Open Box Skywatcher 150mm Maksutov OTA
Balancing aperture with manageability and representing one of the widest apertures in the series, the Sky-Watcher 150mm f/12 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope is powerful while maintaining the portability of the smaller models. The Maksutov design exchanges the conventional front corrector plate of a Schmidt with a convex meniscus lens, resulting in a smaller secondary mirror that limits obstruction and increases contrast, while eliminating the need for periodic collimation. This modified optical path results in a slower focal ratio and narrower field of view versus a similar Schmidt, but the optical benefits, when coupled with the larger aperture and fully multi-coated optics, make this an ideal scope for making detailed solar, lunar, and planetary observations, while being able to resolve deep-sky objects like stars, clusters, galaxies, and nebulae.
The scope is outfitted with a large 2" visual back and, to get users started, Sky-Watcher includes a 28mm long eye relief eyepiece that produces a moderate 64x magnification and a 90° star diagonal for viewing with the optical tube assembly (OTA) pointed at or near the celestial zenith. Also, an 8X50 finder scope is included to help aim the scope. The OTA is offered here without a mount or tripod for users who have a reliable support system or want to use it as part of a dual-OTA setup for star parties or observation/imaging rigs. It is outfitted with a Vixen-style dovetail plate for use with compatible 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.
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