Which is better Schmidt-Cassegrain or Maksutov?
In short, a Maksutov-cassegrain telescope is generally better for planet viewing due to the narrow and generally large focal ratios, however this also does compromise the astrophotography performance of Mak telescopes, which is an area Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes don’t suffer nearly as much from whilst still having …
Are Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes good for astrophotography?
Among the variety of telescope models, the Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes are great. They offer not a wide flat field but a high contrast in its center (which is where we most need it as a planet will always be small against the extent of the telescope framed field).
Is Maksutov-Cassegrain a refractor?
Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes are similar to Schmidt-Cassegrains in that they use both mirrors and a lens to focus light onto a smaller area. The long, thin optical tube of a refractor is the image most people associate with a telescope.
What is a Schmidt-Cassegrain good at?
Their high f-ratio means they are not a wide-field telescope like their Schmidt camera predecessor, but they are good for more narrow-field deep sky and planetary viewing.
What is a Maksutov-Cassegrain?
Maksutov-Cassegrains are another type of compound telescope, similar to Schmidt-Cassegrains. They have a spherical mirror to collect light and a curved lens up front to correct for aberrations. But the corrector lens on a Mak has a simple spherical curvature which is easy to manufacture.
Is a Schmidt Cassegrain good for astrophotography?
When it comes to imaging we have found the Schmidt-Cassegrain (SCT) type scopes are very good. Some astrophotographers prefer other types and they all have their benefits but SCT scopes are very versatile and are not cost prohibitive. Another type of telescope to consider is a Triplet Refractor.
What is Maksutov-Cassegrain?
What is the best Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope?
- Orion Apex 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope.
- Celestron C90 Mak Spotting Scope.
- Orion StarMax 90mm TableTop Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope.
- Sky Watcher Skymax 127 Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope.
- Celestron AstroFi 102 Maksutov Telescope.
- Orion 180mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope Optical Tube.
What is a Maksutov Cassegrain?