Sky-Watcher 127 mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
This Sky-Watcher 127 mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope is the ultimate portable scope with impressive performance. You could take it anywhere. Although this telescope is relatively small in size, it has optical quality beyond what you might expect from a 5" compact scope. Because it uses the diffraction-limited Maksutov optical system,the Sky-Watcher 127mm produces high resolution, sharp images with high contrast. The optical elements are fully multi-coated to further enhance the image contrast.
With this 127 mm Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope by Sky-Watcher, focusing is accomplished by turning a knob on the rear housing of the scope, which moves the primary mirror slightly to adjust focus. Focusing is smooth and precise.
The Sky-Watcher 127 mm Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope comes with a 2" 90° Star Diagonal to make viewing more comfortable, as well as a 28mm 2" LET eyepiece and a 6x30 finderscope. If you are a beginner in the facinating and fun hobby of astronomy, this telescope is a good way to start enjoying impressive views of all those objects you want to see. The 5" Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope would also make an awesome travel scope for those amateur astronomers who don't want to haul their big, heavy set up everywhere.
Sky-Watcher 127 mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope Specifications:
- Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
- Aperture: 127 mm (5")
- Focal Length: 1500 mm
- Focal Ratio: f/12
- Focal Length of Eyepiece: 28mm 2"
- Finderscope: 6x30 optical finder
- Diagonal: 2" 90° Star Diagonal
- Highest Useful Magnification: 300x
- Optical Coatings: Fully multi-coated
- Includes a black V-style dovetail plate
- Additional Information
SKU SW-S11520 UPC Code 50234115209 Manufacturer Sky-Watcher Telescope Series Sky-Watcher Maksutov Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain Mount Type None - Optical Tube Only Telescope Aperture 127mm or 5" Telescope Focal Length 1500mm Telescope Focal Ratio f/12 Highest Useful Magnification 300x Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated Dew Shield Included? No, Sold Separately Eyepiece(s) Included 28mm 2" LET Focuser Size 2" Focuser Style Internal Moving Primary Manual or Electronic Focusing? Manual Focusing Speeds One-Speed Tube Color or Finish Gloss Black Finder Included 6 x 30 Optical Finder
- Included Items
- Sky-Watcher 127 mm Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope
- 2" 90° Star Diagonal
- 2" 28mm LET Eyepiece
- 6x30 Finder
- Black Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsQuestion by: bill dellinges on Apr 30, 2016 12:34:00 PMThe manufacturer does not specify, but from the evidence on the eyepiece you are likely correct. The telescope accepts all standard 1.25" eyepieces, though, so you can easily swap the included eyepiece for another eyepiece in your collection that is FMC.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on May 4, 2016 5:43:00 PMJust got my 127mm. I note 1.25 Celestron visual back screws on
back of this Skywatcher scope. Great, but are threads correct match-hate to cross thread them.Question by: bill dellinges on Apr 30, 2016 12:32:00 PMQuestion by: Waybe on Oct 30, 2015 7:00:00 PMThere are a few 1/4"-20 tapped holes in the V-series dovetail, so you will be able to mount this scope on a sturdy photo tripod. If you want more flexibility for balancing, we also carry the OS-DM V series dovetail saddle with a 1/4"-20 tap on the bottom.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Nov 2, 2015 1:56:00 PM1) What is the OTA weight?
2) Please explain collimation setup-that is I see three collimation screws in back but how can that work with a moveable primary mirror?Question by: Bill Dellinges on Apr 17, 2016 11:18:00 AMThe base weight of the OTA is approximately 8.5 lbs. The back plate can be collimated and the primary mirror and baffle tube tip and tilt along with the back plate. There is a rubber O ring that acts as a dust seal between the back plate and the rest of the telescope tube.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Apr 18, 2016 5:41:00 PM
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