Sky-Watcher SkyMax 127 SynScan AZ GoTo
  • Sky-Watcher SkyMax 127 SynScan AZ GoTo

Sky-Watcher SkyMax 127 SynScan AZ-GT

Sky-Watcher Skymax-127 (AZ) 127mm (5") f/1500 SynScan GO-TO Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope. A larger version of the Skymax-102 providing a massive 55% more light-gathering power, and packing an even more powerful punch than its smaller cousin for medium-to-high-power work.

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  • Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x60 & x150

  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x254

  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 127mm

  • Telescope Focal Length: 1500mm (f/11.8)

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

  • 2x Deluxe Barlow Lens (1.25") with camera adaptor

  • 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

  • 55% more Light gathering than 102mm

Optical Design


Diameter (mm)


Focal length (mm)


Focal Ratio (f/)


Highest practical magnification (x)


Mount type

Computerised GO-TO Altazimuth

Power source

12v DC 1Amp Power Supply (Tip Positive) or AA Batteries

Eyepiece 1


Eyepiece 2



10 mm

Magnification with eyepieces supplied (x)

60, 120, 150 & 300


Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray


6x30 Finderscope


90 degree

SynScan AZ GO-TO computerised Mounts:

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. 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
5 inch
Mount Type
SynScan AZ Go-To
Focal Length
1500 mm
Focal Ratio

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