With the help of the free SynScan App for iOS or Android, you can wirelessly control the very portable Sky Watcher Skymax 127 MAK Wi-Fi Astronomy Telescope AZ-GTi Mount (10265). 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. It 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 small-but-strong Sky Watcher Skymax 127 MAK telescope is excellent for studying multiple 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.
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.
The 127mm OTA comes with a red dot finder, 1¼ inch diagonal and Super 10 and 25mm eyepieces.
The AZ-GTi also comes with the mount head, pier extension and tripod.
- 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain optical tube
- Multi-purpose alt-azimuth mount
- Adjustable height aluminium tripod with 1.25" legs
- 4.99 Kg payload capacity
- SynScan Go To telescope mount with 42,900 object+ database
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- Controlled with SynScan Pro app for iOS and Android
- Freedom Find dual encoder technology
- DC operation (batteries not included)
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”)
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: 7.45kg
Power Requirement: 8 AA Size Batteries (not supplied) or External Power Supply (DC 7.5~14V, 0.75A) Tip Positive.
Sky-Watcher 7Ah or 17Ah Power Tank Recommended.
Net Weight 8.4kg
Boxed Weight 10.7kg
Box Dimensions (LxWxH in mm) 850x420x240
Warranty 1 year