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Model: 10264Brand: Skywatcher
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The lightweight and highly portable Sky-Watcher SKYMAX-102 (AZ-GTi), has been designed to be controlled wirelessly with your Smartphone or Tablet, using the free SynScan App for iOS or Android. The AZ-GTi mounting, with it's built-in WiFi module, creates it’s very own Wi-Fi network, so the mount can be used anywhere, without any reliance on other WiFi or mobile 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 AZ-GTi and SynScan App provides full computerised GO-TO control, allowing the 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 compact but powerful SKYMAX-102 telescope is ideal for the observation of double-stars, and the surface detail of the Moon & bright planets. Its high-resolution, long focal length optical system is multi-coated to maximise contrast and image sharpness.
Magnifications (with optics supplied): x52 & x130Highest Practical Power (Potential): x204Diameter of Primary Mirror: 102mmTelescope Focal Length: 1300mm (f/12.7)Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mmRed Dot Finder90° Star Diagonal (1.25”)AZ-GTi WiFi Go-To Alt-Azimuth Mount 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 AlignmentSynScan 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)Pointing Accuracy: Up to 10 arc-minute (RMS)Resolution: 2073600 Counts/Rev., 0.625 arc-secondResolution of Aux. R.A./Dec. Axis Encoders: 1068 Counts/Rev., approx. 20 arc-minutesFreedom-Find™ Dual-Encoder TechnologyTracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar, Alignment-Free Solar TrackingSlewing Speeds: 0.5X, 1.0x, 8.0x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 800xTracking Mode: Dual Axis TrackingMotor: DC Servo Motor, Gear Ratio 648045mm Sky-Watcher/Vixen type dovetail saddleInterface: SynScan Hand Control Port, DSLR Shutter Release Port (optional cables available separately), Built-in Wi-Fi ModuleConnectivity: ASCOM platform for Windows PC, Mobile planetarium App for iOS and Android ( SkySafari Plus/Pro, more are coming).Network Protocol: UDP, Port 11880Adjustable Aluminium Tripod with Accessory TrayHeight of Tripod/Mount (excl. OTA): 80.5cm - 152cmTotal Weight with Tripod: 5.75kgPower Requirement: 8 AA Size Batteries (not supplied) or External Power Supply (DC 7.5~14V, 0.75A) Tip Positive.Sky-Watcher 7Ah or 17Ah Power Tank Recommended.
I bought this scope as a grab and go telescope and at this it excels. Light, portable and very easy to set up. So far I have had excellent views of the moon early in the morning. Simply stunning. I have also observed Jupiter and the 4 Gallilean moons and Saturn. My next task is to capture some images. I still haven't properly aligned the mount in order to use the go to function but manually aligning and using point and track works perfectly. This was money well spent.
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