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Orion StarMax 127 EQ

Orion starmax 127 eq

Keywords: Reflector Beginner Intermediate Orion Portable


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127mm (5") aperture combined with a very long 1540mm focal length make the StarMax 127 a Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope with multiple proficiencies. Ideal telescope for sharply detailed views of planets such as Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, as well as the Moon and brighter deep -sky gems. High-resolution imaging and visual performance in a telescope only 14.5" long!. Includes sturdy adjustable tripod and AstroView equatorial (EQ) mount for convenient slow-motion celestial tracking. Includes a 25mm Sirius Plossl 1.25" telescope eyepiece, 6x30 finder scope, 90-degree mirror diagonal, soft case for the optical tube and accessories, EQ mount polar -alignment scope, Starry Night software, and more!


  • Best for viewing: The moon and planets like Mars, Jupiter and Saturn
  • User level: Beginner and intermediate
  • Optical design: Maksutov-Cassegrain
  • Optical diameter: 127 mm
  • Focal length: 1540 mm
  • Focal ratio: f/12.1
  • Weight, fully assembled: 36.2 lbs
  • Equatorial mount
  • Celestron Plossl 12.5 mm 1.25” eyepiece
  • Sirius Plossl 25 mm 1.25” eyepiece


Note: This is a good telescope for beginners to learn how to operate a simple and manual telescope.  It does not come with a computer nor a motorized tracking system, so there is less to learn.  It is not heavy and quite portable.  Some assembly and setup is required.  It is a good telescope for children, with adult supervision, to get started with Astronomy.

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