MERCURY-707 (AZ-GTe)

70mm (2.75") f/10 WIFI GO-TO REFRACTOR TELESCOPE

SRP: £329.00

Product Code:  10276
Brand:  Sky-Watcher



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The highly portable Sky-Watcher MERCURY-707 (AZ-GTe), has been designed to be controlled wirelessly with your Smartphone or Tablet, using the free SynScan App for iOS or Android. The AZ-GTe mounting, with it's built-in WiFi module, creates it’s very own Wi-Fi network, so the mount can be used anywhere, without any reliance on other WiFi or mobile networks. After entering your coordinates into the App and following a simple alignment procedure, you are ready to explore the universe using the App’s intuitive touchscreen menu.

The AZ-GTe and SynScan App provides full computerised GO-TO control, allowing the telescope to be automatically slewed to any one of the objects in the App’s extensive database of 10,000+ celestial objects.

The MERCURY-707 is a proven two-element, air-spaced achromatic refractor with a 70mm multi-coated objective lens, and will provide rewarding views of the Moon, stars, bright planets and other night sky objects. 

(Please note: The AZ-GTe mount is identical to the AZ-GTi, except Freedom-Find™ dual-axis encoders are not present)

Main Features:

  • Magnifications (with optics supplied):  x28 & x70
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x140
  • Objective Lens Diameter: 70mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 700mm (f/10)
  • Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
  • Red Dot Finder
  • 90º Star Diagonal (1.25")
  • AZ-GTe WiFi Go-To Alt-Azimuth Mount (3/8" screw thread)
  • Controller: Free SynScan App for iOS and Android mobile device or Synscan Hand Controller (available separately)
  • SynScan App Database: Total 10,000+ Objects. Deep Sky Objects: 10759, including Messier, NGC, IC, Caldwell Catalogues, Named DSOs, Named Stars: 305, Double Stars: 55, Solar system objects: 7 planets, Sun , Moon. (Unlimited objects when working with a 3rd party planetarium software).
  • SynScan App Alignment Method: Brightest Star Alignment, North-Level Alignment
  • SynScan App's Other Features:  Tonight's Best Sky Tour, Point and Go with a mobile device, Identification of Celestial Objects, Remote control over Internet, User defined objects, Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE)
  • Pointing Accuracy: Up to 10 arc-minute (RMS)
  • Resolution: 2073600 Counts/Rev., 0.625 arc-second
  • Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar, Alignment-Free Solar Tracking
  • Slewing Speeds: 0.5X, 1.0x, 8.0x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 800x
  • Tracking Mode: Dual Axis Tracking
  • Motor: DC Servo Motor, Gear Ratio 6480
  • 45mm Sky-Watcher/Vixen type dovetail saddle
  • Interface: SynScan Hand Control Port, DSLR Shutter Release Port (optional cables available separately), Built-in Wi-Fi Module
  • Connectivity:  ASCOM platform for Windows PC, Mobile planetarium App for iOS and Android ( SkySafari Plus/Pro, more are coming).
  • Network Protocol: UDP, Port 11880
  • Adjustable Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • Height of Tripod/Mount (excl. OTA): 80.5cm - 152cm
  • Total Weight with Tripod: 6.00kg
  • Power Requirement: 8 AA Size Batteries (not supplied) or External Power Supply (DC 7.5~14V, 0.75A) Tip Positive.
  • Sky-Watcher 7Ah or 17Ah  Power Tank Recommended.

 

 

 
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