About this product
- 127mm Aperture
- 1500mm Focal Length
- Red Dot Finderscope
- 90ø Star Diagonal
- 10/25mm Super Plossl
- 5 Years Sky-Watcher Limited Warranty
The Sky-Watcher 127/1500 Maksutov Cassegrainis a fully automatic telescope ideal for beginners and those who want to get straight to observing. Aligning the mount takes mere minutes with the Bright Object alignment mode, and the computerised SynScan system is the ultimate upgrade that allows automatic pointing and tracking of more than 42,000 object in the sky! This means less time spent finding a faint nebula or a distant planet and more time to enjoy observing. Astronomy has never been so easy!
The Maksutov-Cassegrain is a compact and powerful optical design that combines a front meniscus lens and two mirrors. The optical tube is closed by the front meniscus, keeping the mirrors protected from atmospheric agents such as humidity, dust and pollution. The tube is short but the focal length is long allowing high magnification with the standard eyepieces. With maximum practical magnification of 256x , this Sky-Watcher Telescope will reveal details in Saturns rings, Jupiters bands, the Martian polar ice caps, and the phases of Venus and the moon.
The MINI AZ-GT Mount WiFi-controllable with iOS and Android and compatible with SynScan hand controller, allowing it for smooth tracking and alignment. Use Wifi to control the telescope wirelessly with your mobile device; smartphone or tablet.
Download the SynScan App from Google play or the App Store.
MINI AZ-GT Mount Features:
- Wi-Fi GOTO
- DC12V Voltage.
- 4kg Load Capacity.
- 1.3kg Mount Weight.
- DC Motor.
- Dimensions: 14cm x 9cm x 14cm.
In the Box:
- 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain
- MINI AZ GOTO Mount
- PC Connection Cord (serial port)
- Eyepiece Super 25mm (60x) & Super 10mm (150x) 1.25 Barrel
- 90ø Star Diagonal 1.25 Barrel
- Red Dot finderscope
- Battery Pack for AA batteries
- User Manual
This is great Scope for the series beginner. Compact enough to be portable and a solid build. The goto mount is excellent for finding your way round the night sky and having its own built in WiFi means you can operate it out in the field with out the need for internet.It operates on 8 AA batteries which seem to last ok for casual evening viewing. Have been using the scope on and off for the last 3-4 days (weather permitting) for 3-4hrs a night and the batteries are still going strong. The SynScan system is awesome and easy to use. Works well on an Ipad. The lens supplied 25m and 10m are good clear starters but Ive been using an good quality celestron Plössl 32mm and I noticed a big jump in sharpness and brightness. Its no hubble but you can still see crisp clear views of Saturn's rings and the the bands on Jupiter and detailed craters of the moon. If your starting to get serious this is an excellent starting point for the price moon pic taken with 25m supplied and cellphone. Actual image is much sharper but gives you an idea of what to expect from this scope
Knowledgeable and efficient service. All going well - only problem is with the clouds
Scope arrived the next day despite being rural delivery. Very impressed. I am a telescope novice, so I may not know what I am talking about, but to my untrained eye, the scope, mount and tripod seem excellent quality. The GOTO mount is easy to level and the software easy to use. initial alignment is pretty easy even for a nube like me. The only small thing I wish was different is the smartphone interface. I wish now I had chosen a GOTO scope with physical buttons to press on the controller rather than a completely smooth smart phone screen. When you are trying to align Jupiter to the exact centre of the field of view, you have to keep taking your eye away from the eyepiece to see where on your smartphone you are pressing to move the scope left/right/up/down. If I had a real tactile button to press I could do it by feel and never take my eye from the eyepiece. Fairly minor issue, but if I had known i think I would have chosen differently.