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Sky Watcher Astronomical Telescopes

The SkyWatcher EXPLORER-150PL (EQ3-2)
150mm (6") f/1200 Parabolic Newtonian Reflector Telescope

* Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x48, x96, x120 & x240
* Highest Practical Power (Potential): x300
* Diameter of Primary Mirror: 150mm
* Telescope Focal Length: 1200mm (f/8)
* Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
* X2 Deluxe Barlow Lens 1.25" (with Camera Adaptor)
* Parabolic Primary Mirror
* 0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
* 6x30 Finderscope
* Direct SLR Camera Connection
* EQ3-2 Deluxe Equatorial Mount
* Built-in Polar Alignment Scope Holder
* Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
* 33% more Light Gathering than 130mm

Please note, this item will be dispatched directly from the UK importers. Delivery is usually a couple of days after ordering.

Stock Availability: Delivery 5-7 Days

This product is not available for export.
Price shown includes VAT.
Deliveries of astronomical telescopes are free to England, Wales and major Scottish cities only.

This page updated: 21 September 2020
Sky Watcher Explorer 150PL
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08/02/2008 11:10:14
I was a bit doubtful about this when I ordered it, it looked similiar to the cheap and nasty telescope me friend has, but it gives a very good image. It is the first time I have had a good look at the rings of Saturn.

Thanx for your help.

eebc - Jamie.
08/02/2008 11:23:41
Thank you for your comments.

G. Webb
27/02/2009 13:17:07
I just wanted to comment on the excellent service I have received... Very prompt and helpful, I really could not ask for a better buying experience!

Many thanks!

eebc - Jamie
27/02/2009 13:30:57
Thank you for your comments - we try our best.

01/02/2011 12:20:04
Could you tell me the approximate weight of the telescope and mount?

eebc - Jamie.
01/02/2011 13:22:00
The mount, tripod, counterweight come to about 30Kg, whilst the tube itself adds about another 6Kg.

In total around 36Kg.

It sounds a lot, but the heavier, the more stable they tend to be.

01/02/2011 14:04:15
Very many thanks for your swift and helpful response. I do understand the need for stability in the mount as my current equipment has demonstrated. However I need something easily portable so I will investigate other types of telescope.

eebc - Chris.
01/02/2011 14:44:45
Sky Watcher do a couple of travel scopes, I was speaking to a chap recently who had one, and quite franky, could not speak highly enough about it.

Full details are on their website here

Andie Green
22/05/2015 14:06:39
Is this suitable for a beginner?
And how does it connect to an SLR camera?

Many thanks


eebc - Jamie.
23/05/2015 12:13:17
The Sky Watcher Explorer 150PL is ideal for beginners, the manufacturers actually list it as a beginners telescope.

I would recommend some kind of smart phone application like Google Sky Map which can either tell you what you are looking at, or direct you to things you want to look at.

SLR Cameras are attached via a T2 mount (not supplied) which screws onto the telescope and attaches directly to the camera body.
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