Orion StarMax 127mm Equatorial Telescope

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Orion StarMax 127mm Equatorial Telescope
Item # OR-9826
  • The Orion StarMax 127 offers 5" of aperture for twice the light-gathering of a 90mm scope!
  • Easily attaches to a camera tripod for daytime or photographic use.
  • The Orion StarMax 127 Mak is portable and great for travel.
  • The AstroView equatorial mount is lightweight and has manual slow-motion control knobs to make it easy to move the telescope in small increments.
  • Optional motor drives available for automatic tracking.
  • Note: To save shipping delays, this telescope (or mount) will be drop-shipped directly from Orion's warehouse to you. Please read the details at the bottom of the product description for more information.


Orion StarMax 127mm Telescope on AstroView EQ Mount

For the serious astronomer who values performance and quality optics but wants portability and easy set-up, the Orion StarMax 127 EQ is ideal. Credit its light-folding Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design and big 127mm (5") aperture for delivering high-resolution imaging performance in a tube only 14.5" long! And with the included AstroView equatorial mount providing more than ample support for high-magnification study, this telescope will turn a stargazing pastime into a passion.

With 55% greater light-gathering capacity than a 4" scope and double that of a 90mm, the Orion StarMax 127 EQ will call up the hundreds of deep-sky objects plotted on your star atlas. On the other hand, the scope's long 1540mm focal length (f/12.1) permits magnifications upwards of 250x with optional eyepieces, allowing study of surface features on Mars and ring detail on Saturn. Internal tube baffling and multi-coatings on the meniscus lens maximize image contrast and brightness. This scope simply doesn't compromise.

The same can be said for the Oiron StarMax 127's construction and accessories. No cheap plastic here as on competitors' offerings, just back-to-basics quality. The seamless aluminum tube is enameled a rich metallic burgundy and fitted with quality aluminum front and rear cells. A built-in, two-bolt 1/4"-20 plate assures rigid coupling to the mount (or to a tripod for terrestrial use). Aluminum focus knob with rubber grip. Aluminum eyepiece holder with two large thumbscrew locks. Quality 25mm (62x) Sirius Plössl eyepiece (1.25") and mirror star diagonal. A 6x26 correct-image achromatic finder scope with aluminum dovetail bracket. Even a padded carrying case. Optional EQ-3M single and dual-axis electronic drives allow hands-free tracking.

The Orion StarMax 127 EQ will quickly become the most frequently used telescope you'll ever own!

Orion StarMax 127mm Telescope on AstroView EQ Mount Features

  • 127mm (5") aperture combined with a very long 1540mm focal length make the StarMax 127 a Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope with multiple proficiencies
  • Ideal telescope for sharply detailed views of planets such as Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, as well as the Moon and brighter deep -sky gems
  • High-resolution imaging and visual performance in a telescope only 14.5" long!
  • Includes sturdy adjustable tripod and AstroView equatorial (EQ) mount for convenient slow-motion celestial tracking
  • Includes a 25mm Sirius Plossl 1.25" telescope eyepiece, 6x30 finder scope, 90-degree mirror diagonal, soft case for the optical tube and accessories, EQ mount polar -alignment scope, Starry Night software, and more!
Orion Product Number: 9826

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-9826
Manufacturer Orion
Telescope Series Orion Star Max
Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
Mount Type Equatorial - Manual
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Telescope Aperture 5"
Telescope Focal Length 1540mm
Telescope Focal Ratio f/12.1
Highest Useful Magnification 254x
Limiting Stellar Magnitude 13.2
Optical Coatings Not Provided by Manufacturer
Tube Color or Finish Orion Maroon Pearl
OTA Mount Type Photo Tripod Adaptable
Optical Tube Outer Diameter Not provided by manufacturer
Length of Optical Tube 14.5"
Optical Tube Weight 8.6 lbs.
Mount Weight 16.5 lbs.
Total Telescope Weight 36.1 lbs.
Objects in Database N/A
Alignment Procedure Manual Alignment
Tripod Type Included Adjustable with Aluminum Legs
CD ROMs Included Starry Night SE
Eyepiece(s) Included 25mm
Case Included? Yes
Diagonal Included? Yes - 1.25" Star Diagonal
Dew Shield Included? No, Sold Separately
Finder Included 6 x 26 Optical Finder

Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

Compact, portable and provides great views.
Bought this scope over 10yrs ago and been very happy with it. The only niggle with it, is the awkward way the scope attaches to the mount. It can be a little tricky holding the scope in place whilst holding the retaining bolts in position. Overall a great scope without having to break the bank.
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
Review by BAZA / (Posted on 8/29/2014)
Included Items

Included Items

  • StarMax 127mm Maksutov
  • AstroView Equatorial Mount
  • Adjustable Aluminum Tripod
  • 1.25" 25mm Sirius Plössl eyepiece
  • Mirror Star Diagonal
  • 6x26 Erect-Image Finder Scope
  • Padded Carrying Case
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Am I reading the specifications correctly? The manufacturer provides NO coatings on the optical components?????????
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