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Skywatcher Maksutov telescope MC 127/1500 SkyMax BD AZ-S GoTo


This telescope is already a very compact and powerful telescope for planetary and deep sky observations. Its 127mm aperture Maksutov Cassegrain optics can collect approximately twice as much light as a 90mm telescope.

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Although the overall length of the tube was maintained at just 33cm, it has its design on a focal length of 1540mm. This enables a high-contrast planetary observation and many recognizable details. Even the most deep-sky observations are possible. The light gathering ability is at 329x of a dark adapted eye with 7mm. As a spotting scope for nature watching, the look offers a suitable alternative for low price. There are many adaptations for nature photography available. At 1540mm focal length for example there can be bird photography in low-cost operating area. An integrated T-2 threads makes it quite easy to connect an SLR camera. Of course you can make for example moon shots. The sharpness can be adjusted with a side knob. This moves the primary mirror in the front or rear direction. This mechanism enables a large area for the focus and offers a variety of adaptation possibilities. The external appearance is a real gem: It impresses with its elegant design, tube and finderscope shimmer in an aesthetic black tone.

The advantages at a glance:

  • Compact optics with long focal length and 127mm aperture
  • Camera tripod thread connection 1 / 4”
  • High-contrast image
  • 1.25”connection with T-2 thread
  • Even nature observation and photography possible

Delivery of the optics includes:

  • Tube with lens
  • viewfinder

The mount AZ-S GoTo:

This one-arm mount is equipped with a Computerhandbox that can automatically trigger thousands of celestial objects. The operation of the controller is very simple. To calibrate the device in the sky, no extensive knowledge of the starry sky is necessary. Just point at three bright stars – the rest makes the control system. Anyone who wants it simple and easy is right with this device. The mount is quick to set up and after a few nights of practice, you can use its full potential. The software offers you nearly 40,000 objects. Get to star clusters, galaxies, planetary nebulae, or come close to the resolution limit of the device on double stars.

Delivery of the mount includes:

  • motorized mount AZ-S with GoTo controller
  • Hand controller for controlling the motors and control of the tracker
  • Steady steel tripod (height adjustable from 71cm to 121cm)
  • Storage Area



    Type Reflector
    Type of build Maksutov
    Aperture (mm) 127
    Focal length (mm) 1500
    Aperture ratio (f/) 11,8
    Resolving capacity 0,91
    Limit value (mag) 12,3
    Light gathering capacity 329
    Max. useful magnification 254
    Tube weight (kg) 3,5
    Tube construction Full tube


    Main mirror´s construction spherical
    Ventilation for central mirror no


    Connection ( to eyepiece) 1,25″


    GoTo control yes
    Type of build AZ-S
    Mounting type Azimuthal 
    Power supply 12
    Power consumption (mA) 1200
    Tracking yes
    Motors Servomotors
    Load capacity (kg) 5
    Battery compartment yes

    GoTo control

    Alignment method 2-star, brightest star
    Database 42.900
    Precision 10
    Hand controller SynScan
    Tracking speeds sideral, solar and lunar
    Software SynScan
    GoTo Language multilingual
    Interfaces USB 2.0


    Type Tripod
    Height (cm) 71 – 121
    Weight (kg) 4,5
    Material Steel
    Canibelle yes
    Accessory plate yes

    Included accessories

    1.25” eyepieces 25mm, 10mm
    Deviating optics 1.25″, 90° star diagonal
    Finder scope 6×30
    Barlow Lens 2x


    Series SkyMax
    Special recommendation yes

    Area of application

    Moon & Planets yes
    Nebulae & galaxies yes
    Nature Observation yes
    Astrophotography yes (Moon & Planets)
    Sun no (Only with appropriate Sun filter)

    recommended for

    Beginners yes
    Advanced yes
    Observatories no


    Battery type Mignon (AA, LR6)

Additional information

Weight 10 kg

Altazimuth, Computerised / GoTo




Deep Sky, Moon – Planets, Terrestrial Viewing


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