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Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescopes

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.

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  1. Celestron NexStar 127SLT Maksutov-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope

    Celestron - NexStar 127SLT Maksutov-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope

    Designed to be an affordable entry level to mid-level computerized GoTo telescope, the NexStar SLT refractors, reflectors, and Maks are available in the most popular sizes and are loaded with valuable design features

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    Model#: 22097
    $424.98

  2. Celestron NexStar 90SLT Maksutov-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope

    Celestron - NexStar 90SLT Maksutov-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope

    The NexStar 90SLT Maksutov-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope is an excellent beginner scope for planetary observing. Maksutov-Cassegrains use a meniscus lens, causing them to have a very slow focal ratio.

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    Model#: 22087
    $341.08

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