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Orion SkyView Pro 180mm Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope Kit, with Eyepiece, Tripod & Mount and Software.

SKU: ONSVP180MC MFR: 24760
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About the Orion 180 Maksutov Cassegrain

The Orion SkyView Pro 180mm Mak-Cass Telescope sets the standard for high-power performance and compact design. With 7" of aperture and that long focal length Mak aficionados love, you'll get tack-sharp views and clearly defined photos with subtle detail and high contrast. The reason for the outstanding high-power performance is the 180mm (7.1") optical system with its 2,700mm focal length (f/15). With 44% more light grasp than the 150mm Mak, you'll get brighter images and better resolution. And the Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design produces larger images with less eyepiece magnification than other scopes.

It's the perfect combination of brightness, contrast and definition for planets, close double-stars, clusters and well-defined deep-sky targets. The visual back accepts 1.25" eyepieces and accessories and a dovetail bracket on the rear cell accepts any Orion finder scope or EZ Finder. The dovetail rail on the underside of the tube makes it easy to remove the telescope or attach it to the mount for easier setup. Attach an Orion StarShoot Solar System Imaging Camera and you'll capture gorgeous high-resolution color images on your PC. Ir requires external 12-volt power, like the Orion Dynamo Pro (#2307), or an AC adapter.

Orion 180 Maksutov Cassegrain Includes

  • Orion Optical Tube Assembly
  • 26mm Sirius Plossl Eyepiece (1.25")
  • 90-Deg Prism Star Diagonal (1.25")
  • Tripod
  • Equatorial Mount
  • Computerized Hand Controller
  • 9x50 Finder Scope
  • Dovetail Finder Scope Base
  • Tube Ring Mounting Plate
  • 7.5 lbs Counterweight
  • 7.3 lbs Counterweight
  • 4.0 lbs Counterweight
  • Counterweight Shaft
  • Tripod Accessory Tray
  • Slow-motion Control Knobs
  • Starry Night Special Edition Software
  • Orion 1 Year Limited Warranty

Orion 180 Maksutov Cassegrain Features

  • 7.1" aperture and 2,700mm focal length (f/15) excels for high-power solar system use
  • Only 22" long and weighs less than 16 lbs for compact portability and easy storage
  • The SkyView Pro EQ mount and steel-tube tripod provides a stable platform
  • This non-computerized version can be upgrade to GoTo or IntelliScope capability at any time

Orion 180 Maksutov Cassegrain Specifications

Use Astronomy & terrestrial
User level Advanced
Optical design Maksutov-Cassegrain
Optical diameter 180mm
Focal length 2700mm
Focal ratio f/15.0
Eyepieces included Sirius Plossl 25.0mm (1.25")
Magnification with included eyepieces 108x
Resolving power 0.64arc sec
Lowest useful magnification 26x
Highest useful magnification 300x
Limiting stellar magnitude 13.9
Optical quality Diffraction limited
Finder scope 9x50
Focuser Internal
Diagonal 1.25" 90-deg Prism Star
Secondary mirror obstruction 41mm
Secondary mirror obstruction 23% by diameter
Secondary mirror obstruction by area 5%
Mount style Equatorial
Astro-imaging capability Lunar, planetary & long exposure
Dovetail bar system Yes
Motor drive compatibility Clock drive (sold separately)
Computerized compatibility Intelliscope system or Go-To system
Bearing material Sealed ball bearings
Latitude range 16-64
Setting circles Yes
Counterweights Two 7.5 lbs, one 4 lbs
Tube material Aluminum
Tripod material Steel
Other features Dovetail bracket for finder scope, dovetail mounting plate
Tripod leg diameter 1.75 in
Counterweight bar length 10 in
Diameter of counterweight shaft 20mm
Height range of mount/tripod 42.25 in - 55.00 in
Length of optical tube 22.5 in
Weight, optical tube 15.9 lbs
Weight, mount/tripod 25.0 lbs
Weight, fully assembled 53.4 lbs
Warranty Orion 1 year limited warranty
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