Skywatcher Dob 90mm Heritage Virtuoso Sale

Sky-Watcher Heritage-90 Virtuoso

  • A perfect Grab-and-Go Scope
  • Magnifications (with supplied eyepieces): 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
  • Camera Cruising
  • Video Cruising/Time Lapse Photography
  • Panoramic/Matrix Photography

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Sky-Watcher Heritage-90P Virtuoso Computerised Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope provides excellent all-round performance for observation of the Moon, Planets and Deep-Sky objects. The new Virtuoso mount, whist providing a stable observing platform, also tracks night-sky objects once located. The telescope can be slewed automatically in both axes, at five different speeds, via the mount’s electronic keypad. 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 you enormous convenience and flexibility during observing sessions.

The Virtuoso mount provides a stable platform and will track night sky objects automatically once located. The telescope can be slewed automatically in both axes, at five different speeds, via the mount electronic keypad.

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.

Furthermore, the Virtuoso mount can be upgraded to GoTo by purchasing a Synscan AZ GoTo handset and cable, allowing 42,900+ night sky objects to be automatically found from its extensive database.

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 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°.

Furthermore, the Virtuoso mount can be upgraded to GoTo by purchasing a SynScan AZ GoTo handset and cable, allowing 42,900+ night sky objects to be automatically found from its extensive database.

Other features of Virtuoso Computerized Multi-Function Mount:

  • 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
  • Virtuoso Mount Upgradeable to GoTo with addition of SynScan
  • AZ GoTo Handset and cable (available separately)
  • Telescope/Mount attachable to most tripods via 3/8 Inch thread
 
Specification
Card Code4045010097
--Telescope--
Area of application , Moon & Planets, Sun (only with suitable solar filter), Nature Observation
Moon & PlanetsYes
Nebulae & galaxiesYes
Nature observationYes
AstrophotographyYes
SunNo
Recommended for
BeginnersYes
AdvancedNo
Experienced amateursNo
--Optics--
TypeReflector
Optical designMaksutov
Aperture (mm)90
Focal length (mm)1250
Focal Ratio13.9
Resolving Power (theoretical)1.28 arc sec
Magnitude limit (theoretical)11.7
Light gathering capacity (in relation to human eye)165
Magnification180
Tube length (mm)225
Type of buildGear rack
Connection barrel1.25"
Diagonal Type1.25", 90° star diagonal
--Included accessories--
1.25'' eyepieces25mm, 10mm
Finder scopeRed dot finder
Package weight5.1 (Mount 3.7 kg)
(Mountings & accessories)
--Capacity--
TypeAlt-Azimuth (Dobson)
DesignationVirtuoso
Precision of tracking2.42 arc sec
Power supply12V DC 1 Amp Power Supply (Tip Positive). Skywatcher Power Tank Recommended or AA Batteries (not supplied)
Tracking speeds2000 - 400 - 64 - 16 - 8
 
Sky Guide 2016
 
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