What are the best Maksutov telescopes?

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    #1Meade StarNavigator NG

    Meade StarNavigator NG

    The Meade StarNavigator NG is a refractor telescope indicated for all of those who want to begin with the astronomy science and the seek and find celestial objects. 


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    Rebecca Stewart
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Getting outside and spending time with the kids is very special to me. With the Meade StarNavigator NG I can show them all sorts of neat things to get the oohs and ahhs I love to hear."
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    #2Celestron NexStar 4 SE Telescope

    Celestron NexStar 4 SE Telescope

    The Celestron NexStar 4 SE is a catadioptric telescope by Celestron, that comes in the iconic orange-tube color with a 4-inch aperture that provides excellent light-gathering and fully automated GoTo mount at an affordable price.


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    Bruce Perez
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "When I first got into astronomy, I remember longing for the fancy things that would track things in the sky for you -- even find them for you. Now it's an affordable reality for me to have such a thing. This telescope, thanks to its design, also puts a lot more power than you'd expect into a small package. It's as if I'm looking into the heavens for the first time again. I'm passing that early interest I had in astronomy on to the kids, and with a lot less frustration than I often dealt with so long ago."
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    #3Celestron NexStar 127SLT

    Celestron NexStar 127SLT

    The Celestron NexStar 127SLT is a computerized 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. It has the StarPointer finderscope used for alignments and accurate locating of objects. It also includes a tripod made of stainless steel and accessory tray.


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    Willie Cox
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This telescope is great for anyone into star gazing."
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    #4SkyWatcher S11520 (127mm)

    SkyWatcher S11520 (127mm)

    The SkyWatcher S11520 is a black 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. It's fully multi-coated with 6x30 finderscope and 2” 90 degrees Star diagonal and V-style dovetail plate.


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    Olivia May
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "This telescope isn't the best Masutov out there, but for the price point, it's a decent telescope. If you want the joy of seeing a planet with your own eye and a telescope, it's a good choice."
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    #5Orion 10022 StarMax (90mm)

    Orion 10022 StarMax (90mm)

    The Orion 10022 StarMax is a 90mm TableTop Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. it's a grab-and-go telescope that provides powerful images of the moon and bright planets, including Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars.


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    Kathy Carlson
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "If you're a first-time buyer and looking for something within an affordable range, this is for you. I bought this as a first-time user and I liked it. It's not perfect but it does just what I want it to do. You are able to add additional parts as needed and I found that useful. I can mount it on a tripod for use in other spaces and it's lightweight enough that I can move it around with ease. It's easy to setup and provides helpful tips for new users. It's not a bad price either. "
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    #6Orion StarSeeker IV (150mm)

    Orion StarSeeker IV (150mm)

    The Orion StarSeeker IV  is a 150mm GoTo Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. It's 5.9" in diameter and has a super-long 1800mm focal length and f/12 focal ratio. It provides high-resolution images of the moon and the planets.


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    Gloria Rose
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "First off i love that i can just put in the coordinates of what i'm looking for an the computer finds it. I'm new to having a telescope so this is very handy. I also really like that it is a large diameter where others are much smaller in size. Plus the 2inch eye piece is very good for someone who wears glasses"
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    #7Orion 9820 Apex (90mm)

    Orion 9820 Apex (90mm)

    The Orion 9820 Apex is a compact 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope that provides long focal length performance. It offers fantastic celestial and terrestrial views, making it ideal for scanning the solar system.


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    Carol Reid
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This is a great scope for the money. I bought it for my mother-in-law. She had a telescope before, but it broke. She really likes this. I was worried I'd get a lemon, but it all worked out."
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    #8Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK

    Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK

    The Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK is Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope with a 90mm objective lens diameter and an equatorial mount. It also has a focal length of 1250mm.


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    Nicholas Gutierrez
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "This appears to be the sort of telescope I am looking for. I am not familiar with this brand though. The design is classic and seems to be a of fairly good and rugged quality. This model does not seem especially popular with other buyers though, as there is currently only one user review. I might prefer to look at something with more user ratings."
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    #9Orion 9823 Apex 102mm

    Orion 9823 Apex 102mm

    The Orion 9823 Apex is a compact 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope that provides great views during the day or night. It has a 1300mm focal length that provides excellent celestial or terrestrial views.


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    #10Orion 9825 Apex (127mm)

    Orion 9825 Apex (127mm)

    The Orion 9825 Apex is a compact 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope with an optical tube outfitted for daytime terrestrial viewing. At night, it provides sharply detailed images of the moon and the brighter planets.


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    Marilyn Holmes
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Orion 9825 Apex (127mm) is the best Maksutov telescope available on the market. It is a Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope outfitted for daytime terrestrial viewing. For nighttime viewing images are very detailed for viewing the planets and moon."
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    #11Celestron 52268 C90 Mak Spotting Scope

    Celestron 52268 C90 Mak Spotting Scope

    The Celestron 52268 C90 Mak spotting scope has a portable and compact design. It features a 90mm diameter, a focal length of 1250mm, and a focal ratio of f/13.9. Its near focus is 15 feet.


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    Nancy Long
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "The Celestron 52268 C90 Mak Spotting Scope is a great choice for anyone wanting to add to their camera accessories collection. This Maksutov scope even has built in adapter threads to hook up your camera right to it. "


Best What are the best Maksutov telescopes
1Meade StarNavigator NGOther 11 Paid
2Celestron NexStar 4 SE TelescopeOther 11 Paid
3Celestron NexStar 127SLTOther 10 Paid
4SkyWatcher S11520 (127mm)Electronics 9 Paid
5Orion 10022 StarMax (90mm)Electronics 8 Paid
6Orion StarSeeker IV (150mm)Electronics 5 Paid
7Orion 9820 Apex (90mm)Electronics 5 Paid
8Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAKElectronics 4 Paid
9Orion 9823 Apex 102mmElectronics 3 Paid
10Orion 9825 Apex (127mm)Electronics 2 Paid

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