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MAKSUTOV-CASSEGRAIN TELESCOPES


A Maksutov-Cassegrain (Mak) telescope differs from its Schmidt-Cassegrain cousin because of its relatively thick, deeply curved "Meniscus" corrector lens at the front of the telescope. compared to the relatively thin "Meniscus" on a Schmidt-Cassegrain.  The Mak's miniscus reduces spherical abberation in the telescope by focusing light rays more tightly.  The Mak is a superb instrument for viewing planets, the sun (when properly filtered) or the moon. The views through a Mak are very similar in detail and clarity to the finest similar aperture apochromatic refractor but are about 1/3 or less the physical length!  The field of view, however, is substantially smaller in a Mak than an apochromatic refractor so it is limited when it comes to astrophotography.  The Mak also requires substantial "cool-down" time to achieve ambient (same as the outside)  temperatures and the views do suffer until that temperature level is reached.
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Orion Maksutov Complete Packages

Orion offers several complete viewing packages with their Maksutov-
Cassegrains that include mounts, finderscopes, eyepieces, carrying cases,
diagonal, computer software, and a one year warranty.  The mounts
vary in size and performance...simple, alt-az performance to
complete Go-to.

StarMax 90 EQ
90mm aperture and 1250mm focal length (f/13.8)
EQ-1 tripod and mount
one Sirius Plossl 25.0mm eyepiece, finder scope,
diagonal, case, and
 FREE Starry Night astronomy software

StarMax 102mm EQ Compact "Mak"

102mm aperture and 1200mm focal length (f/12.7)
EQ-2 tripod and mount
a 25mm (52x) Sirius Plossl fully-coated eyepiece (1.25")
a 90° mirror star diagonal, and a 6x26 correct-image
finder scope. A fully-padded case included

FREE Starry Night astronomy software

StarMax 127mm EQ Mak-Cass Planetary Package
127mm aperture (5 inches!!!) and 1540mm focal length (f/12.1)
EQ-3 mount and tripod (optional drives available)
25mm (62x) Sirius Plossl eyepiece (1.25")
mirror star diagonal, 6x26 correct-image finder scope
padded carrying case.

FREE Starry Night astronomy software

SkyView Pro 150 GoTo Maksutov Cassegrain (gray tube)
150mm aperture (5.9 inches!!!) and 1800mm focal length (f/12)
SkyView Pro EQ Go-To Mount
2 Sirus eyepieces (25mm and 10mm 1.25")

90° mirror star diagonal, 8 x 40 finder scope
FREE Starry Night astronomy software
plus MUCH MORE

Sirius EQ-G Go-To 180mm Mak Cass (gray tube)
180mm aperture (a whopping 7.1") and 2700mm focal length (f/15)
Sirus EQ-G mount and tripod
26mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece (1.25")
90° prism star diagonal (1.25")
9x50 finder scope
GoTo hand controller cable for Sirius EQ-G
GoTo hand controller cable for Atlas EQ-G
GoTo hand controller bracket
FREE Starry Night astronomy software

$319.95





$419.95






$619.95





$1,399.95






$2349.95

orionapex90mak Apex 90mm Maksutov Cassegrain
  • Small enough to store on a bookshelf but with the power of traditional scopes five times its size!
  • 90mm aperture and 1250mm focal length for fantastic celestial and terrestrial views
  • Does not include tripod - can be purchased separately
  • Includes one eyepiece, finder scope, diagonal, case, and FREE Starry Night astronomy software
  • One-year limited warranty








$229.95

orionapex102makApex 102mm Maksutov Cassegrain
  • Small enough to store on a bookshelf but with the power of traditional scopes five times its size!
  • 102mm aperture and 1300mm focal length for fantastic celestial and terrestrial views
  • Does not include tripod - can be purchased separately
  • Includes one eyepiece, finder scope, diagonal, case, and FREE Starry Night astronomy software
  • One-year limited warranty








299.95

orionapex127makApex 127mm Maksutov Cassegrain
  • Bright views of star clusters and nebulas and stunning lunar and planetary detail
  • 127mm aperture and 1540mm focal length put this telescope in a league of its own
  • Does not include tripod - can be purchased separately
  • Includes one eyepiece, finder scope, diagonal, case, and FREE Starry Night astronomy software
  • One-year limited warranty








$399.95

orion150makOrion 150mm Maksutov-
                           Cassegrain OTA
  • 150mm aperture and 1800mm focal length for finer detail in lunar and planetary subjects
  • Permits exploration of a wide array of deep-sky objects
  • Meniscus lens is fully multi-coated for maximum light transmission
  • Measures just 17" long (including visual back on rear cell) for excellent portability
  • One-year limited warranty








$619.95

orion180makOrion 180mm Maksutov-
                                            Cassegrain OTA
  • Superb optical performance in a remarkably compact design
  • Whopping 7.1" aperture and 2,700mm focal length (f/15) excels for high-power solar system use
  • Only 22" long and weighs less than 16 lbs for compact portability and easy storage
  • Attaches to your SkyView Pro, Sirius, or Atlas mount. Visual back accepts 1.25" accessories
  • Sold as tube assembly only or with SkyView Pro or Sirius EQ-G mount. Limited one-year warranty








$1199.95



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