The Sky-Watcher Startravel-102 AZ-GTe Wi-Fi Go-To Refractor is highly portable. It has been designed to be controlled wirelessly with your Smartphone or Tablet, using the free SynScan App for iOS or Android. Download the free SynScan Pro app to control the AZ-GTe with your smartphone. Available for both iOS and Android. The AZ-GTe mounting, with its built-in Wi-Fi module, creates its very own Wi-Fi network so the mount can be used anywhere without any reliance on other WiFi or mobile networks. Once you have entered your coordinates into the App, and following a simple alignment procedure, you are ready to explore the universe using the Apps intuitive touchscreen menu.
The AZ-GTe and SynScan App provides full computerised Go-To control, allowing the telescope to be automatically slewed to any one of the objects in the Apps extensive database of 10,000 plus celestial objects.
The Startravel-102 is a two-element, air-spaced achromatic refractor and a well proven performer for Rich-Field views of comets, star fields, star clusters, nebulae, bright galaxies & planets, the Moon and the Sun, although this would need safety filters added.
The Sky-Watcher AZ-GTe series is for anyone looking for a small, powerful mount. Weighing just 8.6 pounds, complete with pier extension and tripod, these versatile mounts support a hefty 11 pound payload. The AZ-GTe mount is identical to the AZ-GTi, except Freedom-Find dual-axis encoders are not present.
Weighing just 8.6 pounds with pier extension and tripod, the AZ-GTe carries a full 11 pound payload, making it a great grab-and-go mount
Magnifications (with optics supplied): x20, x50
Highest Practical Power (Potential): x204
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 102mm
Telescope Focal Length: 500mm (f/4.9)
Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
Red Dot Finder
AZ GTe Alt-Azimuth Mount (3/8" screw thread)
Controller: Free SynScan App for iOS and Android mobile device or Synscan Hand Controller (available separately)
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
Dovetail Clamp: 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
Tripod: 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 7.5~14V, 0.75A) Tip Positive