Sky-Watcher SkyMax 102 SynScan AZ GoTo
  • Sky-Watcher SkyMax 102 SynScan AZ GoTo

Sky-Watcher SkyMax 102 SynScan AZ-GT

The exciting new Sky-Watcher SynScan 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.

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Sky-Watcher Skymax-102 Features:

  • Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x30 & x52

  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x204

  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 102mm

  • Telescope Focal Length: 1300mm (f/12.7)

  • Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm

  • 6x30 Finderscope

  • 90° Star Diagonal (1.25”)

  • SynScan™ AZ GoTo Computerised Alt-Azimuth HD Go-To Mount

  • Power Requirement: 12v DC 1Amp Power Supply (Tip Positive) or AA Batteries (not supplied)

  • Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray

SynScan AZ GO-TO computerised Mounts:

The SynScan 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.

Main Features:

  • SynScan™ 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 Identification 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)


With any Cassegrain telescope you will have to consider the affect of dew fall. The cheapest solution is a lens hood but when dew is a real problem then heater straps will effectively evaporate dew and frost.


Data sheet

Optical Design
Maksutov Cassegrain
4 inch
Mount Type
SynScan AZ Go-To
Focal Length
1300 mm
Focal Ratio

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