Manufacturer: Skywatcher
Product number: BKM102OTA

EUR 285,00


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Skywatcher SkyMax Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope MC 102/1300 mm - OTA
The compact Skywatcher Maksutov-Cassegrain is very well suited for daylight observing, nighttime observing and even for photography. The high-resolution, multi-coated optics provide high sharpness and contrast from approximately 30x to 150x.

Astronomy:
Spot finest details on the surface of the Moon, see the famours Cassini Division in the rings of Saturn or resolve close double stars in our Milky Way.

Daytime observation:
But at the same time, the telescope is a light-gathering spotting scope for daytime viewing and animal observation. The long focal length of 1300 mm brings distant objects closer to you. For example, you can exactly identify the plumage of a bird high up in its nest.

Photography:
But also photographers get their money´s worth with the Skymax102T. The telescope has a T2 connector and thus can be converted into a powerful telephoto lens with 1300 mm focal length for your DSLR camera within seconds. You only need the suitable T adapter for your camera mount.

Astrophotographic results obtained with this telescope on Astrobin
Here you can find some astrophotographs made with this telescope model: Link to Astrobin

Multifunctional adapter for easy attaching to photo tripods or mounts:
Attached to its base, the Skymax 102T OTA has a mounting plate with a female 1/4" thread. With this, you can directly connect the telescope to ball heads or pan heads. The EQ5 style plate also fits astronomical mounts or saddle plates

Useful information by Teleskop-Service - the Maksutov-Cassegrain System:


A Maksutov-Cassegrain combines compact design with an image quality that´s close to a classical refractor. Compared with fast refractors of the same aperture, the quality is even better because a Maksutov-Cassegrain has no disturbing chromatic aberration.

The Maksutov-Cassegrain is also an interesting alternative for astronomers and observers who pay attention to a sharp and contrasty image and slso need a short and compact telescope.

A Maksutov is a very good instrument for viewing moon and planets. It will offer good performance when observing star clusters, nebulae and galaxies with a long-focus eyepiece, but it is not a wide-field telescope. Very extended objects like the Pleiades will not be shown in their full dimension.

How a Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope works:
Light passes through the meniscus corrector, is reflected by the spherical primary mirror and is then directed by the spherical secondary mirror to the focal plane behind the primary mirror. The abberations of the spherical mirror system are corrected by the Maksutov lens. This causes a good quality either on the optical axis and also off-axis. A further advantage: The Maksutov corrector keeps the OTA closed and makes it less senstive against tube seeing caused by temperature differences.

The secondary mirror additionaly transforms the main mirror´s focal ratio to the full value of f/10 to f/15 (depending on the individual design) by increasing the effective focal length.

A special advantage, the internal focusing:
The image is focused by moving the primary mirror via a fine thread. This kind of focusing has significant advantages, as a focuser which can flex is not necessary anymore and the focusing range is much larger. Nearly any accessories can be attached to the Maksutov.
Design:Maksutov Cassegrain Reflector
Aperture:102 mm
Focal length:1300 mm
Focal ratio:f/12.75
Resolution:1.13 arc seconds
Limiting visual magnitude:11.8 mag
Max. recommended magnification:200x
Tube weight:1.9 kg
Tube length:270 mm
Tube diameter:120 mm
Eyepiece side connections:1.25" and T2 (M42x0.75)
Skywatcher Maksutov Cassegrain OTA
1.25" star diagonal mirror
25 mm eyepiece for 52x
10 mm eyepiece for 130x
Red dot finder

Astrophotographic results obtained with this telescope on Astrobin
Here you can find some astrophotographs made with this telescope model: Link to Astrobin


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Reviews

Written by Alexander Writsch
on 2022-10-27

"Entsprach genau meinen Erwartungen. Klein, gut transportabel und mit den richtigen Okularen ein klasse Bild. Wer ein kleines transportables Teleskop sucht, sollte den Skywatcher Skymax 102T OTA mal antesten."

Written by Mirko Adam
on 2022-04-15

Topp!

Written by Ronny Krüger
on 2020-10-21

"Für meinen Einsatzzweck sehr gut. Klein und handlich."

Written by Wolfgang Fröhlich
on 2020-10-17

"Ich habe das Mak als Reiseteleskop gekauft. Ich konnte es aber auch zu Hause schon sehr erfolgreich bei Mond- und Planetenbeobachtung einsetzen. Kleiner Schwachpunkt: Die mitgelieferten Objektive und das 90°-Prisma sind von mäßiger Qualität. Das ist wohl dem günstigen Anschaffungspreis geschuldet."

Written by Joseph IMBESI
on 2018-04-26

"Love my 130mm Apo and 102mm SW MAK..ALL superb optics."

Written by Calin-Alexandru Panga
on 2017-01-11

"Good telescope for planets and nature watching.Very portable and made with high quality materials.Unfortunately i had to return it because of dark images from high magnification eyepiece supplied and my budget it`s to limited to buy extra eyepieces."

Written by Andreas Brückner
on 2016-10-07

"Als Einsteigermodell geeignet. Betrieb unbedingt nur mit Stativ, leider nicht dabei. Man sollte zu dem Preis keine zu hohen Erwartungen haben oder das Gerät mit sinnvollem Zubehör erweitern. Das geht schnell ins Geld....."