The SkyWatcher Skymax-127 AZ-GTi is the perfect tracking platform for those seeking a compact travel mount capable of both Alt-Az Go-To alignment and video timelapse. It boasts a payload capacity of 11lbs. This modular alt-azimuth mount can support anything from a small Maksutov or refractor, to a mid-sized DSLR for timelapse photography. It weighs just 8.6 lbs which makes the AZ-GTi is the ideal travel mount, easily fitting in carry-on luggage and perfect for grab-and-go situations.
The Skymax AZ-GTi is one of the first Sky-Watcher products featuring built in WiFi control. Once connected to the mount, use Sky-Watcher's SynScan Pro app to align the mount for celestial tracking or the SynScan PTZ app for timelapse photography.
The AZ-GTi includes an adjustable aluminium tripod with built in pier extension. The mount can attach to a tripod using a 3.8"-16 thread and includes an adapter for ¼"-20 thread sizes, making it capable of mounting to nearly any tripod.
There is no need for an intervelometer timer with the AZ-GTi. With a 60-second preset exposure setting, the AZ-GTi can trigger a DSLR using the auxiliary shutter release cable. Once the camera is plugged into the mount and a shot is fired, it will continually shoot 60 second exposures until the cable is removed.
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 aluminum tripod with 1.25" legs
- 11 pound payload capacity
- SynScan Go To telescope mount with 42,900 object+ database
- Built-in WiFi
- Controlled with SynScan Pro app for iOS and Android
- Freedom Find dual encoder technology
- DC operation (batteries not included)
Magnifications (with optics supplied): x60 & x150
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x254
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 127mm
Telescope Focal Length: 1500mm (f/11.8)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
Red Dot Finder
90° Star Diagonal (1.25")
AZ-GTi WiFi Go-To Alt-Azimuth Mount
Controller: Free SynScan App for iOS and Android mobile device, or Synscan Hand Controller (available separately)
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