This is a fun system to use. Although there is an option to connect a SynScan hand controller, to get the most of this setup its worth downloading the SynScan app for your smartphone. The SkyMax-127 feels like the future of telescope control, certainly for anyone that likes technology and is just beginning their exploration of the sky. Sky at Night Magazine, January 2018 - Read full review
About this product
Part Number: 10265
Sky-Watcher SkyMax-127 with NEW AZ GTi WiFi Mount.
The compact but powerful Skymax-127 features high-contrast, high-resolution Maksutov-Cassegrain optics and high-transmission multi-coatings on all optical surfaces for optimum performance - well suited to observing planets, the lunar surface, globular star clusters, galaxies and more.
The easy to use AZ-GTi Wi-Fi mount features a built-in WiFi module, enabling it to to be controlled wirelessly via your Smartphone or Tablet using Sky-Watcher's free SynScan App for iOS or Android.
Together the mount and App provide full computerised GO-TO.
It also features Sky-Watcher’s Freedom-Find™ patented dual-encoder technology so your telescope can be moved manually in either axis without the mount losing its positional information - which is convenient :-)
Includes adjustable aluminium tripod with extension pillar and accessory tray, the mount can also be removed and fitted to other suitable photo-tripods with standard 3/8" screw fitting.
- Objective Lens Diameter: 127mm / 5"
- Telescope Focal Length: 1500mm (f/11.8)
- Eyepieces Supplied: 10mm & 25mm
- 90º Star Diagonal 1.25"
- Multi-Coated Objective Lens
- AZ-GTi Wi-Fi Mount with Freedom-Find™ Dual-Encoder Technology.
- The Mount, together with Sky-Watcher's free App, provides full computerised GO-TO.
- Includes Aluminium Tripod with Extension Pillar & Accessory Tray
- Height of Tripod/Mount (excl. OTA): 80.5cm - 152cm
- Total Weight with Tripod: 7.45kg
- Power Requirement: 8 AA Size Batteries (not supplied) or External Power Supply (DC 7.5~14V, 0.75A) Tip Positive. (Separate Power Supply Recommended).
What's in the box
- SkyMax-127 OTA
- AZ GTi Mount
- Aluminium Tripod
- 21.5cm Extension Pillar
- Tripod Accessory Tray
- 10mm & 25mm Eyepieces
- Red Dot Finder
- 1.25" 90° Star Diagonal
|Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied) ||x60 & x150 |
|Highest Practical Power (Potential) ||x254 |
|Diameter of Primary Mirror ||127mm |
|Light Gathering ||55% more Light Gathering than 102mm |
|Telescope Focal Length ||1500mm (f/11.8) |
|Eyepieces Supplied ||10mm & 25mm |
|Finderscope ||6x30 Finderscope |
|Diagonal ||90º Star Diagonal 1.25" |
|Mount ||AZ GTi Alt-Azimuth Mount with Extension Pillar, Aluminium Tripod & Accessory Tray |
|Mount Rotation Angle (Continuous) ||360° (Azimuth), -50° to + 90° (Altitude) |
|Height of Tripod/Mount (excl. OTA) ||80.5cm - 152cm |
|Total Overall Weight ||7.45kg |
|Average Rating (2 Reviews): |
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 | Philip
I bought this scope as a grab-and-go for camping trips, but I can see it will become my main scope at home too just because of how easy it is to use. From unpacking the box I was set up and ready to go in about half an hour. I'm not the most technical savvy of people, but I've found this wifi mount and SynScan app on iPhone incredibly easy, and because of that I think I will be out observing more than ever.
First night using this telescope and I was very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the kit, and clarity of targets, Jupiter was clearer than I've ever seen it before, even through a 250 dob.
Really impressed with this telescope, and the great service from FLO.
Monday, 29 January 2018 | M
The SkyMax 127 Mak and AZ GTi is a great grab and go telescope and as such will get a lot of use. Excellent optics and well-engineered goto mount that can easily be carried outside, or put in the back of a car.
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