Skywatcher Explorer-130PS Newtonian on alt-azimuth GoTo Mount AZ-GTi

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Skywatcher Explorer-130PS Newtonian on alt-azimuth GoTo Mount AZ-GTi

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Skywatcher Explorer-130PS Newtonian on alt-azimuth GoTo Mount AZ-GTi

Skywatcher Explorer-130PS Newtonian on alt-azimuth Mount AZ-GTi

The highly portable Sky-Watcher EXPLORER-130PS (AZ-GTi) has been designed to be controlled wirelessly with your smartphone or tablet, using the free SynScan App for iOS or Android.

The AZ-GTi mounting, with it´s built-in WiFi module, creates its very own Wi-Fi network, so the mount can be used anywhere, without any reliance on other WiFi or mobile networks. After entering your coordinates into the App and following a simple alignment procedure, you are ready to explore the universe using the Apps intuitive touchscreen menu.

The AZ-GTi and SynScan App provides full computerised GO-TO control, allowing the telescope to be automatically slewed to any one of the objects in the Apps extensive database of 10,000+ celestial objects.

Incorporates Sky-Watchers Freedom-Find patented Dual-Encoder Technology, which allows the telescope to be moved manually in either axis without the mount losing its positional information. This gives the user enormous freedom, convenience and flexibility during observational sessions.

With an extremely useful 130 mm of light gathering aperture and a superb parabolic primary mirror, the EXPLORER-130PS is a highly capable all-rounder for the observation of the moon, bright planets, nebulae, galaxies and star clusters.

Optics: Newtonian reflector with parabolic primary mirror
Diameter of primary mirror: 130 mm
Light gathering power: 30% more light than 114 mm
Telescope focal length: 650 mm (f/5)
Eyepieces supplied (1.25"): 10 mm & 25 mm
Magnifications (with optics supplied): 26x & 65x
Highest practical power (Potential): 260x
Finder: Red dot finder
Controller: Free SynScan app for iOS and Android mobile device or Synscan hand controller (available separately)
SynScan app database: Total 10,000+ objects.
Deep sky objects: 10759, including Messier, NGC, IC, Caldwell catalogues
Named DSOs, named stars: 305
Double stars: 55
Solar system objects: 7 planets, Sun, Moon.
Objects when working with a 3rd party planetarium software: Unlimited
SynScan app alignment method: Brightest Star Alignment, North-Level Alignment
SynScan AppŽs Other Features: TonightŽs Best Sky Tour, Point and Go with a mobile device, identification of celestial objects, remote control over internet, user defined objects, Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE)
Pointing accuracy: Up to 10 arc-minute (RMS)
Resolution: 2073600 counts/rev., 0.625 arc-second
Resolution of aux. R.A./Dec. axis encoders: 1068 counts/rev., approx. 20 arc-minutes
Encoder system: Freedom-Find Dual-Encoder Technology
Tracking rates: Sidereal, lunar, solar, alignment-free solar tracking
Slewing speeds: 0.5X, 1.0x, 8.0x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 800x
Tracking mode: Dual axis tracking
Motor: DC servo motor, gear ratio 6480
Telescope connector: 45 mm Sky-Watcher/Vixen type dovetail saddle
Interface: SynScan hand control port, DSLR shutter release port (optional cables available separately), built-in Wi-Fi module
Connectivity: ASCOM platform for Windows PC, Mobile planetarium App for iOS and Android (SkySafari Plus/Pro, more are coming).
Network protocol: UDP, Port 11880
Tripod: Adjustable aluminium tripod with accessory tray
Height of tripod/mount (excl. OTA): 80.5 cm - 152 cm
Total weight with tripod: 6.65 kg
Power requirement: 8 AA size batteries (not supplied) or external power supply (DC 7.5~14V, 0.75A), tip positive.