The lightweight but capable Sky Watcher Skymax 102S MAK Astronomy Telescope with AZ Pronto Mount 10259 is a simple, grab-and-go, hassle-free telescope and the perfect instrument for observing double stars, as well as for examining the Moon's surface in great detail and viewing bright planets. To enhance contrast and image sharpness, its high-resolution, long focal length optical system is multi-coated. High power daytime terrestrial observations are another application for the adaptable SKYMAX-102S (with an optional erecting prism diagonal, sold separately).
Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design
Coatings made of proprietary Radiant Aluminium Quartz (RAQ) are found on the primary and secondary mirrors.
Metallic High-Transmission Coatings (MHTC) on a corrector plate completely eliminate chromatic aberrations.
1300mm focal length, 102mm aperture, and f/12.7 focal ratio
Glossy, black diamond metal-flake polish on an aluminium tube
Comes with AZ PRONTO Alt-Azimuth mount
Smartphone Camera Adaptor
The well-designed and user-friendly AZ PRONTO Alt-Azimuth mount offers outstanding stability and precise control on both the horizontal (azimuth) and vertical (altitude) axes via its slow motion cables. Ideal telescope for beginners. With the provided Smartphone Camera Adaptor, you can take pictures of the stars on your smartphone!
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, are polished, and have our unique Radiant Aluminium Quartz (RAQ) coatings applied to them. These coatings create a phenomenal 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
Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x65 & x130
Minimum Magnification 14
Maximum Magnification 201
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x204
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 102mm
Set 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/12.74)
28% more Light Gathering than 90mm
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 20mm Photo/Visual
Red Dot Finder
Universal Smartphone Camera Adaptor (will fit smartphones with width between 54-90mm)
90 degree Star Diagonal 1.25"
AZ PRONTO Alt-Azimuth Mount & Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
Mount Rotation Angle: 360° (Azimuth), -70° to + 90° (Altitude)
Net Weight 6.1kg
Boxed Weight 9.6kg
Box Dimensions (LxWxH in mm) 860x440x270
Warranty 1 year