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Skywatcher Maksutov telescope MC 127/1500 Heritage Virtuoso GTi

Product no.: 71554
Manufacturer: Skywatcher

$ 740.00

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Skywatcher Maksutov telescope MC 127/1500 Heritage Virtuoso GTi
Skywatcher Maksutov telescope MC 127/1500 Heritage Virtuoso GTi
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The optics MC 127/1500:

This telescope is already a very compact and powerful telescope for planetary and deep sky observations. Its 127mm aperture Maksutov Cassegrain optics can collect approximately twice as much light as a 90mm telescope. Although the overall length of the tube was maintained at just 33cm, it has its design on a focal length of 1540mm. This enables a high-contrast planetary observation and many recognizable details. Even the most deep-sky observations are possible. The light gathering ability is at 329x of a dark adapted eye with 7mm. As a spotting scope for nature watching, the look offers a suitable alternative for low price. There are many adaptations for nature photography available. At 1540mm focal length for example there can be bird photography in low-cost operating area. An integrated T-2 threads makes it quite easy to connect an SLR camera. Of course you can make for example moon shots. The sharpness can be adjusted with a side knob. This moves the primary mirror in the front or rear direction. This mechanism enables a large area for the focus and offers a variety of adaptation possibilities. The external appearance is a real gem: It impresses with its elegant design, tube and finderscope shimmer in an aesthetic black tone.

The advantages at a glance:

  • Compact optics with long focal length and 127mm aperture
  • Camera tripod thread connection 1 / 4''
  • High-contrast image
  • 1.25''connection with T-2 thread
  • Even nature observation and photography possible


Delivery of the optics includes:

  • Tube with lens
  • viewfinder

The Virtuoso GTI mount pans to selected objects and guides the telescope. The mount creates its own WLAN, over which you can wirelessly connect your smartphone. The free SynScan app for iOS and Android allows you to initialise and control the mount. Once the app is installed on your smartphone, you no longer need internet access to have control.

Other features:

  • Freedom-Find dual encoder: you can manually move the telescope without losing previously-stored position information. This allows you to pan without using the motors. This is quick and saves power.
  • The table stand has a 3/8" photo thread on the underside, so that it can be attached directly to a tripod. The base measures 330 millimetres in diameter.
  • The telescope tube is attached using a Vixen prism rail. Other optics can also be attached provided they also have his type of prism rail.

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We provide extra help:

  • We are a leading telescope dealer and know these instruments like the back of our hands.
  • We are always very happy to offer our assistance after your purchase, should you encounter any problems with your telescope’s setup or operation.
  • Our ‘Telescope Basics’ booklet - an 80-page beginner's guide for our telescopes – is provided free of charge with every telescope we sell.
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22.01.2022
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