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Skywatcher Heritage-90 Virtuoso Telescope

£187.00

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Skywatcher Heritage-90 Virtuoso Telescope
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The Skywatcher Heritage-90 Virtuoso Telescope is an powerful, yet  compact Maksutov Cassegrain telescope of 90mm (3 1/2") aperture -  1250mm (f/13.88) focal length.  The telescope is supplied with two eyepieces (1.25"): 10mm & 25m, giving 125x and 50x respectively and is also supplied with a red dot finder to locate objects easily.

This system comes on a tabletop mount which tracks astronomical objects and can also be used as a tracking camera platform for timelapse photography and comes with a camera L bracket for attaching cameras with a 1/4" whitworth mounting thread. You can also attach the Revelation Smartphone Adapter to this bracket for use with most manufacturer's Smartphones, for use in a similar fashion. Controlled using the mount's electronic keypad, the user has a choice of slew directions, speed and even the ability to upgrade to a full goto system with the additional purchase of a Skywatcher Synscan Handset

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.

As well as its superb astronomical functionality, the Virtuoso™ mount has a lot of other clever features for photography (camera not included):

Camera Cruising: Take photographs automatically with your DSLR at up to 6 preset positions. The mount will stop at each predetermined position and automatically trigger the camera’s shutter release. (Canon-D electronic shutter release cable supplied but other Skywatcher cables are readily available)

Video Cruising/Time Lapse Photography: The mount can automatically move your video camera through up to 6 preset positions without any pause. Up to 5 speeds can be selected in this mode (see below)

Panoramic/Matrix Photography: The mount can control a DSLR camera to take long distance panoramas up to 360°.

Supplied in attractive giftbox.

 
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

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