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Intermediate
*2nd* Orion Apex 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope
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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, 6x30 finder scope, 45-degree correct-image diagonal, soft carry case, Starry Night astronomy software, and more!


Item #  79825
  • Best for viewing
    Brighter deep sky
  • Best for imaging
    Lunar & planetary
  • User level
    Intermediate
  • Optical design
    Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Optical diameter
    127mm
  • Finder scope lens diameter
    26mm
  • 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
    Other included items are not always the same between a new and a second. Seconds may be older versions of the new product, or may be customer returns where accessory substitutions have been made.
  • Other features
    2nds are covered by Orion's Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Warranty
    One year

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