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SKYWATCHER SKYMAX MAKSUTOV CASSEGRAIN 180/2700

$1,999.00

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The Sky-Watcher 180/2700 Skymax Maksutov-Cassegrain is a compact and powerful optical design that combines a front meniscus and two mirrors. As the optical tube is closed by the meniscus, the mirrors are protected from atmospheric agents such as humidity and dust. Also a closed tube does not suffer from tube currents that limit the resolution power.  

The tube is compact but the focal length is long, allowing high magnification with the medium focal length eyepieces.

The Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope is ideal for high resolution observations and astrophotography. Considering the long focal length of this telescope and the small obstruction, the SkyWax 180 is ideal for high resolution astrophotography of the moon and the planets.

The 2" focuser makes this telescope suitable for a vast array of accessories.

The meniscus is fully-multi coated for an improved light gathering performance.

  

 

Optical design

Maksutov Cassegrain

Objective diameter

180 mm

Focal length

2700 mm

Focal ratio

f/15

Secondary mirror

41 mm

Linear obstruction

23% 

Resolving power

0.67 "

Stellar limiting magnitude

13.3

Max magnification

360 x

Light gathering power

661 times the human eye

Mount attachment

Vixen style bar bolted on tube

Focuser

Primary mirror shifting 

Tube weight

7.8 kg

Tube length

500 mm (without diagonal)

Tube diameter

216 mm

SKU

SWMAK180-OTA

 

 

  • Maksutov-Cassegrain 180/2700
  • 6 x 30 finderscope
  • 2" 90° diagonal 
  • 2" LET 28 eyepiece
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