Orion SkyView Pro 180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope

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Orion SkyView Pro 180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope
$2,099.99
Item # OR-24762
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  • Whopping 7.1" aperture and 2,700mm focal length (f/15) excels for high-power solar system use.
  • The Orion SkyView Pro 180mm EQ Maksutov Cassegrain is only 22" long and weighs less than 16 lbs for compact portability and easy storage
  • The Orion SkyView Pro EQ mount and steel-tube tripod provides a stable platform
  • The Orion SkyView Pro 180mm EQ Maksutov Cassegrain with computerized GoTo, allows at the push of a button will find any one of 42,900+ celestial objects.
  • Just select an object to view from the user-friendly menus on the hand controller and let GoTo do the rest!
  • Note: To save shipping delays, this telescope (or mount) will be drop-shipped directly from Orion's warehouse to you.
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Orion SkyView Pro 180mm Maksutov Cassegrain GoTo Telescope

Looking for something to satisfy your appetite for power? Try a big Orion SVP 180mm EQ Mak! For the most demanding enthusiast, the new Orion SkyView Pro 180mm Mak sets the standard for high-power performance and compact design. With 7" of aperture and that long focal length Mak aficionados love, you'll get tack-sharp views and clearly defined photos with subtle detail and high contrast. And with GoTo motorized computer guidance on the Orion SVP 180 Mak you can automatically point the telescope to any of 42,900+ objects in the controller's database. Just select an object to view from the user-friendly menus on the hand controller and let GoTo do the rest!

The reason for the outstanding high-power performance of this big Orion Skyview Pro Maksutov-Cassegrain is the 180mm (7.1") optical system with its 2,700mm focal length (f/15). With 44% more light grasp than the 150mm Mak, you'll get brighter images and better resolution. And the Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design produces larger images with less eyepiece magnification than other scopes. It's the perfect combination of brightness, contrast, and definition for planets, close double-stars, clusters, and well-defined deep-sky targets.

And all that power on the Orion SkyView Pro 180mm EQ Mak is so easy to control! GoTo is a simple yet reliable (and very high-tech) way to control your telescope. Two stepper motors on the SkyView Pro mount power the telescope to the object you select at a brisk 3.4" per second, putting it right in your eyepiece's field of view. You will enjoy more productive viewing sessions, seeing way more wonders in a single evening than you ever thought possible. The GoTo system will even take you on a guided sky tour of the best sights each month! Just do an easy initial alignment, and then you're ready to go!

The visual back on the Orion SkyView Pro 180 EQ Mak accepts 1.25" eyepieces and accessories, and a dovetail bracket on the rear cell accepts any Orion finder scope or EZ Finder. The dovetail rail on the underside of the tube makes it easy to remove the telescope or attach it to the mount for easier setup. Attach an Orion StarShoot Solar System Imaging Camera and you'll capture gorgeous high-resolution color images on your PC!

Power, versatility, portability — if you're a serious big Mak fan then this one is for you! Requires external 12-volt power, like the Orion Dynamo Pro (#2307), or an AC adapter. One-year limited warranty. One-year limited warranty. For owners of the SkyView Pro EQ GoTo Mount whose version of the GoTo hand controller is 3.0 or greater, the GoTo hand controller's firmware can be updated over the internet.

Orion SkyView Pro 180mm EQ Maksutov Cassegrain Computerized Telescope Features

  • Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope with a big 7.1" (180mm) aperture and 2,700mm focal length (f/15) excels for high-power solar system use and astrophotography
  • Big aperture Maksutov-Cassegrain on a sturdy mount and tripod excels at high-power viewing and astrophotography of the planets, Moon, and compact deep space objects
  • The SkyView Pro EQ mount and steel-tube tripod provides a stable platform with computerized GoTo system to find any one of 42,900 celestial objects with the push of a few buttons
  • Telescope optical tube measures only 22" long and weighs less than 16 lbs. for compact portability and easy storage
  • Includes 9x50 finder scope, 25mm Sirius Plossl 1.25" eyepiece, 90° 1.25" prism star diagonal, Starry Night astronomy software, and more!

Orion Product Number: 24762

Drop-Ship Policy Note: To expedite your order, this telescope (or mount) will be drop-shipped directly from Orion's warehouse to you and availability will be based on Orion's inventory levels. OPT will contact you immediately if there are any delays on shipment and will provide an estimated lead-time. If the product is not readily available, you will have the option to keep the order open with a 10% deposit. Additional Orion items may be drop-shipped along with the telescope (or mount), or shipped directly from our own OPT stock. Non-Orion items will be shipped directly from the OPT warehouse. As a courtesy, OPT will cover all costs for splitting orders and separate shipments.

If a return issue should arise with an Orion drop-ship item, please note that OPT will be required to issue a minimum 10% restocking fee for its return to Orion. With this exception, all other conditions of the OPT return policy apply. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-483-6287or e-mail us if you have any questions on Orion Drop-Ship product availability or on this policy. We're here to serve you!

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU OR-24762
Manufacturer Orion
Telescope Series Orion SkyView Pro
Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
Mount Type Equatorial - GoTo
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 7.1"
Telescope Focal Length 2700mm
Telescope Focal Ratio f/15
Highest Useful Magnification 300x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.9
Optical Coatings Not Provided by Manufacturer
Tube Color or Finish Orion Grey Pearl
OTA Mount Type Vixen-Style Dovetail
Optical Tube Outer Diameter Not provided by manufacturer
Length of Optical Tube 22.5"
Optical Tube Weight 15.9 lbs.
Mount Weight 25 lbs.
Total Telescope Weight 56.4 lbs.
Objects in Database 42,900 Objects
Alignment Procedure 1-Star Alignment, 2-Star Alignment
Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Steel Legs
CD ROMs Included Starry Night SE
Eyepiece(s) Included 25mm
Hand Controller Included? Yes
Diagonal Included? Yes - 1.25" Star Diagonal
Dew Shield Included? No, Sold Separately
Power Adapter Included DC Cigarette Lighter Adapter
Counterweights Included (2) 7.5 lb. (1) 4 lb.
Finder Included 9 x 50 Optical Finder
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Included Items

Included Items

  • 180mm Optical tube assembly
  • 26mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece (1.25")
  • 90-deg prism star diagonal (1.25")
  • Tripod
  • Equatorial mount
  • Computerized hand controller
  • 9x50 finder scope
  • Dovetail finder scope base
  • Tube ring mounting plate
  • 7.5 lb counterweight
  • 7.3 lb counterweight
  • 4.0 lb counterweight
  • Counterweight shaft
  • Tripod accessory tray
  • Slow-motion control knobs
  • Dust cap
  • Polar axis finder scope cover
  • Latitude adjustment L-bolt
  • 1.25" visual back
  • Declination GoTo motor assembly
  • R.A. GoTo motor assembly
  • 12V DC power cable
  • Brass gears with 2mm socket-head set screws
  • Motor control box
  • Motor control box bracket
  • GoTo hand controller cable
  • GoTo hand controller bracket
  • Motor Cable (13")
  • Motor Cable (27")
  • Hand controller-to-PC cable (5')
  • Declination motor cover
  • Right ascension motor cover
  • Right ascension motor attachment screw
  • Declination motor attachment screw
  • Phillips screw (10mm)
  • Phillips screws (8mm)
  • flat washers
  • lock washer
  • 4mm hex key
  • 2mm hex key
  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Starry Night special edition software
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