Skywatcher Telescopes Media

Introducing Syn Guider

The SynGuider, a stand-alone auto guider, can guide an equatorial mount without the help of a computer and show real-time star images with CCD sensor and LCD display. It will improve the image quality and help you achieve pin-point stars in your long time exposure photography.

Sky-Watcher DOB SynScan Telescope

Combining the power of a large Dobsonian optical tube and the SynScan computerized Go-To technology, the new Dobsonian SynScan brings over 42,900 celestial objects right in front of your eyes. It is as easily as a walk in the park.

The patented dual-encoder design allows you to manually move the telescope anytime and to anywhere you wish—with no need for re-alignment. Slewing to an object on the opposite side of the night sky no longer feels like watching a pot boil. Simply push the tube close to the object and let the computer do the rest of the work.

The Sky-Watcher Dob SynScan—Finally an intuitive, intelligent, and inexpensive telescope that you can trust.

Heritage 76 Telescope

In 1609, Galileo Galilei first looked through his telescope, and changed science forever. His discoveries provided solid evidence that disproved the prevailing belief that the Earth was the center of the Universe. Throughout history, scientists such as Johannes Kepler and Sir Isaac Newton further revolutionized the design of the telescope. To celebrate the International Year of Astronomy, Sky-Watcher is proud to present the commemorative edition of Newton’s telescope – Heritage

Sky-Watcher Maksutov-Newtonian Telescope

The exciting new Mak-Newtonian from Sky-Watcher is just what astrophotographers and serious visual observers have been looking for.

Tube Materials
The optical tube material is rolled steel, powder-coated reflective gloss black with gold fleck accent. The front and back cells are cast-aluminum painted white, or black.
Precision 2 Crayford Focuser is Standard
Optical focus is achieved by means of a mechanically ultra-smooth, backlash-free, precision 2 Crayford focuser-assembly. This focuser offers fine and ultra-fine focusing adjustments.

The Mak-Newtonian design provides large aperture apochromatic performance with exceptional field correction in a compact, affordable package. Compared to a similarly sized Schmidt-Newtonian, the Mak-Newtonian yields a sharper and more constrasty image. Naturally, the Mak-Newtonian is an excellent visual performer, too.
Schott Glass
Sky-Watcher Maksutov-Newtonian Series benefit from the inclusion of Schott glass being used for the positive front Crown element in the objective. Schott is the recognized world leader in glass utilized for precision optical lens systems, including medical instrumentation, and famous-brand camera lenses.

Sky-Watcher Maksutov Signature Series

The Maksutov Signature Series is the new generation of professional quality Maksutovs from Sky-Watcher. These telescopes are manufactured to the highest levels of optical and mechanical precision, resulting in exquisite optical performance and finish. Even the most critical observer will be delighted and surprised by the performance of the Sky-Watcher Signature Series Maksutov telescopes. In many applications the sharpness and image quality of these
telescopes matches and exceeds that of the classic Schmidt-Cassegrain design.

Schott Glass Used in Selected Models for Crown Element
Selected models of the Maksutov Signature Series benefit from the inclusion of Schott glass being used for the positive front Crown element in the objective. Schott is the recognized world leader in glass utilized for precision optical lens systems, including medical instrumentation, and famous-brand camera lenses.

Maksutov advantages over the Schmidt-Cassegrain Features;
Smaller secondary mirror obstruction which gives higher contrast and more resolution for details.
Longer focal lengths with slow focal ratios which allows for higher magnifications.
Optically outperform the Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes and the viewing experience is more pleasing with darker sky backgrounds.
Less collimation problems.

Sky-Watcher ED Refractor Telescope Series

Apochromatic refractors due to their unobstructed, text-book like diffraction patterns produce the sharpest, highest quality optical imaging available bar-none, aperture for aperture, of any telescope optical system. These breathtakingly pristine celestial views are coveted by experienced amateur astronomers. While the cost is expensive compared to a Newtonian reflector of similar aperture, during those cherished moments of transparent and stable air, the aprochromatic refractor delivers the closest experience to being there human beings may ever know.

What is the most faithful imaging known to amateur astronomy worth? At some point, if you stay serious about the hobby, you too will come to the same realization as thousands of others before you that the APO experience, if not priceless, is indeed at least worth the cost of admission. Sky-Watcher is a leader in the design and manufacturer of ED-APO systems.

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