Skywatcher is well versed in optical products which introduce a well-fitted model with suitable features for various applications. Each of its models has an updated and refreshed look which is highly appealing to the previous models which make the brand a welcoming one. Sky-Watcher Skymax-127 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope is a suitable one for carrying and makes it best for celestial observation. The highlights and the technical details are discussed in the following review.
This model has a refreshed look from most models in this category. Sky-Watcher Skymax-127 Equatorial Telescope comes with a combination of white and black colours. It is designed with the Maksutov-Cassegrain type which brings in the compactness making it possible to carry it anywhere. This powerful device is packed in a compact structure. It works with the maximum contrast and sharpness of images. The complimenting aspect is the standard tripod and an efficient amount.
Magnification – The highest practical power is 254x and the supplied eyepiece gives the added magnification of 60x and 150x. With this magnification, it is possible to apply for detailed celestial observation at the beginner to the intermediate levels.
Aperture – The size of the objective lens is 127mm this makes up for the light-gathering effect. This scope works with better brightness than the model with a lower lens size. Whether it is used for celestial or terrestrial observation the higher the aperture the better will be the viewing experience.
Lens Technology – This model has the ability to give high resolution and better sharpness of the viewing images. The lens is fully multi-coated which improves the contrast and the image sharpness. The focuser gets an improved view which is pleasing without any internal baffles.
Focal lens and Ratio – The focal length is 1500mm which is the distance between the eyepiece and the lens. This defines the size of the telescope which in this case is compact and easy to transport. The focal ratio is 11.81 that is again a supportive specification for the brighter images.
These technical details help to make the rings of Saturn appear clear, the turning of the moon, and the star clusters as well.
Other Product Features:
Having been equipped with the Red Dot finder scope spotting the desired image and following it is easy. It also has a star diagonal which measures 1.25”/31.7mm. The mount provided with this scope is highly efficient which belongs to the upgraded Equatorial type with EQ3-2 Deluxe mount.
The presence of the built-in Polar Alignment scope holder and the aluminum tripod adds to the convenience of using. The tripod does have an accessory tray that supports during the busy observation.
Overall, for some reasons, Sky-Watcher Skymax-127 Maksutov-Cassegrain Compact Telescope does not take the top line for the professional users but does a great job for the beginners. It needs to understand that it feels noticeably compact which is best for the travel purpose. Be it the celestial or the terrestrial observation it makes a perfect companion.