SkyWatcher 1145PM Telescope

Take your star-gazing to new heights with the Skyhawk 1145 PM Reflector Telescope.Skywatcher 1145PM Telescope

Manufactured by Sky-Watcher, Recommended by Sir Patrick Moore its first-class optics include a 114mm-diameter mirror and magnifying capabilities of x20, x40, x50 and x100. The 500mm focal length gives the wider fields of view ideal for examining nebulae, galaxies and star clusters. A x2 Barlow lens is also included to allow the higher magnifications required for lunar and planetary viewing, with a highest practical power (potential) of x228.

A sturdy equatorial mount and aluminium tripod give reliable support, while the inbuilt motor drive means you can track celestial objects as they cross your view.

This is a perfect first telescope for a beginner.

Buy the Sky Watcher 1145PM Telescope from The Science Museum Store

Sir Patrick Moore Endorses Sky-Watcher Telescopes:

“I have used a great number of telescopes; some are good, some mediocre and some bad. To me the Sky-Watcher range of instruments is very good indeed, and suited to amateurs of all kinds – and they are not priced out of the market! Excellent value. Use them and enjoy them.”

Sir Patrick Moore CBE FRS

Sky-Watcher 1145PM Refractor Telescope Highlights

  • Diameter/Aperture: 114mm
  • Focal Length: 500mm
  • Aluminized and overcoated mirrors
  • Diffraction-limited secondary mirror support
  • Paraboloidal (parabolic) primary mirror
  • Red Dot Finder for easy locating of celestial objects
  • 125% more light than 76mm telescope and 165% more than 70mm refractor
  • Smooth rack-and-pinion 1.25″ focuser
  • 114 primary mirror collects enough light to reveal a wealth of celestial objects

Sky Watcher 1145PM Telescope ApertureFour-arm, secondary-mirror bracket with fine supportsThe Sky-Watcher paraboloidal (parabolic) mirror reflectors and all Dobsonian models feature a four-arm, secondary-mirror bracket with fine supports (0.5mm thick), to reduce diffraction spikes and light loss.

“A quality telescope that is well built and at a great price, perfect for beginners”.

Whatever your interest, terrestrial or celestial, there is a Sky-Watcher Telescope that will suit your needs at an excellent price.

The SkyWatcher 1145PM is certainly a good starting point, it must be good otherwise the Official Science Museum Store would not stock it!

Buy the Sky Watcher 1145PM Telescope from The Science Museum Store

Sky-Watcher 1145PM Refractor Telescope Specifications

  • Optical Design Paraboloidal Newtonian Reflector
  • Lens Material
  • Diameter 114mm
  • Focal Length 500mm
  • Scondary Mirror Diameter
  • F/ratio F/4.4
  • Highest Practical Power 228X
  • Faintest Steller Magnitude 12.9
  • Resoving Power 1
  • Finderscope Red Dot Finder
  • Focuser diameter 1.25
  • Eyepiece(s) 2x 1.25
  • Mount Type Equatorial
  • Slow-motion Control RA & DEC
  • Counterweight(s) 3.5Kgs
  • Piggyback Bracket Yes
  • Accessory Tray Large wall-to-wall
  • Motor Drive Single Axis (Optional)
  • Tube Dimension(dia. x length) 15cm x 41cm
  • Tripod Height 67cm-119cm
  • Shipping Weight 11.5Kgs
  • Shipping Carton Dimensions 76cm x 28cm x 23cm

Buy the Sky Watcher 1145PM Telescope from The Science Museum Store