The superb optics of the Celestron C5 SCT OTA paired together with the Skywatcher Star Discovery wifi enabled mount and tripod. An amazing portable package for general all round observing plus the benefit of taking some basic images through them using smartphone holders.
The Celestron C5 is an SCT design which means you can benefit from the larger aperture with a long focal length which makes them ideal for general all round observing. Lunar and planetary observing is lovely and pin sharp whilst also being able to use them for bright deep sky objects.
The kit comes with everthing you need to get up and running apart from a moon filter and a power supply. Consider the RVOMOON1 moon filter and the Skywatcher 7Ah Power Tank. You can power the mount with AA batteries to get you started.
The Celestron tube comes with a finderscope, diagonal and 1 eyepiece. If you are wanting to use this for lunar and planetary observing, then why not consider a Celestron X-Cel LX eyepiece?
Celestron C5 SCT Details:
This Celestron C5 5″ Schmidt Cassegrain optical tube assembly has a focal length of 1250mm (f/10) and features XLT coated optics. The telescope is supplied with a CG-5 dovetail bar, eyepiece, 1.25 inch diagonal and finderscope.
Optical Design Schmidt-Cassegrain
Aperture 125mm (4.92″)
Focal Length 1250mm (49″)
Focal Ratio f/10
Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 25mm
Magnification of Eyepiece 1 50x
Star Diagonal 1.25″ Star Diagonal
Optical Tube Aluminium
Dovetail Colour Black
Highest Useful Magnification 295x
Lowest Useful Magnification 18x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13
Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.11 arc seconds
Resolution (Dawes) 0.93 arc seconds
Star Discovery Mount & Tripod Details:
The highly portable Sky-Watcher STAR DISCOVERY Alt-Azimuth Mount, with the Synscan™ Wi-Fi module, has been designed to be controlled wirelessly with your Smartphone or Tablet, using the free SynScan App for iOS or Android.
The supplied Wi-Fi module creates it’s very own Wi-Fi network, so the mount can be used anywhere, without any reliance on other WiFi networks. After entering your coordinates into the App and following a simple alignment procedure, you are ready to explore the universe using the App’s intuitive touchscreen menu. The SynScan App provides full computerised GO-TO control to the mount, allowing your telescope to be automatically slewed to any one of the objects in the App’s extensive database of 10,000+ celestial objects.
Incorporates Sky-Watcher’s Freedom-Find™ patented Dual-Encoder Technology, which allows the telescope to be moved manually in either axis without the mount losing its positional information. This gives the user enormous freedom, convenience and flexibility during observational sessions. The mount is quiet in operation, has a payload capacity of up to 5kg and accepts telescopes with standard 45mm Dovetail Bars.
Star Discovery AZ Go-To Alt-Azimuth Go-To Mount with Dual-Axis Tracking
Freedom-Find™ Dual Encoder Technology
Synscan™ Wi-Fi Adaptor Module
Controller: Free SynScan App for iOS and Android mobile device or Synscan Hand Controller (available separately)
SynScan App Database: Total 10,000+ Objects. Deep Sky Objects: 10759, including Messier, NGC, IC, Caldwell Catalogues, Named DSOs, Named Stars: 305, Double Stars: 55, Solar system objects: 7 planets, Sun , Moon. (Unlimited objects when working with a 3rd party planetarium software).
SynScan App Alignment Method: Brightest Star Alignment, North-Level Alignment
SynScan App's Other Features: Tonight's Best Sky Tour, Point and Go with a mobile device, Identification of Celestial Objects, Remote control over Internet, User defined objects, Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE)
Interface: SynScan Hand Control Port, DSLR Shutter Release Port (optional cables available separately)
Connectivity: ASCOM platform for Windows PC, Mobile planetarium App for iOS and Android ( SkySafari Plus/Pro, more are coming).
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
Slewing Speeds: 1.0x, 2.0x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 500x, 600x, 800x
Payload Capacity: 5kg
Quick release Clutches for Manual Override
Adjustable Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray
Accepts 45mm Sky-Watcher/Vixen type dovetail bars
Electronic DSLR Shutter Release SNAP Port (optional cables available separately)
Power Requirement: 12v DC Power Supply (Tip Positive) or 8 x AA Batteries (not supplied). Sky-Watcher 7Ah or 17Ah Power Tank Recommended.