Sky-Watcher Star Discovery 127mm Maksutov AZ GOTO System Maximize

Sky-Watcher Star Discovery 127mm Maksutov AZ GOTO System

Excellent beginner's model with the latest computerized mount from famous manufacturer Sky-Watcher! Suitable for teenagers and above. Adult supervision is required for young children. Very powerful yet easy to use. 

A very compact and travel-friendly system for users who need to use public transport to reach observation sites. 

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Availability: Immediate Pickup at showroom

S$ 1,399.00

Singapore's all-time bestselling compact telescope is now available in a newer and more advanced configuration but still at an affordable price! Famous in the stargazing community for being a compact yet highly capable and versatile telescope.

Our latest model comes with 2 modes of operation - via supplied hand controller or your smartphone!

Due to light pollution in Singapore, it is advisable to use a telescope which is bigger than 70mm in diameter or as big as your budget allows you! The latest 127mm Maskutov Red model from Sky-Watcher fulfils this requirement in a very compact body! It does not require regular maintenance and can be used straight from the box by a beginner in stargazing.

Visit this page and click on the first video if you do not know what is a Maksutov telescope.

The Computerized SynScan™ AZ hand control allows you to slew your telescope automatically to a specific object, or even tour the night sky at the touch of a button! The user-friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to over 42,900 night sky objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions.

The exciting new Sky-Watcher Star Discovery mount is an upgraded version of the AZ Go-To mount featuring FreedomFind™ dual encoder technology. This allows the telescope, once aligned, to be moved manually or electronically in either axis without the mount losing its alignment or positional information. After moving to a new object, the mount will continue to track it accurately. This gives the user enormous freedom, convenience and flexibility during observational sessions.

Requires optional 8x AA batteries or a 12V DC power source to operate. However the mount can also be used manually without any tracking if you do not wish to power the in-built computer. You may also connect a different telescope with a standard dovetail connection to the mount in future, as long as the weight of the new telescope does not exceed 5kg.

Watch this 3-minute video to get a good overview of what to expect from this system. The Orion model and mount shown below are similar to our Sky-Watcher 127 Maksutov telescope and GOTO mount except the telescope body colour and some accessories are different. They all come from the same Sky-Watcher factory in China:

 NOTE: This telescope is about 40cm long and light in weight!

Comes with standard accessories which allow you to start the hobby of stargazing immediately: a 6x24mm finder, 62-degree Aspherical (or flat-field) Eyepieces 23mm (65x) and 10mm (150x). Such standard accessories are subject to change depending on factory stock availabilty and upgrades. Click on the Technical data page to see detailed product specifications. 

Comes with 3-Year Sky-Watcher Singapore warranty for manufacturing defects. Purchase from McGill with a peace of mind!

The telescope can be hand carried for air travel as personal camera equipment. The mount may be packed separately inside the luggage.

TIPS: For use in Singapore or near the Equator, use Two-Star or Brightest Star Alignment when setting up the telescope. 

Magnification: The pictorial guide below helps you estimate the size of objects in the night sky as viewed through an eyepiece, depending on the magnification you use on the telescope. 

WARNING: Do not point this telescope or any type of viewing instrument towards the Sun as it will hurt your eyes and even cause permanent eye damage! 

Click here to know what objects in the night sky can be seen with the telescope below with its provided eyepieces (power).

 Telescope model  Sky-Watcher 127mm (f/11.8) Maksutov AZ GOTO System 
 Optical design   Maksutov-Cassegrain
 Aperture (mm)   127 
 Focal length (mm)  1500
 Aperture ratio  f/11.8
 Limit value (mag)  11
 Highest practical power  254x
 Focuser diameter  1.25"
 Eyepieces (power)  1.25" Aspherical 23mm (65x) & 10mm (150x)
 Finder scope  6x24 
 Total weight (kg)  15
 Mount type  AZ GOTO with adjustable stainless steel tripod legs
 Accessories  1.25" Star diagonal

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