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Sky-Watcher Skymax 180 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope OTA (S11540)

SKU 050234115407
Original price $1,880.00 - Original price $1,880.00
Original price
$1,880.00 - $1,880.00
Current price $1,880.00

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If you're seeking crisp, contrasty views with high levels of detail, look no further than the Skymax series, Sky-Watcher's premiere line of Maksutov-Cassegrains. Generally regarded as producing a sharper image than Schmidt-Cassegrains, Maksutovs offer astronomers a large visual aperture, high contrast and long focal length in a compact package. These telescopes deliver higher levels of planetary detail due to a focal length that is 5-7 times longer than your average Newtonian or refractor telescope.


Skymax Maksutovs feature mirrors constructed of borosilicate, polished and coated with our proprietary Radiant Aluminum Quartz (RAQ) coatings, which produce a remarkable 94% reflectivity. All Maksutovs use a corrector plate to help reduce chromatic aberration, which is then coated using our signature Metallic High-Transmission Coatings (MHTC), producing professional grade optics at an affordable price.

The Skymax 180 includes a 2-inch 28mm eyepiece, a 9x50 finderscope, V-style dovetail, and a 2-inch diagonal.

Quick overview

  • Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design
  • Primary and secondary mirrors feature proprietary Radiant Aluminum Quartz (RAQ) coatings
  • Corrector plate featuring Metallic High-Transmission Coatings (MHTC) virtually eliminates chromatic aberrations
  • 180mm aperture, 2700mm focal length

What's in the box

  • Aluminum tube coated with glossy, black diamond metal-flake finish
  • 2-inch 28mm eyepiece
  • 9x50 finderscope
  • 2-inch diagonal
  • Vixen-style Dovetail plate


Optical Info
Optical Design Mak-Cass
Mirror Coatings Radiant Aluminum Quartz (RAQ) coatings with 94% reflectivity
Lens Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
Glass Type BK7/Borosilicate
True Aperture (mm) 182
Primary Aperture (mm) 199
F/Ratio 15
Focal Length (mm) 2700
Secondary Diameter 41mm
Secondary Obstruction (by diameter) 23%
Secondary Obstruction by Area 5%
Observational Info
Dawes Limit 0.64
Rayleigh Limit 0.78
Limiting Mag. 13.8
Minimum Magnification 26
Maximum Magnification 35400%
Light Gathering (compared to next size down) 44%
General Info
Focuser Primary Mirror
OTA Length (Retract/Ext.) 22"
OTA Outer Diameter 8.625"
OTA Weight (with accessories) 19
Included Finder 9x50 Finder
Included Diagonal 2" Star Diagonal
Mounting Accessories V-Rail
Included Eyepieces 28 LET
Magnification w/ Included Eyepieces 96.4x