Explorer-190MN DS-PRO 190mm (7.5”) f/1000 maksutov-newtonian OTA (WITH dual-speed focuser)
Compared to a similarly sized Schmidt-Newtonian, the Maksutov-Newtonian yields a sharper and more contrasty image. Naturally, the Maksutov-Newtonian is an excellent visual performer too!!

Highest Practical Power (Potential): x570
Diameter of Primary Mirror: 190mm
Diameter of Secondary Mirror/Central Obstruction: 50mm/26%
Telescope Focal Length: 1000mm (f/5.26)
9x50 Right-Angled Finderscope
Supplied without Eyepieces



"In terms of build quality, the OTA itself is beautifully constructed. It’s predominantly black sparkling livery oozes quality"..."Straight out of the box, the reputation of the Maksutov design for holding collimation and delivering incredible levels of contrast and clarity was evident. No tweaking was needed at all, and there were pin sharp stars all the way out to the edge of the field. It really is like having a 190mm triplet apochromat in your hands, but for a fraction of the cost"..."Achieving greater than the quoted 500x was absolutely possible"..."With a 5x Powermate bringing the focal length up to about f/28 the image was nothing short of stunning at both the eyepiece and on the camera, close to matching the best I had seen from my C11"..."The field of view works incredibly well with larger format CCD or DSLR cameras in particular"..."The optics on this telescope are truly first class"..."One only has to look at some of the remarkable images taken by 190MN users to realise you can paint a real masterpiece"
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Selected high-end Sky-Watcher telescopes benefit from the inclusion of Schott glass in their construction. Schott is the recognised world leader in glass utilised for precision optical lens systems, including medical instrumentation and famous brand camera lenses. Sky-Watcher's parent company signed a worldwide exclusive telescope co-branding agreement with Schott in March 2008.