BRESSER MC-100 Messier 4" f/14 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope with Exos-1 Manual EQ Mount and Tripod

BRESSER MC-100 Messier 4" f/14 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope with Exos-1 Manual EQ Mount and Tripod

BRESSER MC-100 Messier 4" f/14 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope with Exos-1 Manual EQ Mount and Tripod

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Product Highlights

  • 4" Aperture, Maksutov-Cassegrain Design
  • 1400mm Focal Length, f/14 Focal Ratio
  • MgF2 Anti-Reflection Multi-coated Optics
  • 26mm Eyepiece with 1.25" Holder
  • 90° Diagonal, Red Dot Finderscope
  • Exos-1 Manual Equatorial Mount
  • Dual-Axis Slow Motion Cables
  • Adjustable Tripod, 1.5" Diameter Legs
  • Integrated Bubble Level
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  • 1Description

The compact and versatile Bresser MC-100 Messier 4" f/14 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope is ideally suited for observing near and deep-sky objects from the Moon to nebulae, and as a powerful terrestrial spotting scope. Its Maksutov-Cassegrain optical path produces a long focal length inside a short optical tube for high magnification potential without taking up a lot of room. It features magnesium fluoride (MgF2) anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics that, coupled with its corrector plate, virtually eliminates chromatic aberration for images with true color rendition across the entire field of view without halos.

This optical tube assembly (OTA) comes equipped with a 1.25" eyepiece holder and a 26mm super Plossl eyepiece that yields a 54x power. A 90° star diagonal is included to offer a more comfortable viewing position, especially when using it for terrestrial viewing, or when the OTA is pointed at or near the celestial zenith. Instead of a traditional finderscope, Bresser includes a red-dot finder which enables simple and fast find-and-point observation for land and sky viewing where the objects can be seen with the naked eye.

The scope features an integrated 1/4"-20 tripod mount for conventional tripods when using it as a spotting scope and for astronomical use comes equipped with the Exos-1 manual equatorial mount that features dual-axis slow motion cables to more easily track objects, and an integrated bubble level to assist in set-up. Built into the mount is an access port for an optional polar alignment scope to aid in faster and more precise set up. This tripod, a step-up from typical "starter" tripods, is adjustable from 25 to 42" to accommodate a wide range of users. Its 1.5" leg diameter has three sections with large thumbscrews for tool-free adjustment in the field.

Optical Performance
  • 4" Aperture
  • f/14 focal ratio
  • 1400mm focal length
  • Compact Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design
  • MgF2 (magnesium fluoride) anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics
  • Corrector plate virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations for true color rendition without halos
Mount
  • Integrated 1/4"-20 tripod mount for use with standard terrestrial tripods
  • Cast aluminum equatorial head with white powder-coat
  • Flexible dual-axis slow motion cables reduce vibrations while tracking objects
  • Integrated bubble level on mount base
  • 6.6 lb (2 kg) counterweight with 20mm diameter bar
  • Latitude, Right Ascension, and Declination scales
  • Polar finder scope access port for optional accessory
Tripod
  • Three-section adjustable-height
  • 15 pound payload capacity
  • 1.5" stainless steel legs
  • 25 to 42" height range
  • Accessory tray with holes for 1.25" eyepieces
Eyepieces and Optical Accessories
  • 1.25" eyepiece holder
  • 26mm super Plossl eyepiece yields 54x power
  • 90° star diagonal for more comfortable viewing, especially when pointing the OTA at or near the zenith
  • Red-dot LED finderscope
In the Box
BRESSER MC-100 Messier 4" f/14 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope with Exos-1 Manual EQ Mount and Tripod
  • Exos-1 German Equatorial Mount with Tripod yabtrrweracdfutudwuucdtwxaaccc
  • 26mm Super Plossl Eyepiece
  • LED Red Dot Finderscope
  • Support CD-Rom with Astronomy Software
  • Rotating Star Map
  • 90° Star Diagonal
  • 1.25" Eyepiece Holder
  • Limited Ten-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
    Aperture 3.9" / 10.0 cm
    Focal Length 1400mm
    Focal Ratio f/14
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 1.25"
    Diagonal 90° star
    Finderscope LED red-dot finderscope
    Tripod Stainless steel adjustable height
    1.5" / 3.8 cm diameter legs
    Mount Type Manual German equatorial
    Power Source N/A
    Optical Tube Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight 5.3 lb / 2.4 kg
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