The 5" Skymatic MAK Deep-Sky and Planetary Astrophotography Bundle includes a high-quality 5 inch Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope with computerized GoTo azimuth mount and a ToupTek GCMOS long-exposure eyepiece camera.
The telescope is a Levenhuk Skymatic 127 GT MAK, Maksutov-Cassegrain on an azimuth AZ 114 GT SynScan computer-guided mount. With the GoTo function, the telescope is capable of locating and tracking, with incredible accuracy, over 42,000 astronomical objects stored in the microprocessor memory. The telescope is a powerful, yet compact, Maksutov-Cassegrain design that yields detailed, high-quality views of the lunar surface, planetary disks, binary stars, star clusters, galaxies and nebulae.
Levenhuk SkyMatic 127 GT MAK is a powerful, yet compact, Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope that yields detailed, high-quality views of the lunar surface, planetary disks, binary stars and compact nebulae. With a relatively large aperture and standard 2" eyepieces of this telescope, you will be able to observe nebulae and star clusters, while the GoTo mount with computerized drive systems will allow you to capture breathtaking images of Solar System planets and the Moon with ease. This practical instrument is a perfect choice for amateur stargazers, as it navigates to any celestial object automatically, yet it still is a powerful telescope that allows experienced stargazers to try their hand at astrophotography.
The azimuth GoTo mount with a SynScan AZ hand controller is extremely easy to use. Navigating to the most interesting celestial objects does not require any experience or knowledge, as the telescope will do everything by itself. The database of SynScan AZ includes over 42,000 objects, so you will never run out of things to observe. To make things even easier, the mount may be connected to a PC and controlled by any planetarium software (the cable is included in the kit).
Focusing the view is achieved by adjusting the primary mirror with a precise focus knob.
Levenhuk SkyMatic series includes reflectors and Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes with GoTo. The computerized drive systems on both axes of the mount and intuitive controls of SynScan AZ significantly reduce the time it takes to find the hidden jewels of the celestial sphere, allowing you to observe the most interesting objects without having to spend precious time on checking astronomical charts. Levenhuk SkyMatic telescopes with GoTo mounts are smart telescopes that find stars themselves.
- Warranty: lifetime
- Weight: 26.5 lb. (12.0 kg.)
- Package size (LxWxH): 17.1×34.4×10.2 in. (43.5×87.5×26.0 cm)
Primary mirror diameter (aperture), mm
Focal length, mm
Highest practical power, x
Resolution threshold, arcseconds
Limiting stellar magnitude
SL 10 mm, SL 26 mm
Eyepiece barrel diameter
Tripod height (adjustable), mm
AZ 114 GT (azimuth)
sidereal, lunar, solar
up to 10 arcminutes
Navigation system alignment
brightest star, two-star
SynScan AZ with automatic navigation
Objects in the database
1A, 11–15V DC
Optical tube dimensions, mm
143 x 370
5.6 x 14.6
Optical tube weight, kg
ToupTek GCMOS camera is guiding CMOS camera and it adopts ultra-high performance CMOS sensor as the image-picking device. USB2.0 is used as the data transfer interface. A built-in ST4 auto guider port is designed for the easy connection of the auto guider.
Aluminum CNC housing with standard 1.25 inch interface(outer) to fit to telescope eyepiece and standard C-mount(inner) for standard industrial lens.
Native/ASCOM/WDM driver for easy connection with 3rd party astrophotography softwares.
The GCMOS camera can be widely used in astrophotography (Moon, Sun, Planets as well as Galaxies, Cluster and Nebulae).
Sensor & Size(mm): AR0130(C), 1/3"(4.8x3.6)
G Sensitivity: 5.5 v/lux-sec (color); 6.5 v/lux-sec (monochromatic)
Dynamic Range: 85.3dB
SN Ratio: 44dB
OTHER HARDWARE CONFIGURATION
380-650nm (with IR-filter), 350-1050nm(with Double Side AR Coating Protect Window)
ROI White Balance/ Manual Temp-Tint Adjustment
Color Rendering Technique
Ultra Fine Color Engine
Native C/C++, C#, Directshow, Twain, Labview
Still Picture and Movie
Natural with High Performance Cooling Structure
DC 5V over PC USB Port
Support Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7 /8 (32 & 64 bit)
OS X (Mac OS X), Linux
CPU: Equal to Intel Core2 2.8GHz or Higher
Memory: 2GB or More
USB port: USB2.0 High-speed Port
Display: 17" or Larger
Filed under: High-End Telescope Auctions (USA)