SkyWatcher 127mm Star Discovery 2019

19 October 2019

We’ve just uploaded a new unboxing video.

Optics Central’s astrophotographer, Bill has unboxed the latest version of the Sky-Watcher Star Discovery 127mm Maksutov. This is a small telescope with a lot of magnification, and the 2019 version has an updated handbox as well as built-in wi-fi.

The scope itself is compact but has a long 1500mm focal length, making it a planetary specialist. You can see the larger planets in some detail, as well as seeing individual craters on the Moon.

The scope comes on a computerised go-to mount, which now has built-in wi-fi, meaning you have a choice between controlling it with the hand box or by using the SynScan app on your smart device. Either way, you will be able to choose from a list of 42,000 objects, and the telescope will move itself to locate them for you.

Go watch the video and see for yourself.