Maksutov telescope

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Noun1.Maksutov telescope - reflecting telescope in which the aberration of the concave mirror is reduced by a meniscus lensMaksutov telescope - reflecting telescope in which the aberration of the concave mirror is reduced by a meniscus lens
reflecting telescope, reflector - optical telescope consisting of a large concave mirror that produces an image that is magnified by the eyepiece; "Isaac Newton invented the reflecting telescope in 1668"
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5-inch (90-mm), 1,250-mm-focal-length (f/14) Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope comes with a German equatorial mount that includes slow-motion controls, setting circles, and an adjustable metal tripod.
When he can, he goes to Sardinia in the summer, where he takes images with a 6-inch (150mm) Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope, but his main instrument is an 8-inch (200mm) Maksutov-Cassegrain at a heavily light-polluted site in Lincoln.
The only Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope in Celestron's line, this 4-inch (102-mm) reflector squeezes a focal length of 1,325 mm (f/13) into a compact package with a single-fork altazimuth mount and computerized Go To system with built-in drives.
The fork-mounted Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope with its motorized Go To drive and AutoStar 497 hand control includes a heavy-duty field tripod (with its own padded carrying bag).