Skymax & Starlux Maksutov Series Telescopes
Sky-Watcher’s premiere line of Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes create a perfect blend of aperture and lightweight portability.
Planetary Detail Like You’ve Never Seen Before
Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes serve as an alternative to Schmidt Cassegrains and Newtonians, and offer astronomers a large visual aperture, high contrast and long focal length in a compact package. Maksutov’s deliver better planetary detail than other telescopes due to a focal length that’s 5-7 times longer, increasing overall magnification. Maksutov-Cassegrains also utilize a meniscus shaped corrector plate, eliminating any spherical aberration caused by the primary mirror.
Lightweight optical tube
with long focal length
94% reflectivity primary and secondary mirrors
Refractor quality views
at a fraction of the price
Our Skymax and Starlux Maksutov series telescopes deliver refractor-like views and superior contrast while allowing for larger apertures at a fraction of the cost. Using lens elements and reflective mirrors, you’ll benefit from Sky-Watcher’s dedication to quality optics. Our Maksutov series features a borosilicate primary and secondary mirror with a quartz overcoat, producing 94% reflectivity. The corrector plate utilizes our signature Metallic High -Transmission Coatings™ (MHTC™), giving visual astronomers professional grade optics to create a unique viewing experience.
Perfect for the Beginning Astrophotographer
In addition to the visual benefits of Sky-Watcher Maksutovs, these serve as excellent optical tubes for imaging planetary, lunar or solar, with use of a solar filter. For astronomers looking to start in astrophotography, the Sky-Watcher Maksutovs deliver exceptionally long focal lengths, necessary for imaging planetary detail. This provides an increased image scale, forgoing the need of a barlow lens or other accessories that might increase exposure times.
The Sky-Watcher Starlux 190mm Maksutov-Newtonian is a little different from our Skymax Maksutov Cassegrains. This telescope utilizes a large aperture with exceptional field correction in a compact package, making it ideal for photographers looking for a large aperture, high quality astrograph. The Maksutov-Newtonian optical tube boasts a shorter focal length than comparable Maksutovs due to the Newtonian design, producing a fast f/5.3 focal ratio. In addition to two borosilicate mirrors, this Maksutov-Newtonian features a front corrector element of Schott glass, creating a flat field free of coma and aberrations. All optical components in the Maksutov-Newtonian are precisely matched, making this telescope perfect for astrophotography with either DSLR or CCD cameras.