With the help of the free SynScan App for iOS or Android, the lightweight and incredibly portable Sky Watcher Skymax 102 MAK Wi-Fi Astronomy Telescope with AZ-GTi Mount (10264) can be wirelessly operated with your Smartphone or Tablet. Because the AZ-GTi mounting has its own Wi-Fi network created by the integrated Wi-Fi module, it may be used anywhere without relying on other Wi-Fi or mobile networks. 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 AZ-GTi and SynScan App, enabling the telescope to be automatically swung to any 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 enables manual movement of the telescope in either axis without the mount losing its location data. This offers the user during observing sessions a great deal of freedom, ease, and flexibility.
The small-but-strong Skymax 102 MAK Wi-Fi telescope is excellent for studying double stars as well as the surface details of the Moon and brilliant planetary bodies. To optimise contrast and image sharpness, its high-resolution, long focal length optical system is multi-coated.
02mm Maksutov-Cassegrain optical tube
Multipurpose alt-azimuth mount
Adjustable height aluminium tripod with 1.25-inch diameter legs
11-pound payload capacity
SynScan GoTo telescope mount with 42,900+ object database
Controlled with SynScan Pro app for iOS and Android
Freedom Find dual-encoder technology
DC operation (batteries not included)
Ideal in Any Situation
The Sky Watcher Skymax 102 MAK Wi-Fi Astronomy Telescope with AZ-GTi Mount (10264) is the ideal tracking system for anyone looking for a portable travel mount that can perform both video time-lapse and Alt-Az GoTo alignment. This versatile AZ mount, with a payload capacity of 11 pounds, can hold anything from a small Maksutov or refractor to a medium-sized DSLR for time-lapse photography. The AZ-GTi is the ultimate travel mount because it weighs only 3.9Kg, fits easily in carry-on luggage, and is suitable for grab-and-go scenarios.
Innovative Wi-Fi Control
One of the first Sky-Watcher products with integrated Wi-Fi control is the AZ-GTi. Use the Sky-Watcher SynScan Pro app to connect to the mount and then align it for celestial monitoring.
Simple incorporation into any tripod
An adjustable aluminium tripod with a built-in pier extension is included with the AZ-GTi. The mount can be mounted to almost any tripod thanks to its ability to use a 3.8-inch-16 thread and the inclusion of an adaptor for 1/4-inch-20 thread sizes.
Control for Automatic Shutter Release
With the AZ-GTi, an intervelometer timer is not required! The AZ-GTi may use the auxiliary shutter release connection to trigger a DSLR with a preset exposure time of 60 seconds. The camera will keep taking 60-second exposures after being plugged into the mount and firing a shot until the cable is unplugged.
Red dot finder, 1 1/4-inch diagonal, Super 10 and 25mm eyepieces are included with the 102mm OTA.
The mount head, pier extension, and tripod are included with the AZ-GTi.
Optical Design Mak-Cassegrain
Magnifications (with optics supplied): x52 & x130
Minimum Magnification 14
Maximum Magnification 201
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x204
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 102mm
Primary & secondary mirrors with Radiant Aluminium Quartz (RAQ) coating providing up to 94% reflectivity with optimal durability and long term performance
Lens Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
Glass Type BK7/Borosilicate
Telescope Focal Length: 1300mm (f/12.7)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
Red Dot Finder
90° Star Diagonal (1.25”)
AZ-GTi Wi-Fi 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: 5.75kg
Power Requirement: 8 AA Size Batteries (not supplied) or External Power Supply (DC 7.5 to 14V, 0.75A) Tip Positive.
Sky-Watcher 7Ah or 17Ah Power Tank Recommended.
Net Weight 6kg
Boxed Weight 8.9kg
Box Dimensions (LxWxH in mm) 860x440x270
Warranty 1 year