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    Default Celestron v Skywatcher Mak 127



    Hi, just joined the community.
    After much research I have decided to buy a Goto 127 MAK but can't decide which of these two to purchase. The Skywatcher seems to be cheaper. Is there a reason why and does anyone have an opinion on which to get? This will be my first scope.

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    Default Re: Celestron v Skywatcher Mak 127

    I will be interested in the replies to this thread as I have been considering the Skywatcher 127 MAK as well. Celestron have several 5" SCTs and the gotos are on Alt Az mounts but as I am interested in photography - not really suitable.

    There isn't a huge price difference between 5" and 6" cat lenses so wondering whether it would be better value to go up the the 6".

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    Default Re: Celestron v Skywatcher Mak 127

    The optical tube is the same.
    Difference is color and firmware on the controller, the handsets are not cross compatible.
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