About this product
Part Number: 10262
New Sky-Watcher SkyMax-127 with AZ5 Deluxe Mount - Ideal for Grab-and-Go!
A straightforward grab-and-go telescope for visual Astronomy and daytime terrestrial observations.
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.
Includes an erect-image diagonal for upright, fully corrected views, enabling the telescope to also be used for terrestrial observing.
The easy too use Alt-Az mount is constructed from cast aluminium and includes an aluminium tripod that can be extended and clamped in any position via integral leg locks.
Supplied with two flexible slow-motion cables, one for vertical and one for horizontal, for smooth precise control. Can also be moved manually around each axis for rapid panning and elevation adjustments.
- Objective Lens Diameter: 127mm / 5"
- Telescope Focal Length: 1500mm (f/11.8)
- Eyepieces Supplied: 10mm & 25mm
- 6x30 Finderscope
- 90º Erect Image Diagonal 1.25"
- Multi-Coated Objective Lens
- AZ5 Deluxe Alt-Azimuth Mount & Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
- Mount Rotation Angle (Continuous): 360° (Azimuth), -50° to + 90° (Altitude)
- Height Range of Tripod/Mount (excl. OTA): 86.5cm - 158.5cm
- Total Overall Weight: 8.6kg
What's in the box
- SkyMax-127 OTA
- AZ5 Deluxe Mount
- Aluminium Tripod
- Tripod Accessory Tray
- 10mm & 25mm Eyepieces
- 6x30 Finderscope
- 1.25" 90° Erect Image 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|
|Diagonal||90º Erect Image Diagonal 1.25"|
|Mount||AZ5 Deluxe Alt-Azimuth Mount & Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray|
|Mount Rotation Angle (Continuous)||360° (Azimuth), -50° to + 90° (Altitude)|
|Height Range of Tripod/Mount (excl. OTA)||86.5cm - 158.5cm|
|Total Overall Weight||8.6kg|
|Average Rating (1 Review): |
Friday, 23 October 2020 | Andy
As a novice astronomer I started out with a Sky-Watcher StarTravel-120, but decided to 'supplement' it with this scope for improved planetary observation. I have not been disappointed - this scope provides excellent views of Jupiter, Saturn, and more recently Mars (including the polar ice caps) - a notable improvement over the 120. Neptune and Uranus are still too small to see any detail, even x214 magnification with a 7mm EP (irrespective of he 'seeing' conditions). The more visible deep sky objects also look good. On the downside the higher magnification limits the FOV for larger objects, so for example Andromeda will not wholly fit in the scope - hence why I'll still be keeping the 120. The AZ5 mount is excellent (the slow motion controls are great), but the tripod is a little lightweight. The overall package is 'great for a grab and go' trip to dark skies in the car, or in the back garden. I removed 1 star because:
a) The supplied AZ5 tripod is a little wobbly, but probably not enough to justify replacing it just yet
b) Focus can be a challenge at high magnification. A dual speed focuser would be nice here!
c) There is no dew shield supplied, or available as an accessory
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