SKYMAX-127 (AZ-GTi)

127mm (5") f/11.8 WIFI GO-TO MAKSUTOV-CASSEGRAIN TELESCOPE

SRP: £529.00

Product Code:  10265
Brand:  Sky-Watcher



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  • Ade Ashford Says...

    SKYMAX MAKSUTOV-CASSEGRAINS

    "Since its conception in the 1940s, the name Maksutov has become synonymous with compact, high-precision optical instruments. Sky-Watcher's range of SKYMAX Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes remain true to this hallowed tradition. Available in a range of apertures and focal lengths to suit just about any land- or sky-based observation where contrast and clarity of image are paramount. Capable of high-power viewing, their lunar and planetary performance is extremely good."Ade Ashford BScAde Ashford has tested and reviewed astronomical equipment in a professional capacity for several publications, including Sky & Telescope, Astronomy Now & BBC Sky At Night Magazine.
  • Sir Patrick Moore CBE FRS"I have used a great number of telescopes; some are good, some mediocre and some bad. To me the Sky-Watcher range of instruments are 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 (1923 to 2012)
  • Ade Ashford Says..."Having tested and reviewed a wide range of astronomical telescopes over the last couple of decades, for me there's one manufacturer that's risen above the rest in terms of delivering a coherent range of uncompromising, well-conceived designs, embodying consistently good optics and sensibly engineered mounts at very competitive prices — that's Sky-Watcher!!"Ade Ashford BScAde Ashford has tested and reviewed astronomical equipment in a professional capacity for several publications, including Sky & Telescope, Astronomy Now & BBC Sky At Night Magazine.

The highly portable Sky-Watcher SKYMAX-127 (AZ-GTi), has been designed to be controlled wirelessly with your Smartphone or Tablet, using the free SynScan App for iOS or Android. The AZ-GTi 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-GTi 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. Incorporates Sky-Watcher’s Freedom-Find™ patented Dual-Encoder Technology, which allows the telescope to be moved manually in either axis without the mount losing its positional information. This gives the user enormous freedom, convenience and flexibility during observational sessions.          

The compact but powerful SKYMAX-127 telescope is ideal for the observation of double-stars, and the surface detail of the Moon & bright planets. Its high-resolution, long focal length optical system is multi-coated to maximise contrast and image sharpness.

Main Features:

  • Magnifications (with optics supplied):  x60 & x150
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x254
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 127mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 1500mm (f/11.8)
  • Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
  • Red Dot Finder
  • 90° Star Diagonal (1.25”)
  • AZ-GTi 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
  • Resolution of Aux. R.A./Dec. Axis Encoders: 1068 Counts/Rev., approx. 20 arc-minutes
  • Freedom-Find™ Dual-Encoder Technology
  • 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: 7.45kg
  • 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.

 

SKY-WATCHER DELUXE MIRROR COATINGS
Most reflectors today usually have a coat of aluminium as the mirror surface and then an overcoat of silicon monoxide or silicon dioxide to protect it. Silicon dioxide produces a much more durable coat than silicon monoxide but requires specialized equipment to apply it and is therefore more expensive. Protection is needed, because in most reflectors, the mirror is open to the elements and deterioration of the reflective layer reduces the resolution of the telescope. ALL Sky-Watcher reflectors are Multi-Coated with Silicon Dioxide as standard for Optimum Durability and Long Term Performance.
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