At a glance:
The Omegon 150/750 EQ-3 Newtonian Reflector is an ideal telescope for beginners in astronomy. This telescope features good optics and a very stable mount.
The optics of the 150/750:
A 'fast' aperture ratio of f/5 means this a telescope has a lot of light gathering power, which improves the detail of objects being observed. The light gathering ability of the human eye is exceeded here by a factor of around 600. Globular clusters, such as M13 or M92, can be resolved right down to their centres. Many galaxies can be observed. Gaseous nebulae, such as the Orion nebula, show filaments and become magnificent summer and winter sky objects with this telescope.
Also, the planets reveal some of their secrets. For example, you can observe and follow the cloud bands of Jupiter which carry the Great Red Spot over the planet. The shadows cast by the larger moons of Jupiter are also visible with a 150mm aperture.
You can even start astrophotography and take your first photos - of the moon for example.
If you are looking for a fast, but nevertheless very compact telescope, then this size of telescope is exactly right.
This parallactic mount allows you to accurately aligning the optics to the Pole Star. The correct polar height and geographical latitude can be set for any observation location. The slow motion controls for the RA and DEC axes allow objects to be adjusted precisely, tracked and held in the field of view. A counterweight provides exact counterbalancing of the optics.
The EQ-3 mount provides a solid base for most small to medium size optics and is excellent for fascinating excursions through the night sky. Drive motors are available for automatically guiding the EQ-3 mount, which also allows any first attempts at astrophotography. The tripod is extendable, an accessory tray provides a place for eyepieces and other accessories.
This OTA is also available with an upgraded EQ4 mount here
The mount comes with:
|Type of build||Newton|
|Focal length (mm)||750|
|Aperture ratio (f/)||5|
|Limit value (mag)||12,7|
|Light gathering capacity||460|
|Max. useful magnification||300|
|Tube construction||Full tube|
|Type of build||Gear rack|
|Connection ( to eyepiece)||1,25"|
|Type of build||EQ-3|
|1.25'' eyepieces||PL 25mm, PL 6,5mm|
|Finder scope||Red dot finder|
Area of application
|Moon & Planets||yes|
|Nebulae & galaxies||yes|