Sky-Watcher Skymax-180 PRO Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA

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Sky-Watcher Skymax-150 PRO 180mm (7.1") f/2700 Maksutov-Cassegrain optical Tube Assembly. Black Diamond PRO-Series is the name for the new generation of professional quality telescopes and mounts of the Sky-Watcher range, targeted at the most discerning and critical observers, available in apertures of 150mm and 180mm. Skymax Black Diamond-PRO series Maksutov-Cassegrains are manufactured to extremely high levels of optical and mechanical precision, undergoing very strict quality control procedures and testing by specially assigned technicians, to ensure the highest standards of quality and performance are consistently maintained. They employ super-high contrast optical systems, utilising high-transmission multi-coatings on all optical services, for optimum optical performance. The quality of each telescope is monitored by means of a Ronchi test and an artificial star test. They excel for high-power, high-resolution and Planetary applications. No effort is spared to reach optimal optical quality.
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Sky-Watcher Skymax-180 Features:

World Exclusive Co-Branding Agreement with Schott.
Selected high-end Sky-Watcher telescopes benefit from the inclusion of Schott glass in their construction. Schott is the recognised world leader in glass utilised for precision optical lens systems, including medical instrumentation and famous brand camera lenses. Sky-Watcher’s parent company signed a worldwide exclusive telescope co-branding agreement with Schott in March 2008.

  • Magnifications with eyepieces supplied: x96
  • Highest Practical Power (Potential): x540
  • Diameter of Primary Mirror: 180mm
  • Telescope Focal Length: 2700mm (f/15)
  • Eyepieces Supplied (2”): 28mm
  • 9x50 Finderscope & Bracket
  • 2”/50.8mm Star Diagonal
  • Focusing by Moving Primary Mirror

Please note, this is an Optical Tube Assembly only, mount and tripod are available separately.

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Product Specification

Focal Length (mm) 2700
Included Accessories 28 mm eyepiece, 9x50 Finderscope, Star Diagonal, Dovetail Mounting Bar
Magnification with Supplied Eyepiece (x) 96
Mount Type Optical Tube Assembly Only
Optical Design Maksutov-Cassegrain
Type Maksutov-Cassegrain
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