Compact telescope with 90mm aperture and high contrast Maksutov-Cassegrain optics.
|Average Rating (3 Reviews): |
Thursday, 26 May 2022 | Joseph
Mine surprisingly came with a nice green vixen dovetail..the scope performs similarly to my 72ed almost as sharp too..takes 20 mins to properly cool down to near pin point stars but I now just leave it outside the porch till Im ready to use it so NO issue there..Its great on the Moon and Doubles.
Saturn looks great even in ordinary seeing. The 25 Kellner ? is great on globs esp m22,N6752,N6397 ..some brightness and resolution there.
Got it for a take anywhere on an Ol SLT mount, its fun easily takes a 5mm Dual ED on Saturn and Izar here in Sydney.. thats 250x !! An 8mm dual ED is great with this scope as is the 25mm dual ED.
The Martian Polar caps , the Syrtis and the long sinus meridianus on Mars will be fun soon as they can take magnification VERY well
When I dont feel like lugging out my big Apo or C925 etc this is still fun...Its a lil pocket rocket!
Wednesday, 13 October 2021 | Nick
Bought this to scratch an itch to be honest as various people rated them on youtube and elsewhere. As I've always been a lifelong reflector/refractor guy, the SCT seemed a total deviation from the norm. They have some shortcomings like everything else but these can be overcome fairly easily these days.
The SkyMax90 has proven very capable for lunar/planetary so far, even with some imaging. With decent lenses and barlow, the details stand out pretty sharply. The lenses provided are ok ish and comes in a useful travelling holdall which will make for a perfect grab and go setup. My first purchase from First Light and the service is excellent. Looking forward to picking up some more goodies from these guys!
Monday, 5 July 2021 | Alan
Am very happy with the performance and the portability of the telescope which I have mated with a skywatcher EQ1 TRIPOD.