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Model: mak127otaPart Number: 10672Brand: Skywatcher
A compact but powerful, high-contrast, high-resolution Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. High-transmission multi-coatings are employed on all optical surfaces for optimum performance.
“…Optically, all the lenses are multicoated and the internal baffles had no shiny surfaces that could cause reflections of bright objects…The Focuser was quite smooth with very little image shift…The field was sharp across 80 percent of the view…We were pleased with the quality of the view even when pushing the telescope to higher magnifications…Mars and Saturn bore high magnifications well…The rings of Saturn appeared sharply defined…Turning to the Moon, it was a revelation through the Skymax…This telescope certainly does a good job on the more detailed Solar System objects…In the deep sky, the Skymax performed well on everything to galaxies to nebulae” Sky At Night Magazine
Supplied with soft carry-case.
NOTE: Our photo shows the finderscope mounted right of centre whereas the actual position is left of centre.
Yes - this telescope has a black tube colour.
The 127 OTA will fit straight onto the AZ Goto Mounts but you are correct, this will cause the finder to be in a different postion to normal.
You can fit a Rigel Finder or a Telrad Finder to the OTA as these are supplied with double sided sticky pads to attach the finder base to the OTA. This will allow you to fit the finder in a position that you find most comfortable.
No, the 127 Skymax will only accept 1.25" fittings, diagonals, eyepieces etc...
I bought a Mak 127 specifically for viewing the moon and planets from central London. The quality of the optics is exquisite and probably only surpassed by APO refractors of similar diameter at more than twice the price.The Skywatcher Dob 200 is better value, but if you live in a small flat like me and want a dinky little scope that you can hide in a corner, then get a Mak.
As I already own a Skywatcher 150P on EQ3-2, which I love, I wanted another scope more dedicated to planetary and bright object observations. So I decided to stick with Skywatcher and chose their Skymax 127. Although slightly smaller in light gathering power than the 150 the focal length is double. This allows for fantastic planetary views and great magnification. The views have a brilliant contrast and viewing Saturn was truly awe-inspiring. Several moons and the Cassini division being clearly visible.The scope itself is a very compact, quite light, tube which makes it great as a "Grab and Go" scope being less cumbersome than a reflector or refractor. The build quality seems very good with a lovely paint finish on the tube (black diamond) and white front and rear housings, although the generic instructions might leave you a little confused. SW eyepieces and diagonal are supplied as standard and are suitable for the scope.The focuser is silky smooth with a very tactile rubberised knob which allows very precise focusing. The focuser also allows for a direct camera attachment with a suitable T-Ring screwing directly on to it.I would highly recommend this scope especially with such a small price tag. Brilliant scope!
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