Sky Watcher Skymax 127 Tabletop MAK Wifi Astronomy Telescope with Virtuoso GTi Mount

Sky Watcher Skymax 127 Tabletop MAK Wifi Astronomy Telescope with Virtuoso GTi Mount

Sky Watcher Skymax 127 Tabletop MAK Wifi Astronomy Telescope with Virtuoso GTi Mount

The Sky Watcher Skymax 127 Tabletop MAK Wi-Fi Astronomy Telescope with Virtuoso GTi Mount 10996, has been designed to be controlled wirelessly with your Smartphone or Tablet, using the free SynScan App for iOS or Android. It comes with a Red Dot Finder and has a Virtuoso GTi Wi-Fi Go-To Tabletop Alt-Azimuth Mount.

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Product details

Bar Code:  6970456094653
Part Number:  10996
Brand:  Sky Watcher
Skill Level  Beginner
Aperture  127 mm
Mount Type  Manual Alt-Azimuth
Focal Length  1500 mm
Technologies  SynScan
Optical Design  Maksutov-Cassegrain
Warranty  1 Year

 

Wirelessly operate the very portable Sky Watcher Skymax 127 Tabletop MAK Wi-Fi Astronomy Telescope with Virtuoso GTi Mount 10996, with the help of the free SynScan App for iOS or Android.

Features
Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design
Primary and secondary mirrors feature proprietary Radiant Aluminium Quartz (RAQ) coatings
Corrector plate featuring Metallic High-Transmission Coatings (MHTC) virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations
127mm aperture, 1500mm focal length, f/11.8 focal ratio
Aluminium tube coated with glossy, black diamond metal-flake finish
Virtuoso GTi Wi-Fi Go-To Tabletop Alt-Azimuth Mount
 

The Virtuoso GTi mounting may be used anywhere without relying on other Wi-Fi or mobile networks thanks to its integrated Wi-Fi module, which establishes its own Wi-Fi network. 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 Virtuoso GTi and SynScan App, enabling the telescope to be automatically swung to any one of the 10,000+ astronomical objects in the App's enormous database. 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 lightweight yet capable Skymax-127 Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope is perfect for studying multiple stars as well as the surface details of the Moon and brilliant planetary bodies. To enhance contrast and image sharpness, its high-resolution, long focal length optical system is multi-coated.

It is intended to be used conveniently on a tabletop, but it also has a 3/8" standard tripod bush, making it a versatile option.

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.


Technical Specifications
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”)
VIRTUOSO GTi Wi-Fi Go-To Tabletop Alt-Azimuth Mount (with 3/8" screw thread on base for tripod mounting)
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: 1-star Alignment, 3-star Alignment, 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)
Resolution: 1.5 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, 600x, Max
Tracking Mode: Dual Axis Tracking
Motor: DC Servo Motor
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, Luminos, Stellarium, more are coming).
Maximum Height of Telescope (OTA pointing vertically): 580mm
Base diameter: 330mm
Power Requirement: 8 AA Size Batteries (not supplied) or External Power Supply (DC 7.5~14V, 1A) Tip Positive.
Sky-Watcher 7Ah or 17Ah  Power Tank Recommended.
Total Net Weight 10kg                
Boxed Weight 11.4kg    
Box Dimensions (LxWxH in mm) 440x440x620
Barcode    6970456094653
Warranty 1 year

About the Starsense Explorer Range

Sky Watcher Telescopes have become a preferred choice for astronomy enthusiasts and professionals due to their high-quality optics. These telescopes are specifically designed to offer crystal-clear views of celestial objects, including stars, galaxies, and planets. Sky Watcher telescopes come in different optical designs, such as Dobsonian, Reflector, Refractor, and Cassegrain.

Apart from traditional telescope designs, Sky Watcher also offers computerised telescopes that feature advanced tracking and alignment systems. These systems make locating and observing celestial objects easier, especially for beginners. Whether you are an experienced astronomer or just starting, Sky Watcher telescopes provide a perfect gateway to exploring the universe, allowing you observe the night sky in a whole new way.

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Recommended by PicStop

One of our recommendations recommendation from the Sky Watcher brand would be the Sky Watcher Heritage 76 - a simple to use telescope, ideal for beginners.

Also worth mentioning is the Sky Watcher Skymax 102 MAK WiFi Astronomy Telescope, an outstanding telescope with advanced features like WiFi control with your smartphone or tablet, ideal for stargazing with clear and detailed night sky views.

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Alternatively, visit our Sky Watcher telescopes and telescopes pages to find out more about different telescope types and to view the full range of telescopes available at PicStop.

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