Skymax 127 AZ-GTi
The Sky-Watcher AZ-GTi is for anyone looking for a small, powerful mount. Weighing just 8.6 pounds, complete with pier extension and tripod, this versatile mount supports a hefty 11 pound payload.
The 127mm OTA comes with a red dot finder, 1¼ inch diagonal and Super 10 and 25mm eyepieces.
The AZ-GTi come with the mount head, pier extension and tripod.
This a dream come true package for the serious beginner astronomer, for 2 good reasons to name but a few.
1- The Maksutov-Cassegrain Optics of this telescope is capable of high resolution images superior to that of the Schmidt Cassegrain in every way
The Maksutov is second only to the the best Apochromatic refractors in the hierarchy of optical excellence for far less. Under optimal seeing conditions planets will appear with excellent detail and subtle contrast shades making details such as Saturns rings a sight to behold. The olivine cap on the ball of Saturn as well as the surface banding is easily within its reach thanks to the superior contract properties of the Maksutov Design!
Jupiters belts as well as the red spot are visible and with delicacy and contrast reserved to higher end optics above it price point. Shadow transits of the moons of Jupiter on the surface will be easily resolved.
2- Unlike many other GOTO telescope mounts on the market such as the Celestron Nexstar SE or SLT the NEW AZGTI SkyWatcher gives you, the observer, full manual controls as well as full GOTO capability at the same time thanks to the optical encoder system as well as the clutch releases.
This simply means that you are not at the mercy of temperamental electronics found in other mounts. You could for example be in GOTO mode and yet release the clutches and point the telescope at another object whilst maintaining your GOTO alignment. this way, you get to be the explorer and challenge yourself to finding objects in the traditional way but also have immediate access to the GOTO electronics at a push of a button if needed, best of both worlds ..... try that ....Nexstar SE :-) Oh and did we say there are NO PLASTIC gears inside this mount.
- 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain optical tube
- Multi-purpose alt-azimuth mount
- Adjustable height aluminum tripod with 1.25” legs
- 11 pound payload capacity
- SynScan Go To telescope mount with 42,900 object+ database
- Built-in WiFi
- Controlled with SynScan Pro app for iOS and Android
- Freedom Find dual encoder technology
- DC operation (batteries not included)