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Home Telescopes Telescopes for Beginners Beginner Telescopes over 150 pounds SkyWatcher Heritage 114P Virtuoso Telescope
The Heritage 114P with its superb parabolic mirror provides excellent all-round performance for the observation of the Moon and planets and Deep-Sky objects, a compact high quality Newtonian Reflector. 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 mounts 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.Add the 20318 synscan WiFi adapter for full goto via your smartphone or tablet
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 cameras shutter release. (Canon-D electronic shutter release cable supplied others are 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 degrees.Supplied in attractive giftboxSpecification:Magnifications (with eyepieces supplied) x20 & x50Highest Practical Power (Potential): x228Diameter of Primary Mirror: 114mmParabolic Primary Mirror (Newtonian Reflector)Telescope Focal Length: 500mm (f4.38)Eyepieces Supplied (1.25") 10mm & 25mmRack and Pinion Focuser (1.25)Red Dot FinderVirtuoso Computerised Multi-Function MountDC Servo Motors, Driving Resolution 2.42 arc secPayload Capacity 4kgAstronomical Tracking Speed: Sidereal RateSlewing Speeds: 8x, 16x, 64x, 400x, 2000x MaxSpeeds in Time Lapse Mode: 1x Rotation 24hrs 6hrs 3hrs, 2.5°sec, 1.2°secSupplied 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 threadPower Requirement: 12v DC 1 Amp Power Supply (Tip Positive). Skywatcher Power Tank Recommended or AA Batteries (not supplied)Overall Weight Approx 5.3kg (mount 3.7kg), Dimensions 29x29x53cm
A great first telescope For anyone wanting to take their first steps in astronomy and astrophotography, this is worth considering. The tracking mount helps to keep objects in the frame and the table top design makes it easy to use. Get the WiFi interface and free app for full goto. Basic telescope with good optics. (18/04/2020) -
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