You can remotely operate the very portable Sky Watcher Startravel 102 Wi-Fi Refractor Astronomy Telescope with AZ-GO2 Mount 10191 with the help of the free SynScan App for iOS or Android.
The AZ-Go2 mounting may be used anywhere without relying on other Wi-Fi or mobile networks because of its built-in 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 AZ-Go2 and SynScan App, enabling the telescope to be automatically swung to any of the 10,000+ astronomical objects in the App's enormous database.
With the correct safety filtering, the STARTRAVEL-102 is a well-proven performer for 'Rich-Field' views of comets, star fields, star clusters, nebulae, brilliant galaxies & planets, the Moon, and the Sun. It is a fully multi-coated, two-element, air-spaced achromatic refractor.
With the provided Smartphone Camera Adaptor, you can take pictures of the stars on your smartphone!
102mm achromatic refractor
Includes Smartphone Camera Adaptor
This Sky-Watcher 102mm (4") f/4.9 telescope has two air-spaced, completely multi-coated, achromatic elements and may produce fascinating 'rich field' astronomical views. Excellent views of star fields, clusters, nebulae, galaxies, planets, the Moon, and (with the right filtering or through projection) the Sun can be obtained. When set up on a camera tripod or an alt-azimuth mount, it also makes a great terrestrial telescope.
It makes a superb "first telescope" for beginners and a fantastic travel telescope for seasoned observers because to its clear images and affordable pricing. This wider aperture type, which is comparable to the well-known 80mm f/4.9 refractor, accepts 2" diagonals for amazing wide field views and has more light gathering power at the same focal ratio with less weight and chromatic aberration.
With a compressed length of about 50 cm (21.7") and a weight of around 3 kg (6.5 lbs), the optical tube assembly is easily carried. Being a refractor, it is quick and simple to set up, and the enclosed optics, which require no maintenance, are fully collimated when they leave the manufacturer.
"Tube mounting rings" are included with the optical tube assembly. These may be opened on a hinge to make installing the optical tube simple, and the locks can be released while in use to allow rotation and balance of the optical tube. With the proper mounting plate, it is quick and easy to mount the telescope on an equatorial or alt-azimuth mount. Additionally, this telescope functions well as a 510mm fixed aperture lens for both terrestrial and astronomical photography.
With today's high-speed films and the "fast" f/4.9 focal ratio, you may take stunning pictures of nature and lunar and solar eclipses. Longer exposure astrophotography requires a stable equatorial platform and a guiding system. A suitable T-adapter may be directly attached to the eyepiece holder's T-mount thread, and an optional extension tube provides closer focussing for taking pictures of the ground.
Optical Design Achromatic Refractor
Magnifications (with optics supplied): x25 & x50
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x204
Objective Lens Diameter: 102mm
Telescope Focal Length: 500mm (f/4.9)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 20mm (Photo/Visual)
Red Dot Finder
Universal Smartphone Camera Adaptor (will accept smartphones with width 54-90mm)
90 degree Star Diagonal (1.25”)
AZ-Go2 Wi-Fi Go-To Alt-Azimuth Mount
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)
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar, Alignment-Free Solar Tracking
Slewing Speeds: 1.0x, 8.0x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 800x
Tracking Mode: Dual Axis Tracking
Motor: DC Servo Motor
45mm Sky-Watcher/Vixen type dovetail saddle
Interface: SynScan Hand Control Port, Built-in Wi-Fi Module
Connectivity: ASCOM platform for Windows PC, Mobile planetarium App for iOS and Android (SkySafari Plus/Pro, more are coming).
Adjustable Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray
Power Requirement: 8 AA Size Batteries (not supplied) or External Power Supply (12V 1A) Tip Positive.
Net Weight 7.5kg
Box Weight 11.2kg
Box Dimensions (LxWxH in mm) 990x430x260
Warranty 1 year