The Bresser Messier MC-100 telescope is a small Maksutov telescope for both ambitious beginners and advanced observers alike. If your preference is viewing the Moon and Planets, then Maksutov designs such as this are hard to beat.
Maksutov Telescopes are more specialised designs which are really well suited for planetary viewing and imaging. Their unique design incorporates both lenses and mirrors which result in extremely long focal lengths (which is required for higher magnification) but in a small compact tube. For planetary viewing, focal length is extremely important and at 1400mm focal length, this telescope is designed for the much higher magnifications needed to view some exceptionally clear surface details on the Moon and Planets. Under the right seeing conditions, coupled with a x2 barlow lens for example, surface features on the Moon are simply spectacular. Saturns rings and much more cloud structure on Jupiter become more visible as well as the polar caps on Mars and the sturdy EXOS 2 mount offers the perfect stable platform to keep everything in check at these higher magnifications.
The Mount: The EXOS-2 German Equatorial Mount is a long established, intermediate level mount designed to offer a sturdy platform for equipment weighing up to 13kg. While this is the non-computerised version of the mount, a conversion kit is available separately to upgrade it to provide full electronic tracking and GOTO functions also - Essential for long exposure Astrophotography
Telescope main features:
High-quality Maksutov-Cassegrain optics with high focal length and extremely sharp optics.
Circular bubble level for easy horizontal alignment
Pole height scale for setting the latitude
Scaled graduated circular rings to facilitate finding objects using a star atlas or planetarium software
Tripod weight: 4.7 kg
Mount weight: 5.6 kg (without counterweight)
Total weight incl. counterweight: 14.8 kg
Batteries: not included
Maksutov Optical Tube Assembly
26mm Super Plössl eyepiece (31.7mm / 1.25")
SC Eyepiece adapter (31.7mm / 1.25")
Star diagonal mirror
Dovetail plate for GP Level
Adjustable polar finder scope with optional illumination
Rotatable star map
Astronomy PC software Stellarium (via download )
Bresser EXOS-2 mount
Stainless steel tube field tripod with accessory tray
1 x 2 kg counterweight
SAFETY NOTICE:Never look directly at the Sun through your Binoculars or Telescope - immediate and permanent eye damage may result. For Solar viewing we have dedicated filters and Telescopes available for this purpose.
Please Note: Items in stock and ready for dispatch immediately are usually delivered within 24-48hrs. Some items may be 'Special Order Items' and require additional lead time before being dispatched eg. 5 - 10 Working days - This will be highlighted on the product page before purchase.
All orders are shipped using our reputable courier partners to ensure your items arrive safely and promptly. While we do offer International Delivery, we are unable to ship large Telescopes and Mounts outside of Ireland.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch: 24 - 48 hrs
Standard Express Shipping: Ireland Nationwide: from €9.95
Note: Larger telescopes which contain multiple boxes include an additional surcharge. Shipping is calculated automatically at the checkout.
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You can also avail of our FREE 'Click & Collect' service at the checkout, where you can order online and collect from our head office. Depending on the items and availability, these can be ready for collection within a few hours. "NOTE: Please wait until we let you know your order is ready before you arrive, to arrange a suitable time for collection."
Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch: 24 - 48 hrs
Standard Express Shipping: Norther Ireland: from €19.50+
Standard Express Shipping rate applies up to a max order weight of 30kg Nationwide. - Large heavy items from 30kg+ include an additional surcharge, depending on the overall weight.
Unfortunately due to Brexit we are currently unable to ship to Mainland UK at this time.
Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch: 24 - 72 hrs
Standard Express Shipping: European Union: from €18.95+
Shipping available for items upto a max order total weight or volumetric weight of 27kg.
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Standard EU Delivery Regions: Germany, France, Belgium, Poland, Luxumbourg, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Malta, Greece
US & CANADA
Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch: 48 - 72 hrs
Standard Express Shipping: US & Canada: from €28.50+
Shipping service available for items upto a max order total weight or volumetric weight of 20kg.
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