Maksutov-Cassegrains are very similar to Schmidt-Cassegrains, but rather they use convex meniscus lenses in replacement of corrector plates. The main advantage here compared to other similar models is that Maksutov-Cassegrains don't need periodic collimation as many other telescopic models do. In addition, because mirror obstruction is smaller, images appear with greater contrasts, but will have a narrower field of view due to the Maksutov-Cassegrain's slow focal ratio which tends to make this telescope design better for planetary and double star observing.
Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope with a big 7.1" (180mm) aperture and 2,700mm focal length (f/15) excels for high-power solar system use and astrophotography.... Learn MoreModel#: 24762
Looking for something to satisfy your appetite for power? Try a big Mak! For the most demanding enthusiast, our Orion 180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope sets a new standard for superb high-power performance in a remarkably compact design. With 7" of aperture and that long focal length Maksutov aficionados love, you'll get tack-sharp, high-contrast views and clearly defined photos with subtle detail.... Learn MoreModel#: 09969