Sky-Watcher Skymax 102 AZ-GTi Scope and Mount
- 102 mm Maksutov-Cassegrain optical telescope
- Multi-purpose Altitude-Azimuth Mount
- Adjustable height aluminum tripod with 1.25” legs
- 11 pound payload capacity
- SynScan Go To telescope mount with 42,900 object+ database
- Built-in WiFi System to allow wireless control
- Controlled with SynScan Pro app for iOS and Android
- Freedom Find dual-encoder technology
- DC operation (batteries not included)
This Skymax 102 AZ-GTi Scope and Mount from Sky-Watcher combines their popular Skymax 102 mm (4") Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope with their AZ-GTi Alt-AZ Mount in a single package for total convenience. This is an especially great combination for any beginners in the astronomy hobby.
The Sky-Watcher Skymax 102 Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope has an aperture of 102 mm or 4" and a focal ratio of f/12.7, for a focal length of 1300 mm.
Sky-Watcher’s AZ-GTi Multi-purpose Altitude-Azimuth Mount is the perfect tracking platform for those seeking a compact travel mount capable of both Alt-Az Go-To alignment and video timelapse. It has a generous payload capacity of 11 lb, so this modular AZ-EL mount can support anything from a small Maksutov or refractor, to a mid-sized DSLR for timelapse photography. Weighing just 8.6 lb, the AZ-GTi head is an ideal travel mount, easily fitting into your carry-on luggage and perfect for grab-and-go situations. What's more, this AZ-GTi Multi-purpose Altitude-Azimuth Mount from Sky-Watcher features a Revolutionary WiFi Control system for wireless control.
The AZ-GTi Multi-purpose Altitude-Azimuth Mount is one of the first Sky-Watcher products featuring built in WiFi control. Once connected to the mount, via the WiFi signals, you then use Sky-Watcher’s SynScan Pro app to align the mount for celestial tracking or the SynScan PTZ app for timelapse photography. You can operate this mount simply by using your cell phone. Controlled with SynScan Pro app for iOS and Android phones.
The AZ-GTi includes an adjustable aluminium tripod with a built in pier extension. The mount can attach to a tripod using a 3/8”-16 thread and includes an adapter for ¼”-20 thread sizes, making it capable of mounting to nearly any tripod. But you will find the pier extension to be a very useful accessory (built-in) for many applications.
You will not need any intervalometer timer with the AZ-GTi! With a 60-second preset exposure setting, the AZ-GTi can trigger a DSLR using the auxiliary shutter release cable. Once the camera is plugged into the mount and a shot is fired, it will continually shoot 60 second exposures until the cable is removed.
The Sky-Watcher Skymax 102 AZ-GTi Scope and Mount comes with the 102 mm Telescope, mount head, the pier extension, and a steel tripod with tray.
|Aperture||102 mm (4")|
|Focal Length||1300 mm|
|Finder||Yes - Red Dot type|
|Mount Type||AZ-EL Mount|
|Payload Capacity (lb)||11 lb|
|Mount Head Weight (lb)||2.6|
|Tripod Weight (lb)||7.9|
|Fully Assembled Weight (w/ weights)||10.5 pounds|
|Tripod Leg Diameter||1.2"|
|Mounting Saddle Type||V-type|
|Power Type||12 Volts (AA batteries, not included)|
|Latitude Range (degrees)||0-90|
|Object Database||App Database Provides|
|Controller||WiFi - built-in|
|Polar Align Assist||Yes|
|Permanent Periodic Correction||No|