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Orion StarMax 127mm f/11.4 Maksutov Cassegrain Catadioptric Telescope

SKU : OR-09826

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  • For the serious astronomer who values performance and quality optics but wants portability and easy set-up, the Orion StarMax 127 EQ is ideal. Credit its light-folding Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design and big 127mm (5") aperture for delivering high-resolution imaging performance in a tube only 14.5" long! And with the included AstroView equatorial mount providing more than ample support for high-magnification study, this telescope will turn a stargazing pastime into a passion.

    With 55% greater light-gathering capacity than a 4" scope and double that of a 90mm, the Orion StarMax 127 EQ will call up the hundreds of deep-sky objects plotted on your star atlas. On the other hand, the scope's long 1540mm focal length (f/12.1) permits magnifications upwards of 250x with optional eyepieces, allowing study of surface features on Mars and ring detail on Saturn. Internal tube baffling and multi-coatings on the meniscus lens maximize image contrast and brightness. This scope simply doesn't compromise.

    The same can be said for the Orion StarMax 127's construction and accessories. No cheap plastic here as on competitors' offerings, just back-to-basics quality. The seamless aluminum tube is enameled a rich metallic burgundy and fitted with quality aluminum front and rear cells. A built-in, two-bolt 1/4"-20 plate assures rigid coupling to the mount (or to a tripod for terrestrial use). Aluminum focus knob with rubber grip. Aluminum eyepiece holder with two large thumbscrew locks. Quality 25mm (62x) Sirius Pl??ssl eyepiece (1.25") and mirror star diagonal. A 6x26 correct-image achromatic finder scope with aluminum dovetail bracket. Even a padded carrying case. Optional EQ-3M single and dual-axis electronic drives allow hands-free tracking.

    The Orion StarMax 127 EQ will quickly become the most frequently used telescope you'll ever own!

    Orion StarMax 127mm Telescope on AstroView EQ Mount Features

    • 127mm (5") aperture combined with a very long 1540mm focal length make the StarMax 127 a Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope with multiple proficiencies
    • Ideal telescope for sharply detailed views of planets such as Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, as well as the Moon and brighter deep -sky gems
    • High-resolution imaging and visual performance in a telescope only 14.5" long!
    • Includes sturdy adjustable tripod and AstroView equatorial (EQ) mount for convenient slow-motion celestial tracking
    • Includes a 25mm Sirius Plossl 1.25" telescope eyepiece, 6x30 finder scope, 90-degree mirror diagonal, soft case for the optical tube and accessories, EQ mount polar -alignment scope, Starry Night software, and more!
    Orion Product Number: 9826

    Drop-Ship Policy Note: To expedite your order, this telescope (or mount) will be drop-shipped directly from Orion's warehouse to you and availability will be based on Orion's inventory levels. OPT will contact you immediately if there are any delays on shipment and will provide an estimated lead-time. If the product is not readily available, you will have the option to keep the order open with a 10% deposit. Additional Orion items may be drop-shipped along with the telescope (or mount), or shipped directly from our own OPT stock. Non-Orion items will be shipped directly from the OPT warehouse. As a courtesy, OPT will cover all costs for splitting orders and separate shipments.

    If a return issue should arise with an Orion drop-ship item, please note that OPT will be required to issue a minimum 10% restocking fee for its return to Orion. With this exception, all other conditions of the OPT return policy apply. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-483-6287or e-mail us if you have any questions on Orion Drop-Ship product availability or on this policy. We're here to serve you!
  • specifications

    Aperture127 mm (5")
    Camera/Eyepiece Connection1.25" Nosepiece
    Dawes Limit0.91 arcseconds
    Focal Length1450 mm
    Focal Ratiof/11.4
    Head DesignEquatorial
    Highest Magnification254x
    Instrument Capacity24.2 lbs
    Light Gathering Power329x
    Limiting Magnitude14.3
    Mount Head Weight16.5lbs
    Optical DesignMaksutov Cassegrain
    Power ConsumptionNone
    Secondary Obstruction39mm
    Telescope ConnectionVixen Style
    Total Weight36.1lbs
    Tube Diametermm
    Tube Length368mm
    Tube Weight8.6 lbs

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    Compact, portable and provides great views.

    Bought this scope over 10yrs ago and been very happy with it. The only ****** with it, is the awkward way the scope attaches to the mount. It can be a little tricky holding the scope in place whilst holding the retaining bolts in position. Overall a great scope without having to break the bank.