Konus 90 x 1200mm MotorMax Electronic Maksutov Reflector Telescope
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- Great telescope for the more advanced astronomical explorer
- Short tube telescope that provides 361% more light gathering ability than 60mm telescope
- Electronic motor allows the user to track an object at the same speed it moves across the sky. Electronic motored telescopes are a necessity for astronomical photography
- Great for observing nebulas and galaxies - look for upcoming astronomical events for your telescope in the product description below
- EQ mount provides easy 360 degree tracking of an object across the sky. Plossl eyepieces also included
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|Item Dimensions||9 x 10 x 32 inches|
|Item Display Weight||22 pounds|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||1 Year|
|Shipping Weight||20.8 pounds|
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See the heavens in a whole new way with the Konus MotorMax 90 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope with RA Motor Drive. This unique telescope incorporates the features of four different telescope styles for optimum performance and power. It uses both the lenses of refractor telescopes and the mirrors of Newtonian scopes, and combines the compact design of Schmidt-Cassegrains with the exotic design of Maksutov-Cassegrains. The result is a telescope model with a wider field of vision and a crisper, clearer view that is easy to set up and store.The Konus MotorMax 90 also features a built-in flip-mirror system that allows for a straight-down 90-degree viewing angle. By flipping the mirror and adding the included star diagonal, the viewing angle can be shifted to 45 degrees. Fully multi-coated lenses allow for optimum light entrance and distribution, and long eye relief offers optimum comfort, especially for eyeglass wearers. A 3.5-inch-diameter aperture offers a wide magnification range of 20x to 180x, which allows for equally clear vision of a nearby bird on a branch and deep-space objects. Additionally, the Konus MotorMax 90 is equipped with a compact Equatorial mount with a motorized RA that tracks stars easily. Includes an attached finderscope, an adjustable aluminum tripod with a 3-pound counterweight, and a moon filter to reduce excessive reflected light. Suitable for terrestrial or astronomical viewing. Multi-coated lenses provide optimum light allowance. Combined refractor/Newtonian design uses lenses and mirrors. 20x to 180x magnification range. Built-in flip-mirror system for straight-down 90-degree viewing. Includes Equatorial mount with a motorized RA.
From the Manufacturer
The Konus Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes incorporate 4 optical designs in one scope: the lenses of refractors, the mirrors of Newtonians, the compact designs of Schmidt-Cassegrains and the unique exotic design of the Maksutov-Cassegrain. This results in wider viewing fields, sharper imagery and a slightly heavier unit for any given aperture versus a more traditional design.
A 90mm diameter aperture can magnify up to 180x for deep space objects, but is also right at home at 20x for capturing a bird on a branch. The built-in flip mirror system offers a straight-down view of 90 degrees, or flip the mirror for a 45¡ view by adding the included star diagonal. Your camera can easily be attached to capture the moment.
- 90mm x 1200mm -- The first number refers to the size of the objective lens or the aperture of the telescope. Larger apertures provide a brighter image with greater resolution, especially in dim lighting or deep sky observation. The second number 900) refers to the focal length of the telescope or the distance the light travels from the lens to the focused image. Longer focal lengths provide more power through a variety of eyepieces.
- Maksutov-Cassegrain - A design that utilizes a spherically curved front lens element in conjunction with a similarly curved primary mirror. This configuration provides incredibly sharp images in a compact folded-light path package. The total optical system provides a focal length much longer than the actual optical tube body length.
Top customer reviews
The only thing that I might c is for some might find that putting it together is slightly confussing, but @ the same time easy to figure out n the end.. Please though what ever telescope u get, enjoy, enjoy!! Cause the sky is so beautiful, so much more than with the naked eye.. But then again I Love to keep learning & the Konus telescope is giving me that chance..
Remember go to thier web site. They give u all kinds of free lessons to learn.. Starting with the one who may not know nothing about a telescope to one who may know a logt more.. Me I'm alittle n the middle so the web site is very helpful..So like I have already said, get the konus 90 x 1200mm MotorMax Electronic Maksutov Reflector Telescope & enjoy, have a great time!!! I know I am... :-)
I want to try this now but the instruction manual is appalling. This is a complicated tripod/mount and a novice like myself requires very detailed text and graphical instructions. I can't imagine a worse set of instructions. Konus really needs to get on the ball and get an English speaking individual to assemble the telescope and compile a detailed set of instructions. A Youtube video would help also. Yesterday I contacted KonusUSA in Miami and asked for a current instruction manual. They took my email address and promised to send one but I haven't received it yet. Also, they seemed in a rush to get off the phone so I'm not too hopeful for the manual.
Furthermore, there doesn't seem to be any support on the Konus website.
My purpose in writing this review is to give Konus a kick so they will see that they have to do better in customer support. It does look like a swell telescope. I hope I can get it assembled.