25th Anniversary Limited-Edition SkyMax 127 Virtuoso GTi

SKU: S21225

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  • 127mm (5 inch) aperture primary mirror 
  • f/11.8 focal ratio - 1500mm focal length
  • Personalized commemorative anniversary plaque on OTA. Only 1000 produced
  • 28mm (54x power) 2-inch LET eyepiece 
  • Maksutov-Cassegrain optical system for crisp planetary views
  • Vixen-style dovetail on the OTA for compatibility with other EQ and Alt-Az mounts
  • Computerized table top alt-az base. Also adaptable to standard photographic tripods
  • Virtuoso GTi base provides time-lapse, panorama functions, and DSLR triggering 
  • Powered with 8 AA batteries or external 12V power supply
  • Built-in Wi-Fi technology
  • Patented Freedom Find™ technology uses dual encoders to allow manual control while retaining alignment
  • Operate using the SynScan App for Android and iOS 
  • Free SynScan Pro app features a database containing over 10,000 objects, including Messier, NGC, IC, and Caldwell catalogs 
  • Fully enclosed optics require minimum maintenance
  • Spherical primary mirror with correcting meniscus for best optical performance
  • 94% reflectivity coated mirrors and fully multi-coated lenses for bright, detailed images 
  • 2-inch visual back with internal focuser for easy and convenient focusing
  • 9x50 straight-through finderscope for easy object location


Since 1999, Sky-Watcher’s singular passion has been to provide our customers with finely crafted astronomical instruments at accessible prices.

From the very start, we have been committed to delivering extraordinary optical and mechanical performance, calculated design, and tested durability. Our dedication to quality is evident in every aspect of our products, from the precision-crafted mirrors and lenses to our rock-solid mounts and tripods.

As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we are incredibly proud of the contributions we have made to the world of astronomy. We are grateful to our loyal customers who have supported us over the years, and we look forward to continuing to provide you with the best possible telescopes, mounts, and accessories for many years to come.



This tabletop telescope isn't just a powerful instrument; it's a collector’s item, a tribute to innovation, and your gateway to celestial wonders.

Housed in a sleek, commemorative design, the 25th Anniversary SkyMax 127 Virtuoso GTi boasts a premium SkyMax reflector telescope. Renowned for its crisp, aberration-free views, this 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain design captures breathtaking detail of planets, nebulae,  galaxies, the rings of Saturn, Jupiter’s Great Red Spot and Galilean moons, as well as craters and mountain ranges on the Moon.

The 25th Anniversary Virtuoso GTi mount effortlessly navigates the night sky, automatically slewing to over 10,000 celestial marvels  with the free SynScan app that also features user-friendly tours and information (42,000+ objects with the optional hand controller). Plus, with Sky-Watcher’s patented Freedom-Find™ technology the user can unlock the clutch and adjust the mount manually without losing their alignment. The optical tube features a vixen-style dovetail which can be attached to most standard astronomy mounts and the base can be attached to a standard photographic tripod for multiple configurations.

This limited-edition telescope isn't just about performance; it's about an experience. Imagine gifting yourself or a loved one not just a legacy piece, but a window to the universe personalized with a commemorative anniversary plaque. Every observation becomes a journey through time, celebrating Sky-Watcher's dedication to bringing the cosmos closer.

The 25th Anniversary SkyMax 127 Virtuoso GTi: a powerful observing tool, a stunning conversation starter, and a limited-edition treasure for discerning stargazers. Celebrate 25 years of wonder with Sky-Watcher – explore the universe like never before!


Optical Specifications
Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
Mirror Coating RAQ™ Coatings
Reflectivity 94%
Mirror Type (Monolithic/Conical/Fused conical) Conical
Glass Type Borosilicate
Primary Aperture (mm) 127
F/Ratio 12.1
Focal Length (mm) 1540mm
Secondary Diameter (minor axis) 39mm
Secondary Obstruction by Diameter 31%
Secondary Obstruction by Area 9%
Primary cell supports (how many support points) Center Baffle
Optical Quality Diffraction limited (1/4 wave)
Collimatable Cell Primary
Mechanical Specifications
Focuser Type Primary
Focuser Size 2"
Focuser: Dual or Single Speed Single
Compression Ring No
Optical Tube length 15"
Optical Tube weight (with accessories) 10 pounds
Assembled base weight 11 pounds
Total Weight (with accessories) 21 pounds
Type of bearing used (telfon/roller) Roller
Hardware included with base Yes
Collapsible Tube No
Tripod Mount 3/8 thread block
Electronic Specifications (GoTo only models)
Required Power 12v/AAs (8x)
Power port diameter 2.1mm
Freedom Find Yes
Clutch Type Hand Clutch
Can clutches be adjusted Yes
Built-in WiFi Yes
Hand Controller Optional
Database Complete Messier, Caldwell, NGC, IC and SAO catalogs, user defined objects. Total 10,000+ objects
Eyepieces 28mm 2" LET eyepiece
Collimation eyepiece No
Included finder 9x50 optical finder
Mounting Hardware V-style dovetail
Additional Accessories 2" diagonal
Manual Yes
Case No
Shipping Weight 28 pounds
Shipping Dimensions (Box 1 / Box) 23"x17"x16.5"
Observational Info
Dawes Limit 0.91
Rayleigh Limit 1.1
Limiting Magnitude 13
Minimum Magnification 18x
Maximum Magnification 250x
Magnification with included eyepieces 55x (28mm)
Light Gather (compared to next size down) 55 (Compared to Skymax 102)
Intended use Visual
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