Wirelessly operate the very portable Sky Watcher Heritage 150P FlexTube Tabletop Dobsonian Wi-Fi Astronomy Telescope with Virtuoso GTi Mount 10997 on your smartphone or tablet with the help of the free SynScan App for iOS or Android.
The Virtuoso GTi mounting may be used anywhere without relying on other Wi-Fi or mobile networks thanks to its integrated Wi-Fi module, which establishes its own Wi-Fi network. You can use the App's user-friendly touchscreen menu to explore the cosmos after entering your coordinates and going through a quick alignment process.
Full computerised GO-TO control is provided by the Virtuoso GTi and SynScan App, enabling the telescope to be automatically swung to any one of the 10,000+ astronomical objects in the App's enormous database. Incorporates Sky-Watcher's Freedom-Find Dual-Encoder Technology, a patented invention that prevents the mount from losing track of the telescope's location even when it is manually moved in either direction. This offers the user during observing sessions a great deal of freedom, ease, and flexibility.
The Heritage 150P telescope, which shares the same outstanding Parabolic Primary Mirror as Sky Watchers' highly regarded Explorer-150P, is a terrific and versatile all-rounder that will offer wonderful views of the Moon, planets, and deep-sky objects. It is now even easier to transport and store thanks to the incorporation of the patent-pending collapsible FlexTube system.
It is intended for easy tabletop use, but since it has a 3/8" standard tripod bush, it may also be used with an additional tripod, giving it a flexible alternative. For usage with this telescope, the Sky-Watcher AZ5 Stainless Steel Tripod (20316) is strongly recommended.
Sky-Watcher Deluxe Mirror Coatings: Today's reflectors often feature an aluminium coating on the mirror surface, followed by a protective layer of silicon monoxide or silicon dioxide. Compared to silicon monoxide, silicon dioxide creates a far more durable coat but costs more to apply since it needs specialised equipment. Because the mirror in the majority of reflectors is exposed to the elements and deterioration of the reflecting coating lowers the telescope's resolution, protection is necessary. For maximum durability and long-term performance, Silicon Dioxide Multi-Coating is a standard feature on ALL Sky-Watcher reflectors.
Optical Design Reflector
Magnifications (with optics supplied): x30 & x75
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x300
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 150mm
Parabolic primary mirror & secondary mirror with Radiant Aluminium Quartz (RAQ) coating providing up to 94% reflectivity with optimal durability and long term performance
Telescope Focal Length: 750mm (f/5)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
Red Dot Finder
Virtuoso GTi Wi-Fi Go-To Dobsonian Tabletop Alt-Azimuth Mount (with 3/8" screw thread on base for tripod mounting)
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: 1-star Alignment, 3-star Alignment, 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)
Resolution: 1.5 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, 600x, Max
Tracking Mode: Dual Axis Tracking
Motor: DC Servo Motor
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, Luminos, Stellarium, more are coming).
Overall Height of Telescope (unextended OTA pointing vertically): 600mm
Base diameter: 330mm
Power Requirement: 8 AA Size Batteries (not supplied) or External Power Supply (DC 7.5~14V, 1A) Tip Positive.
Sky-Watcher 7Ah or 17Ah Power Tank Recommended.
Net Weight 8.2kg
Boxed Weight 11.5kg
Box Dimensions (LxWxH in mm) 440x430x670
Warranty 1 year