The Sky-Watcher VIRTUOSO GTi 127/1500 Maksutov Cassegrain is a fully automatic telescope ideal for intermediate astronomers on the go.
Aligning the mount takes mere minutes with the “Bright Object” alignment mode, and the computerised SynScan system is the ultimate upgrade that allows automatic pointing and tracking of more than 42,000 object in the sky! This means less time spent finding a faint nebula or a distant planet and more time to enjoy observing. Astronomy has never been so easy!
The Maksutov-Cassegrain is a compact and powerful optical design that combines a front meniscus lens and two mirrors. The optical tube is closed by the front meniscus, keeping the mirrors protected from atmospheric agents such as humidity, dust and pollution. The tube is short but the focal length is long allowing high magnification with the standard eyepieces. With maximum practical magnification of 256x , this Sky-Watcher Telescope will reveal details in Saturn’s rings, Jupiter’s bands, the Martian polar ice caps, and the phases of Venus and the moon.
The VIRTUOSO GTi Mount – WiFi-controllable with iOS and Android and is compatible with an optional hand controller, allowing it for smooth tracking and alignment. If you are tech savvy then you can go completely wirelss and use Wifi to control the telescope with your mobile device; smartphone or tablet.
With a long focal length of 1500mm, a wide range of distant planets can be easily identified due to the relatively high magnification while using along with the standard eyepieces.