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Orion Telescopes
Intermediate
Orion StarMax 127mm Equatorial Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
€ 679.99
 
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  • 127mm (5") aperture combined with a very long 1540mm focal length make the StarMax 127 a Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope with multiple proficiencies
  • Ideal telescope for sharply detailed views of planets such as Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, as well as the Moon and brighter deep -sky gems
  • High-resolution imaging and visual performance in a telescope only 14.5" long!
  • Includes sturdy adjustable tripod and AstroView equatorial (EQ) mount for convenient slow-motion celestial tracking
  • Includes a 25mm Sirius Plossl 1.25" telescope eyepiece, 6x26 finder scope, 90-degree mirror diagonal, soft case for the optical tube and accessories, EQ mount polar -alignment scope, Starry Night software, and more!


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Item #  09826e

For the serious astronomer who values performance and quality optics but wants portability and easy set-up, the Orion StarMax 127mm Equatorial Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope is ideal.

Credit its light-folding Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design and big 127mm (5") aperture for delivering high-resolution imaging performance in a tube only 14.5" long! And with the included AstroView equatorial mount providing more than ample support for high-magnification study, the Orion StarMax 127mm Equatorial Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope will turn a stargazing pastime into a passion.

With 55% greater light-gathering capacity than a 4" telescope and double that of a 90mm, the hundreds of deep-sky objects plotted on your star atlas now become willing targets. On the other hand, the telescope's long 1540mm focal length (f/12.1) permits magnifications upwards of 250x with optional eyepieces, allowing study of surface features on Mars and ring detail on Saturn. Internal tube baffling and multi-coatings on the meniscus lens maximize image contrast and brightness. This telescope simply doesn't compromise.

The same can be said for the Orion StarMax 127's construction and accessories. No cheap plastic here as on competitors' offerings, just back-to-basics quality. The seamless aluminum tube is enameled a rich metallic burgundy and fitted with quality aluminum front and rear cells. A built-in, two-bolt 1/4"-20 plate assures rigid coupling to the telescope mount (or to a tripod for terrestrial use). Aluminum focus knob with rubber grip. Aluminum telescope eyepiece holder with two large thumbscrew locks. Quality 25mm (62x) Sirius Plossl telescope eyepiece (1.25") and mirror star diagonal. A 6x26 correct-image achromatic finder scope with aluminum dovetail bracket. Even a padded carrying case.

Optional EQ-3M single and dual-axis electronic drives allow hands-free tracking.

The Orion StarMax 127mm Equatorial Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope will quickly become the most frequently used telescope you'll ever own!

Weighs 37 lbs. total.

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at sales-eu@telescope.com

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  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Lunar & planetary
  • User level
    Intermediate
  • Optical design
    Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Optical diameter
    127 mm
  • Focal length
    1540 mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/12,1
  • Eyepieces
    Sirius Plossl 25,0 mm (1,25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    61 x
  • Resolving power
    0,91 arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    18 x
  • Highest useful magnification
    254 x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    254 x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    13,2
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    6x26 Correct-image
  • Focuser
    Internal
  • Diagonal degrees
    1,25" 90° Mirror Star
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
    39 mm
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter
    31 %
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area
    9 %
  • Mirror coatings/over-coatings
    Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
  • Mount type
    Equatorial
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar & planetary
  • Dovetail bar system
    Yes
  • Motor drive compatibility
    Clock drive sold separately
  • Computerized compatibility
    Not compatible
  • Bearing material
    Friction bearings
  • Latitude range
    18-63
  • Setting circles
    Yes
  • Polar-axis scope
    Included
  • Counterweights
    One 3,4kg, one 1,8kg
  • Tube material
    Aluminum
  • Tripod material
    Aluminum
  • Counterweight bar length
    25 cm
  • Diameter of counterweight shaft
    20 mm
  • Height range of mount
    91,44 cm - 1,42 m
  • Length of optical tube
    36,8 cm
  • Weight, optical tube
    3,9 kg
  • Weight, mount/tripod
    7,5 kg
  • Weight, fully assembled
    16,4 kg
  • Additional included accessories
    Optical tube carry case
  • Other features
    2nds are covered by Orion's Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Warranty
    One year

Orion StarMax 127mm EQ Mak-Cass telescope optical tube assembly
25mm Orion Sirius Plössl telescope eyepiece (1.25")
90º Mirror star diagonal (1.25")
Tripod legs
Orion AstroView equatorial mount
Orion 6x26 correct-image finder scope
Finder scope bracket with O-ring
Polar axis finder scope
7.5 lb Counterweight
4.0 lb Counterweight
Counterweight shaft
Tripod accessory tray
Slow-motion control cables
Dust cap
Soft telescope carry case
Polar axis finder scope cover
Optical tube attachment knobs
Lock washers
Flat washers
Large wrench
Small wrench
Phillips-head screwdriver
Starry Night Special Edition astronomy software download card

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