Sky-Watcher Maksutov-Cassegrain 180mm Telescope

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  • 180mm Makustov-Cassegrain telescope optical tube
  • Fully multi-coated optics for bright, high contrast views and crisp astroimages
  • Compact and portable compared to refractors of similar aperture
  • V-style dovetail included for attachment to most German equatorial mounts
  • Includes 8x50 finderscope, 2” 90 degree star diagonal, 28mm 2” LET eyepiece
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  • Description

    Sky-Watcher’s largest Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope, the 7” Maksutov-Cassegrain provides the same impressive visuals you’d get from a refractor, but without the size, weight, and price tag.

    Create stunning images of the planets

    The 180mm Sky-Watcher Maksutov-Cassegrain is an ideal choice for the aspiring astroimager. With its native f/15 focal ratio, this scope pairs perfectly with planetary cameras or webcams for capturing Jupiter and Saturn. This telescope can also be used for deep sky imaging of deep sky objects such as galaxies with a CCD camera or your DSLR.

    Versatility meets portability

    The Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design is a favorite for both terrestrial and celestial use. This larger aperture model is sure to impress with plenty of light gathering ability. You’ll enjoy bright, detailed views of even faint celestial objects.

    Still, despite 7” of aperture, the 180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain weighs in at just 19 lb, making it significantly lighter than a comparable refractor. Whether you’re taking the telescope out to a dark sky site or just carrying it up to your rooftop, the compact and lightweight form factor comes in handy. Plus, you won’t have to invest in a beefy telescope mount to point and slew this telescope accurately.

    About the Maksutov-Cassegrain

    Although it’s not as widely known as the refractor or Newtonian reflector, the Maksutov-Cassegrain offers superb optical performance. Using a Maksutov corrector lens on the front of the optical tube and a series of mirrors, “Mak-Cass” telescopes correct for visual defects like chromatic aberration and coma. The result is pinpoint stars and high contrast views.

    Accessories included

    The 180mm Sky-Watcher Mak-Cass includes several high-quality accessories: an 8x50 straight-through finderscope to zero in on your target with ease, a 28mm 2” eyepiece, and a 2” star diagonal for more comfortable viewing. The scope is also equipped with a standard Vixen-style dovetail bar for mounting on most standard altazimuth or German equatorial telescope mounts.

    Supplier SKU

    S11540

    What's Included

    8x50 finderscope, 2” 90 degree star diagonal, 28mm 2” LET eyepiece, black V-style dovetail plate

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    Optical Design

    Maksutov-Cassegrain

    Aperture

    180mm (7.09")

    Focal Length

    2700mm

    Focal Ratio

    f/15

    Focal Length of Eyepiece 1

    28mm

    Finderscope

    8x50

    Highest Useful Magnification

    360x

    Optical Coatings

    Fully multi-coated

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    Manufacturer Warranty

    Sky-Watcher USA warrants your telescope to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two years. Sky-Watcher USA will repair or replace such product or part thereof which, upon inspection by Sky-Watcher USA, is found to be defective in materials or workmanship. As a condition to the obligation of Sky-Watcher USA to repair or replace such product, the product must be returned to Sky-Watcher USA together with proof-of-purchase satisfactory to Sky-Watcher USA.

    The Proper Return Authorization Number must be obtained from Sky-Watcher USA in advance of return. Call Sky-Watcher USA at (310) 803-5953 to receive the number to be displayed on the outside of your shipping container.

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