The Sky-Watcher SW 90-MAK-MultiMount is a powerful 90mm mirror-lens telescope less than 10" long and weighing only 3 lbs, yet offers performance virtually equal to that of a traditional long tube refractor over 3-feet in length. The folded light path of the Maksutov-Cassegrain design results in high quality optics housed in an amazingly compact, light-weight and highly portable instrument.
See Saturn's fabulous ring structure clearly and sharply, craters on the Moon by the hundreds, the banded gas giant Jupiter and locate brighter deep-space objects like the Orion Nebula. The versatile SW MAK-90 doubles as a terrific terrestrial spotting scope for viewing distant landmarks, scenery, animals and people. Included is an image erect roof-prism for naturally oriented viewing at a convenient 90° angle. Even the provided viewfinder yields a natural erect image. The SW MAK-90 includes the innovative MultiMount point-and-view astronomical tracking technology. The patented mount functions in an elegant, easy-to-operate and eminently understandable horizontal and vertical mode! After a simple set-up, just point to any astronomical body in the sky and the mount automatically begins following the object across the heavens, making the stars stand-still while you just enjoy the view.
Sky-Watcher MAK-90 includes a multi-location terrestrial surveillance mode. The sophisticated built-in software allows land survey involving up to 6 different locations. Given the mount is kept in the same physical orientation, the software memorizes the positions the telescope is to point to and automatically goes to them on demand. You simply press the terrestrial "cruise" button and the number of the location desired, the telescope then moves into viewing position. It is also possible to command the telescope to cruise to each location automatically, stop for a moment and move on to the next location. Now you can scout-out your favorite points of interest across the urban panorama automatically. Enjoy quick access to what is happening at your favorite bird feeder. Keep an eye on property access points, or use the technology for thousands of other interesting applications.
The mount also accommodates most cameras, video camcorders and binoculars with 1/4", 20-thread receptors. A snap cable is included that facilitates automatic exposures being taken at each point in a sequential survey with a compatible camera like a Canon EOS. The Sky-Watcher MAK-90 MultiMount includes an ergonomically designed multi-speed electronic hand-controller. Space-age software enables the electronics to precisely control the sophisticated DC-Server motors on each axis facilitating smooth, accurate vertical and horizontal movement on demand.