Sky-Watcher Skymax-127 (EQ3 PRO) SynScan GO-TO Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope

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Sky-Watcher Skymax-127 (EQ3 PRO) 127mm (5") f/1500 SynScan GO-TO Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope. Skymax Black Diamond Series Maksutov-Cassegrains. Available in apertures of 127mm, 150mm and 180mm. Excellent for high-power, high-resolution and Planetary applications. They employ super-high contrast optical systems, utilising high-transmission multi-coatings on all optical services, for optimum optical performance. The quality of each telescope is monitored by means of a Ronchi test and an artificial star test. No effort is spared to reach optimal optical quality.
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Sky-Watcher Skymax-127 Features:

  • Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x60 & x150
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x254
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 127mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 1500mm (f/11.81)
  • Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
  • Red Dot Finder
  • 1.25"/31.7mm Star Diagonal
  • EQ3 PRO SynScan Computerised Go-To Deluxe Equatorial Mount (Requires 12 volt DC Power Supply)
  • 42,900+ Object database containing complete Messier, NGC, and IC catalogues.
  • Focusing by Moving Primary Mirror
  • Built-in Polar Alignment Scope Holder
  • Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • 55% more Light gathering than 102mm

EQ3 Pro SynScan GO-TO Equatorial Mount:

The superb EQ3-2 mount receives high marks from experienced observers. This sturdy mount offers precision and stability along with a host of other features for the serious astronomer. The mount rests firmly on a large, adjustable aluminium tripod with accessory tray. A bubble level allows for quick and accurate levelling. Slow-motion control knobs allow for continuous manual tracking of celestial objects. The precision mount features full 360º worm-gear tracking controls on both R.A. and DEC. axes. Dual metal setting circle dials allow quick location of target using celestial coordinates. An optional polarscope is available for aiding in polar alignment. The EQ3 PRO SynScan mounts use the same Go-To system found in the HEQ5 and EQ6 PRO SynScan. It allows you to point the telescope at a specific object or even tour the skies at the touch of a button. Its extensive database includes a massive 42,900+ night sky objects. The EQ3 PRO SynScan mount is a perfect instrument for novice visual observers and imagers to enjoy astronomy with minimal setup time and in-depth knowledge of the night sky.

PLEASE NOTE: The Motor Control box supplied is designed to clamp onto 1.75” Diameter Stainless Steel tripod legs. In this instance the Motor Control Box should be attached with either cord or Velcro (User Supplied)

  • Positioning Accuracy up to 1 arc minute. Accuracy enhanced by software collimation error (mount mechanical error) compensation.
  • Stepper motors with 1.8° step angle and 64 micro steps driven.
  • Slewing speed up to 3.4°/sec (800X).
  • Guiding speed selectable from 0.25X, 0.50X, 0.75X, or 1X.
  • 42,900+ Object database containing complete Messier, NGC, and IC catalogues.
  • Periodic Error Correction.
  • PC compatibility.
  • Upgradeable hand control via internet download.
  • Maximum Payload e.g. Explorer-150P/PL Reflector or Evostar-120 Refractor.
  • Supplied with Aluminium Tripod & Accessory Tray.

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Product Specification

Eyepiece 1 10 mm
Focal Length (mm) 1500
Included Accessories 10 & 25 mm eyepieces, Red Dot Finder, Star Diagonal, EQ3 PRO SynScan Go-To Deluxe Equatorial Mount, Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray
Magnification with Supplied Eyepiece (x) 60, 150
Mount Type Computerised Go To
Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
Tripod Type Aluminium
Type Maksutov-Cassegrain
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