Wirelessly operate the very portable Sky Watcher Skymax 127 Tabletop MAK Wi-Fi Astronomy Telescope with Virtuoso GTi Mount 10996, with the help of the free SynScan App for iOS or Android.
Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design
Primary and secondary mirrors feature proprietary Radiant Aluminium Quartz (RAQ) coatings
Corrector plate featuring Metallic High-Transmission Coatings (MHTC) virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations
127mm aperture, 1500mm focal length, f/11.8 focal ratio
Aluminium tube coated with glossy, black diamond metal-flake finish
Virtuoso GTi Wi-Fi Go-To Tabletop Alt-Azimuth Mount
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 lightweight yet capable Skymax-127 Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope is perfect for studying multiple stars as well as the surface details of the Moon and brilliant planetary bodies. To enhance contrast and image sharpness, its high-resolution, long focal length optical system is multi-coated.
It is intended to be used conveniently on a tabletop, but it also has a 3/8" standard tripod bush, making it a versatile option.
The Skymax series, the top line of Maksutov-Cassegrains from Sky-Watcher, offers sharp, contrasty vistas with great levels of detail. Maksutovs are compact telescopes that provide astronomers with a big visual aperture, excellent contrast, and long focal length in a package that is generally regarded as providing clearer images than Schmidt-Cassegrains. These telescopes have focal lengths that are 5-7 times greater than the typical Newtonian or refractor telescope, which allows them to produce higher levels of planetary detail.
Mirrors used in Skymax Maksutovs are made of borosilicate, polished, and coated with our unique Radiant Aluminium Quartz (RAQ) coatings, which result in an astounding 94% reflectivity. To assist eliminate chromatic aberration, all Maksutovs employ a corrector plate. This plate is then coated with our patented Metallic High-Transmission Coatings (MHTC), creating high-quality optics at a reasonable cost.
Optical Design Mak-Cassegrain
Telescope Focal Length: 1500mm (f/11.8)
Magnifications (with optics supplied): x60 & x150
Minimum Magnification 18
Maximum Magnification 250
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x254
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 127mm
Secondary Diameter 39mm
Secondary Obstruction (by diameter) 31%
Secondary Obstruction by Area 9%
Dawes Limit 0.91
Rayleigh Limit 1.1
Limiting Mag. 13
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
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
Red Dot Finder
90° Star Diagonal (1.25”)
VIRTUOSO GTi Wi-Fi Go-To 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).
Maximum Height of Telescope (OTA pointing vertically): 580mm
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.
Total Net Weight 10kg
Boxed Weight 11.4kg
Box Dimensions (LxWxH in mm) 440x440x620
Warranty 1 year