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SkyView Pro 180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope [24760]

Orion   ——   SKU: 24760
$2,030.00 CAD
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About the Orion SkyView Pro 180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope...

Looking for something to satisfy your appetite for power? Try a big Mak! For the most demanding enthusiast, the new Orion SkyView Pro 180mm Mak-Cass Telescope sets the standard for high-power performance and compact design. With 7" of aperture and that long focal length Orion Telescope Maksutov aficionados love, you'''ll get tack-sharp views and clearly defined astrophotography results with subtle detail and high contrast.

 

The reason for the outstanding high-power performance is the Orion Telescope 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 of the Orion SkyView Pro 180mm Mak-Cass Telescope produces larger images with less telescope eyepiece magnification than other telescopes. It'''s the perfect combination of brightness, contrast, and definition for planets, close double-stars, clusters, and well-defined deep-sky targets.

 

The visual back incorporated into the Orion SkyView Pro 180mm Mak-Cass Telescope accepts 1.25" telescope 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 Orion Telescope or attach it to the Orion Telescope Mount for easier setup. Attach an Orion CCD Camera StarShoot Solar System Imager and you'''ll capture gorgeous high-resolution color images on your PC!

 

Power, versatility, portability... if you'''re a serious big Mak telescope fan then the Orion SkyView Pro 180mm Mak-Cass Telescope is the one is for you! Requires external 12-volt power, like the Orion Dynamo Pro (#2307), or an AC adapter.

 

Don'''t forget... We carry many fine Orion Telescope Accessories, including Orion CCD Cameras and Orion Telescope Mounts!

 

 

Orion SkyView Pro 180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope Features...

 

  • Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope with a whopping 7.1" aperture and 2,700mm focal length (f/15) excels for high-power solar system use

     

     

  • Telescope optical tube measures only 22" long and weighs less than 16 lbs. for compact portability and easy storage

     

     

  • The included SkyView Pro EQ equatorial mount and steel-tube tripod provides a stable platform for the Maksutov-Cassegrain

     

     

  • This non-computerized SkyView Pro mount can be upgrade to GoTo or capability at any time with a optional upgrade kit (sold separately)

     

     

  • Includes 9x50 finder scope, 25mm Sirius Plossl 1.25" eyepiece, 90 degree 1.25" prism star diagonal, Starry Night astronomy software, and more!

 

 

Orion SkyView Pro 180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope Specificatons...

Best for viewing: Brighter deep sky

Best for imaging: Lunar & planetary

User level: Advanced

Optical design: Maksutov-Cassegrain

Finder scope magnification: 9x

Optical diameter: 180mm

Finder scope lens diameter: 50mm

Focal length: 2700mm

Focal ratio: f/15.0

Eyepieces: Sirius Plossl 25.0mm (1.25")

Magnification with included eyepieces: 108x

Resolving power: 0.64arc*sec

Lowest useful magnification: 26x

Highest useful magnification: 300x

Highest theoretical magnification: 360x

Limiting stellar magnitude: 13.9

Optical quality: Diffraction limited

Finder scope: 9x50

Focuser: Internal

Diagonal degrees: 1.25" 90 degree Prism Star

Secondary mirror obstruction: 41mm

Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter: 23%

Secondary mirror obstruction by area: 5%

Mount type: Equatorial

Astro-imaging capability: Lunar, planetary & long exposure

Dovetail bar system: Yes

Motor drive compatibility: Clock drive sold separately

Computerized compatibility: Intelliscope system or Go-To system

Bearing material: Sealed ball bearings

Latitude range: 16-64

Setting circles: Yes

Polar-axis scope: Sold separately

Counterweights: Two 7.5 lb., one 4 lb.

Tube material: Aluminum

Tripod material: Steel

Tripod leg diameter: 1.75 in.

Counterweight bar length: 10 in.

Diameter of counterweight shaft: 20mm

Height range of mount: 42.25 in. - 55.00 in.

Length of optical tube: 22.5 in.

Weight, optical tube: 15.9 lbs.

Weight, mount/tripod: 25.0 lbs.

Weight, fully assembled: 53.4 lbs.

Additional included accessories: Dovetail bracket for finder scope, Dovetail mounting plate

Warranty: One year

Orion Product Number: 24760