Explore Scientific MN-152/740 6″ Optical Tube

£1,169.94 inc Vat

or from £449.94 today & 5 weekly interest-free payments of £144.00 with Laybuy what's this?

Highly corrected optic for wide-field observation and astrophotography. Developed in collaboration with the famous “comet hunter” David H. Levy. The Maksutov-Newton system does have some pros and cons respectively to the classical newtonian design. Apart from the higher price the main disadvantage is the higher weight ? the thick corrector lens at the front is the cause for this. The main advantage of the Maksutov-Newton compared to the classical newton is the sharpness of the field of view. Classical newtonian telescopes do show a sharp pinpoint star image only at the middle of the field of view ? outside the optical axis they have a dominant abberation, the so called coma. This is inherent in the newtonian design, and therefore valid for all newtonian telescopes of all brands and not caused by manufacturing tolerances. Coma distorts the star image ? the pinpoint star shows a tail, just like a small comet. This decreases sharpness and contrast considerably. The Maksutov-Newton shows a much sharper star image ? for most applications the coma is not visible. This results in a high contrast image all over the field of view ? for visual observations and for astrophotography with DSLRs alike. This makes the Maksutov-Newton a ideal all-purpose telescope, that is able to show a sharp field without the need for additional correctors.

Available on back-order

Add to wishlist
SKU 71406
Category

    Highly corrected optic for wide-field observation and astrophotography. Developed in collaboration with the famous “comet hunter” David H. Levy. The Maksutov-Newton system does have some pros and cons respectively to the classical newtonian design. Apart from the higher price the main disadvantage is the higher weight ? the thick corrector lens at the front is the cause for this. The main advantage of the Maksutov-Newton compared to the classical newton is the sharpness of the field of view. Classical newtonian telescopes do show a sharp pinpoint star image only at the middle of the field of view ? outside the optical axis they have a dominant abberation, the so called coma. This is inherent in the newtonian design, and therefore valid for all newtonian telescopes of all brands and not caused by manufacturing tolerances. Coma distorts the star image ? the pinpoint star shows a tail, just like a small comet. This decreases sharpness and contrast considerably. The Maksutov-Newton shows a much sharper star image ? for most applications the coma is not visible. This results in a high contrast image all over the field of view ? for visual observations and for astrophotography with DSLRs alike. This makes the Maksutov-Newton a ideal all-purpose telescope, that is able to show a sharp field without the need for additional correctors.

    Features:

    • Highly corrected Maksutov-Newton
    • Carbon fiber tube for superior rigidity and low weight
    • Thermal focus shift very close to zero due to carbon tube
    • Excellent performance without additional corrector for visual and astrophotos up to APS-C
    • Handle with camera mounting feature
    • Universal 44mm dovetail plate with stainless steel rail (fits Vixen SP/GP; Meade LXD75; Sky-Watcher EQ5; Bresser EXOS I/II)
    • Excellent straight through finder scope with illumination unit
    • Dust protection caps for front lens and eyepiece holder

    The kit includes:

    • Telescope
    • Tube rings with handle
    • 8×50 finder scope
    • 25mm eyepiece
    • Focuser extension tube
    • 44mm universal dovetail plate
    • Reducer 2”/1,25”
    • Carbon fiber dew shield
    • Manual
    Brand Explore Scientific
    Warranty, years 2

    Reviews

    There are no reviews yet.

    Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

    Contact us on 01392 343050, or email us at explore@exploreoutside.co.uk.
    Free Delivery 5-7 Days (orders over £75)
    In-stock orders will be delivered to you within 5-7 working days.

    Standard Delivery 3-4 Days (£4.95)
    In-stock orders will be delivered to you within 4-5 working days.

    Working Days and Bank Holidays
    Working days are Monday to Friday excluding UK Bank Holidays.

    Bank Holidays are not normal working days and therefore should be excluded from processing times.

    Pre-orders & Extended Dispatch Items If you have placed an order with us for items that are on backorder, we will send it by the delivery method of your preference once they come in.

    If you're ordering any pre-ordered or out of stock products from our site, don't worry! We'll ship them to you as soon as possible.

    RETURNS
    To return a product, you have to complete the procedure within 30 days of purchase.
    - All returned products must be in perfect saleable condition with tags and labels still attached
    - Returned products can't show any signs that they were tried on or worn other than for trying them out at home before deciding whether or not to keep them
    - All returns require the original packaging

    Check the Returns page in the Customer Service here