Optically this telescope is superb with high resolution, high contrast and almost zero chromatic aberration. For lunar, planetary and double-star observing it is hard to imagine a better telescope!
"Globular cluster M13 in Hercules was impressive, with multitudes of stars crowding its centre and the famous dark feature known as the Propeller easily visible. The double star Albireo (Beta Cygni) was a treat with its golden yellow primary and pale sky-blue companion in the 20mm eyepiece, while with the 9mm eyepiece we were able to split the tight triple star Iota Cassiopeiae before morning twilight overcame it. Saturn was lovely, with the Cassini Division, a dusky band on the disc and a polar region all on show. We also saw several of the brighter moons in spite of the planet's low declination by swapping in our own 26mm 1.25-inch eyepiece and boosting magnification with a 3x Barlow lens." Paul Money writing for 'BBC Sky at Night' magazine Sep 2015.
Please note: Large Maksutovs should ideally be stored in a shed or garage so their optics are always close to ambient temperature. Stored this way they can be setup and be ready to go in only a few minutes.
- Perfect for lunar, planetary and double-star astronomy.
- Magnifications (with eyepiece supplied): x96
- Highest Practical Power (Potential): x540
- Diameter of Primary Mirror: 180mm
- Telescope Focal Length: 2700mm (f/15)
- Eyepieces Supplied: 20mm and 9mm LER (1.25")
- 9x50 Finderscope & Bracket
- 2" Star Diagonal with 1.25" adapter
- Dovetail Mounting Bar