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Tropo-Bob
08-12-2017, 10:27 AM
I notice in Camerahouse's brochure in today's paper that they are selling a 127mm Maksutov with a WIFI Goto Mount for $570. This is cheaper that what a OTA for a 127mm normally goes for!

They also have a 102mm Maksutov for $480.

However, if U need help afterwards, I suspect that Camerahouse staff may be out of their comfort zone. Still, it may be a bargain for many.

LewisM
08-12-2017, 11:12 AM
If it is the same one I have seen numerous times at gunshows, trade shows etc etc, $570 is EXPENSIVE (usually $300), and the optics are...well...yeah.

Caveat Emptor.

Tropo-Bob
08-12-2017, 11:30 AM
I should have mentioned they are Skywatchers.

that_guy
09-12-2017, 02:27 PM
the wifi goto mount i think were $400 themselves so to me it seems like a good little grab and go scope deal

billdan
09-12-2017, 03:01 PM
If they are Skywatchers then that is a good price, as Skywatcher USA has the OTA only listed at $US 400.

F12 is a bit slow for imaging though.
You could buy two and make some bino's out of them for visual. Sell off one of the mounts and re-coup some money.
Or buy four and start a dragonfly project.

MortonH
09-12-2017, 03:05 PM
No Maks on their website