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Product no.: 5020

Maksutov telescope MC 90/1250 SkyMax OTA

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Type Price
Tripod $ 293.00
without $ 240.00

Product description

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MC 90/1250 telescope:

This telescope is an ideal companion on trips and, as well as being an astronomical telescope it is suitable for use as a mirror spotting scope for nature watching. It is also suitable for children to take their very first steps in enjoying the night sky. This extremely compact telescope fits in virtually any hand luggage and this type is also known for its very high contrast image. With a 90mm aperture, this telescope is one of the smaller representatives of its type. The light gathering capacity is 165 times more than the naked eye alone (with a 7mm pupil). The saying 'the best telescope is one which you have with you' is very apt here, as hardly any other telescope is so easily transportable. Astronomically, this telescope has a lot to offer: the 1.3 arc seconds resolution means planets become beautiful objects to observe. Observing DSOs, such as the Orion Nebula, or scanning through the summer Milky Way is also a lot of fun. The telescope offers a suitable alternative to the usual scopes when used as a spotting scope for nature watching, and at a low price. Many classical spotting scopes only allow a fixed camera adapter at the higher end of the range at several hundred euros. This telescope is different: there are a wide range of adapters for nature photography available. The 1250mm focal length allows low-cost bird photography to be carried out for example. And of course for astrophotography it is possible to take exposures of the Moon. The sharpness of the image can be adjusted by use of a knob on the side of the 'scope which moves the primary mirror backwards of forwards. This mechanism allows a large range of focus which permits a wide range of different accessories to be used.

The advantages in a nutshell:

  • very compact telescope with long focal length and 90mm aperture
  • high contrast image
  • also suitable for nature watching and nature photography

It not only matters which telescope you buy but also where you buy it. Our additional services:

  • We are a leading telescope dealer and know the devices we sell. Our customer service team will gladly help you after your purchase if you have problems with assembly or operation.
  • We provide a copy of the 80-page Telescope ABC beginners handbook with every telescope.
  • We also provide an edition of the exciting astronomy magazine, “Sterne und Weltraum” with each telescope.

Our expert comment:

This instrument made a good impression in the company's internal quality tests. No false colour and good definition, even at high magnifications. It is the best bet in the under 200 Euros price bracket!

The only possible drawback is the high inherent magnification. If you only want wide views at 20X to 30X magnification, then this is not the right instrument for you.



Type of build
Aperture (mm)
Focal length (mm)
Aperture ratio (f/)
Resolving capacity
Limit value (mag)
Light gathering capacity
Max. useful magnification
Tube weight (kg)
Tube construction
Full tube


Type of build
primary mirror focusing
Connection ( to eyepiece)


Mounting type
no mount
GoTo control
Type of build



Included accessories

1.25'' eyepieces
25mm, 10mm
Deviating optics
1.25", 90° star diagonal
Finder scope
Red dot finder
Carry case
Prism rail
Thread for camera tripod


shipping weight (kg)

Area of application

Moon & Planets
yes (very good)
Nebulae & galaxies
not recommended
Nature Observation
no (Only with appropriate Sun filter)

Recommended for


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Media (3)
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Globes & Maps (1)
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Oculum Verlag Sky Quality Map Europe

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Solar Observation (2)

Baader Sun filter foil 20 x 29 cm

$ 30.90*
Maintenance & Cleaning > Lens cleaners (3)

Omegon 7-in-1 lens cleaning set

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Maintenance & Cleaning > Other (2)

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*All prices include VAT plus shipping costs.

Skywatcher Maksutov telescope MC 90/1250 SkyMax OTA
Skywatcher Maksutov telescope MC 90/1250 SkyMax OTA

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