This Sky-Watcher 150 mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope is a portable scope with impressive performance. You could take it along on your next trip to a star party or even on a vacation. Although this telescope is compact in size, it has the optical quality you expect from a fine Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA. Because it uses the diffraction-limited Maksutov optical system, it produces high resolution sharp images with high contrast. The optical elements are fully multi-coated to further enhance the image contrast. The aperture of this scope is 150 mm or 5.9" for extra light gathering capacity, meaning you will get brighter and sharper images.
With this 150 mm Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope by Sky-Watcher focusing is accomplished by turning a knob on the rear housing of the scope, which moves the primary mirror slightly to adjust focus. Focusing is smooth and precise. Your Star Diagonal and eyepiece never move. Speaking of the Star Diagonal, this scope includes a 2" 90° Star diagonal to make viewing more comfortable.
The Sky-Watcher 150 mm Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope also comes with a 2" 28 mm LET eyepiece. The included 8x50 finder scope makes it easy to find those celestial objects. This 150 mm (5.9") aperture Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope by Sky-Watcher provides a serious aperture for impressive bright images of celestial objects in and out of the solar system. With nearly 6" of aperture and a proven diffraction-limited Maksutov Cassegrain optical system, you will be amazed at the new celestial observations you will accomplish in no time. Begin experiencing the thrill of astronomical discovery now.
Sky-Watcher 150 mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope Specifications:
- Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
- Aperture: 150 mm (5.9")
- Focal Length: 1800 mm
- Focal Ratio: f/12
- Focal Length of Eyepiece: 28 mm
- Finderscope: 8x50 optical finder scope
- Diagonal: 2" 90° Star Diagonal
- Highest Useful Magnification: 300x
- Optical Coatings: Fully multi-coated
- Includes a black V-style dovetail plate
- Additional Information
SKU SW-S11530 UPC Code 50234115308 Manufacturer Sky-Watcher Telescope Series Sky-Watcher Maksutov Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain Mount Type None - Optical Tube Only Telescope Aperture 150mm or 5.9" Telescope Focal Length 1800mm Telescope Focal Ratio f/12 Highest Useful Magnification 360x Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated Dew Shield Included? No, Sold Separately Eyepiece(s) Included 28mm 2" LET Focuser Size 2" Focuser Style Internal Moving Primary Manual or Electronic Focusing? Manual Focusing Speeds One-Speed Tube Color or Finish Gloss Black Finder Included 8 x 50 Optical Finder
- Included Items
- Sky-Watcher 150 mm Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope
- 2" 90° Star Diagonal
- 2" 28mm LET Eyepiece
- 8x50 Finder
- Black Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsDo you folks have any idea what the percentage the central-obstruction is in regards to the total size of the corrector-lens? 25%? 30%? Etc.Question by: Dave Filipowski on Feb 21, 2016 8:30:00 PMDave.
The normal obstruction for SCT's is about 32-35%. Maks are a lot less, I would say in the 22-25% range. That's the main reason why you will get better planetary images through a Mak than through an SCT because the smaller obstruction will give you better contrast. Thanks.
SteveAnswer by: Steve Thornton (Admin) on Feb 23, 2016 4:40:00 PMQuestion by: Peyton Becton on Jan 23, 2016 9:50:00 AM
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