Sky-Watcher Virtuoso Computerized Multi-Purpose Mount Kit

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Sky-Watcher Virtuoso Computerized Multi-Purpose Mount Kit


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Product Highlights

  • Single Arm Altazimuth Mount
  • For Camera / Smartphone / Telescope
  • Time Lapse / Panorama Capture Modes
  • 6 Programmable GoTo Positions
  • 5 Tracking Speeds
  • Dual-Axis DC Servo Motors
  • 90mm f/13.9 Cassegrain Optical Tube
  • Camera / Camcorder / Smartphone Brackets
  • Shutter Release / Hand Controller Ports
  • Backlit Button Interface
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You Pay: $224.95

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The Virtuoso Computerized Multi-Purpose Mount Kit from Sky-Watcher includes a motorized pan-tilt mount useful for imaging and observation, as well as a 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain optical tube and a complement of accessories. Sky-Watcher designed the Virtuoso mount for panorama and time lapse imaging using a DSLR, point-and-shoot camera, or even a smartphone. The adjustable tracking speeds, definable GoTo positions, and input ports make the image capture functions user-friendly yet feature rich enough to perform a range tasks. A 2.5mm shutter release input and provided shutter cable for Canon EOS cameras enable automatic triggering by the Virtuoso. The 6-pin communication port can further broaden the functionality of the Virtuoso mount by integrating a GoTo hand controller that has a pre-loaded object database.

Dual-axis motor encoders equip the Virtuoso mount's DC servos for computerized altitude and azimuth control as well as manual adjustment while maintaining latitude alignment. A built-in latitude scale allows the operator to align the mount based on their position in either hemisphere and store their latitude position using the mount's internal memory. The included Maksutov-Cassegrain optical tube features a 1250mm f/13.9 lens system and a full complement of accessories; including a 1.25" star diagonal, 5x24 finderscope, two eyepieces, and a full-aperture solar filter. This optical tube and accessory kit supplement the Virtuoso's digital imaging features, making this multi-purpose mount ready for both astronomical observation and motion controlled image capture.

Altazimuth Mount
  • DC servo motor on altitude and azimuth axes
  • Dual-axis motor encoding enables manual control
  • Programmable GoTo positions for automatic slewing
  • Panorama Photo and Time Lapse Video cruising speeds
  • Selectable tracking rate for viewing and astro-imaging
  • User-definable latitude position works in either hemisphere
Use and Handling
  • Auto Image 2.5mm port for automatic shutter triggering
  • Camera mounting bracket with 1/4" threaded bolt
  • Smartphone mounting clamp
  • Adjustable feet and bubble level
  • Backlit control keypad
  • Powered by (8) AA batteries or external 12V DC
Cassegrain Optical Tube
  • Maksutov-Cassegrain tube design
  • 90mm aperture
  • 1250mm f/13.9 lens system
  • 10mm and 20mm eyepieces
  • 1.25" star diagonal
  • 5x24 finderscope
  • Solar filter and solar finderscope
UPC: 050234117500
Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
Aperture 90 mm
Focal Length 1250 mm
Focal Ratio f/13.9
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
Diagonal 1.25"
Finderscope 5x24
Mount Type Alt-azimuth
Power Source (8) AA batteries, or 12V 500mA DC
Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight 17.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.2 x 14.1 x 13.9"
Sky-Watcher Virtuoso Computerized Multi-Purpose Mount Kit
  • Smartphone Mounting Clamp
  • Camera/Camcorder Mounting Bracket
  • Canon Rebel EOS DSLR Shutter Release Cable
  • 90mm f/13.9 Cassegrain Optical Tube
  • 5x24 Finderscope
  • Finderscope Bracket
  • 10mm 1.25" Eyepiece
  • 20mm 1.25" Eyepiece
  • 1.25" Star Diagonal
  • Solar Filter
  • Bubble Level
  • Two Year Limited Warranty
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