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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
Model: sw_az_gti_wifi_127_makPart Number: 10265
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.
Ordered this Telescope and mount in December but due to Covid, Brexit & everything else going on in the world it finally arrived this week (end of May 21). FLO have been brilliant and have kept me up to date with all the delays over the past 5 months. But what can I say it was definately well worth the wait, I spent my time waiting learning about Astromony from sites online and Youtube of course and now have a nice catalogue of targets I aim to go for once the darker nights arrive. When the box arrived it had a FLO sticker on it saying "warning may contain clouds" your not wrong that night mist and fog promptly decended on my location. Scope is well built and I am happy with the AZ GTi mount. Thank you again FLO will certainly be back again (hopefully not wait so long next time)
On opening the nicely packed box, and assembling the Telescope on the WiFi Mount, I was struck by the very good quality of everything.Having aligned the Red dot finder with the Telescope in daylight as recommended. I was surprised just how powerful this Telescope really is, even with the low power 25mm lens, one of two supplied. It was a pity the clouds enclosed in the box escaped, and so Iíve not had much chance to do much stargazing since. I can tell that this is a great buy for a first timer like me. Iíve now ordered a zoom lens from FLO for it so that I donít have to buy too many other lenses and have to keep swopping them over. FLO is such a good company to deal with, no need to look else where.
I was unsure what to get for my first telescope. But having a chat with Alex from FLO. I decided to go for the skymax 127 AZ-GTi. Since unboxing,It has been awsome.. Very easy to setup up. Wi-Fi is super easy and a joy to use. Size is just right. And the view from the scope on the planets OMG. (Now I know why they call this scope a planet killer). A awesome telescope to get you into astronomy..Plus the benefits of adding a dslr camera a later date Straight to the back of the scope. What else could a beginner ask for. The team at FLO were great in delivering this whilst the country was in lockdown. And a massive thank you to Alex who helped me choose and start my journey.. All my future purchases will be from FLO as they gave outstanding service.
I bought this a couple of weeks back, have not used it due to cloud cover and it is for my birthday. Wife wont let me near it! However I want to give feedback on FLO in particular Alex. I am a first timer and so contacted him for advice etc. The guidance and follow up have been the best I have encountered. Clear thorough honest advice on all things astro. As a result I bought this scope and intend using FLO for accessories and further purchases. I would highly recommend buying from FLO and moving somewhere where there is less cloud cover! Thanks Alex .
Excellent scope my first one and have had great imaging with the zwo camera of venus and mercury so far. Great value the mount with scope cannot be happier.
Great beginners telescope well worth investing in for kids
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.
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.Recommended.
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