Sky Rover Reference Series ULT 150 ED Glass 150mm Triplet APO Refractor Telescope

$18,999.00 inc GST


My current observatory telescope, absolutely exceptional. Visual performance that will excite even the most advanced & experienced astronomy enthusiasts. The 6 inch Triplet APO with exotic bespoke hand crafted optics is often called the “Rolls Royce” of telescopes, looking through this unit you will easily understand why. This unit is absolutely exquisite.

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Are you looking for the Highest Quality & Sublime Performance exotica level telescopes on the market globally – now you have found one of them. The exceptional Sky Rover bespoke hand crafted Reference Series refractors achieve the highest resolution available globally in visual astronomy & advanced/ professional astroimaging. Why wait five years to get your telescope from a famous name American supplier, or 18 months to get a bespoke hand crafted from an Eastern European craftmen team – when you can get the same capability & quality – ex stock from Astronomy Alive, and at a lower price as we are a manufacturer/ designer – and do not have their overheads.

ADVANCED & PROFESSIONAL LEVEL TELESCOPE – Exceptional quality telescope for the most Advanced users. Sublime Quality & performance for those that wish to achieve everything. Exceptional performance on the moon, planets, stars, double stars, star clusters, globular star clusters & nebulae & galaxies.

You deserve a better telescope.


Sky Rover Reference Series ULT 150 ED Glass Triplet APO Refractor Telescope

ADVANCED & PROFESSIONAL LEVEL TELESCOPE – Exceptional quality telescope for Advanced & Professional users. Exceptional performance for those that wish to achieve everything. Sublime performance on the moon, planets, stars, double stars, star clusters, globular star clusters, nebulae & galaxies.

Looking for something rare and bespoke custom engineered, hand crafted and really special !! Are you ready for sublime premium astronomy & advanced astroimaging.

Just an exceptional telescope, simple as that ! An absolute a joy to use. You will be delighted with the details you can achieve through this exotic ED Extra Dispersion Glass APO 150mm, fine details of DSOs, stunning resolution both visually and for astro imaging.

When it comes to world’s best practise refractor telescopes, the Sky Rover ULT 150 ED Glass 150mm Triplet APO Refractor Telescope is unbeatable. It features a Premium Quality Japanese triplet air-spaced objective lens. Custom hand crafted by Japanese grand masters using the highest quality Premium Japanese ED glass.

This telescope is also an outstanding system for astrophotography, also available is an optional 0.8X 4 element 70mm clear aperture ED Glass reducer flattener enabling advanced pro level astroimaging to be achieved with either DSLR or extra performance CCD systems.

Among its features, the Sky Rover Reference Series ULT 150 ED Glass Triplet APO Refractor Telescope utilises an ultra-smooth 4″ superb Premium Rack & Pinion Dual Speed focuser: a treat to use during astrophotography. No more image shift! It rotates in a full 360 degree… an extra-heavy duty state of the art unit with large aluminium knobs. The Sky Rover ULT 150 ED Glass 150mm Triplet APO Refractor Telescope includes a fully graduated scale for precise camera alignment.

Despite its large 150mm objective, the Sky Rover Reference Series ULT 150 ED Glass 150mm Triplet APO Refractor Telescope is still a very compact & robust manufactured unit. The focuser is extra strong with a premium dual-speed microfocus capability. Aside from the simply beautiful fitment and finish, the Reference Series ULT 150 includes a premium CNC-machined aluminum powder-coated white tube unit, including mounting ring set and retractable dewshield with premium screw on dewshield cap. Plus precision anodized 360 degree 4 inch rotatable dual speed rack & pinion focuser.

The Sky Rover ULT 150 ED Glass 150mm Triplet APO Refractor Telescope is pure quality from the highly precise CNC machined lens cell to the solid CNC-machined mounting rings. Also included is a 2″ and 1.25″ adapter with brass anti-marring compression rings. You also have a 2-year warranty.

Sky Rover Reference Series ULT 150 ED Glass 150mm Triplet APO Refractor Telescope …

* This scope features a Bespoke hand Crafted custom engineered 150mm f8 Japanese Grand Master Hand Crafted Triplet ED APO Apochromatic lens, with a higher optical quality level than you can get from most even exotic manufacturers. It is exceptionally sharp and has a class leading colour correction with outstanding resolution – an ideal selection for demanding astrophotography.

* Why would you change from the standard Sky Rover Triplet APO’s to a Sky Rover Reference series ? A good question
Why would you change from a telescope that is Premier Quality – to a telescope that is an Ultra Premium Exotica Bespoke Hand Crafted Limited Edition with an increase in quality ?
For most customers the standard Sky Rover’s with a Strehl of 0.94 will do a sensational job and you will love it. If you have been considering the famous Japanese Brand Named triplets this will do exactly the same thing as the lens is directly comparable, as they also have a Strehl of 0.94, this is what they are manufactured to, so the standard Sky Rover’s do the same thing
But  –  if you have been considering telescopes that are in the airy limits of optics such as the ultra exotic Eastern Europeans & Americans (these are the long wait time units) with Strehl’s in the higher level of 0.98+ – then you know why you would wish to consider this Reference series Bespoke upgrade. If you have been doing astronomy for decades and are (like I am) a pain in the neck perfectionist and want the best, and you consider only rare limited released products – then this telescope is exactly what you have been looking for

* Precision Japanese Grand Master Bespoke ultra exotica level quality hand crafted optics with Premium Multi coatings, including design by a global leading telescope design engineer featuring Premium Japanese exceptional ED glass.

* Extra-smooth custom made rotatable 4 inch Rack & Pinion focuser with dual speed control: a wonderful unit in usage.

* Premium quality powder-coated white CNC-machined aluminium tube, retractable dewshield and dewshield cap.

* Stainless steel reinforced inserts on both sides and on the back to allow heavy loads without problems.

Supply includes:

* Solid CNC-machined premium tube rings

* Losmandy type dovetail

* Premium hard case


* Flattener Reducer 4 element ED Glass 70mm clear aperture 0.8X (direct connects to 48mm thread for DSLR & CCD connectivity)

* 48mm T Mount available (suit Canon or Nikon) – or full range of exceptional Moravian & QHY CMOS astronomy cameras to achieve exceptional results (personally I use a QHY600 on my own SR Ref 150 with a 7 pc set of Optolong filters and find the system’s performance to be ideal)

* Finderscope foot for OTA to mount up standard finderscopes

* Full range of Eq mounts available – recommended are: Saxon AZ-Eq6 Pro or an ASA Astrosysteme Austria DDM 100

* Full range of exceptional quality premium wide angle eyepieces & diagonals available on application

* Full range of filters for visual & astroimaging also available on request

* Camera CCD – Moravian & QHY sensational full range of magnificent CMOS’s

Sky Rover Reference Series ULT 150 ED Glass 150mm Triplet APO Refractor Telescope …

i. Optics:

Clear Aperture : 150mm

Focal Ratio : f8

Focal Length : 1,200mm

Objective Type : Triplet APO ED Glass 3 Element air spaced

Lens: Bespoke Custom Japanese Grand Master Hand crafted

Optical quality – Bespoke Hand Crafted Exotica level Japanese ED Glass lens – Outstanding 0.1 – 0.11 wave P/V (1/8 wave P/V double pass – which is a minimum 0.98+ Strehl) – exceptional quality enabling superior resolution Resolving Power : 0.78″

Limiting Magnitude : 17.4

ii. Tube set:

Tube: premium CNC aluminium powder coated tube set

Lens Shade : Retractable

Tube coating : Powdercoat Pearl white

Tube Diameter : 197mm (dewcap)

Tube Length : 1030mm extended

iii. Focuser:

Focuser : premium rotatable dual speed 4 inch Rack & Pinion taking 2 inch eyepieces/ diagonal and fitting a 2 inch to 1.25 inch adapter as standard

4″ Solid CNC-machined mounting rings included

Camera-angle Adjuster 1.25″

Adapter Included 1.25″ Adapter

Brass Compression Rings

iv. System:

Tube Weight : 11.9kg

Shipment package : 42 X 42 X 125 cm, 20.7 Kg

v. Option:

* Flattener Reducer 0.8X for advanced astroimaging

Note: Imaging Circle Diameter with Reducer Flattener fitted is 42mm and Back focus is 54.8mm

Usage findings : I use one of these telescopes as my personal telescope in my observatory located in southern Victoria. I use it for astroimaging and visual astronomy – it achieves everything, absolutely everything – and I am a massive pain in the neck perfectionist. I have been doing astronomy for over 50 years, and have massively demanding requirements for excellence in the products I use.
This telescope is a rare unit – you normally expect for performance in “resolution” to drop off – slowly (and continuously) as you go higher and higher in magnification – I simply do NOT get that with this telescope – Why – it’s a mix of optical aperture – and this is large aperture 6 inch Triplet APO – plus optical quality, and the 0.98+ Strehl in this system achieves things that (as example) a Takahashi with a Strehl of 0.94 (at any aperture size) is simply incapable of resolving (their optics are manufactured by Canon to their standard Strehl of 0.94 – which IS their Strehl – all Takahashi’s).
Strehl 0.98+ is next level again.
This telescope provides an increase in resolution that has to be experienced to be appreciated. Why do a 0.98+ Strehl telescope ? It’s simple – why offer a Porsche 911 “Turbo”, why not leave it at just a 911 – the answer is performance. The 6 inch Triplet APO with exotica level optics is regarded as the King of telescopes.
This telescope resolves the Cassini Division in Saturn’s rings on an ordinary night of seeing, details in clouds on the surface of Saturn (YES – Saturn) if they are present. Achieves the 5th and 6th star in the Trapezium of the Orion Nebula on an ordinary night of seeing.
I do not need to wait for exceptional seeing to achieve higher performance, and when I do have excellent seeing I get 47 Tucanae & Omega Centauri looking “3D” in the eyepiece, resolving individual stars in their structure, and magnification to 600X.
You do NOT need a big (say 14 inch) telescope to achieve exceptional capability – you get too much light loss in every reflector anyway, but do NOT get these light losses in a Triplet APO Refreactor
What you need is a BETTER QUALITY telescope
It’s always about quality, not size
This telescope does everything, splits the most difficult double stars (such as Antares) with a level of ease (at 115 Magnifications) that significantly surprises (most telescopes – 99%+ – can’t resolve Antares – whatsoever, and those that do have to go double this power – 230X PLUS – to achieve it)
It resolves a “brilliance” in stars that most (99+%) of astronomy enthusiasts don’t even know is capable of being achieved, this “brilliance” is mega important. It achieves Galaxies and their structure, easily
A level of detail (as example) in the Tarantula Nebula that makes it look like the spider is about to bite you, the detail is that great (98% of astronomy enthusiasts wouldn’t even know what this is, as they haven’t got gear that can achieve it – and yes – this includes even those that think they have great gear)
If you have been considering an AP, CFF or an old CZJ APQ in a 150 size – then this telescope is the only product that compares to these paragons of astronomy, and this telescope is available ….. today
0.98+ is next level …. again

Additional information

Weight228 kg

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