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Sky-Watcher Skymax 150 f/12 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope

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About the Sky-Watcher Skymax 150 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope

This powerful, compact Maksutov-Cassegrain (MAK) telescope is ideal for astronomers who are serious about lunar and planetary observation and astrophotography. The generous aperture combined with its 1800mm focal length combine to generate large, bright and detailed views in the eyepiece. For the same reasons, narrow-field, deep-sky objects, such as planetary nebulae and globular clusters, are on brilliant display.

This is a great choice for city dwelling enthusiasts, since MAKs are well-known for their ability to perform well in less than ideal light-polluted situations. Plus the minimal profile makes it the easiest of all the telescope designs to toss in the car and head to the nearest dark sky location.

The Skymax 150 has refractor-like optics, but in a much more compact package and with much higher magnification potential, even without Barlow lenses or other accessories.

Features

  • Maksutov-Cassegrain design delivers high-contrast, diffraction limited 'refractor-like' views, but with much greater magnification, great for visual astronomy or astrophotography
  • Highly reflective borosilicate primary and secondary mirrors with quartz overcoat
  • The meniscus-shaped corrective lens delivers images completely free of aberration
  • Comes with necessary accessories, including a straight-through finderscope and a 2” 90 degree Star diagonal. Just pop it on your mount and start viewing.
  • Includes a 12mm 2" LET (long eye relief) eyepiece
  • Black V-style dovetail plate is compatible with many mounts

In the box

  • Sky-Watcher 150mm Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA 1800 mm (f/12)
  • 9x50 straight-through finder scope
  • 2” 90 degree Star diagonal
  • 28mm 2" LET (long eye relief) eyepiece
  • Black V-style dovetail plate

Order Confirmation

As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail.  This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase. We then confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment. If your item is on back-order or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail. If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment, we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

Order Shipment

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will normally ship within two business days from the date of your order (we aim for same or next day). We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out. If you do not receive tracking information from us within a few business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at info@telescopespace.com

Damages

Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive. If you notice any damage you should make note of it when signing for delivery. If your item(s) do arrived damaged, please send photos to info@telescopespace.com and we will process an insurance claim on your behalf.

Cancellations & Refunds:

All orders cancelled after 48 hours are subject to a $20 administration fee, whether or not your order has shipped.  If an order is cancelled after it has shipped, you (the buyer) will be responsible for actual return shipping charges. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order.

Returns

We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online. If you find another online store that offers a lower price than us within six months of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference. We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering.

To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within six months from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly. Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

  • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
  • Promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible
  • The item must be in stock on the competitors website
  • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location
  • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (ie; eBay, overstock, etc..)
  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax

About the Sky-Watcher Skymax 150 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope

This powerful, compact Maksutov-Cassegrain (MAK) telescope is ideal for astronomers who are serious about lunar and planetary observation and astrophotography. The generous aperture combined with its 1800mm focal length combine to generate large, bright and detailed views in the eyepiece. For the same reasons, narrow-field, deep-sky objects, such as planetary nebulae and globular clusters, are on brilliant display.

This is a great choice for city dwelling enthusiasts, since MAKs are well-known for their ability to perform well in less than ideal light-polluted situations. Plus the minimal profile makes it the easiest of all the telescope designs to toss in the car and head to the nearest dark sky location.

The Skymax 150 has refractor-like optics, but in a much more compact package and with much higher magnification potential, even without Barlow lenses or other accessories.

Features

  • Maksutov-Cassegrain design delivers high-contrast, diffraction limited 'refractor-like' views, but with much greater magnification, great for visual astronomy or astrophotography
  • Highly reflective borosilicate primary and secondary mirrors with quartz overcoat
  • The meniscus-shaped corrective lens delivers images completely free of aberration
  • Comes with necessary accessories, including a straight-through finderscope and a 2” 90 degree Star diagonal. Just pop it on your mount and start viewing.
  • Includes a 12mm 2" LET (long eye relief) eyepiece
  • Black V-style dovetail plate is compatible with many mounts

In the box

  • Sky-Watcher 150mm Maksutov-Cassegrain OTA 1800 mm (f/12)
  • 9x50 straight-through finder scope
  • 2” 90 degree Star diagonal
  • 28mm 2" LET (long eye relief) eyepiece
  • Black V-style dovetail plate

Order Confirmation

As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail.  This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase. We then confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment. If your item is on back-order or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail. If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment, we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

Order Shipment

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will normally ship within two business days from the date of your order (we aim for same or next day). We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out. If you do not receive tracking information from us within a few business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at info@telescopespace.com

Damages

Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive. If you notice any damage you should make note of it when signing for delivery. If your item(s) do arrived damaged, please send photos to info@telescopespace.com and we will process an insurance claim on your behalf.

Cancellations & Refunds:

All orders cancelled after 48 hours are subject to a $20 administration fee, whether or not your order has shipped.  If an order is cancelled after it has shipped, you (the buyer) will be responsible for actual return shipping charges. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order.

Returns

We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online. If you find another online store that offers a lower price than us within six months of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference. We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering.

To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within six months from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly. Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

  • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
  • Promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible
  • The item must be in stock on the competitors website
  • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location
  • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (ie; eBay, overstock, etc..)
  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax

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Great Telescope for beginner

Astronomer myself, I choiced this telescope for my 5 years old son who wants to explore the Universe.... And I ve been very impressed by the global quality of this product... all the optics are good enough to watch planets and near Messier objects....It s a great deal for all beginner (young and even expert)...

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I thought my ED80 Triplet was nice but this ED102 FCD100 is awesome. Delivery and customer service was excellent.

Nice Apo and a Real Value

I bought this scope for an industrial client whose needs are industrial, not astronomical, and this Explore Scientific ED127 is intended to be a beam expander in various Interferometric testing setups. For this, optical quality must be high and the carbon fiber tube is a plus for thermal stability. My purchase of the Explore Scientific ED127 F7.5 APO Triplet through Telescope Space was straightforward and pleasant. Ryan made sure everything was smooth.
Upon receipt I tested the scope by looking at a power pole 700 feet away, one that I have used for many such tests. The star test from the insulator glints was good – the focus snap was crisp, the in-focus diffraction blur was round with a faint first ring. I did not look at the through focus balance with a narrow passband filter as it was obvious there was no SA3. Color correction is very good as you would expect with the glasses used. There is no color in focus, and only a hint of subtle color fringing in the just out of focus edges of details. Extended details on the pole were rendered as well as, or better than, with any similar scope I have used on this target – this includes TMB, Astrophysics, and Takahashi scopes.
The build quality of the carbon parts is gorgeous. The metal parts are good quality anodized machined. I would prefer machined tube rings as the cast ones supplied are a little chintzy compared to the rest of the scope. The rack and pinion focuser works well, but the feel is not as good as some stock friction focusers I’ve used. Considering the extra high weight capacity of the focuser the feel may be the price paid. Overall I think the mechanical appearance and function is in line with the price.
I would certainly consider the Explore Scientific ED APO FCD100 triplet scopes for my personal use. My transaction with Telescope Space was great and I will do business with them again.

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A great package for the price! The mount is steady! The Optics excel, in that the resolution and contrast are everything to be expected in a quality refractor! H.B. Appleton, Hi.

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