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Model: sw_azp_skymax_102sPart Number: 10259
Easy to use, no fuss, grab-and-go telescope for visual astronomy and high-power daytime terrestrial observations.
The compact but powerful SkyMax-102S is ideal for observing double stars, the lunar surface and bright planets. Its high-resolution, long focal length optical system is multi-coated to maximise contrast and image sharpness.
The well-engineered and easy-to-use AZ PRONTO Alt-Azimuth mount provides excellent stability and precise control, via its slow-motion cables, on both the horizontal (azimuth) and vertical (altitude) axes.
...as this is the first telescope I've bought I won't be arrogant and inflict my opinion on the comparative qualities of the scope itself Having said that, I'm happy with it and it's lived up my expectations garnered from the reviews that far more qualified individuals have posted online.The scope was well packed and arrived promptly so 10/10 for FLO.
This is the perfect grab and go and travel scope. Multiple reviews led me to this scope and I'm glad that I did the research. Sure, like they said the star diagonal needs to be replaced as well as the 10mm eyepiece,but the contrast and sharp views of the moon and Jupiter made me smile. I'm 74 and the light weight and ease of transport are important. It'll be perfect for our upcoming trip to Southern Morocco. And I'm looking forward to the sights to come...if the weather cooperates. Ahh astronomy in Scotland!Thank you FLO. 😎
Bought this telescope a few weeks ago. My previous scope had a telrad red-dot-finder - but I thought I would try the RDF that comes with this telescope. Sadly I didn't get on with the RDF, so have now ordered and fitted a telrad - and it makes it easier for me to use.Other than the Red dot finder that wasn't to my taste - everything else about this telescope is great. The mount build quality is really good, the tripod is stable and the viewing is incredible (full moon was amazing). The mount is also very easy to use and move about. The only other thing to consider is a 'dew shield' - they are also sold here on FLO website - will keep the dew off the lens.
Bought this for my son for christmas but we did test it out. He is very impressed, easy to use, excellent quality. Its a very sturdy piece of equipment. Recorded the moon even great experiance
At last, a lightweight stable altaz mount with proper slow motion controls. I particularly like the extension column supplied and the speed with which you can exploit that gap in the clouds. The 102mm Maksutov performs well but as usual the eyepieces supplied leave a lot to be desired; fortunately, Maks aren't very fussy and almost anything else is a suitable upgrade. My Vixen Plossls work really well with this scope. Superb views of Moon and planets, can't wait to try it on Saturn.
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