Sky-Watcher ESPRIT 150 Refractor

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Model: S11430


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Sky-Watcher Esprit 150 Refractor

Sky-Watcher Esprit top of the line ED-APO refractors offer premium optical performance for the discriminating amateur astronomer and imagers. Refractors are coveted for their high-definition, superb for optimal detail of planets and binary stars while delivering the contrast needed to see faint nebulosity against a coal-black sky background. Esprit refractors utilize the most modern optical glasses and fabricating techniques to deliver the ultimate in high-fidelity astronomical imaging.

Each lens element is individually inspected for purity and absence of striations and other image-degrading imperfections. Every lens is pitched polished to exacting standards of optical fabrication and performance by highly skilled opticians and tested on an optical laser bench to rigidly controlled optical standards. The result is high-quality, diffraction-limited optics performing to the theoretical limits of their respective aperture sizes.

  • APO Quality - Esprit refractors are designed to assure virtual elimination of residual chromatic aberration ("false color") normally present in 2-element achromatic lens designs. Using the finest extra-low dispersion (ED) glass available, S-FPL53, and Schott glass for the other two lens elements, the Quantum triplet design delivers crisp, high-fidelity views of planetary, lunar and even deep-space celestial objects. All air-to-glass lens surfaces are multi-coated for high light transmission.
  • F/7.0 Focal Ratio - excellent for visual and imaging use.
  • Field Flattener - When you are ready for imaging, Esprit includes a field flattening lens that transforms your scope into the Ultimate Imaging Instrument. Using optical grade Schott glass and mutli-coatings on all air-to-glass lens surfaces, the field flattener provides sharps, in-focus stars across a large 43 mm image circle. The field flattener is compatible with optional M48 camera adapter rings.
  • Precision Linear Bearing Focuser - Optical focus is achieved by means of a mechanically ultra-smooth, backlash-free, precision linear bearing focuser with giant 3.4" diameter drawtube. This rotatable focuser offers 2-speed fine and micro-fine focusing adjustments with an engraved scale. Includes 2" eyepiece adapter.
  • EQ Mount Ready - All-metal tube rings and a CGE-style dovetail plate makes Quantum refractors ready to be mounted on any of Celestron's high quality imaging platforms, like the CGEM Deluxe or CGE Pro equatorial mounts.
  • Aluminum Case - Offers protection for your instrument.

Includes full accessory assortment:

  • 2" dielectric mirror star diagonal w/ 1.25" adapter
  • 9x50 correct-image right-angle finderscope with machined dovetail bracket
  • Aluminum dust cover

Optical Design Refractor
Field FlattenerIncluded, thread-on
Aperture (mm)150 mm (5.91 in)
Focal Length (mm)1050 mm (41 in)
Focal Ratio7
Finderscope9x50, erect-image, right-angle
Star Diagonal2" dielectric coatings
Tube RingWith 3" (CGE Style) dovetail plate
Highest Useful Magnification354 x
Lowest Useful Magnification21 x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude13.4
Resolution (Rayleigh)0.93 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes)0.77 arc seconds
Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye)459 x
Optical CoatingsFully multi-coated
Optical Tube Length39 in (991 mm)
Weight (lbs)32 lbs (15 kg)
Fully Illuminated Field43 mm (1.69 in)

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