The Saxon / Sky-Watcher 254mm Newtonian package is equipped with a fully computerized NEQ6 mount and is the new standard in affordable, heavy-duty GOTO, featuring fully enclosed, dual-axis DC stepper motors and self-pointing electronics that can pinpoint the location of any celestial targets in its more than 42,000 object database. Whisper quiet stepper motors and SynScan hand controller will guide you through the night sky. The primary mirror is made from high-grade Pyrex glass and produces superb diffraction-limited images. Includes mounting rings, polished setting circles, illuminated polar scope, SynScan V4 upgradable controller, 2" focuser, 2" eyepiece, a 2-in-1.25-in eyepiece adapter, and a 9x50 finderscope.
Aperture: 254mm - Focal Length: 1200mm - f/4.7
Highest practical power: 550X
Resolving power (arc sec 0.45)
Finderscope: Large 9x50
Focuser: 2inch 10:1 dual speed Crayford with 1.25 in adaptor
Motor drive: Stepper built-in dual axis
Polar Scope: Built-in
Piggyback bracket for tracking photography: Yes
Accessory tray: Yes
Tripod: Sturdy Steel Tube legs
Eyepiece: 28mm (2-in barrel)
NEQ6 MOUNT: This extra heavy-duty mount is the largest in Sky-Watcher mount family. Specially designed to support large telescope tubes. This high-precision equatorial mount features engraved aluminum setting circles and a latitude scale, built-in polarscope for both Northern and Southern Hemisphere use, large R.A. and dec locking clamps, electric slow-motion controls on both axes, and retractable counterweight shaft and counterweight. The strong and rigid field tripod is remarkably stable with adjustable height, incorporating 2"-diameter steel tripod legs. We highly recommend this mount.
This is an excellent astronomical telescope for studying the Moon, planets and deep sky.