The Maksutov-Cassegrain design of the C90 uses a combination of mirrors and lenses; this folded optical system has a focal length of 1250mm in a body only twelve inches long. The Maksutov design delivers high power views without a trace of the chromatic aberration, also called blue fringing, that can distort high power views in competing refractor style spotting scopes. At 40X magnification where some low cost spotting scopes start to seem fuzzy, the C90 is just getting started. The C90 uses the same 1.25 inch eyepieces used in astronomical telescopes.
The Celestron model 52268 is very well built, with excellent multi-coatings visible on the front lens. The real beauty of this 90mm Maksutov spotting scope, however, is in the view it offers.When I use an optional 12.5mm eyepiece to look at Jupiter at 100X I can clearly see Jupiters major cloud bands as well as its four moons. When I look at the Moon and stars I can easily push the magnification to 200X with an optional 6mm eyepiece. When I look at birds in the backyard, Im treated to delightful views full of vibrant color and crisp detail.
With a close focus distance of only 15 feet, the detail and texture I see is simply amazing. The Celestron 52668 has been mainly for bird-watching - it really excels at this.Crisp, sharp images await you with this fine instrument. This fine instrument has been lightly used by an amateur astronomer, non-smoker. The front glass objective lens has never needed to be cleaned, and has never been touched. This scope has always been stored indoors and always covered when not in use.
The item "Celestron 52268 90mm Maksutov-Cassegrain Spotting Scope with tripod and cases" is in sale since Monday, April 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Binoculars & Telescopes\Telescopes". The seller is "rrfan001" and is located in Franklinton, Louisiana.
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