimum 1/12th wave, BaK7 glass
Focal length: 900 mm
Focal ratio: F/6
Highest Practical power 300x
Faintest Steller Magnitude 13.4
Finder 6x30mm Fully multi-coated achromatic finder
Focuser: 2" Crayford focuser with 1.25" adapter
Accepts Eyepiece Barrel Ø 50.8mm (2") to 31.7mm(1.25")
Coating: 94% enhanced reflectivity coatings
Eyepiece 1.25"
Your choice of any two GSO Premium Plossl Eyepiece 1.25''
any one from series:: 12mm / 9mm / 6mm / 4mm
any one from series:: 15mm / 20mm / 25mm / 32mm
[ subject to availability in choices ]
Astro-imaging capability Lunar Planetary & Deep Sky
Mount type Equatorial EQ5 with built in level and polar alignment scope
Payload Capacity 9.10 kg
Dove tail Bar system Yes
Motor Drive Compatibility Dual Axis motor drives with hand-controller
speed 2x, 4x, 8x & 16x
Setting circle Yes
Polar-axis scope Yes
Counter weight Each 3.70 Kg. (Two Counter weight)
Tube material Steel
Tripod material STEEL Tripod legs
Tripod leg diameter 1.50 inch
Counter weight of bar length 11 inch
Diameter of counterweight shaft 20mm
Height range of mount 100cm (40 inch). to 140cm (55 inch).
range of TripodHight 67cm (26 inch). to 107cm (42 inch).
Tube dimensions: lenght 860 mm / diameter 180 mm
Weight , optical tube 6.5 kg including mounting ring and 6x30 finder
Weight, mount + tripod 6 kg + 3.5 kg (total Wt 9.5 Kg.
Weight, full assembled 22Kg
Shipping Weight OTA
Net weight - 6.5 Kg / Gross weight: 8 Kg
Shipping weight EQ-5 Net weight 18 Kg / Gross weight 20 Kg
Shipping Cartoon Dimension 150/F5 OTA 94 x 33 x 26 cm3
Shipping Carton dimension EQ-5 96 x 40 x22 cm3
 
The following items are FREE with the telescope listed above.
Magnitude 5 Star Atlas
Collimination Tool (for Newtonian)
Directional Compass  FREE
Micro Fiber (Anti-Static) Cleaning cloth
Optics Cleaning Fluid
COLOUR POSTER 17.5"  x 22.5 "  one
110 Messier Object Locator     A4 size front back colour print
109 Deep Sky CALDWELL Catalogue A4 size front back colour print
Star Dial - Identifying Stars & Constellations
Various Astronomical Post-Card (SET-3)
Desiccant Cap - Refillable desiccant cap to protect fine optics
Astronomical Telescope - user guide
The Moon Map Poster B/W chart unfold to 22"x26"
 
Suggested Accessories with this Telescope
    SOLAR FILTER
  • Baader Solar Filter (off-axis) Germany . . . . Rs. 930
  • R-G Solar filter (USA) provide more pleasing and natural Yellow-Orange image of the Sun . . . . Rs 1200
    EYEPIECES (Super Premium Plossl for GSO)
  • 40mm Plossl Eyepiece 1.25" . . . . Rs. 2820
  • 32 mm Plossl Eyepiece 1.25" . . . . Rs 2640
  • 20 mm Plossl Eyepiece 1.25" . . . . Rs. 2460
  • 15 mm Plossl Eyepiece 1.25" . . . . Rs. 2280
  • 12 mm Plossl Eyepiece 1.25" . . . . Rs. 2100
  • 6 mm Plossl Eyepiece 1.25" . . . . Rs. 2100
  • 4 mm Plossl Eyepiece 1.25" . . . . Rs. 2100
  • GSO SuperView 15mm 1.25" Wide Angle Eyepiece . . . . Rs. 3000
  • GSO SuperView 20mm 1.15" Wide Angle Eyepiece . . . . Rs. 3000
    BARLOW
  • GSO 2X Achromatic BARLOW LENS- fully multicoated 1.25" . . . . Rs. 1470
  • ED 3X Barlow Lens GSO 1.25" . . . . Rs. 2640
  • 3 Elememt 2.5x Barlow GSO 1.25"  . . . . Rs. 2370
  • 3 Elememt 5x Barlow GSO . . . . Rs. 2820
    CAMERA ATTACHMENTS
  • T-RING Nikon . . . . Rs. 840
  • T-RING Canon . . . . Rs 840
  • T Adapter 1.25" . . . . Rs. 750
  • Universal A-focal / Digital camera adapter . . . . Rs 930
  • Universal A-focal / Par-focal cam-cord adapter . . . . Rs 1200
  • Super ACHROMATIC (MultiCoated /High Colour corrected) 2X BARLOW 1.25" OD, 2 ELEMENT LENS with T-thread for direct camera attachment /with Brass compression ring / GSO. . . . Rs. 3,000
  • 2 inch T-2 Camera Adapter . . . . Rs 1650
  • Eyepiece Projection Camera Adapter . . . . Rs. 2100
  • Universal Cell Phone Adapter . . . . Rs. 1830
  • GSO 1.25" 32mm Camera Projection Lens (CPL) eyepiece ... Rs. 3,900
  • GSO 1.25" 40mm Camera Projection Lens (CPL) eyepiece ... Rs.4,080

  • CARRY BAG
  • Padded Carry Bag for 6 inch f8 OTA . . . . Rs. 1560
  • Padded Carry Bag for EQ Mount . . . . Rs 1560
  • Padded Carry bag for STAND . . . .Rs 1560
  • GSO....0.5X Focal Reducer 1.25" with 25mm extension tube ....Rs 1560
  • GSO.....0.5x Focal Reducer 2 inch ....Rs 2100
  • Planet View filter each . . . . Rs 750
 
 
 
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