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Orion StarMax 127mm Equatorial Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope Kit, with Eyepiece, Tripod & Mount

SKU: ONSM127EMC MFR: 09826
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About the Orion 127 Maksutov Cassegrain

The Orion StarMax 127mm Equatorial Mak-Cass Telescope has light-folding Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design and big 127mm (5") aperture for delivering high-resolution imaging performance in a tube only 14.5" long. The included AstroView equatorial mount provides more than ample support for high-magnification study.

With 55% greater light-gathering capacity than a 4" scope and double that of a 90mm, the hundreds of deep-sky objects plotted on your star atlas now become willing targets. 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. 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 Plossl 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.

Orion 127 Maksutov Cassegrain Includes

  • Orion Optical Tube Assembly
  • 25mm Sirius Plossl Eyepiece (1.25")
  • 90-Deg Mirror Star Diagonal (1.25")
  • Tripod Legs
  • Equatorial Mount
  • 6x26 Correct-image Finder Scope
  • Finder Scope Bracket with O-ring
  • Polar Axis Finder Scope
  • 7.5 lbs Counterweight
  • 4.0 lbs Counterweight
  • Counterweight Shaft
  • Tripod Accessory Tray
  • Slow-motion Control Cables
  • Starry Night Special Edition Software
  • Orion 1 Year Limited Warranty

Orion 127 Maksutov Cassegrain Features

  • High-resolution imaging performance in a telescope only 14.5" long
  • 127mm aperture and 1540mm focal length for great views of deep-sky gems and solar system detail
  • Includes sturdy tripod and equatorial mount for hands-free celestial tracking
  • Includes one eyepiece, finder scope, diagonal, case and Starry Night astronomy software

Orion 127 Maksutov Cassegrain Specifications

Use Astronomy & terrestrial
User level Intermediate
Optical design Maksutov-Cassegrain
Optical diameter 127mm
Focal length 1540mm
Focal ratio f/12.1
Eyepieces included Sirius Plossl 25.0mm (1.25")
Magnification with included eyepieces 61x
Resolving power 0.91arc sec
Lowest useful magnification 18x
Highest useful magnification 254x
Limiting stellar magnitude 13.2
Optical quality Diffraction limited
Finder scope 6x26 Correct-image
Focuser Internal
Diagonal 1.25" 90-deg Mirror Star
Secondary mirror obstruction 39mm
Secondary mirror obstruction 31% by diameter
Secondary mirror obstruction by area 9%
Mount style Equatorial
Astro-imaging capability Lunar & planetary
Dovetail bar system Yes
Motor drive compatibility Clock drive (sold separately)
Computerized compatibility No
Bearing material Friction bearings
Latitude range 18-63
Setting circles Yes
Polar-axis scope Included
Counterweights One 7.5 lbs, one 4 lbs
Tube material Aluminum
Tripod material Aluminum
Additional included accessories Optical tube carry case, Dust cap, Polar axis finder scope cover, Optical tube attachment knobs, Lock washers, Flat washers, Large wrench, Small wrench, Phillips-head screwdriver
Counterweight bar length 10 in
Diameter of counterweight shaft 20mm
Height range of mount/tripod 36.00 in - 56.00 in
Length of optical tube 14.5 in
Weight, optical tube 8.6 lbs
Weight, mount/tripod 16.5 lbs
Weight, fully assembled 36.1 lbs
Warranty Orion 1 year limited warranty
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