Sky-Watcher Skymax 127 SynScan AZ GOTO

Sky-Watcher Skymax 127 SynScan AZ GOTO

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About this product

Model:  skywatcher_skymax_127_az_goto
Part Number:  10211

A larger version of the Skymax-102 providing a massive 55% more light-gathering power, and packing an even more powerful punch than its smaller cousin for medium-to-high-power work.

Features a compact but powerful, high-contrast, high-resolution Maksutov-Cassegrain optical system. High-transmission multi-coatings are employed on all optical surfaces for optimum performance.

The Sky-Watcher SynScan Alt-Azimuth GoTo Mount allows you to easily find and observe planets, nebulae, star clusters, galaxies and more. With the easy to use SynScan hand control you can point your telescope at a specific object, or tour the night sky at the touch of a button! 

"This is one of the jewels in the Sky-Watcher’s crown. Its large enough to produce richly detailed, high-contrast Lunar and Planetary images…The Skymax-127 packs a performance punch with a relatively short cool-down time….For daytime terrestrial use, the instrument is quite capable of focusing down to 8 metres"
Ade Ashford

Telescope Features
  •     Magnifications (with eyepieces 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
  •     x2 Deluxe Barlow Lens (1.25") with camera adaptor
  •     6x30 Finderscope
  •     90° Star Diagonal (1.25”)
  •     SynScan™ AZ GoTo Computerised Alt-Azimuth HD Go-To Mount
  •     Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray
  •     55% more Light gathering than 102mm

AZ GOTO Features
  •     SynScan™ Database: Total 42,900+ Objects, including Complete M, NGC, IC & SAO Catalogues
  •     Alignment Method: Two-star or Brightest star alignment
  •     Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE) feature
  •     Unknown Object Indentification feature
  •     Pointing Accuracy up to 10 arc min
  •     Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
  •     Slewing Speeds: 1.0x, 2.0x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 500x, 600x, 800x
  •     Tracking Mode: Dual Axis Tracking
  •     Quiet Operation
  •     Motor Type & Resolution: DC Servo Motors. Resolution 0.8923 arc sec or 1,452,425 steps/rev
  •     PC Compatible: can be used with popular Planetarium Software.
  •     SynScan Handset Firmware upgradeable via the Internet
  •     Power Requirement: 12v DC Power Supply (Tip Positive) or AA Batteries (not supplied)


Customer reviews

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Skywatcher Skymax 127
Monday, 7 May 2018  | 

Very easy to use and gives excellent views as well. Whether planetary or for Deep Space it gives excellent views for a telescope of its szie. Highly recommended for those who would like an all round performer as a pick up and go telescope. Would recommend getting the Skywatcher PowerTank which allows full remote location operation.

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Skywatcher Skymax 127 SynScan AZ GOTO
Wednesday, 21 February 2018  | 

The company scores with excellent !! (communication, shipping, etc.) The telescope appears to be completely compact with all its ready-to-watch reminders in the future thanks!

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Great bit of kit and Service
Thursday, 26 June 2014  | 

This is my first "goto" telescope and it is awesome, I bought it mainly for taking photos of the moon and planets and it works like a dream.
I bought the Skywatcher PowerTank 7Ah as stated buy others as using normal AA batteries can be abit hit and miss. I also bought the "Aluminium Case for Skymax 150" which fits the telescope and lenses, bits etc. perfectly, however it doesn't fit the tripod or goto motor which is what I expected. The "Nikon T Ring" all fits perfectly to my Nikon D5100 DSLR. I'm a very happy chappy

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Excellent first scope
Sunday, 18 May 2014  | 

Had this about a year now. Telescope is great, but the included battery pack is a bit of a waste of time so I'd budget another 50 for a power tank. I found running on AA batteries the scope was unreliable and star alignment problematic. With the power tank it's faultless. I only gave 4* for this reason. The optics are superb, great views of Jupiter and Saturn and great lunar detail. Also terrestrial viewing is amazingly clear. Screw a digital slr on the back and you can get some great shots using it as a powerful zoom.

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School astronomy club
Saturday, 19 October 2013  | 

I bought the Skymax 127 AZ Goto for the local school astronomy club and have been testing it this week.
Optics are superb, very crisp views of the moon.
Extremely easy to set up and very lightweight, which is important for the novice users at school.
Just waiting for the astro-video camera to arrive to test it for lunar and planetary imaging, but I have high hopes.

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Great starter scope!
Thursday, 26 May 2011  | 

This was my first scope and what a little beauty! Superb optics, amazing views of the Moon and Planets. Great way to start webcam imaging. The scope is so compact its like the mobile phone of telescopes! Great for grab and go sessions.


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