- Sky-Watcher 90mm Maksutov Telescope on Virtuoso Versatile (Alt-Az) Mount
- Diameter 90mm (3.5″)
- Focal Length 1250mm
- F/Ratio F/14
- Finder Scope 5X24
- Focuser Diameter 1.25″
- Eye Pieces 1.25″ Super 20mm and 10mm
The Sky-Watcher Virtuoso combines the take-anywhere, portable reflector telescope design with the tabletop Virtuoso Versatile (Alt-Azimuth) Mount. This mount is designed to handle a number of your optical instruments (spotting scope, video camera, or DSLR) and comes with its very own reflector telescope. The telescope also comes with two eyepiece (20mm and 10mm), as well as a solar filter and solar finder, so you can safely do some solar astronomy. When using this telescope to look at the Sun, always ensure that the solar filter is on first. Never use an improperly filtered telescope to look at the Sun or badness will ensue (both to you and the telescope). Use the solar finder to target the Sun for solar astronomy. Never look at the Sun with a finderscope or with your unaided eye. Cover over unfiltered finder scopes, when the telescope is pointed at the Sun.
- Slow Motion Control: Motorized
- GoTo: Optional (AZ Synscan controller is compatible/sold separately)
- Motor Drive: DC Servo Motors, Driving Resolution 2.42 arc sec
- Power: 8, AA batteries (not included)
- Tripod Weight: 4kg (8.82lbs)
- Payload Capacity: 4kg (8.82lbs)
The patented Freedom Find (dual-encoder) technology allows the telescope to be moved manually or electronically in either axis, without losing its alignment or positional information. After moving to a new object, the telescope will automatically begin to track the new object accurately. No re-setup is required in one observing session.
The Virtuoso Versatile lives up to its name, with its own Canon DSLR interface (DSLR not included), so you can use the mount to control your camera’s movement (programming up to 6 present shooting positions) and act as a remote shutter release.
- Motorized alt-azimuth mount
- Dual Axis Encoders allow you to move the mount by hand without losing alignment
- Automatic shutter release functionality for Canon Rebel EOS DSLR cameras
- Solar filter and solar finder included for safe viewing of the Sun