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Sky Watcher 150AR EQ5 PRO Refractor Telescope S11630 is currently on sale with fast shipping. Plus your total satisfaction is guaranteed when you purchase Sky Watcher 150AR EQ5 PRO Refractor Telescope S11630 and other Telescopes by Sky Watcher.

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Average Ratings
Overall rating
3.0 / 5
Easy To Set Up 5.0 / 5
Usability 4.0 / 5
Features 3.0 / 5
Value for your money 3.0 / 5
Meets expectations 3.0 / 5

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Overall rating
3 / 5
Easy To Set Up 5 / 5
Features 3 / 5
Meets expectations 3 / 5
Usability 4 / 5
Value for your money 3 / 5

Author: Saturn V from Boise Idaho on Oct 7, 2009
Pros:  C6 RGT Equivalent, and the C6 is a good scope
Cons:  Higher price and false advertising
Would recommend:  no

Saturn V wrote:

I noted some differences between what all of the vendor sites list as accessories for this scope, and what the Sky-Watcher site lists. I contacted Sky-Watcher directly to clear up the waters and found out that this scope does not have a Crayford focuser as advertised. It is a rack and pinion focuser. Sky-Watcher's own website does a bit of hoaky on this one, claiming it is a "Crayford style rack and pinion focuser". When I asked which it was, a Crayford or a rack and pinion, they advised rack and pinion. Naughty naughty. Can't really blame the vendors since it's Sky-Watcher itself doing the false advertising. This is essentially the same telescope as the Celestron C6 RGT, but they're charging $200.00 more for it. The only thing I can see that you get with the Sky-Watcher that you don't with the Celestron is the diagonal. I'm pretty sure $200.00 will buy you a MUCH better quality after market diagonal than is shipped with this telescope! The OTA quality is probably fine, since it is essentially a C6 and they get great reviews. The mount is also likely fine, being the Sky-Watcher version of the Celestron CG-5 mount, although most reviewers agree the CG-5 is not enough mount for a 6" refractor. With the higher price and the hoaky advertising, I think you'd be better off leaving the hoaky plastic factory diagonal to Sky-Watcher. Go with a C6 RGT instead and spend the $200.00 it saves you on a good quality 99% 1/10 wavelength diagonal. Just my 2 cents worth.

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