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Maksutov-Cassegrain Catadioptric Telescopes

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iOptron Urban 90mm Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope with CubePro Alt-Az/EQ Mount

iOptron Urban 90mm Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope with CubePro Alt-Azimuth Mount - 10090

SKU: IOP-10090
  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Telescope Aperture: 90mm (3.54")
  • Focal Ratio: f/13.3
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$548.00

Orion 150mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope Optical Tube - 09967

SKU: ORI-09967
  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Telescope Aperture: 150mm (5.9")
  • Focal Ratio: f/12
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$599.99

Orion 180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope Optical Tube - 09969

SKU: ORI-09969
  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Telescope Aperture: 180mm (7.09")
  • Focal Ratio: f/15
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$999.90
Orion 180 mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope with SkyView Pro EQ Mount

Orion 180 mm SkyView Pro Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope - 24760

SKU: ORI-24760
  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Telescope Aperture: 180mm (7.09")
  • Focal Ratio: f/15
  • Telescope Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$1,599.99

iOptron 150mm Rumak Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA - 6101

SKU: IOP-6101
  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Telescope Aperture: 150mm (5.9")
  • Focal Ratio: f/12
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$848.00
SkyWatcher 102 mm Skymax Mak-Cass Telescope OTA with AZ-GTi Alt-Az Mount & Tripod

Sky-Watcher 102 mm Skymax Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA with AZ-GTi Multi-Purpose Mount & Tripod - S21120

SKU: SKY-S21120
  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Telescope Aperture: 102mm (4.02")
  • Focal Ratio: f/12.7
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$555.00
SkyWatcher 127 mm Skymax Mak-Cass Telescope OTA with AZ-GTi Alt-Az Mount & Tripod

Sky-Watcher 127 mm Skymax Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA with AZ-GTi Multi-Purpose Mount & Tripod - S21130

SKU: SKY-S21130
  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Telescope Aperture: 127mm (5")
  • Focal Ratio: f/12.1
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$725.00

Orion Sirius EQ-G GoTo 180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope - 24764

SKU: ORI-24764
  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Telescope Aperture: 180mm (7.09")
  • Focal Ratio: f/15
  • Telescope Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$2,099.99
iOptron Urban 150 Maksutov-Cassegrain on AZ Mount Pro

iOptron Urban 150 Maksutov-Cassegrain on AZ Mount Pro - 10150

SKU: IOP-10150
  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Telescope Aperture: 150mm (5.9")
  • Focal Ratio: f/12
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$1,899.00
Celestron Advanced VX 700 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope

Celestron Advanced VX 700 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope - 12035

SKU: CEL-12035
  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Telescope Aperture: 179mm (7")
  • Focal Ratio: f/15
  • Telescope Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$1,999.00

Explore Scientific FirstLight 100mm Mak-Cassegrain with EQ3 Mount - FL-MC1001400EQ3

SKU: EXS-FL-MC1001400EQ3
  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Telescope Aperture: 100mm (3.94")
  • Focal Ratio: f/14
  • Telescope Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$349.99

Explore Scientific FirstLight 100mm Mak-Cassegrain with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-MC1001400TN

SKU: EXS-FL-MC1001400TN
  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Telescope Aperture: 100mm (3.94")
  • Focal Ratio: f/14
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$319.99

Explore Scientific FirstLight 127mm Mak-Cassegrain with Twilight Nano Mount - FL-MC1271900TN

SKU: EXS-FL-MC1271900TN
  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Telescope Aperture: 127mm (5")
  • Focal Ratio: f/15
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$419.99
Celestron CGX 700 Mak-Cass Telescope

Celestron CGX 700 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope - 12049

SKU: CEL-12049
  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Telescope Aperture: 180mm (7.09")
  • Focal Ratio: f/15
  • Telescope Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$3,299.00
Celestron 7" Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope with CGEM II Computerized Equatorial Mount

Celestron CGEM II 700 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope - 12016

SKU: CEL-12016
  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Telescope Aperture: 180mm (7.09")
  • Focal Ratio: f/15
  • Telescope Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$2,699.00
iOptron SmartStar Cube-A-MC90 GoTo GPS Telescope System

iOptron SmartStar Cube-A-MC90 GoTo GPS MC Telescope - EQ Wedge Mount - 8604B

SKU: IOP-8604B
  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Telescope Aperture: 90mm (3.54")
  • Focal Ratio: f/13.3
  • Telescope Mount Type: Dual (Alt-Az & Equatorial)
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$498.00
Celestron 7" Mak-Cass Optical Tube Assembly

Celestron 7" Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope OTA - 91012

SKU: CEL-91012
  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Telescope Aperture: 180mm (7.09")
  • Focal Ratio: f/15
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$1,149.00
Meade LX85 6" Maksutov Cassegrain OTA

Meade LX85 6" Maksutov Cassegrain OTA - 217023

SKU: MEA-217023
  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Telescope Aperture: 150mm (5.9")
  • Focal Ratio: f/12
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$699.00
Meade 5" LX65 Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA

Meade 5" LX65 Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA - 228011

SKU: MEA-228011
  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Telescope Aperture: 127mm (5")
  • Focal Ratio: f/15
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$439.00
Meade 6" LX65 Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA

Meade 6" LX65 Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA - 228012

SKU: MEA-228012
  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Telescope Aperture: 152.4mm (6")
  • Focal Ratio: f/12
  • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only
  • Type of Electronics: OTA Only - No Electronics
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$549.00

Explore Scientific FirstLight 127 mm White Tube Maksutov-Cassegrain w/EQ3 Mount - FL-MC1271900EQ3

SKU: EXS-FL-MC1271900EQ3
  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Telescope Aperture: 127mm (5")
  • Focal Ratio: f/15
  • Telescope Mount Type: Equatorial
  • Type of Electronics: Manual Mount - No Electronics
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$499.99
Meade ETX125 Observer Computerized Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope

Meade ETX 125 Observer Computerized Telescope - 205005 - Used

SKU: UEQ-11348-MEA-205005
  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Telescope Aperture: 125mm (4.92")
  • Focal Ratio: f/15
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$699.00 $560.00

Celestron NexStar 4SE Maksutov-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope - 11049 - Open Box

SKU: UEQ-11011-CEL-11049
  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Telescope Aperture: 102mm (4.02")
  • Focal Ratio: f/13
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$499.00 $399.00
Orion StarSeeker IV 127 mm GoTo Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope and Mount

Orion StarSeeker IV 127 mm GoTo Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope - 13163

SKU: ORI-13163
  • Optical Design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Telescope Aperture: 127mm (5")
  • Focal Ratio: f/12.1
  • Telescope Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth
  • Type of Electronics: Computerized GoTo
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$699.99

Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes are very popular, especially in smaller apertures, due to their super portability and beautiful high-contrast views. A Maksutov-Cassegrain, also referred to as a Mak-Cass or more simply, a "Mak" telescope, is a member of the catadioptric telescope family and uses both mirrors and lenses in its folded optical design. One of the most popular Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes on the market today is the Meade ETX. This very compact telescope comes in two apertures (90mm & 125mm) with optical tube assemblies that are very short when compared to other telescope designs. This means you can pack a Mak-Cass telescope in a small case that can travel with you, even on an airplane!

A Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, or SCT, is very similar to a Maksutov-Cassegrain in their optics-to-tube-size ratio, but there are a few differences that a savvy consumer should know about before choosing between the two. The most important difference is the focal length, or the distance that starlight must travel once it enters the telescope before it comes to focus. A Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope has a longer focal length than a SCT. In fact, Mak-Cass telescopes have a focal length that is usually 5-7 times the length of their tube assembly!

Longer focal length telescopes, like Maksutov-Cassegrain's and classic refractors, produce more magnification than faster telescope designs, either through an eyepiece or all on their own, and therefore reveal a narrower field of view. You will also enjoy a darker background sky through a Mak telescope due to its longer focal length. This makes planetary viewing and observations of bright deep sky objects like tightly packed globular clusters or planetary nebulae a real pleasure. A Maksutov-Cassegrain also makes the perfect terrestrial spotting scope and can easily become a long lens when coupled with a DSLR for high magnification photography.

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