With the help of the free SynScan App for iOS or Android, the incredibly portable Sky Watcher Explorer 130PS Newtonian Astronomy Telescope with AZ-GTi Mount (10266) 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 which 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 Sky Watcher Explorer 130PS is a very capable all-rounder for the study of the Moon, brilliant planets, nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters. It has an incredibly helpful 130mm of light gathering aperture and a fantastic parabolic main mirror.
Optical Design Newtonian Reflector
Magnifications (with optics supplied): x26 & x65
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x260
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 130mm
Parabolic set 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: 650mm (f/5)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
Red Dot Finder
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: 6.65kg
Power Requirement: 8 AA Size Batteries (not supplied) or External Power Supply (DC 7.5 to 14V, 0.75A) Tip Positive.
Sky-Watcher 17Ah Power Tank Recommended.
Net Weight 7.7kg
Boxed Weight 10.8kg
Box Dimensions (LxWxH in mm) 930x520x270
Warranty 1 year