Sky-Watcher 254mm 1200m Newtonian, a.k.a. "The Bídon"

The main telescope used by Zerjillo is a Sky Watcher Newtonian type

El tubo principal de Zerjillo es telescopio tipo Newton de marca Sky Watcher with 254mm aperture and a 1200mm focal length (f/4.7). Due to its "tiny" size it is also known as "The Bídon" ("bidón" means "barrel" in Spanish).

Its technical details are:

  • Optical Design: Newtonian (Parabolic)
  • Diameter: 254mm
  • Focal Length: 1200mm
  • Secondary Mirror Diameter: 58mm
  • f/4.7
  • Highest Practical Power: 508x
  • Faintest Stellar Magnitude: 14.7
  • Resoving Power: 0.46
  • Finderscope: 9x50
  • Focuser diameter: 2'' with 1.25'' adapter
  • Tube Weight: 2.37 Kgs
  • Tube Dimension (diameter x length): 28.8cm x 112cm

Some photos of The Bídon:

Fotografia de The Bídon Fotografia de The Bídon