- Product Dimensions: 124 x 22 x 21 cm ; 5 Kg
- Boxed-product Weight: 6 Kg
- Item model number: Skywatcher SynScan AZ GOTO Montierung mi
- ASIN: B00AWGZ9T4
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 17 Sept. 2012
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 134,747 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Sky-Watcher SYNSCAN? AZ GOTO COMPUTERISED ALT-AZIMUTH MOUNT & STEEL TRIPOD
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- SynScanTM Database: Total 42,900+ Objects, including Complete M, NGC, IC & SAO Catalogues
- Alignment Method: Two-star or Brightest star alignment
- Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE) feature
- Unknown Object Indentification feature
- Pointing Accuracy up to 10 arc min
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The exciting new Sky-Watcher SynScanTM Alt-Azimuth Go-To Mount is a precision engineered instrument that will allow you to easily find and enjoy viewing night sky treasures, such as Planets, Nebulae, Star Clusters, Galaxies and much more. The SynScanTM AZ hand control allows you point your telescope at a specific object, or even tour the night sky at the touch of a button!! The user-friendly menu system allows automatic slewing to over 42,900+ objects. Even an inexperienced astronomer can master its variety of features in a few observing sessions. Telescope OTA's attach via a standard Sky-Watcher/Vixen dovetail bar fitting. Lightweight and portable. Maximum recommended OTA examples: D102/F500 Refractor (Startravel-102), D130/F650 Reflector (Explorer-130P), D127/F1500 Maksutov (Skymax-127) Main Features: SynScanTM Database: Total 42,900+ Objects, including Complete M, NGC, IC & SAO Catalogues Alignment Method: Two-star or Brightest star alignment Pointing Accuracy Enhancement (PAE) feature Unknown Object Indentification feature Pointing Accuracy up to 10 arc min Tracking Rates: Sidereal, Lunar, Solar Slewing Speeds: 1.0x, 2.0x, 16x, 32x, 64x, 128x, 400x, 500x, 600x, 800x Tracking Mode: Dual Axis Tracking Quiet Operation Motor Type & Resolution: DC Servo Motors. Resolution 0.8923 arc sec or 1,452,425 steps/rev PC Compatible: can be used with popular Planetarium Software. SynScan Handset Firmware upgradeable via the Internet Power Requirement: 12v DC Power Supply (Tip Positive) or AA Batteries (not supplied). Sky-Watcher 7Ah or 17Ah Power Tank Recommended.
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I got my telescope 3 years ago and I used to look up at the night sky and had very little idea of what I was looking at, and only found Saturn by luck, I accidently kicked my tripod one night while stargazing & pointed the telescope back at what I thought was the star I had previously looked at only to be looking at Saturn (wow!!).
I thought if I bought a computerised mount my troubles would be over, I was wrong, it is not as simple as turning it on as I had niaively thought.
To use this mount a degree of knowledge is still required to set it up in the first place, GPS co-ordinates, the location of 2 stars etc but once you can recognise the 2 alignment stars it is very easy to setup. A high degree of accuracy is necessary when aligning the telescope as a few millimetres out will mean you can miss the target objects you wanted to see by a very long distance.
A tip to help alignment is when aligning stars use your most powerful eyepiece out of focus (so stars appear as rings) to get it exactly dead centre in the eyepiece, and you are then off and running,
I can't wait for clear skies now, as i can actually point my scope in the right direction and know what I am looking at.