About this product
Part Number: 10205
The Sky-Watcher Explorer 190MN (7.5") Maksutov-Newtonian delivers optically flat coma-free images and a fast f/5.3 focal ratio.
Optimized for CCD and DSLR cameras!
- Low-expansion primary mirror and multi-coated BK7 front meniscus lens for flat-field, coma-free results that are optimised for CCD and DSLR cameras.
- Knife-edge internal baffles reduce internal reflections for increased contrast.
- Two-inch Dual-Speed Crayford focuser offers a smooth focus action and will support CCD and DSLR cameras with the usual accessories.
- 1.5mm thick metal tube (to prevent flex) finished in black metallic paint.
Weight of Optical Tube Assembly: 10kg (22lb)
NOTE: To perform at their best Maksutov-Newtonian telescopes require careful collimation so are best suited to experienced astronomers.
This image of M42, M43 and NGC1977 was made by Steve Loughran using the 190MN.
|Average Rating (1 Review): |
Wednesday, 27 February 2019 | Trevor
I had upgraded my mount to an EQ6-r so decided to replace my 8 year old skywatcher 200mm . When fully equipped the Mn190 weighs in at 16.3 kg (scope, Altair guide scope and camera, Atik383 mono and filter wheel) so was a bit concerned about tracking as the kit is set up and taken down each session. The scope holds its collimatiion and the mount tracks well.
I have added a skywatcher remote focus kit to the standard focuser and it holds the camera and filter wheel firmly but you can override the tube friction if you push too hard when inserting the camera.
The field of view is slightly larger than my previous scope. I have added a lifting handle to make handling easier so I don't have to bear hug it when lifting it on and off the mount.
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