|Brand and Model:||Bresser Phoenix|
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|Finder:||9 x 50mm|
|Electric Power:||Optional Drive, 6 vdc|
|Description:||Bresser was one of the first to import the 6" Synta Chinese refractors under their own name. It is identical to the Celestron CR-150 about which much has been written, with very few minor differences. The dovetail mounting plate is shorter and the rings spaced closer together than on Celeston's version. For a large scope, wider is better. On the plus side, (if there is a plus side for the CG-5 mount), the Bresser comes with the later ball-bearing version of the CG-5 and also a tripod which has workable aluminum leg clamps, (unlike the very breakable plastic ones seen on some of Celestron's tripods). But since the CG-5 mount is of dubious quality and not even close to being sturdy enought for a scope of this magnitude, this is probably a moot point.|
And as with all the Synta Achromats, the addition of Valery's Chromacorr will greatly enhance the color accuracy of the optics for visual purposes. Of course, a different focuser also helps along with a decent mount.