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Cassegrain Telescopes

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The design of Cassegrain Telescopes (a catadioptric telescope) was first proposed by astronomer & lens designer James Baker in 1940. Cassegrain Telescopes combine many of the best features of the refractor and reflector telescopes. The Schmidt–Cassegrain design is popular with consumer telescope manufacturers such as Celestron & Meade because it combines easy to manufacture spherical optical surfaces to create an astronomy telescope with the long focal length of a refracting telescope but with the lower cost per aperture of a reflecting telescope. Cassegrain Telescopes are generally compact in design and offer a portability that some other types of astronomy telescope just can't offer. Popular models include the SkyWatcher Skymax, Celestron AstroFi & Celestron NexStar ranges.
 

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SkyWatcher Skymax 127 SynScan AZ GoTo Telescope

SkyWatcher Skymax 127 SynScan AZ GoTo Telescope£499.00   £434.99

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Celestron NexStar 4 SE Computerised Telescope

Celestron NexStar 4 SE Computerised Telescope£549.00   £465.99

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SkyWatcher Heritage 90 Virtuoso Telescope

SkyWatcher Heritage 90 Virtuoso Telescope£199.00   £184.99

 
SkyWatcher Skymax 102 SynScan AZ GoTo Telescope

SkyWatcher Skymax 102 SynScan AZ GoTo Telescope£449.00   £369.99

 
Celestron Astro Fi 102mm MaksutovCassegrain Telescope

Celestron Astro Fi 102mm MaksutovCassegrain Telescope£405.00   £376.99

 
Celestron NexStar 90 SLT Computerised Telescope

Celestron NexStar 90 SLT Computerised Telescope£499.00   £376.99

 
Celestron Astro Fi 5'' Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope

Celestron Astro Fi 5" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope£469.99   £449.99

 
SkyWatcher Skymax 127 Telescope with EQ32 Mount

SkyWatcher Skymax 127 Telescope with EQ32 Mount£599.00   £458.99

 
Celestron NexStar 127 SLT Computerised Telescope

Celestron NexStar 127 SLT Computerised Telescope£599.00   £465.99

 
Celestron NexStar 5 SE Computerised Telescope

Celestron NexStar 5 SE Computerised Telescope£789.99   £740.99

 
Celestron NexStar 6 SE Computerised Telescope

Celestron NexStar 6 SE Computerised Telescope£999.00   £881.99

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Celestron NexStar 8 SE Computerised Telescope

Celestron NexStar 8 SE Computerised Telescope£1,549.99   £1,368.99

 
  
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Cassegrain telescopes have an optical design that uses a combination of a concave mirror and a convex mirror to collect and focus light. We have Cassegrain telescopes available to buy online in two variants of the design: Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes and Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes.

A number of our Cassegrain telescopes are GoTo telescopes which makes locating planetary objects and constellations as easy as pushing a button!

Celestron and Sky-Watcher produce a number of high quality Cassegrain telescopes that are ideal for both beginners and astronomy enthusiasts and we are excited to stock them (and provide free delivery in the UK) for our customers.

If you are having difficulty choosing the right Cassegrain model for your needs please just get in touch with the PicStop team and we will be happy to help.