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Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK Telescope

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Maksutov-Cassegrain with GoTo function. Objective lens diameter: 102 mm. Focal length: 1300 mm.
  • Category: Telescope
  • Product ID: 18116
  • Country: PRC, controlled by Levenhuk, Inc. (USA)
  • Warranty: lifetime
  • Weight: 22 lb (10.0 kg)
  • UPC: 6900000181164
  • Package size (LxWxH): 17.1×34.4×10.2 in (43.5×87.5×26.0 cm)
  • $589.95
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  The Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK Telescope with GoTo function is of the Maksutov-Cassegrain design. This allows an excellent image quality with high resolution while maintaining a very compact size. Through this telescope you can observe lunar craters with a diameter of just 4.5 miles, the structure of sunspots, the belts of Jupiter and Saturn's ri... more

The Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK Telescope with GoTo function is of the Maksutov-Cassegrain design. This allows an excellent image quality with high resolution while maintaining a very compact size. Through this telescope you can observe lunar craters with a diameter of just 4.5 miles, the structure of sunspots, the belts of Jupiter and Saturn's rings. Among deep-sky objects this telescope captures stars up to 12 magnitude, globular clusters, nebulae and galaxies.

The telescope has an aperture of f/12.7, which is perfectly suited for most astronomical observations. Maximum useful magnification of 204x and high resolution will provide good quality, sharp images.

Two achromatic eyepieces SUPER 10 and SUPER 25 with a 31.75-millimeter (1.25-inch) diameter are included in the package and serve as powerful image correction tools. The optics used in the eyepiece are glass with a special coating. Field of view is 50-52 degrees.

The telescope comes with an azimuth AZ 114 GT SynScan computer-guided mount. Thanks to the GoTo function, the telescope is capable of capturing any astronomical object with its coordinates stored in the microprocessor memory with incredible accuracy. This computer system will provide automatic guidance to more than 42,900 celestial objects. SkyMatic GoTo mounts are compatible with an external 12V battery pack.

Astrophotos of the Moon and Saturn taken with the Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK telescope and the Levenhuk T310 NG digital camera by Joel Sawaski:

Saturn The Moon The Moon at 160x, twelve-sections Registax Photomerge The Moon at 80x, four-sections Registax Photomerge

Please note that the Levenhuk SkyMatic user manual is also available in Spanish.

Find astrophotos made with this telescope and image processing recommendations here.

Here you can find a list of celestial objects you can see with this telescope.

Find out the names of the most interesting celestial objects to observe here and here.

Astronomy Gear Guide: Tools, Tips and Tricks to Stargaze Like a Boss: Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK is among the best telescopes recommended by Space.com for beginning astronomers.

Optical design

Maksutov-Cassegrain

Optics coating

fully multi-coated

Objective lens diameter (aperture), mm

102

Focal length, mm

1300

Highest practical power, x

204

Focal ratio

f/12.7

Resolution threshold, arcseconds

1.3

Limiting stellar magnitude

12

Eyepieces

achromatic, SUPER 10, SUPER 25

Eyepiece barrel diameter

1.25

Finderscope

optical, 6x30

Focuser

1.25

Tripod

steel

Tripod height (adjustable), mm
in

630-1150
24.8-45.3

Telescope control

Auto-Tracking

Mount

AZ 114 GT

Drive type

servomotors

Tracking rate

sidereal, lunar, solar

Pointing accuracy

up to 10 arcminutes

Tracking mode

dual-axis tracking

System requirements

Windows 95/98/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10,
USB to Serial (RS-232) adapter

Navigation system alignment

brightest star, two-star

Hand controller

SynScan AZ with automatic navigation

Objects in the database

42,900

Power supply

1A, 11-15V DC

Usage

General use product.
May be used by kids
over 3 years old.
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Levenhuk Review:

Find astrophotos made with this telescope and image processing recommendations here.

Here you can find a list of celestial objects you can see with this telescope.

Find out the names of the most interesting celestial objects to observe here and here.

Astronomy Gear Guide: Tools, Tips and Tricks to Stargaze Like a Boss: Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK is among the best telescopes recommended by Space.com for beginning astronomers.

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Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK Telescope - Total: 44 Negative 0 Positive 44


Ann Wolfe (2016-10-10 06:13): Positive
Hello! Can I use Solar System Levenhuk F8 Filter Set and Levenhuk Solar Filter for 102mm Refractor Telescopes with this telescope? Can I use Sky-Watcher erecting prism with this scope? Will it affect image quality? I'm also thinking about buying Levenhuk Super Plossl 6.3, but I have my doubts because of exceeding the highest practical power. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Solar System Levenhuk F8 Filter Set and Levenhuk Solar Filter for 102mm Refractor Telescopes are suitable for use with Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK Telescope. You can also install the erecting prism – insert it into the eyepiece tube, it doesn't affect image quality. Achieving the highest power and especially exceeding it always leads to a significant decrease in image quality.

Noah Lamb (2016-06-10 02:23): Positive
what solar filter would you recommend buying for this telescope model? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Solar Filter for 102mm Refractor Telescopes - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-solar-filter-for-102mm-refractor-telescopes/.

Judi White (2015-11-02 12:35): Positive
Hi! 1. will I see asteroids with this telescope? 2. is it able to detect new asteroids? Like tiny ones? If not, which telescope does that? 3. and one more thing... I'm actually planning on buying this telescope a little later (maybe even a year from now). So what's the tendency with prices? Is it gonna be much more expensive? or maybe cheaper? Thank you! Levenhuk Customer Service:
The Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK model allows you to observe asteroids, large and small ones, and, if you are lucky, you can even discover currently unknown asteroids. The amount of details mostly depends on the objective lens diameter (aperture). The large the objective lens, the more small objects you will be able to see. Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict the model's future price.

Chloe Silva (2015-03-23 12:51): Positive
Can I observe images on my PC monitor? Levenhuk Customer Service:
If you equip Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK with a special eyepiece digital camera you will be able to observe images in real time on your PC monitor. Please consider digital cameras presented in this catalog section: https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/digital-cameras/for-telescopes/.

Andrew Sims (2015-01-27 10:11): Positive
Hi! 1. Is it possible to use this telescope for terrestrial observations? 2. Does it support manual control? 3. Does it work by mains or batteries? 4. Can I power it by 12V car battery? 5. As far as I know for astrophotography you need an equatorial mount. What am I supposed to shoot using this telescope then? 6. Does the cable that connects the telescope to PC (included in the kit as far as I remember) require any adapter? Thanks! Levenhuk Customer Service:
1. For terrestrial observations you need to purchase additional erecting prism, which is unfortunately currently unavailable in our store. 2. You can control the telescope manually using the 'up' and 'down' buttons. 3. It is powered by batteries. 4. Yes, you can do that, but you need a special adapter, which is unfortunately is not in our product range at the moment. 5. You are right, for deep-sky astrophotography an equatorial mount is required, but for shooting the Moon and planets you can use the mount that comes with Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK. 6. To control the telescope from your computer you need to purchase a standard USB to RS-232 adapter.

Zach Oneil (2014-11-08 04:35): Positive
What power source can be used instead of batteries? 11-15V / 1A? If the voltage is less than needed value, the telescope will "burn" or simply will not start? And what If amps would be different? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK Telescope can be powered by any source with the following parameters: from 11 to 15V DC 1 Amp (+). Using a power source with other parameters is prohibited, as it can bring the telescope down.

Brad Holder (2014-04-02 03:20): Positive
Can I set this telescope on an equatorial mount? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, you can set Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK on equatorial mount.

Jamie (2014-03-12 09:48): Positive
Comparing this model and Levenhuk SkyMatic 127 GT MAK - is there any difference except for the focal length? Any difference in quality of astro photos? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk SkyMatic 127 GT MAK Telescope has larger objective lens diameter (aperture) and as a consequence greater increase, as a result quality of astro photos will also be higher.

Ivan Brady (2014-03-09 03:43): Positive
Tell me please if it's reasonable to buy 4x DeepSky 1.25" Barlow Lens (will be used together with SUPER 25 mm (52x) eyepiece) to achieve the maximum magnification for observing large objects as, for example, the Moon, Sun (with solar filter) in detail? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, you can use 4x DeepSky 1.25" Barlow lens. But to obtain the maximum useful magnification of Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK it is more appropriate to use 6.3 mm eyepiece, for example Levenhuk Super Plossl 6.3 mm Eyepiece - https://www.levenhuk.com/products/ocular-levenhuk-sp-s8-63/

Harvey Manning (2014-03-02 11:26): Positive
Is there any similarly priced alternative models? Levenhuk Customer Service:
By price/quality ratio Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK is the most preferable choice.

Harvey Manning (2014-02-21 05:40): Positive
if I buy 2x or 3x BL and use it with SUPER 10 mm eyepiece (130x) - will the highest practical power be exceeded- and in such case will the image be blurred? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, that's correct. The highest practical power will be exceeded and as a consequence the image will be blurred. We recommend you to use Levenhuk Super Plossl 6.3 mm Eyepiece: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/ocular-levenhuk-sp-s8-63/

Max Glover (2014-02-11 10:17): Positive
how to I align the telescope to the star ? Is there any instructions or video lessons? Levenhuk Customer Service:
You can download Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK user manual here: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/materials/0/levenhuk-skymatic-web.pdf

Max Glover (2014-02-07 05:41): Positive
bought Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK. What do I need to take pictures? Thanx in advance Levenhuk Customer Service:
Canon, Nikon or Sony SLR camera will help you with taking pictures. To attach camera use a special T-ring, that should be chosen depending on the camera brand. Also please consider using special digital cameras designed for astrophotography: https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/digital-cameras-telescope-all-items/

Seth Erickson (2014-02-04 02:26): Positive
Please help to choose barlow lens (3x or 5x) for this telescope Levenhuk Customer Service:
Consider Levenhuk ED-3x Barlow Lens: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/acc_levenhuk_barlow_lens_ed_3x/ or Levenhuk 5x Barlow Lens: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/acc_levenhuk_barlow_lens_5x/

Elisa Salas (2013-12-04 10:43): Positive
Hi! I'm looking for a bday present for my husband. I do not have any experience in astronomy at all. What would you suggest? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK Telescope would be a great choice! This telescope features quite large objective lens diameter (you will be able to see planets' disks and the Moon in details) and stable tripod.

Runy Hamilton (2013-10-24 08:41): Positive
Is there anything I need to buy additionally to make the telescope provide the highest magnification? What this magnification would be? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The highest magnification of the Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK telescope is 204x. You don't have to purchase anything but a Barlow lens.

Diane Cain (2013-10-12 11:30): Positive
Hi. If I purchase Levenhuk 1.5x erecting eyepiece , I will get an erect image and comfortable magnification of 195x with a 10 mm eyepiece that comes in the kit. am I right? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, everything’s correct.

Lora Morris (2013-10-03 11:01): Positive
excuse me, it's me again. I have a 7.5 mm eyepiece. Which Barlow lens do I need: 2x or 3x? Levenhuk Customer Service:
When you combine 2x BL and 7.5 mm eyepiece, the magnification is 346x. When you combine 3x BL and 7.5 mm eyepiece the magnification is 520x.

Lora Morris (2013-10-03 07:05): Positive
when I was purchasing it I was told that there is no need in purchasing a Barlow lens and that instead of it a 7.5 mm eyepiece is worth buying. Is that true? Levenhuk Customer Service:
You can use different combinations. The magnification of the telescope is 173x when 7.5 mm eyepiece is used. It's a comfortable magnification without losing the quality of the image.

Lora Morris (2013-10-03 07:01): Positive
Maybe it's a silly question but tell me please what is that screwdriver (included in the kit) for? Can I buy an adapter for this telescope? What's the voltage? Thanks Levenhuk Customer Service:
A screwdriver is supposed to be included in the kit of telescopes of such level. Yes. You can buy some power supply, which is 12V.

Kyle Wilson (2013-09-17 10:46): Positive
HI! Recommend me please a good telescope for astrophotograpy ( at least for the moon, preferably appearing large). The price is up to $700-$800. I've got Canon 20d camera. And also what accessories do I need? Thanks! Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk SkyMatic 127 GT MAK would be the best choice. Also you need a T-ring designed for Canon cameras.

Renee Rux (2013-09-11 05:31): Positive
Good day. The thing is I own Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK on equatorial mount, is it possible to set its tube on the mount with autoguidance system? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, it’s possible to set the Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK model on the mount with autoguidance system.

Keith (2013-08-27 03:57): Positive
Hi! 1.tell me pls if this telescope is able to track ISS? 2. Send me please some astro photos made with this telescope. Thanx! Levenhuk Customer Service:
1. No, the Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK model is not able to track ISS. 2. Such files are not available at the moment.

Chris Keller (2013-08-16 03:16): Positive
Is mount purchased separately or is it in the kit already? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The mount is included in the kit.

Nichole Cepero (2013-07-26 10:11): Positive
How does an automatic guidance system work on this telescope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The automatic guidance system determines the location of targeted objects right after initial positioning. It can track the object automatically, which is very useful.

Gail Johnson (2013-07-26 05:19): Positive
Hi! It's Levenhuk Skyline pro 105 MAK. Help me with: 1. which Barlow lens should I buy. There is no BL in the kit. 2. Is there any chance to use my telescope as a spotting scope ( to hold in my hands using at near fast moving objects, planes, UFO's) so the image would not be reversed. 3. Can I use this accessory: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/erecting-levenhuk-15x/ Thanks in advance! Levenhuk Customer Service:
This feedback is not about Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK. As for Levenhuk Skyline pro 105 MAK: 1. The best choice is https://www.levenhuk.com/products/barlow_levenhuk_super_3x/ 2. You can just take the optical tube in your hands; it's pretty compact. 3. This accessory is meant for telescopes with smaller apertures.

Gail Johnson (2013-07-25 03:31): Positive
I've bought Levenhuk Skyline pro 105 MAK. I have some questions now: 1. there is no Barlow lens included in the kit. Does it mean that I can't get 204x magnification without it? 2. all the captions are mirrored when I do my terrestrial observations. How do i correct this? Thanks in advance! Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Barlow lens is necessary. This accessory corrects the inversion: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/45degree_erect_prisma_levenhuk_7517/

Richard Punches (2013-07-21 05:19): Positive
I decided to purchase this telescope. Is it possible to observe from the balcony in the city? What exactly can I observe in this case? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes. This model is great for observing in the city. You can observe Solar System planets, the Moon, star clusters and nebulae.

William Tuckerman (2013-06-22 10:58): Positive
is it worth choosing Celestron NexStar 127 SLT rather than this Levenhuk one due to larger aperture? Or is this Levenhuk still better? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK has a more advanced guidance system.

Ed (2013-06-22 01:15): Positive
Good day!! I need multi purposed not heavy instrument, for beginners, which can be successfully used both in the city and in the suburbs, with the possibility of astropgotography. which one do you recommend? Thanks! Levenhuk Customer Service:
We recommend the Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK. Its automatic guidance system lets you easily search objects in the sky. Moreover, It suits astrophotography very well.

Mark Grider (2013-06-17 03:12): Positive
Help me please! I can't decide between Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK и Levenhuk SkyMatic 135 GTA. What would you recommend for a beginner? Levenhuk Customer Service:
If you're planning to observe mostly in the suburbs, Levenhuk SkyMatic 135 GTA would be enough. If observations in the city will be done more often, then you should purchase Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK.

Anna Jones (2013-06-02 09:41): Positive
Hi! I've bought Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK from you. Our kid ripped all the papers that came with it including user manual. Maybe you have it uploaded online? If so could you please provide a link. Levenhuk Customer Service:
You can find the User Manual on the References and Downloads tab on the product page. Or by simply following this link: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/materials/0/levenhuk-skymatic-web.pdf

Matt Stevens (2013-05-28 04:25): Positive
Help me please to find a telescope that is able to show Venus and Mercury well and so I could distinguish Pluto somehow Levenhuk Customer Service:
Take a note of this one: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/levenhuk_skymatic_127gt/

Sherilyn Junker (2013-05-19 09:06): Positive
heck yeah! :-) There are drivers for this mount in Stellarium. Moreover, after the installation even RedShift began to control the telescope ( if you choose Celestron Telescopes). Maybe someone will appreciate this piece of info. The telescope itself I "taught" to track the objects right after an automatic guidance by installing the 3.07 version of firmware. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Thank you for your feedback on Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK!

Sherilyn Junker (2013-05-17 05:10): Positive
Of course I'd try it if such title was on the list. I've tried everything. It seems like Levenhuk is passed by :( Why the manufacturers don't provide the drivers? Or some compatible soft? They've failed, you know. Lol Levenhuk Customer Service:
Do you use the latest version of Redshift? If not, try Stellarium instead, its free planetarium software.

Sherilyn Junker (2013-05-17 03:21): Positive
Everything's great now! This telescope indeed can track celestial objects! Bingo! But I still can't connect it to the PC. There are no appropriate mounts on the list. Not one of the mounts on the list matches :( Levenhuk Customer Service:
The list of mounts varies depending on the software version. Try this one: SynScan AZGT.

Sherilyn Junker (2013-05-17 01:46): Positive
I've just became a happy owner of this telescope. Unfortunately, it won't track captured object. It just navigates once to it, and then I have to hold it manually :( Also i can't connect it to PC, there is no control systems driver. My computer doesn't identify this device. what do i do? I've tried to "make them friends" with RedShift 6 Premium. It has this utility ASCOM Dome Control Pane. My telescope is not on the list of supported models :( what do i do? Levenhuk Customer Service:
In Setup Mode menu you can find an automatic-tracking control setting to make your telescope track the object by itself. To connect it to PC follow these simple rules: Make sure that the telescope is properly aligned before proceeding. You should only plug it into a computer after checking the alignment. Use the cable supplied in the kit. Make sure that you use the cable provided, as any error in a substitute may damage your hand controller or computer. Once plugged in, you can operate your telescope from a computer using planetarium software.

Ron Archer (2013-04-23 02:42): Positive
how do I connect GPS navigator to the SkyMatic 105 GT MAK? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately there is no such option, you need to enter the coordinates to the system yourself.

Ron Archer (2013-04-21 02:58): Positive
Why doesn't SkyMatic 105 GT MAK show GPS coordinates? There is a message on the screen: "No GPS found" Levenhuk Customer Service:
The Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK model doesn't have a GPS module. You need to enter coordinates manually.

Debi (2013-04-20 10:40): Positive
Good day! What's the warranty for auto guidance system? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Auto guidance system is covered by lifetime warranty.

Lara (2013-03-19 08:51): Positive
Will Levenhuk 105 GT MAK mount allow me to observe from the balcony what's down there (negative angle)? Levenhuk Customer Service:
No, it won't let you do that.

Jeff (2013-03-10 08:35): Positive
I've bought Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK, the T-ring for the Nikon camera( I have Nikon D90), but I'm still unable to connect the camera. I guess I need some another device. HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Levenhuk Customer Service:
The problem is not the telescope. We recommended you contact your camera's support service. Our customers usually have no problems with photo equipment.

Nichole Cepero (2013-02-15 02:46): Positive
Which planets of the solar system can I see through this telescope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK telescope is perfect to distinguish the belts of Jupiter and Saturn's rings. White polar caps and dark spots and stripes are distinguishable on the reddish Mars during the opposition (approaching to the Earth). Five planets: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Earth's natural satellite - the Moon - you can observe in detail.

Louise Scanlon (2013-02-04 01:22): Positive
Hi I wanna buy Levenhuk 1.5x erecting eyepiece to this telescope for a terrestrial observations. I suppose combined with a 10 mm eyepiece included in the kit it will give me 195x magnification and an erect images. Does it make sense to buy 6.3 mm eyepiece and Barlow lens for planetary and deep sky observations in that case? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, it makes sense because using an erecting eyepiece leads to significant loss of quality.
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