Sky-Watcher 180 mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
This Sky-Watcher 180 mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope is a portable scope for its aperture, and will impress you with its 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 compared to a Newtonian or refractor, it has the kind of optical quality you's 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 180 mm or just over 7" for extra light gathering capacity, meaning you will get brighter and sharper images.
With this 180 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 telescope includes a 2" 90° star diagonal to accept both 2" and 1.25" eyepieces.
The Sky-Watcher 150 mm Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope comes with a 2" 28 mm LET eyepiece. The included 8x50 finder scope makes it easy to find those celestial objects. This 180 mm (7.09") 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, and the long 2700mm focal length will provide refractor-like contrast. With over 7" 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 180 mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope Specifications:
- Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
- Aperture: 180 mm (7.09")
- Focal Length: 2700 mm
- Focal Ratio: f/15
- Focal Length of Eyepiece: 28 mm
- Finderscope: 8x50 straight optical finder scope
- Diagonal: 2" 90° Star Diagonal
- Highest Useful Magnification: 360x
- Optical Coatings: Fully multi-coated
- Includes a black V-style dovetail plate
- Additional Information
SKU SW-S11540 UPC Code 50234115407 Manufacturer Sky-Watcher Telescope Series Sky-Watcher Maksutov Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain Mount Type None - Optical Tube Only Telescope Aperture 180mm or 7.09" Telescope Focal Length 2700mm Telescope Focal Ratio f/15 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 180 mm Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope
- 2" 90° Star Diagonal
- 2" 28mm LET Eyepiece
- 8x50 Finder
- Black Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsThis telescope can illuminate the sensor of an APS-C camera. I need some additional accessory to connect my DSLR?
Question by: Eduardo Schaberger on Dec 6, 2016 3:43:00 PMHello and thanks for your question! This telescope will fully illuminate an APS-C style sensors as it has a 2" barrel. The adapters you would need for the scope would be a T adapter (telescope specific) and T ring (camera specific). We offer both of these adapters and our experts staff can recommend the best option to suit your needs.Answer by: Anthony White (Admin) on Dec 6, 2016 4:02:00 PMwhat is the weight of this OTA? Also would this scope be okay for a beginner in astrophotography? 1more question and I will hush for now. Could you use a focal reducer for imaging? Thank you for your time!Question by: Ed on Feb 13, 2016 3:23:00 PMThe shipping weight for this scope is around 24 lbs. The OTA is going to be a bit lighter than that.
You can use and Astrophysics reducer for this which will work well for an APSC sensor. You will need some spacers for whichever camera you plan on using it with. If you need any help with this feel free to email us at email@example.comAnswer by: Jonathan Cheek (Admin) on Feb 15, 2016 6:36:00 PMWhat is the size of the secondary mirror? Also, is the secondary etched on to the primary or is it a Rumak design?
ThanksQuestion by: Mark on Feb 27, 2017 7:01:00 PMGood afternoon and thanks for asking. I just got off the phone with Sky Watcher and that aspect of the scope is still under development, no one has seen a working model yet, so I'm afraid there is no answer to this, yet. I was told that the new design will prove to be revolutionary for the type of scope.Answer by: Charles Walker (Admin) on Mar 8, 2017 3:03:00 PMThis telescope can illuminate the sensor of an APS-C camera. I need some additional accessory to connect my DSLR?Question by: Eduardo Schaberger on Dec 1, 2016 5:59:00 PMHello and thanks for your question! This telescope will fully illuminate an APS-C style sensors as it has a 2" barrel. The adapters you would need for the scope would be a T adapter (telescope specific) and T ring (camera specific). We offer both of these adapters and our experts staff can recommend the best option to suit your needs.Answer by: Anthony White (Admin) on Dec 6, 2016 3:58:00 PM
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