The new Skywatcher 1145 EQ1 Newtonian offers the same compact style of tube assembly as the 1145P, but with more cost effective optics. But do not let this put you off, as the eyepieces included will give you great views of Lunar craters and mountain ranges etc on the Moon. Very easy to set up and use. Perfect starter scope in this price range.
Intended for the more serious novice observer, the SKYHAWK-1145 (EQ1), with a useful 114mm of light gathering aperture, is a good all round performer on the Moon, Stars, Bright Planets, Star Clusters, Galaxies and Nebulae. Supplied with the EQ1 equatorial mount, which when polar aligned, will allow you to easily track objects as they move across the night sky via its slow motion control cables.
- Magnifications (with optics supplied): x25, x40, x125
- Diameter of Primary Mirror: 114mm
- Telescope Focal Length: 500mm (f/4.4)
- Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): SR 4mm, H 12.5mm & H 20mm
- 6x24 Finder Scope
- EQ1 Equatorial Mount
- Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
- 125% more Light Gathering than 76mm
SKY-WATCHER DELUXE MIRROR COATINGS
Most reflectors today usually have a coat of aluminium as the mirror surface and then an overcoat of silicon monoxide or silicon dioxide to protect it. Silicon dioxide produces a much more durable coat than silicon monoxide but requires specialized equipment to apply it and is therefore more expensive. Protection is needed, because in most reflectors, the mirror is open to the elements and deterioration of the reflective layer reduces the resolution of the telescope. ALL Sky-Watcher reflectors are Multi-Coated with Silicon Dioxide as standard for Optimum Durability and Long Term Performance.