Sky-Watcher “New AZ-Go2 Series” astronomical telescope set with smartphone adapter released
Cytron Japan Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Akira Watanabe) will release new Sky-Watcher products “New BKP130 AZ-Go2” and “New MAK127 AZ-Go2” on November 24, 2023. We will release it.
Product name: New BKP130 AZ-Go2
Suggested retail price: 71,500 yen including tax (65,000 yen excluding tax)
Product name: New MAK127 AZ-Go2
Suggested retail price: 107,800 yen including tax (98,000 yen excluding tax)
Release date: Friday, November 24, 2023
Features of the New AZ-Go2 series
The New AZ-Go2 series is an astronomical telescope set that combines an automatically introduced latitude and latitude table that can be operated from your smartphone or tablet with various lens barrels. You can choose between a Newtonian reflex type with a diameter of 130 mm or a Maksutov-Cassegrain reflex type with an aperture of 127 mm.
The accessories of the AZ-Go2 series, which has been well-received since its release, have been revised, and now the “New AZ-Go2” comes with a smartphone holder and an eyepiece that makes it easy to see through and take pictures with a smartphone.
New AZ-Go2 has a built-in Wi-Fi module and is an automatic installation and history table that can be operated using a smartphone or tablet device with a dedicated app installed. You can automatically introduce and observe your favorite celestial objects such as planets, nebulae, star clusters, galaxies, double stars, etc. from your device.
The lens barrel mounting part uses a dovetail type, so it is also possible to attach lens barrels from other manufacturers equipped with dovetail rails, providing expandability.
・Power supply: DC12V (AA batteries x 8)
・Drive: DC servo motor
・Drive speed: Sidereal time ~ 800 times faster
・Tracking mode: sidereal time tracking, lunar tracking
・Database: Stars with proper names, double stars, Messier, NGC, IC, Caldwell catalog objects
・SynScan Pro App compatible OS: iOS (compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS8.0 or later), Android OS
・Weight: Approx. 4.9kg (including tripod)
New BKP130 AZ-Go2
This is a full-fledged Newtonian reflecting telescope that uses a parabolic mirror. Ideal for observing comets and nebulae and star clusters scattered in the Milky Way at low magnification. The lens barrel is equipped with a dovetail plate, so it can be used with other mounts of the same standard.
・Optical system: Newtonian reflecting telescope
・Effective aperture: 130mm
・Focal length: 650mm
・F value: 1:5
・Ultimate grade: 12.4 mag.
・Light gathering power: 345 times
・Finder: Red dot finder
・Lens barrel mass: Approx. 2.7kg (excluding eyepiece)
・Accessories: Eyepiece (10mm, 20mm)
・Total set weight: Approximately 7.6 kg (excluding batteries)
New MAK127 AZ-Go2
A Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope that is compact but features a long focus. You can enjoy sharp images with aberrations corrected by the high-precision meniscus lens. It is especially suitable for high-magnification observations of the moon, planets, globular star clusters, etc. The lens barrel is equipped with a dovetail plate, so it can be used with other mounts of the same standard.
・Optical format: Maksutov-Cassegrain reflecting telescope
・Effective aperture: 127mm
・Focal length: 1,500mm
・Aperture ratio: 1:11.8
・Ultimate grade: 12.3 mag.
・Light gathering power: 329 times
・Lens barrel mass: Approx. 3.6kg (excluding eyepiece)
・Finder: Life-size red dot type
・Accessories: Eyepiece (10mm, 20mm), 90° zenith mirror
・Total set weight: Approx. 8.5kg (excluding batteries)
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Cytron Japan Co., Ltd.
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