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Sky-Watcher Skymax 102 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope with AZ-Gti Altazimuth Mount

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About the Sky-Watcher Skymax 102 Maksutov-Cassegrain with AZ-GTi Altaz Mount

This complete package is for the modern astronomer who wants a computerized GoTo viewing system that is simple to use and extremely portable. Why fiddle with clunky hand controllers when this system allows you to control your telescope though an app on your smartphone.

The Maksutov-Cassegrain 102 Telescope

The Skymax 102 is designed for detailed, highly magnified views of narrow-field objects, such as the moon and planets, as it combines its generous aperture with a very long focal length to generate both resolving power and high magnification. For the same reasons, narrow-field, deep-sky objects, such as planetary nebulae and globular clusters, are on brilliant display.

The Az-GTi Altaz Mount

The mount generates it's own local network Wifi signal, allowing connection to a smartphone without the need for the Internet. The easily downloadable SynScan Pro app guides the user through set-up and makes use of its enormous database (42,900 objects) to locate and track your target across the sky. Take a custom tour based on your location and what targets are most visible on a particular night.

Advanced astroimaging features expected of high-grade GoTo systems are all here, such as periodic error correction and backlash compensation. DSLR camera control allows timed shutter control for longer exposures.

The Alt-azimuth mount allows, if desired, easy manual adjustment of the telescope. Such manual adjustment can be more tricky on Equatorial GoTo Mounts. All such movements made through the convenient clutch nobs are registered by the computerized system.

Features

  • Maksutov-Cassegrain design delivers high-contrast, diffraction limited 'refractor-like' views, but with much greater magnification, great for visual astronomy or astrophotography
  • Much more compact than refractor or reflector systems with similar aperture and focal length.
  • Highly reflective borosilicate primary and secondary mirrors with quartz overcoat
  • Meniscus-shaped corrective lens delivers images completely free of aberration
  • Comes with necessary accessories, including a red dot finder and a 1.25” 90 degree Star diagonal. Just pop it on your mount and start viewing.
  • Includes two Plössl eyepieces (10mm and 25mm)
  • GoTo Mount is controlled by an updatable smartphone app eliminating the need for hand controller
  • Pier extension adds extra height and clearance to the mount when pointing the OTA towards the zenith
  • 42,900 object database and advanced astrophotography tracking features
  • Adjustable height aluminum tripod with 1.25” legs, spiked feet and accessory tray
  • 11 pound payload capacity
  • Dovetail connection make both the OTA and the Mount widely compatible

In the box

  • Sky-Watcher 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA 1300 mm (f/12.7)
  • AZ-Gti Altazimuth Mount and tripod with pier extension and accessory tray
  • Red Dot finder
  • 1.25” 90 degree Star diagonal
  • 25mm and 10mm Super Plössl eyepieces
  • 1.25" Adjustable-Height Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • Sky-Watcher 2 Year Limited Warranty

Specifications

Mount Type

Motorized alt-az

Tripod

Adjustable height, aluminum tripod legs, accessory tray

Power Type

8 AA batteries or external 12V power supply

Slew Speeds

800x, 600x, 400x, 200x, 32x, 16x, 8x, 2x, 1x

Tracking Rates

Sidereal, Lunar, Solar, Alignment-free Solor tracking

Database

Complete Messier, Caldwell, NGC, IC and SAO catalogs, user defined objects. Total 42,900+ objects

Mounting Saddle Type

V-Style

Optical Design

Maksutov-Cassegrain

Focal Length (mm)

1300

Focal Ratio

12.7

OTA Length

12.25 inches

OTA Outer Diameter

4.625 inches

OTA Weight

4.6 pounds

Fully Assembled Weight (with weights)

8.6 pounds

Payload Capacity (lbs)

11 pounds

Order Confirmation

As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail.  This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase. We then confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment. If your item is on back-order or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail. If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment, we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

Order Shipment

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will normally ship within two business days from the date of your order (we aim for same or next day). We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out. If you do not receive tracking information from us within a few business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at info@telescopespace.com

Damages

Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive. If you notice any damage you should make note of it when signing for delivery. If your item(s) do arrived damaged, please send photos to info@telescopespace.com and we will process an insurance claim on your behalf.

Cancellations & Refunds:

All orders cancelled after 48 hours are subject to a $20 administration fee, whether or not your order has shipped.  If an order is cancelled after it has shipped, you (the buyer) will be responsible for actual return shipping charges. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order.

Returns

We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online. If you find another online store that offers a lower price than us within six months of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference. We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering.

To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within six months from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly. Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

  • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
  • Promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible
  • The item must be in stock on the competitors website
  • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location
  • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (ie; eBay, overstock, etc..)
  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax

About the Sky-Watcher Skymax 102 Maksutov-Cassegrain with AZ-GTi Altaz Mount

This complete package is for the modern astronomer who wants a computerized GoTo viewing system that is simple to use and extremely portable. Why fiddle with clunky hand controllers when this system allows you to control your telescope though an app on your smartphone.

The Maksutov-Cassegrain 102 Telescope

The Skymax 102 is designed for detailed, highly magnified views of narrow-field objects, such as the moon and planets, as it combines its generous aperture with a very long focal length to generate both resolving power and high magnification. For the same reasons, narrow-field, deep-sky objects, such as planetary nebulae and globular clusters, are on brilliant display.

The Az-GTi Altaz Mount

The mount generates it's own local network Wifi signal, allowing connection to a smartphone without the need for the Internet. The easily downloadable SynScan Pro app guides the user through set-up and makes use of its enormous database (42,900 objects) to locate and track your target across the sky. Take a custom tour based on your location and what targets are most visible on a particular night.

Advanced astroimaging features expected of high-grade GoTo systems are all here, such as periodic error correction and backlash compensation. DSLR camera control allows timed shutter control for longer exposures.

The Alt-azimuth mount allows, if desired, easy manual adjustment of the telescope. Such manual adjustment can be more tricky on Equatorial GoTo Mounts. All such movements made through the convenient clutch nobs are registered by the computerized system.

Features

  • Maksutov-Cassegrain design delivers high-contrast, diffraction limited 'refractor-like' views, but with much greater magnification, great for visual astronomy or astrophotography
  • Much more compact than refractor or reflector systems with similar aperture and focal length.
  • Highly reflective borosilicate primary and secondary mirrors with quartz overcoat
  • Meniscus-shaped corrective lens delivers images completely free of aberration
  • Comes with necessary accessories, including a red dot finder and a 1.25” 90 degree Star diagonal. Just pop it on your mount and start viewing.
  • Includes two Plössl eyepieces (10mm and 25mm)
  • GoTo Mount is controlled by an updatable smartphone app eliminating the need for hand controller
  • Pier extension adds extra height and clearance to the mount when pointing the OTA towards the zenith
  • 42,900 object database and advanced astrophotography tracking features
  • Adjustable height aluminum tripod with 1.25” legs, spiked feet and accessory tray
  • 11 pound payload capacity
  • Dovetail connection make both the OTA and the Mount widely compatible

In the box

  • Sky-Watcher 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA 1300 mm (f/12.7)
  • AZ-Gti Altazimuth Mount and tripod with pier extension and accessory tray
  • Red Dot finder
  • 1.25” 90 degree Star diagonal
  • 25mm and 10mm Super Plössl eyepieces
  • 1.25" Adjustable-Height Tripod with Accessory Tray
  • Sky-Watcher 2 Year Limited Warranty

Specifications

Mount Type

Motorized alt-az

Tripod

Adjustable height, aluminum tripod legs, accessory tray

Power Type

8 AA batteries or external 12V power supply

Slew Speeds

800x, 600x, 400x, 200x, 32x, 16x, 8x, 2x, 1x

Tracking Rates

Sidereal, Lunar, Solar, Alignment-free Solor tracking

Database

Complete Messier, Caldwell, NGC, IC and SAO catalogs, user defined objects. Total 42,900+ objects

Mounting Saddle Type

V-Style

Optical Design

Maksutov-Cassegrain

Focal Length (mm)

1300

Focal Ratio

12.7

OTA Length

12.25 inches

OTA Outer Diameter

4.625 inches

OTA Weight

4.6 pounds

Fully Assembled Weight (with weights)

8.6 pounds

Payload Capacity (lbs)

11 pounds

Order Confirmation

As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail.  This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase. We then confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment. If your item is on back-order or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail. If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment, we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

Order Shipment

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will normally ship within two business days from the date of your order (we aim for same or next day). We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out. If you do not receive tracking information from us within a few business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at info@telescopespace.com

Damages

Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive. If you notice any damage you should make note of it when signing for delivery. If your item(s) do arrived damaged, please send photos to info@telescopespace.com and we will process an insurance claim on your behalf.

Cancellations & Refunds:

All orders cancelled after 48 hours are subject to a $20 administration fee, whether or not your order has shipped.  If an order is cancelled after it has shipped, you (the buyer) will be responsible for actual return shipping charges. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order.

Returns

We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online. If you find another online store that offers a lower price than us within six months of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference. We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering.

To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within six months from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly. Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

  • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
  • Promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible
  • The item must be in stock on the competitors website
  • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location
  • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (ie; eBay, overstock, etc..)
  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax

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