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BK MN190 - 190mm Maksutov-Newtonian Telescope w/ EQ6 SynScan GPS [BD401512] Till Aug 31 2014
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 Sky-Watcher BK MN190 - 190mm Maksutov-Newtonian Telescope w/ EQ6 SynScan GPS [BD401512] Till Aug 31 2014
Retail Price: $3,268.00 CDN
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About the Sky-Watcher BK MN190 - 190mm Maksutov-Newtonian Telescope w/ EQ6 SynScan GPS...


The exciting new Mak-Newtonian from Sky-Watcher is just what astrophotographers and serious visual observers have been looking for.

The Mak-Newtonian design provides large aperture apochromatic performance with exceptional field correction in a compact, affordable package. Compared to a similarly sized Schmidt-Newtonian, the Sky-Watcher BK MN190 - 190mm Maksutov-Newtonian Telescope w/ EQ6 SynScan GPS yields a sharper and more constrasty image. Naturally, the Mak-Newtonian is an excellent visual performer, too.

The Sky-Watcher BK MN190 - 190mm Maksutov-Newtonian Telescope w/ EQ6 SynScan GPS benefits from the inclusion of Schott glass being used for the positive front Crown element in the objective. Schott is the recognized world leader in glass utilized for precision optical lens systems, including medical instrumentation, and famous-brand camera lenses.

Sky-Watcher SynScan mounts, like the one included in the Sky-Watcher BK MN190 - 190mm Maksutov-Newtonian Telescope w/ EQ6 SynScan GPS, have been designed for use by novices and experts alike. These mounts provide extremely high precision tracking and have built in autoguider ports. Even the most demanding experts will be impressed by the capability of these mounts for astrophotography.

For novice users the user-friendly menu allows automatic slewing to over 13,400 objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master the Sky-Watcher BK MN190 - 190mm Maksutov-Newtonian Telescope w/ EQ6 SynScan GPS and its variety of features in a few observing sessions. The SynScan Hand Control also has the ability to connect to a computer via a RS-232 cable. Once the connection has been established between the computer and SynScan Hand Control, many commercially available planetarium software programs can be used to control the EQ6 PRO Mounts, They also come with features that advanced astronomers can appreciate.

Sky-Watcher BK MN190 - 190mm Maksutov-Newtonian Telescope w/ EQ6 SynScan GPS Features...


  • Optical tube material is rolled steel, powder-coated reflective gloss black with gold fleck accent

  • Front and back cells are cast-aluminum painted white, or black

  • Precision 2" Crayford Focuser is standard

  • Optical focus is achieved by means of a mechanically ultra-smooth, backlash-free, precision 2" Crayford focuser-assembly

  • Includes generous 8X50 optical finderscope

  • Benefits from the inclusion of Schott glass being used for the positive front Crown element in the objective

  • Focuser offers fine and ultra-fine focusing adjustments

  • Provides large aperture apochromatic performance with exceptional field correction in a compact, affordable package

  • Recommended for deep sky observing

  • Positioning Accuracy up to 1 arc minute. Accuracy enhanced by software collimation error (mount mechanical error) compensation.

  • Stepper motors with 1.8 degree step angle and 64 micro steps driven.

  • Slewing speed up to 3.4 deg/sec (800X).

  • Auto Guider Interface for astro-photography.

  • Guiding speed selectable from 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X.

  • Object database containing complete Messier, NGC, and IC catalogues.

  • Minimal vibration for steady long-exposure photography.

  • Periodic Error Correction.

  • PC compatibility.

  • Upgradeable hand control via internet download.

BK MN190 - 190mm Maksutov-Newtonian Telescope w/ EQ6 SynScan GPS Specifications...


Optical Design: Mak-Newtonian
Diameter: 195mm
Focal Length: 1000mm
F/Ratio: F/5.3
Highest Practical Power: 380x
Finder Scope: 8x50
Focuser Diameter: 2" dual speed, crayford
Shipping Weight: 20 kg
Shipping Dimensions: 124x38x44 cm3
Tripod: Stainless Steel Legs
Counterweight Shaft Diameter: 1.8cm
Counterweight Shaft Length: 28.5cm
Mount Weight (without counterweight): 16Kgs
Mount Height: 41cm
Total weight: 23.5kgs (without counterweights)
Motor Type: Microstep driven 1.8 degree stepper motors
Motor Resolution: 0.144 arc sec (or 9.024,000 steps/rev.)
Power Supply: 11 to 15 V DC 2Amp (Tip positive)
Gear Ratio: 705
Included: Dovetail Bar, SynScan Hand Control
SkyWatcher Product Number: BD401512