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SKYWATCHER telescopes

Auto-Tracking Telescope

The Auto-Tracking telescope is an evolutionary alt-azimuth mount that allows automatic tracking of celestial objects without complicated add-ons. It can be used not only for astronomy but for terrestrial applications as well. It is fast to set-up and very simple and easy to use. Highly recommended for the first-time buyer.

Features

  • Ideal for both Astronomical & Terrestrial Use
  • Single-Arm Alt-Azimuth Mount
  • Powerful DC Servo Motor
  • Hand Control to Command the Motor
  • Choice of 1x, 4x or 8x Sidereal Rate Speeds in "Tracking on" mode
  • Choice of 32x Slow, 64x Medium or 800x High-Speed Alt-Azimuth Slewing in "Tracking off" mode, for Astronomical & Terrestrial Use
  • North & Level Start Position for Astronomical Auto-Tracking Feature
  • Clear Latitude Scale
  • Lightweight & Portable
  • Simple and Easy to Use

(n.b. Cruise button on handset has no function for Auto-Tracking Series)


Skywatcher telescopes and accessories are currently in very short supply, please contact us via email or phone to check stock before placing and order, unless you are happy to commit it to backorder.


Heritage-114P Virtuoso

Heritage-114P Virtuoso
114mm (4.5") f/500 MOTORISED REFLECTOR
£245.00

 

The Heritage-114P with its superb parabolic mirror provides excellent all-round performance for the observation of the Moon and planets and Deep-Sky objects.

The Virtuoso™ mount provides a stable platform and will track night sky objects automatically once located. The telescope can be slewed automatically in both axes, at five different speeds, via the mount’s electronic keypad.

A great feature of the Virtuoso™ is the patented Freedom-Find™ dual-encoder technology which also allows the telescope to be moved manually in either axis without losing its alignment or positional information, giving the user enormous convenience and flexibility during observing sessions.

Furthermore, the Virtuoso™ mount can be upgraded to GoTo by purchasing the optional Synscan™ AZ GoTo handset and cable, allowing 42,900+ night sky objects to be automatically found from its extensive database.

Specification:

•Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x20 & x50
•Highest Practical Power (Potential): x228
•Diameter of Primary Mirror: 114mm
•Parabolic Primary Mirror
•Telescope Focal Length: 500mm (f/4.38)
•Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
•Rack and Pinion Focuser (1.25”)
•Red Dot Finder
•Virtuoso™ Computerised Multi-Function Mount
•DC Servo Motors, Driving Resolution 2.42 arc sec
•Payload Capacity 4kg
•Astronomical Tracking Speed: Sidereal Rate
•Slewing Speeds: 8x, 16x, 64x, 400x, >2000x Max
•Speeds in Time Lapse Mode: 1xRotation/24hrs/6hrs/3hrs, 2.5°/sec, 1.2°/sec
•Supplied with L-Bracket and Canon-D Electronic Shutter Release Cable (note: Cellphone adapter is not included)
•Virtuoso™ Mount Upgradeable to GoTo with addition of Synscan™
•AZ GoTo Handset and cable (available separately)
•Telescope/Mount attachable to most Prosumer tripods via 3/8” thread
•Power Requirement: 12v DC 1 Amp Power Supply (Tip Positive). Skywatcher
•Power Tank Recommended or AA Batteries (not supplied)
•Overall Weight Approx 5.3kg (mount 3.7kg), Dimensions 29x29x53cm


HERITAGE-90 VIRTUOSO

HERITAGE-90 VIRTUOSO
90MM (3.5") F/1250 AUTO-TRACKING MAKSUTOV-CASSEGRAIN
£245.00

The Heritage-90 packs a powerful punch and is ideal for observing the Moon, planets and double-stars, and also can be used for high power daytime terrestrial viewing.
The Virtuoso™ mount provides a stable platform and will track night sky objects automatically once located.

The telescope can be slewed automatically in both axes, at five different speeds, via the mount’s electronic keypad.

A great feature of the Virtuoso™ is the patented Freedom-Find™ dual-encoder technology which also allows the telescope to be moved manually in either axis without losing its alignment or positional information, giving the user enormous convenience and flexibility during observing sessions.
Furthermore, the Virtuoso™ mount can be upgraded to Go-To by purchasing optional Synscan™ AZ GoTo handset and cable, allowing 42,900+ night sky objects to be automatically found from its extensive database.

Specification:
• Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied): x50 & x125
• Highest Practical Power (Potential): x180
• Diameter of Primary Mirror: 90mm
• Telescope Focal Length: 1250mm (f/13.88)
• Eyepieces Supplied (1.25"): 10mm & 25mm
• 90° Star Diagonal 1.25”
• Red Dot Finder
• Virtuoso™ Computerised Multi-Function Mount
• DC Servo Motors, Driving Resolution 2.42 arc sec
• Payload Capacity 4kg
• Astronomical Tracking Speed: Sidereal Rate
• Slewing Speeds: 8x, 16x, 64x, 400x, >2000x Max
• Speeds in Time Lapse Mode: 1xRotation/24hrs/6hrs/3hrs, 2.5°/sec, 1.2°/sec
• Supplied with L-Bracket and Canon-D Electronic Shutter Release Cable
  (note: Cellphone adapter is not included)
• Virtuoso™ Mount Upgradeable to GoTo with addition of Synscan™
  AZ GoTo Handset and cable (available separately)
• Telescope/Mount attachable to most Prosumer tripods via 3/8” thread
• Power Requirement: 12v DC 1 Amp Power Supply (Tip Positive). Skywatcher
  Power Tank Recommended or AA Batteries (not supplied)
• Overall Weight Approx 5.1kg (mount 3.7kg), Dimensions 29x29x45cm