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Maksutov telescope MC 180/2700 AVX 700 GoTo

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Maksutov telescopes

Maksutov telescopes are very compact and therefore ideally suited for portable use or for when travelling. The enclosed optics and collimation stability with Maksutovs ensure their robustness.

Maksutov telescopes have a very long focal length despite their compact design. But the field of view is rather narrow when compared to achromatic refractor telescopes. However, this combination makes Maksutov telescopes ideal instruments for observing the Moon and planets. And when equipped with an Amici prism, they are also very well suited to nature-watching and nature photography.

Maksutov-Cassegrain vs. Schmidt-Cassegrain: The Mak is a catadioptric telescope, which means the optical design includes both a lens and a mirror. The light coming through a Mak passes through the corrector lens to the primary mirror and back to a spherical secondary mirror before it hits your eyepiece. Images are bright, sharp, and virtually free of chromatic aberration.

The Maksutov-Cassegrain’s optical design offers several unique benefits. Instead of a secondary mirror, the Mak features a “secondary spot” of reflective coating applied directly to the inside of the corrector plate. Because of this, the telescope does not require frequent collimation like a Schmidt-Cassegrain. Also, the secondary spot is significantly smaller than a traditional Schmidt-Cassegrain secondary mirror, giving the Mak its signature high-contrast views.

One important thing to note about Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes is that the larger, heavier Maksutov corrector plate takes longer to cool down and adjust to ambient air temperature compared to a Schmidt-Cassegrain of the same aperture.

All new Celestron mount AVX

The new Advanced VX mount was specifically designed to provide optimum imaging performance for smaller telescopes. Now your smaller telescope can take advantage of All-Star Polar Alignment and autoguider support. You'll be able to track through long exposures using permanently programmable periodic error correction. Image across the meridian without doing a meridian flip, so you can seamlessly image the best part of night sky. The AVX features significantly larger base castings than our previous design, improving stability under heavier loads. Improved motors offer more torque and can handle slight load imbalances with ease.

It is not only important which telescope you buy, but also where you buy it.

We provide extra help:

  • We are a leading telescope dealer and know these instruments like the back of our hands.
  • We are always very happy to offer our assistance after your purchase, should you encounter any problems with your telescope’s setup or operation.
  • Our ‘Telescope Basics’ booklet - an 80-page beginner's guide for our telescopes – is provided free of charge with every telescope we sell.

Specifications

Optics


Type
Reflector
Type of build
Maksutov
Aperture (mm)
180
Focal length (mm)
2700
Aperture ratio (f/)
15
Resolving capacity
0,77
Limit value (mag)
13
Light gathering capacity
660
Max. useful magnification
572
Tube weight (kg)
8,6
Tube material
Aluminium
Coating
Starbright XLT
Tube construction
Full tube

Focuser


Type of build
primary mirror focusing
Connection ( to eyepiece)
2

Mount


Mounting type
Equatorial
Type of build
AVX
GoTo control
yes
Encoder
yes
Motors
Servomotors
Mounting saddle
Vixen & Celestron CGE
Power consumption (mA)
3500
Power supply
12
Polar elevation setting (°)
7 - 77
Load capacity (kg)
14
Cable-guide
external
Weight (kg)
7,7

GoTo control


GoTo Language
German, English, French, Spanish, Italian
Software
Nexstar+
GPS
optional
Database
40.000
Alignment method
2-Star Align, Quick Align, 1-Star Align, Last Alignment, Solar System Align
Tracking speeds
sideral, solar and lunar
Polar Alignment
All-Star Polar Alignment
PEC correction
yes
WIFI
optional

Tripod


Type
Tripod
Height (cm)
112 - 163
Weight (kg)
8,2
Material
Steel

Included accessories


Finder scope
8x50
Miscellaneous
Counterweight
Deviating optics
2", 90° star diagonal
cigarette lighter socket
yes
2'' eyepieces
26mm
Eyepiece adaptor
1,25" - 2"
Dew Shield
no
Extension tubes
yes
Counterweights (kg)
2x5,4

General


Series
Advanced VX
Total weight (kg)
35,3

Area of application


Moon & Planets
yes (very good)
Nebulae & galaxies
yes
Nature Observation
no
Astrophotography
yes
Sun
no (Only with appropriate Sun filter)

Recommended for


Beginners
yes
Advanced
yes
Observatories
no

Recommended accessories

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Amici prism

Omegon 1,25'' Amici Prism 90°

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Baader SkySurfer V Night & Day red dot finder

$ 151.00*
Telescope accessories > Cables & power supplies (10)
Power pack

Baader Outdoor 60W / 12.8V / 5A power mains adapter

$ 71.00*
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Counterweight

Celestron Counterweight for Advanced VX mount

$ 88.00*
Eyepieces (3)

Omegon Suitcase with eyepieces and accessories

$ 199.00*
Eyepieces > Other (4)
Reticle eyepieces

Omegon Reticle eyepieces Illuminated crosshair eyepiece, 12.5mm

$ 89.00*
Filters > Moon filters & Polarizing filters (5)
Filters

Celestron Filters ND09 1.25" neutral density filter

$ 30.90*
Filters > Nebulae filters (4)
Filters

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Filters > Other (3)
Filters

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Astrophotography > Cameras (3)
Camera

Celestron Camera NexImage Burst Monochrom

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Astrophotography > Camera adaptor (3)
Camera adaptor

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Astrophotography > Camera mounts (4)

Omegon Easypic Universal Smartphone Adapter

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Mountings & accessories > Pole finder (3)

TS Optics 90° comfortable View for your Skywatcher Polar Finder

$ 130.00*
Mountings & accessories > Other (3)
Tripod

Berlebach Tripod Planet Celestron AVX

$ 680.00*
Observatories (1)

Omegon Tent observatory

$ 189.00*
Media (3)
Star chart

Omegon Star chart Planisphere

$ 14.90*
Outdoor (2)
Headlamp

Omegon LED headlamp

$ 13.90*
Maintenance & Cleaning > Lens cleaners (4)

Celestron Professional lenses cleaning set

$ 23.90*
Maintenance & Cleaning > Other (2)

Omegon microfibre cleaning cloth 20cm x 20cm

$ 4.90*
Astronomy (1)

Celestron WLAN-Modul SkyPortal Wi-Fi

$ 186.00*
Globes & Maps (1)
Continent map

Oculum Verlag Sky Quality Map Europe

$ 17.90*
Solar Observation (1)

Baader Sun filter foil 500x1000mm

$ 94.00*

*All prices include VAT plus shipping costs.

Celestron Maksutov telescope MC 180/2700 AVX 700 GoTo
The new, rigid AVX mount from Celestron for instruments of up to 14kg
Celestron Maksutov telescope MC 180/2700 AVX 700 GoTo
The NexStar hand control for easy GoTo operation
Celestron Maksutov telescope MC 180/2700 AVX 700 GoTo
Mounting saddle

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