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One of the most eagerly awaited telescopes we've released for a long time is finally on the way!

The Sky-Watcher 150mm "Black Diamond" ED refractor will be available in Australia from the 20th July 2018.

The Australian RRP is $3,399.00

Features include:

- 150 mm apochromatic refractor with matched lens assembly with one ED element
- 1200 mm focal length (f/8)
- Dual-speed 2” Crayford-type focuser
- Tube-ring attachment hardware with V-style dovetail plate
- Aluminum case
- M48 adapter

Please note they will only be initially available in very limited numbers in Australia. More will be available in the coming months. The 80-120mm versions of these telescopes are extremely popular with astrophotographers and we've had constant enquiries about the 150mm since they were announced.

(NB: The mount shown in the picture is not included with the telescope.)
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A common question is "Do I need a really large telescope to take photos?"

Here's an example of a fine image of Jupiter and several moons using a fairly small and relatively inexpensive 90mm Sky-Watcher Maksutov telescope.

The image was taken by Robert Krawczyk and he used UV IR Cut-L Baader filter, a ZWO ASI 120 MC camera and a 2x Barlow.

It's a great effort from Robert and a fine example of what can be accomplished using a smaller telescope.

You can purchase a 90mm Sky-Watcher Maksutov for just $399. This includes a table top mount that's easily upgradeable to a full GOTO mount.

skywatcheraustralia.com.au/product/90-1250-heritage-virtuoso-tabletop-dobsonian/
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3 weeks ago

Sky-Watcher Australia

Amazing new line of products for 2018

Sky-Watcher USA
Sky & Telescope magazine interviewed our own Kevin LeGore, Sky-Watcher Product Specialist, at NEAF about our new products. Give it a watch!
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Welcome to winter for those living in Australia!

It's the perfect time to head outside and look up at the brightest part of the Milky Way high overhead. Another great effort photographing it using a Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer mount, this time from Wendy Klien taken at Lake Moogerah south east Queensland Australia. It was only Wendy's second time out with the Sky-Watcher mount as well. We'll let Wendy explain:

"My very first time at stacking! This is 20 shots at 59 seconds f2.5 Nikon 50mm prime. Nikon D850 mounted onto the Sky watcher star adventurer.. The sky watcher was a huge advantage in such windy conditions."

You can see more of Wendy's work at:

www.facebook.com/WJK-Photography-1878149732442922/

Or on Instagram @wjk_photography_brisbane
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3 weeks ago

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Sky-Watcher 20" Stargate Dobsonian telescope at the Macquarie University Astronomy Open Night on the 19th May 2018.

We lost count of exactly how many people we showed Jupiter to over the course of the evening, but it was several hundreds and there was a long line queued up waiting for the telescope all night. Over 2,500 visitors braved the autumn cold and spent their Saturday night under the stars at this great event.
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