Online Catalogue
 Home   Back   Catalog   Terms & Conds   Search   View Basket   Checkout     Contact Us    

        STORE SECTIONS

 

Skywatcher PDS Newtonian range

Online Catalogue  | Astronomical telescopes | Skwatcher telescopes | Skywatcher PDS Newtonian range

QUATTRO-8S 205MM F/4 DUAL-SPEED PARABOLIC IMAGING NEWTONIANS QUATTRO-8S 205MM F/4 DUAL-SPEED PARABOLIC IMAGING NEWTONIANS
The new QUATTRO series with their fast f/4 focal ratios, have been specially designed for high quality astrophotography with short exposure times. They are of course also fine telescopes for visual observations. Tube interiors have knife-edge ray traced baffles.

Two versions of the QUATTRO-8 OTA's are available:

QUATTRO-8S with Steel Tube
QUATTRO-8CF with Carbon Fibre Tube (illustrated)

CARBON FIBRE TUBE (QUATTRO-8CF only): Carbon fibre is a strong and lightweight material and has much better thermal stability compared to a steel tube. This is especially important for astro-photographers dealing with long exposure times. Imaging telescopes made of less thermally stable material can deviate from optimum focus after long time exposures. With a carbon fibre tube, it can remain in focus for a longer period of time and long exposure images will stay clear and in focus.

2" DUAL-SPEED LINEAR POWER FOCUSER (both models): The new linear power focuser utilises 4 precision ball bearings to support the drawtube and provide great stability and zero image shift while supporting a heavy eyepiece or camera. Moving the drawtubeby the roller rather than a rack and pinion ensures exceptionally smooth operation, great feel and precise adjustability. The dual-speed feature has a second focus knob that has a 10:1 speed reduction to provide the super-fine adjustments even the most demanding users can appreciate.

PYREX MIRRORS: Both models feature paraboloidal primary mirrors made of low thermal expansion Pyrex glass resulting in substantially shorter cooling-down times.

Standard Specification:

Highest Practical Power (Potential) x410
Diameter of Primary Mirror 205mm
Telescope Focal Length 800mm (f/4)
Note: Eyepieces NOT supplied
9x50 Finderscope
Parabolic Primary Mirror (Pyrex)
2" (50.8mm) Dual-Speed 10:1 Linear Power Focuser
Tube Rings & Dovetail Bar
0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
77% more Light-Gathering than 150mm
note: equatorial mount not included
Choose model from below


Carbon Tube OVL 10235 £695.00

Steel Tube OVL 10238 £479.00



QUATTRO-10S & QUATTRO-10CF  250MM F/4 DUAL-SPEED PARABOLIC IMAGING NEWTONIANS QUATTRO-10S & QUATTRO-10CF 250MM F/4 DUAL-SPEED PARABOLIC IMAGING NEWTONIANS
The new QUATTRO series with their fast f/4 focal ratios, have been specially designed for high quality astrophotography with short exposure times. They are of course also fine telescopes for visual observations. Tube interiors have knife-edge ray-traced baffles.

Two versions of the QUATTRO-10 OTA's are available:

QUATTRO-10S with Steel Tube
QUATTRO-10CF with Carbon Fibre Tube (illustrated)

CARBON FIBRE TUBE (QUATTRO-10CF only): Carbon fibre is a strong and lightweight material and has much better thermal stability compared to a steel tube. This is especially important for astro-photographers dealing with long exposure times. Imaging telescopes made of less thermally stable material can deviate from optimum focus after long time exposures. With a carbon fibre tube, it can remain in focus for a longer period of time and long exposure images will stay clear and in focus.

2" DUAL-SPEED LINEAR POWER FOCUSER (both models): The new linear power focuser utilises 4 precision ball bearings to support the drawtube and provide great stability and zero image shift while supporting a heavy eyepiece or camera. Moving the drawtubeby the roller rather than a rack and pinion ensures exceptionally smooth operation, great feel and precise adjustability. The dual-speed feature has a second focus knob that has a 10:1 speed reduction to provide the super-fine adjustments even the most demanding users can appreciate.

PYREX MIRRORS: Both models feature paraboloidal primary mirrors made of low thermal expansion Pyrex glass resulting in substantially shorter cooling-down times.

Standard Specification:

Highest Practical Power (Potential) x508
Diameter of Primary Mirror 254mm
Telescope Focal Length 1000mm (f/4)
Note: Eyepieces NOT supplied
9x50 Finderscope
Parabolic Primary Mirror (Pyrex)
2" (50.8mm) Dual-Speed 10:1 Linear Power Focuser
Tube Rings and Dovetail Bar
0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
56% more Light-Gathering than 200mm


Carbon Tube OVL 10236 £929.00

Steel Tube OVL 10239 £619.00



EXPLORER-130PDS  130MM (5.1") F/5 PARABOLIC DUAL-SPEED NEWTONIAN REFLECTOR OTA EXPLORER-130PDS 130MM (5.1") F/5 PARABOLIC DUAL-SPEED NEWTONIAN REFLECTOR OTA
OPTIMISED FOR PRIME FOCUS ASTRO-PHOTOGRAPHY

The new Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-130PDS Newtonian Reflector incorporates the same superb mirror-set as the Explorer-130P Black Diamond Series, but 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 optimise 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 (Prod.Code 20233).

Standard Specification:
Magnification (with eyepiece supplied) x23
Highest Practical Power (Potential) x260
Diameter of Primary Mirror 130mm
Telescope Focal Length 650mm (f/5)
Eyepiece Supplied 28mm (2"/50.8mm)
6x30 Finderscope
Parabolic Primary Mirror
2" (50.8mm) Dual-Speed 10:1 Crayford Focuser
0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
Complete with tube rings and dovetail bar
30% more Light-Gathering than 114mm
OVL 10219


Price: 199.00



EXPLORER-150PDS  150mm (6”) f/5 Parabolic Dual-Speed Newtonian Reflector OTA  EXPLORER-150PDS 150mm (6”) f/5 Parabolic Dual-Speed Newtonian Reflector OTA
The new Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-150PDS Newtonian Reflector incorporates the same superb mirror-set as the Explorer-150P Black Diamond Series, but 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 optimise 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 (Prod.Code 20233).

Standard Specification:

Magnification (with eyepiece supplied) x30
Highest Practical Power (Potential) x300
Diameter of Primary Mirror 150mm
Telescope Focal Length 750mm (f/5)
Eyepiece Supplied 25mm (1.25"/31.7mm)
6x30 Finderscope
Parabolic Primary Mirror
2" (50.8mm) Dual-Speed 10:1 Crayford Focuser
0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
33% more Light-Gathering than 130mm
OVL 10218

Price: 259.00



EXPLORER-150PDS (EQ3-2)  150mm (6") f/5 Parabolic Dual-Speed Newtonian Reflector    EXPLORER-150PDS (EQ3-2) 150mm (6") f/5 Parabolic Dual-Speed Newtonian Reflector
The new Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-150PDS range of Newtonian Reflector incorporates the same superb mirror-set as the Explorer-150P Black Diamond Series, but 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 optimise 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 (Prod.Code 20233)

Standard Specification:

Magnification (with eyepiece supplied) x30
Highest Practical Power (Potential) x300
Diameter of Primary Mirror 150mm
Telescope Focal Length 750mm (f/5)
Eyepiece Supplied 25mm (1.25"/31.7mm)
6x30 Finderscope
Parabolic Primary Mirror
2" (50.8mm) Dual-Speed 10:1 Crayford Focuser
0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
EQ3-2 Equatorial Mount with Aluminium Tripod
33% more Light-Gathering than 130mm
OVL 10218/20448

Price: 458.00



EXPLORER-150PDS (EQ3 PRO)  150mm (6") f/5 Parabolic Dual-Speed Go-To Newtonian Reflector    EXPLORER-150PDS (EQ3 PRO) 150mm (6") f/5 Parabolic Dual-Speed Go-To Newtonian Reflector
The new Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-150PDS range of Newtonian Reflector incorporates the same superb mirror-set as the Explorer-150P Black Diamond Series, but 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 optimise 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 (Prod.Code 20233)

Standard Specification:

Magnification (with eyepiece supplied) x30
Highest Practical Power (Potential) x300
Diameter of Primary Mirror 150mm
Telescope Focal Length 750mm (f/5)
Eyepiece Supplied 25mm (1.25"/31.7mm)
6x30 Finderscope
Parabolic Primary Mirror
2" (50.8mm) Dual-Speed 10:1 Crayford Focuser
0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
EQ3 PRO Go-To Equatorial Mount with Aluminium Tripod
42,900+ Object SynScan Computer Database
33% more Light-Gathering than 130mm
OVL 10218/20230

Price: 738.00



EXPLORER-150PDS (EQ5 PRO)  150mm (6") f/5 Parabolic Dual-Speed Go-To Newtonian Reflector  EXPLORER-150PDS (EQ5 PRO) 150mm (6") f/5 Parabolic Dual-Speed Go-To Newtonian Reflector
The new Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-150PDS range of Newtonian Reflector incorporates the same superb mirror-set as the Explorer-150P Black Diamond Series, but 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 optimise 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 (Prod.Code 20233)

Standard Specification:

Magnification (with eyepiece supplied) x30
Highest Practical Power (Potential) x300
Diameter of Primary Mirror 150mm
Telescope Focal Length 750mm (f/5)
Eyepiece Supplied 25mm (1.25"/31.7mm)
6x30 Finderscope
Parabolic Primary Mirror
2" (50.8mm) Dual-Speed 10:1 Crayford Focuser
0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
EQ5 PRO Go-To Equatorial Mount with 1.75" Stainless Steel Tripod
42,900+ Object SynScan Computer Database
33% more Light-Gathering than 130mm
OVL 10218/20981

Price: 928.00



EXPLORER-200PDS  200mm (8") f/5 Parabolic Dual-Speed Newtonian Reflector OTA    EXPLORER-200PDS 200mm (8") f/5 Parabolic Dual-Speed Newtonian Reflector OTA
The new Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-200PDS Newtonian Reflector incorporates the same superb mirror-set as the Explorer-200P Black Diamond Series, but 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 optimise 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 (Prod.Code 20233)

Standard Specification:

Magnification (with eyepiece supplied) x36
Highest Practical Power (Potential) x400
Diameter of Primary Mirror 200mm
Telescope Focal Length 1000mm (f/5)
Eyepiece Supplied 28mm LET (2"/50.8mm)
9x50 Finderscope
Parabolic Primary Mirror
2" (50.8mm) Dual-Speed 10:1 Crayford Focuser
0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
77% more Light-Gathering than 150mm
OVL 10220

Price: 349.00



EXPLORER-200PDS (EQ5)  200mm (8") f/5 Parabolic Dual-Speed Newtonian Reflector  EXPLORER-200PDS (EQ5) 200mm (8") f/5 Parabolic Dual-Speed Newtonian Reflector
The new Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-200PDS Newtonian Reflector incorporates the same superb mirror-set as the Explorer-200P Black Diamond Series, but 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 optimise 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 (Prod.Code 20233)

*Note: the Explorer-200PDS has a larger 58mm secondary mirror, for enhanced field illumination, compared to the Explorer-200P which has a 52mm secondary.


Standard Specification:

Magnification (with eyepiece supplied) x36
Highest Practical Power (Potential) x400
Diameter of Primary Mirror 200mm
Telescope Focal Length 1000mm (f/5)
Eyepiece Supplied 28mm LET (2"/50.8mm)
9x50 Finderscope
Parabolic Primary Mirror
2" (50.8mm) Dual-Speed 10:1 Crayford Focuser
0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
EQ5 Equatorial Mount with 1.75" Stainless Steel Tripod
77% more Light-Gathering than 150mm
OVL 10220/20464

Price: 648.00



EXPLORER-200PDS (EQ5 PRO)  200MM (8") F/5 PARABOLIC DUAL-SPEED GO-TO NEWTONIAN REFLECTOR EXPLORER-200PDS (EQ5 PRO) 200MM (8") F/5 PARABOLIC DUAL-SPEED GO-TO NEWTONIAN REFLECTOR
The new Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-200PDS Newtonian Reflector incorporates the same superb mirror-set as the Explorer-200P Black Diamond Series, but 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 optimise 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 (Prod.Code 20233)

*Note: the Explorer-200PDS has a larger 58mm secondary mirror, for enhanced field illumination, compared to the Explorer-200P which has a 52mm secondary.

Standard Specification:

Magnification (with eyepiece supplied) x36
Highest Practical Power (Potential) x400
Diameter of Primary Mirror 200mm
Telescope Focal Length 1000mm (f/5)
Eyepiece Supplied 28mm LET (2"/50.8mm)
9x50 Finderscope
Parabolic Primary Mirror
2" (50.8mm) Dual-Speed 10:1 Crayford Focuser
0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
EQ5 PRO Go-To Equatorial Mount with 1.75" Stainless Steel Tripod
42,900+ Object SynScan Computer Database
77% more Light-Gathering than 150mm
OVL 10220/20981

Price: 928.00



EXPLORER-200PDS (HEQ5 PRO)  200mm (8") f/5 Parabolic Dual-Speed Go-To Newtonian Reflector    EXPLORER-200PDS (HEQ5 PRO) 200mm (8") f/5 Parabolic Dual-Speed Go-To Newtonian Reflector
The new Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-200PDS Newtonian Reflector incorporates the same superb mirror-set as the Explorer-200P Black Diamond Series, but 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 optimise 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 (Prod.Code 20233)

*Note: the Explorer-200PDS has a larger 58mm secondary mirror, for enhanced field illumination, compared to the Explorer-200P which has a 52mm secondary.

Standard Specification:

Magnification (with eyepiece supplied) x36
Highest Practical Power (Potential) x400
Diameter of Primary Mirror 200mm
Telescope Focal Length 1000mm (f/5)
Eyepiece Supplied 28mm LET (2"/50.8mm)
9x50 Finderscope
Parabolic Primary Mirror
2" (50.8mm) Dual-Speed 10:1 Crayford Focuser
0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
HEQ5 PRO Go-To Equatorial Mount with 1.75" Stainless Steel Tripod
42,900+ Object SynScan Computer Database
77% more Light-Gathering than 150mm
OVL 10220/20886

Price: 1,288.00



EXPLORER-250PDS  254mm (10") f/4.7 Parabolic Dual-Speed Newtonian Reflector OTA  EXPLORER-250PDS 254mm (10") f/4.7 Parabolic Dual-Speed Newtonian Reflector OTA
The new Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-250PDS Newtonian Reflector incorporates the same superb mirror-set as the Explorer-250P Black Diamond Series, but 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 optimise 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 (Prod.Code 20233)

Standard Specification:

Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied) x43
Highest Practical Power (Potential) x500
Diameter of Primary Mirror 254mm
Telescope Focal Length 1200mm (f/4.7)
Eyepieces Supplied 28mm LET (2"/50.8mm)
9x50 Finderscope
Parabolic Primary Mirror
2" (50.8mm) Dual-Speed 10:1 Crayford Focuser
0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
56% more Light-Gathering than 200mm
OVL 10221

Price: 449.00



EXPLORER-250PDS (EQ6 PRO)  254mm (10") f/4.7 Parabolic Dual-Speed Go-To Newtonian Reflector  EXPLORER-250PDS (EQ6 PRO) 254mm (10") f/4.7 Parabolic Dual-Speed Go-To Newtonian Reflector
The new Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-250PDS Newtonian Reflector incorporates the same superb mirror-set as the Explorer-250P Black Diamond Series, but 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 optimise 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 (Prod.Code 20233)



Standard Specification:

Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied) x43
Highest Practical Power (Potential) x500
Diameter of Primary Mirror 254mm
Telescope Focal Length 1200mm (f/4.7)
Eyepieces Supplied 28mm LET (2"/50.8mm)
9x50 Finderscope
Parabolic Primary Mirror
2" (50.8mm) Dual-Speed 10:1 Crayford Focuser
0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
EQ6 PRO Go-To Equatorial Mount with 2" Stainless Steel Tripod
42,900+ Object SynScan Computer Database
56% more Light-Gathering than 200mm
OVL 10221/20854

Price: 1,628.00



EXPLORER-300PDS OTA  305MM (12") F/4.9 PARABOLIC DUAL-SPEED NEWTONIAN REFLECTOR  EXPLORER-300PDS OTA 305MM (12") F/4.9 PARABOLIC DUAL-SPEED NEWTONIAN REFLECTOR
The new Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-300PDS Newtonian Reflector incorporates the same superb mirror-set as the Explorer-300P but 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 optimise 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 (Prod.Code 20233)

Standard Specification:

Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied) x53.5
Highest Practical Power (Potential) x610
Diameter of Primary Mirror 305mm
Telescope Focal Length 1500mm (f/4.9)
Eyepieces Supplied 28mm LET (2"/50.8mm)
9x50 Finderscope
Parabolic Primary Mirror
2" (50.8mm) Dual-Speed 10:1 Crayford Focuser
0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
Supplied with Tube Rings and Losmandy type dovetail bar
44% more Light-Gathering than 250mm
OVL 10222 Read extract from review

Price: 729.00



EXPLORER-300PDS (EQ6 PRO)  305MM (12") F/4.9 PARABOLIC DUAL-SPEED NEWTONIAN REFLECTOR   EXPLORER-300PDS (EQ6 PRO) 305MM (12") F/4.9 PARABOLIC DUAL-SPEED NEWTONIAN REFLECTOR
The new Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-300PDS Newtonian Reflector incorporates the same superb mirror-set as the Explorer-300P but 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 optimise 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 (Prod.Code 20233)

Standard Specification:

Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied) x53.5
Highest Practical Power (Potential) x610
Diameter of Primary Mirror 305mm
Telescope Focal Length 1500mm (f/4.9)
Eyepieces Supplied 28mm LET (2"/50.8mm)
9x50 Finderscope
Parabolic Primary Mirror
2" (50.8mm) Dual-Speed 10:1 Crayford Focuser
0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror Supports
NEQ6 PRO Go-To Equatorial Mount & 2" Stainless Steel Tripod
42,900+ Object Synscan Computer Database
44% more Light-Gathering than 250mm
OVL 10222/20855 Read extract from review

Price: 1,908.00



Coma Corrector (2") for Newtonian Reflectors      Coma Corrector (2") for Newtonian Reflectors
Optimised for all Sky-Watcher fast-ratio f/5 Newtonian Reflectors / Dobsonians, with 2” focuser. Delivers stunning wide-field views with pinpoint stars to the edge of the field. Magnification remains unaltered. Supplied complete with necessary adaptors for visual use. For imaging use with a DSLR camera, a suitable M48x0.75 adaptor is required to match your camera. (see Astrophotography section)
OVL 20233

Price: 139.00



SKY-WATCHER F/4 APLANATIC SUPER COMA CORRECTOR SKY-WATCHER F/4 APLANATIC SUPER COMA CORRECTOR
Optimised for Sky-Watcher superfast f/4 Quattro imaging Newtonians, delivering stunning wide-field views with pinpoint stars to the edge of the flat field. Magnification remains unaltered. Features a 4 x element design with one element made from FPL51 ED glass. Requires 55mm back focus. Image height 28mm. Outside diameter 50.8mm. A suitable M48x0.75 adaptor is required to match your camera. Sky-Watcher manufactured Canon and Nikon M48x0.75 adaptors are available (prod codes 20237 & 20238).
OVL 20231

Price: 239.00



Online Catalogue  | Astronomical telescopes | Skwatcher telescopes | Skywatcher PDS Newtonian range


           CART DETAILS



     store information