Sky-Watcher 7" f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only)

Sky-Watcher 7" f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only)

Sky-Watcher 7" f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only)

B&H # SK180MMMCOTA MFR # S11540
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Product Highlights

  • 7" / 180mm Aperture
  • 2700mm Focal Length, f/15 Focal Ratio
  • Limited-Diffraction Optical System
  • Anti-Reflection Fully Multicoated Optics
  • Internal Primary Mirror Focusing System
  • 28mm LET 2" Eyepiece
  • 2" 90° Star Diagonal
  • 8x50 Straight View Finderscope
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate
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  • 1Description

Similar to their Schmidt cousins, this 7" f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope from Sky-Watcher exchanges the front corrector plate with a convex meniscus lens which not only eliminates the need for periodic collimation, but the nature of the lens requires a smaller secondary mirror which limits obstruction and increases contrast. The Mak-Cass optical path results in a slower focal ratio and narrower field of view versus a similar Schmidt-Cass, but the optical benefits makes this an ideal scope for planetary and double-star observation.

The scope is outfitted with a 2" back focus and to get users started, Sky-Watcher includes a 28mm eyepiece with a 2" barrel that produces 96x power and a 90° star diagonal for viewing with the OTA pointed at or near the celestial zenith. The OTA is offered here without a mount or tripod for users that have a platform, or want to use it as part of a dual-OTA set up for star-parties or observation/imaging rigs. It is outfitted with a Vixen-style dovetail plate for use with compatible equatorial or alt-az mounts. This OTA's compact form-factor belies its observation power and resolution and is ideally suited as a grab-and-go option for quick observation sessions or heading out to remote locations.

Optical Performance
  • 7" / 180mm aperture
  • f/15 focal ratio
  • 2700mm focal length
  • Front convex meniscus lens corrects spherical and chromatic aberrations, and comas (off-axis aberration) across the entire field of view
  • Smaller secondary mirror versus Schmidt-Cassegrains reduces obstructions and increases contrast
  • Anti-reflection fully multicoated optics reduce light loss for increased image brightness
Mounting
  • Requires user-supplied mount and tripod
  • Vixen-style dovetail plate
  • OTA and accessories weigh 19 pounds
Focuser
  • Internal primary mirror focus
  • 2" diameter visual back accepts larger eyepieces
  • Large rubberized focus knob
Optical Accessories
  • 28mm 2" LET eyepiece yields 96x power
  • 6x30 straight view finderscope
  • 2" 90° star diagonal
UPC: 050234115407
In the Box
Sky-Watcher 7" f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope (OTA Only)
  • 90° Star Diagonal, 2" Barrel
  • 28mm Eyepiece, 2" Barrel
  • 6x30 straight view Finderscope
  • Limited Two-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
    Aperture 7" / 180 mm
    Focal Length 2700 mm
    Focal Ratio f/15
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2"
    Diagonal 90° star
    Finderscope 6x30 straight view
    Tripod None
    Mount Type Vixen-style dovetail plate
    Power Source N/A
    Optical Tube Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight 19.0 lb / 8.6 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 22.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 30.0 x 13.0 x 11.0"

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