Sky-Watcher SkyMax-127 SupaTrak AUTO Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope

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Sky-Watcher SkyMax-127 Auto 127mm (5") f/1500 SupaTrak Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope. The Skymax-127 Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA excels for high-power Lunar and Planetary observations, double-star observations, as well as being suitable for terrestrial daytime observations. The Skymax-127 features a compact but extremely powerful, high-contrast, high-resolution diffraction-limited optical system. High-transmission multi-coatings are employed on all optical surfaces for optimum performance. The Auto-Tracking telescope is an evolutionary alt-azimuth mount that allows automatic tracking of celestial objects without complicated add-ons. It can be used not only for astronomy but for terrestrial applications as well. It is fast to set-up and very simple and easy to use. Overall this is a sizzling telescope package offering a truly phenomenal, ground-breaking combination of quality and value for money.
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Sky-Watcher SkyMax-127 Features:

  • Magnifications (with optics supplied): x60, x120, x150, x300
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 127mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 1500mm (f/11.81)
  • Eyepieces Supplied (1.25”): 10mm & 25mm
  • X2 Deluxe Barlow Lens 1.25” (with Camera Adaptor)
  • 6x30 Finderscope
  • 1.25”/31.7mm Star Diagonal
  • Multi-Coated Optics
  • SupaTrakTM Heavy-Duty Motorised Multi-Speed Auto-Tracking Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • Power Requirement: 12v DC Power Supply (Tip Positive) or AA Batteries (not supplied)
  • Aluminium Tripod with Accessory Tray

Auto-Tracking Mount Features:

The new SupaTrak Auto-Tracking Alt-Azimuth Mount is a heavier-duty version of the standard Auto-Tracking mount, designed to carry heavier OTA’s. This mounting, with its built-in dual-axis multi-speed Servo motors is ideal for both Astronomical & Terrestrial use. In Astronomical mode, after following the simple set-up procedure, the mount is capable of tracking astronomical objects automatically. The fully motorised mount is convenient, practical, lightweight and easy to set-up and is ideal for both beginners and experienced users alike.

  • Ideal for both Astronomical & Terrestrial Use
  • Single-Arm Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • Powerful DC Servo Motor
  • Hand Control to Command the Motor
  • Choice of 1x, 4x or 8x Sidereal Rate Speeds in “Tracking on” mode
  • Choice of 32x Slow, 64x Medium or 800x High-Speed Alt-Azimuth Slewing in “Tracking off” mode, for Astronomical & Terrestrial Use
  • North & Level Start Position for Astronomical Auto-Tracking Feature
  • Clear Latitude Scale
  • Lightweight & Portable
  • Simple and Easy to Use
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Product Specification

Diagonal 90 degree
Diameter (mm) 254
Eyepiece 1 10mm
Eyepiece 2 25mm
Finderscope 6x30 Finderscope
Focal Length (mm) 1500
Focal Ratio (f/) 11.81
Included Accessories 10 & 25 mm eyepiece, x2 Deluxe Barlow lens, 6x30 finderscope, star diagonal, SupaTrak Heavy-Duty Auto-Tracking Alt-Azimuth Mount, aluminium tripod with accessory tray
Magnification with Supplied Eyepiece (x) 60, 120, 150, 300
Mount Type Motorised
Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
Optical Tube Connection 330
Power Source 12v DC 1Amp Power Supply (Tip Positive) or AA Batteries
Tripod Type Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray
Type Maksutov-Cassegrain
Manufacturer Link www.opticalvision.co.uk/astronomical_telescopes/sky-watcher/maksutov-cassegrains/SKYMAX-127_AUTO
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