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Orion Telescopes
Orion Apex 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
$389.99
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  • Compact Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope optical tube outfitted for daytime terrestrial use - just add a tripod!
  • Excellent for daytime use as a versatile spotting scope capable of high magnification views
  • During the night the Apex 127 provides sharply detailed views of the Moon, brighter planets such as Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn as well as open and globular star clusters and cloudy nebulas
  • Tripod not included - altazimuth or field tripod will provide a solid foundation for the Apex 127 (mount and/or tripod sold separately)
  • Includes a 25mm Sirius Plossl 1.25" eyepiece, 6x26 finder scope, 45-degree correct-image diagonal, soft carry case, Starry Night astronomy software, and more!


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Item #  09825b

Usually in terms of what you can see, bigger telescopes are better. But bigger telescopes also require bulkier, heavier mounts and tripods to keep them stable, and consequently, an equally brawny owner to lug it around - not to mention more storage space.

Enter the Orion Apex 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope. It boasts big 127mm (5")-diameter optics but in a telescope tube that's a fraction of the length (just 14.5" long!) and weight (8.6 lbs.) of a Newtonian reflector or refractor telescope of similar aperture and focal length. That's the beauty of its Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope optical design - it's so wonderfully portable.

It's those same high-performance optics that give the Orion Apex 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope such outstanding image quality and such an incredible range of uses for the demanding observer. It gulps in 55% more light through its multi-coated, 5" meniscus lens than that of a 4" telescope, putting it in the big leagues for astronomical observation and advanced nature study. And its long 1540mm (f/12.1) focal length provides 62x magnification with the included 25mm Sirius Plossl telescope eyepiece (1.25"), and lets you push the power up to 250x with optional eyepieces! Bright views of star clusters and nebulas at low power, stunning lunar and planetary detail at higher power - it's all in a night's work for the Apex 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope.

As a daytime spotting scope, no telescope is more capable, especially in low-light conditions. It couples quickly to any sturdy equatorial mount or photo-style tripod (we recommend our Paragon-Plus XHD tripod, sold separately). Thanks to a built-in threaded 1/4"-20 adapter plate,  mounting and disassembly are a snap.

Quality is evident not only in the optics of the Apex 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain, but also in the black-anodized aluminum front and rear castings, the smooth-turning focus knob, and the extruded aluminum tube, with a classy, metallic-burgundy finish. The included 6x26 achromatic, correct-image finder scope features a quick-release aluminum bracket with a dovetail base and two-screw X-Y alignment. For great daytime views with proper left/right and up/down orientation, the included 25mm Sirius Plossl telescope eyepiece slips into a 45 correct-image prism diagonal, also included. You might also be interested to know that the T-threads on the eyepiece adapter allow attachment of a 35mm camera body (with optional T-ring) to the telescope for powerful telephoto photography.

As if all that weren't enough, we also include a fully padded, nylon/polyester telescope carrying case, which has plenty of room for additional accessories in the zippered side pockets.

Unencumbered with complicated gadgetry like you find on competing models, the Orion Apex 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope offers hassle-free, big-aperture performance and convenient portability, at a price that's too good to pass up!
 

Warranty

Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-447-1001.

Warning

Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.

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  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Lunar & planetary
  • User level
    Intermediate
  • Optical design
    Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Optical diameter
    127mm
  • Focal length
    1540mm
  • Focal ratio
    f/12.1
  • Eyepieces
    Sirius Plossl 25.0mm (1.25")
  • Magnification with included eyepieces
    61x
  • Resolving power
    0.91arc*sec
  • Lowest useful magnification
    18x
  • Highest useful magnification
    254x
  • Highest theoretical magnification
    254x
  • Limiting stellar magnitude
    13.2
  • Optical quality
    Diffraction limited
  • Finder scope
    6x26 Correct-image
  • Focuser
    Internal
  • Diagonal degrees
    1.25" 45° Prism Correct-image
  • Secondary mirror obstruction
    39mm
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by diameter
    31%
  • Secondary mirror obstruction by area
    9%
  • Mirror coatings/over-coatings
    Aluminum & Silicon Dioxide
  • Mount type
    Optical Tube without Mount
  • Astro-imaging capability
    Lunar & planetary
  • Tube material
    Aluminum
  • Length of optical tube
    14.5 in.
  • Weight, optical tube
    8.6 lbs.
  • Weight, fully assembled
    8.6 lbs.
  • Additional included accessories
    Optical tube carry case
  • Other features
    2nds are covered by Orion's Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Warranty
    One year

Orion 127mm f/12.1 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope optical tube assembly
25mm Orion Sirius Plossl telescope eyepiece (1.25")
45 correct-image diagonal
Orion 6x26 correct-image finder scope
Finder scope bracket with O-ring
Dust cap
Soft telescope carry case
Starry Night Special Edition astronomy software

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A per-item shipping charge (in addition to the standard shipping and handling charge) applies to this product due to its size and weight. This charge varies based on the shipping method.

Standard Delivery: $0.00
Standard Delivery to Canada: $10.00
3 Day Delivery: $39.00
2 Day Delivery: $39.00
Next Day Delivery: $51.00

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