SkyWatcher Star Discovery 127mm Maksutov Telescope


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A great portable telescope that is a fusion of aperture and focal length in a compact package.
Compact yet Powerful
High Contrast, High Resolution
Suitable for Planetary Viewing
A 45° Diagonal is Required for Terrestrial Daytime use
Fully Multi-Coated Optics
A Simple yet Efficient Mount For Telescopes or Cameras
5 Years SkyWatcher Limited Warranty

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Sky-Watcher Star Discovery 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope

The 127 Star Discovery Maksutov-Cassegrain is a compact and powerful optical design that combines a front meniscus lens and two mirrors. The optical tube is closed by the front meniscus, keeping the mirrors protected from atmospheric agents such as humidity, dust and pollution. The tube is short but the focal length is long allowing high magnification with the standard eyepieces. With maximum practical magnification of 254x , this Sky-Watcher Telescope will reveal details in Saturn’s rings, Jupiter’s bands, the Martian polar ice caps, and the phases of Venus and the moon.

The Sky-Watcher 127/1500 Star Discovery is a fully automatic telescope ideal for beginners and those who want to get straight to observing. Aligning the mount takes mere minutes with the “Bright Object” alignment mode, and the computerised SynScan system is the ultimate upgrade that allows automatic pointing and tracking of more than 42,000 object in the sky! This means less time spent finding a faint nebula or a distant planet and more time to enjoy observing. Astronomy has never been so easy!

The Star Discovery mount is the upgrade of the Star Explorer, featuring the Freedom Find dual encoder technology. Once aligned, the telescope can be manually pointed anywhere in the sky without losing alignment, giving the user enormous freedom, convenience and flexibility during the observations.

Star Discovery Mount Features:

SynScan Database with 42,900+ Objects (NGC, SAO, IC and SAO Catalogues)
One, Two, Three or Brightest Star Alignment
Freedom Find Dual Encoder Technology
Pointing Accuracy Enhancement Feature (PAE)
Unknown Object Identification Feature
Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar
Slewing Speeds: 1x, 2x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 500x, 600x, 800x
Astro Time-Lapse Function
DSLR Snap Port (optional cable)
Compatible with Vixen Style Bars
Power Requirement: 12V DC or AA Batteries (not supplied)
In the Box:

127mm Maksutov Cassegrain
Star Discovery Alt-Azimuth Go-To Mount
Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray
SynScan Hand Control
PC Connection Cord
Eyepiece Super 25mm (60x) & Super 10mm (150x) – 1.25″ barrel
2x Barlow Lens with Camera Adaptor
90° Star Diagonal – 1.25″ barrel
6×30 Finderscope
User Manual

Additional information

Weight10 kg


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