150mm 6-Inch Skywatcher 150p Dobsonian Reflector
AVAILABLE FOR HIRE
(Booked 31 May 2017 – 23 June 2017)
(Booked 30 June 2017 – 8 July 2017)
New to our Bedfordshire hire base is the popular Skywatcher 150p Dobsonian Reflector telescope. The most portable telescope in our range, the 6″ 150p Skywatcher Dobsonian telescope, as shown to the right, is simple to set up and use. It offers high definition views of the night sky, including breathtaking views of the Moon, planets and thousands of deep sky objects. Tens of thousands of more stars can be seen with this size telescope than compared to our naked eye views. You’ll be able to see Saturn’s rings and some of Saturn’s moons, Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, stellar nurseries where new stars are being born and distant galaxies in deep space. In fact, with this size telescope, you can see more than 10,000 deep space objects in the night sky from a countryside observing location!
Everything you need to explore the night sky is included with the telescope. We’ll give you a selection of eyepieces for different magnifications, and we’ll give you star maps and guides on what to look for in the night sky and how to find it.
The picture to right shows how the 6″ telescope is set up for observing. It is assembled from two parts, both of which are highly portable. The wooden circular base weighs about 12kg and is 53cm diameter. It will fit in the boot of most hatchbacks or saloon cars. The telescope tube itself weighs about 7kg and is about 44cm in length, so fits easily across the back seat of most cars.
Set up is very simple. The tube slots onto the base from above. Moulded side bearings on the tube itself rest on four saddle side bearings on the base. Two tension handles are tightened on either side of the base.These should be screwed all the way in until there is some resistance in the tube’s forward / backward motion. You’re then ready to observe!
SCOPE SPECIFICATION: Primary Mirror Diameter: 150mm – Focal Length: 1200mm – Focal Ratio: F6 – Tube Length: 1120mm – Tube Weight: 7kg approx.
MOUNT SPECIFICATION: Dobsonian – Circular Base – Mount Weight: 12kg approx – Mount Height: 750mm – Mount Diameter: 510mm – Fixing: Moulded side bearings rest on 4 saddle side bearings. Two tension handles screwed into place
ASSEMBLED: Total Weight: 19kg approx. – Total Max Height: 1300mm – Max Eyepiece above ground level height: 1170mm – Assembly Time: < 2 minutes
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE HIRE: Telescope Tube, Telescope Mount, Set Up Instructions, How to Use Instructions, 2 x Eyepieces (25mm and 10mm), 1 x 6×30 finderscope, sky notes for the month including information on the best objects to view and how to find them.
1-WEEK HIRE PRICES (7 nights):
You Pick Up and You Return Scope: £30.00 + £100 Returnable Security Deposit
2-WEEK HIRE PRICES (14 nights):
You Pick Up and You Return Scope: £45.00 + £100 Returnable Security Deposit
3-WEEK HIRE PRICES (21 nights):
You Pick Up and You Return Scope: £60.00 + £100 Returnable Security Deposit
4-WEEK HIRE PRICES (28 nights):
You Pick Up and You Return Scope: £75.00 + £100 Returnable Security Deposit
DELIVERY & COLLECTION OPTIONS
Dark Sky Telescope Hire offer a home delivery and collection option for all of our hire telescopes. If you would like us to personally deliver the telescope to your home or work address, and would like us to pick it up again at the end of the hire period please check your location below for as delivery & collection price. Please note this is additional to the hire price listed above.
Zone A: Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, North London
= £30 Delivery & Collection
Zone B: Cambridgeshire, Berkshire, Essex, Surrey, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Oxfordshire
= £50 Delivery & Collection
Zone C: Central London, South London, Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Dorset, Shropshire, West Midlands, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire & Lincolnshire
= £70 Delivery & Collection
Zone D: Cheshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Humberside
= £90 Delivery & Collection
Zone E: Cumbria, Devon, North Wales, Mid Wales, South Wales
= £120 Delivery & Collection
PAYMENT OPTIONS 1: Cash on collection / delivery 2: Paypal 3: Bank payment 4: Cheque
To reserve the 6-inch Skywatcher Dobsonian Reflector use the Book Now button below.