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Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK Telescope
Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. Objective lens diameter: 90 mm. Focal length: 1250 mm.
Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK is a catadioptric telescope of Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design. This design allows for a long focal distance - 1250 millimeters (49.2 inches) - to be encased in a tube only 25 centimeters (9.8 inches) long, which means that you can easily go stargazing in the countryside. The 90-millimeter (3.5-inch) aperture and long... more
Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK is a catadioptric telescope of Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design. This design allows for a long focal distance - 1250 millimeters (49.2 inches) - to be encased in a tube only 25 centimeters (9.8 inches) long, which means that you can easily go stargazing in the countryside. The 90-millimeter (3.5-inch) aperture and long focal distance make this telescope perfect for high-powered planetary observations, and provide views of high quality. At medium power you can observe various deep-sky objects, such as nebulae and star clusters. This model is for those who do not want to worry about carrying cumbersome equipment to the countryside for observations, but still want to have a powerful tool for their observations. Besides, this telescope may be easily mounted on a regular tripod and - with an addition of an erecting prism - may become a powerful spotting scope for terrestrial observations.
The lenses and mirrors are fully multi-coated, which allows for maximum light-gathering and increases their service life. The sturdy and lightweight aluminum tube is set up on an equatorial mount with slow-motion controls. You can also install the equatorial computerized drive system (purchased separately) on your mount. It is equipped with setting circles which - after a quick adjustment - allow for locating objects by their celestial coordinates and tracking them with just a turn of an equatorial control. The adjustable height tripod has a practical accessory tray where you can store all your tools. The red dot finder scope allows you to quickly navigate to the desired location. The kit includes 10-millimeter (0.4-inch) and 25-millimeter (0.98-inch) eyepieces with 52-degree field of view of 125x and 50x magnification, respectively. The lenses are made of glass and are fully multi-coated. Focusing your telescope is as easy as adjusting the primary mirror with a move of the smooth-turning knob. This model accepts 31.75-millimeter (1.25-inch) eyepieces; so you can use eyepieces purchased separately - not just those supplied with the kit - therefore increasing the magnification to the highest practical power of 180x. The focuser has the standard T-thread, which allows you to attach an SLR camera using an adapter and use your telescope for astrophotography.
Levenhuk Skyline PRO series was designed for advanced and demanding astronomers and includes a range of different models. The one thing in common is maximum precision and reliability during observations and astrophotography, high-quality materials and optics.
The kit includes:
- Telescope optical tube (optical elements inside)
- Red Dot finder scope
- Diagonal mirror
- 10 mm eyepiece, 1.25"
- 25 mm eyepiece, 1.25"
- Equatorial mount
- User manual and lifetime warranty
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Objective lens diameter (aperture), mm
Focal length, mm
Highest practical power, x
Resolution threshold, arcseconds
Limiting stellar magnitude
|SUPER 10, SUPER 25|
Eyepiece barrel diameter
|German equatorial EQ1|
General use product.
May be used by kids
over 3 years old.
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i would like to attach my Canon 60D to the Skyline Pro 90. I already have canon T-ring. but that is not enough to attach the camera to pro 90. I will need the extender (or T-adapter) which will go between canon T-ring and focuser. can you tell me how to get this extender that will fit on the Pro 90 MAK? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Hello, thank you for your interest in Levenhuk products. You will need the T-ring with a M42x0,75 T-thread. It can be bought in your local camera store. Is there any additional information you might need?
Hello! How can a telescope be covered with a lifetime warranty if coatings on mirrors and lenses tend to tarnish and darken with time? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Mirror darkening is a warranty case. If the problem arises, please contact our Customer Service Department.
On the reference and downloads tab it won't show the images you downloaded. Is it possible that they can be sent to my email address? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Dear Mahrya, thank you for interest in Levenhuk products. Please use this link: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/materials/0/27646.rar You need to unpack the file. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further assistance.
Please recommend the best eyepiece for achieving the maximum power on this telescope. Preferably with zoom. And good for the camera Levenhuk Customer Service:
We recommend using 7.5mm eyepiece, the resulting magnification would be 166x. Zoom eyepieces can be found here - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/eyepieces-varied-focal-length/. As for the camera, it can't be used with any eyepiece as it is installed in place of it, please consider Levenhuk 2x Barlow Lens with Camera Adapter - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-2x-barlow-lens-with-camera-adapter/
The equatorial computerized drive system do you find this on your website? Which one would you recommend? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Kevin, thank you for your inquiry. Currently we do not have the drive system in our product range. You need to buy the equatorial computerized drive system for German equatorial EQ1 mount. Is there any additional information you might need?
are you able to attach the levenhuk 90 pro to an auto computerized tripod? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Dear Kevin, thank you for interest in Levenhuk products. Yes, you can install the equatorial computerized drive system (purchased separately) on your mount. Is there any additional information you might need? Looking forward to your reply.
Which telescope is better for a beginner? This model or Levenhuk Strike 900 PRO? Is there any significant difference between these two telescopes? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Strike 900 PRO is better suited for planetary observations, the other advantage is its large set of accessories. Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK is a preferred choice for viewing star clusters, galaxies.
I bought this telescope about two years ago, but put it in the closet because of my very little knowledge in astronomy and telescopes (yep, shame on me). So I took it out today and decided to give it a second try. But I have one little problem... It seems like the slow motion control is larger than the hole for it... Levenhuk Customer Service:
The slow motion control is fixed with a clamping screw.
Can I observe deep-sky objects with this telescope? Is it suitable for urban observations? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK Telescope allows you to see: tens of globular clusters, bright globular clusters are resolved into cosmic dust at the edges; tens of planetary and diffuse nebulae and all Messier objects; brightest objects from NGC; some details are resolved on the brightest and largest objects; details are not resolved during observations of most galaxies. Yes, Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK Telescope is perfect for urban observations. In order to observe terrestrial objects, you will need an erecting prism.
What do I need to get not mirrored upright images with this telescope? Will image quality worsen? Levenhuk Customer Service:
For this you need a telescope accessory called erecting prism, it will affect image quality.
can I rotate an eyepiece for viewing above the horizon in order not to look top down Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, in such case Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK Telescope should be used without diagonal prism.
Will I be able to see Dumbbell Nebula with this telescope? Will I be able to discern its color and colors of other deep-sky objects? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately, Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK Telescope is not powerful enough to show you the Dumbbell nebula. If we are talking about visual observations, then the answer is no. Produced images will be in black and white. If you mean astrophotography, then yes, you will be able to get color images.
bought this telescope (Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK), assembled it following the manual. I have no idea what did I do wrong, but produced images are inverted. I tried to change the eyepiece (with no result). Could you help me? You are my last hope:) Levenhuk Customer Service:
Please specify whether or not you use a diagonal prism.
Hello! Could you please tell me what is the difference between refractors and reflectors? My daughter got Celestron PowerSeeker 50TT AZ telescope as a birthday gift. Great model for beginners, but we already want something more powerful. Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK is on top of our list. What can you say about this model? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The information about refractors and reflectors can be found in this article: http://www.levenhuk.com/reviews/begginers_guide_to_telescopes/. Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK is a wonderful choice. The telescope is suitable for both urban and countryside observations. This model is quite powerful: you will be able to observe Solar System planets, as well as deep-sky objects.
what is the actual measurement of the telescope itself without the tripod? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Dear Beria, thank you for interest in Levenhuk products. The weight of the tube is 3.3lb. Length - 11''. Is there any additional information you might need?
Can I use celestron 1.25 erecting prism with this telescope for terrestrial observations? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, this accessory is suitable for use with the Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK telescope.
Great telescope, excellent image quality, the Moon views are incredible. The shipping is fast, the package was delivered in good shape and on time, I got great discount btw. Perfect instrument for observations in the countryside. In the big city (more than million people) the light pollution is too high, heat flows and everything... I will also try to use it in the mountains! I recommend it to everyone! Especially to those who want short focal length (fast) refractor - in my opinion it's better to choose lens-mirror telescope like this one! Levenhuk Customer Service:
Thank you for your feedback on Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK Telescope.
this totally looks like celestron c90 mak. many others look like celesctron to me too, is this the same manufacturer? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk and Celestron are two different manufacturers. Besides the model you mentioned is a spotting scope while Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK is a telescope.
Is it suitable for terrestrial observations? Will I need to buy smth to reverse the image? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk Skyline PRO MAK 90 is suitable for terrestrial observations, but you will need an erecting prism.
Hello! I've recently purchased this telescope. Tell me please which filters should I order for planetary and nebulae observations? Which eyepieces should I purchase to use my telescope's capabilities to the fullest? Thanks in advance! Levenhuk Customer Service:
Please pay attention to the following accessories: Levenhuk Ra WA 82°, 7 mm Eyepiece - http://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-ra-wa-82-7mm-eyepiece/; Solar System Levenhuk F8 Filter Set - http://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/solar-system-levenhuk-f8-filter-set/
In response to your reply, "Dear Chris, thank you for interest in Levenhuk products! To attach the camera you will need a T-ring designed for Nikon cameras. It should be bought separately. Is there any additional information you might need? Looking forward to your reply." Do I purchase any "T-ring" designed for the Nikon camera or is it a "T-ring" designed for the Nikon camera and specific to the Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK Telescope. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Chris, thank you for replying. You will need the T-ring with a M42x0,75 T-thread. Is there any additional information you might need? Looking forward to your reply.
We are getting ready to order the Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 or 105 MAK telescope. We want to be able to attach our Nikon D7000 SLR camera. I'm reading mixed messages on the descriptions of the Levenhuk and Amazon.com web pages. Do the telescopes come with the necessary adapters to connect my camera? If not, exactly which adapter do I need to purchase? Thank you in advance. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Dear Chris, thank you for interest in Levenhuk products! To attach the camera you will need a T-ring designed for Nikon cameras. It should be bought separately. Is there any additional information you might need? Looking forward to your reply.
Bought this telescope for astrophotography alongside with 2x barlow lens with T-thread adapter. Then I connected all of this stuff to my Canon 60D. I've got about 80x-90x (at least I think so), so I've got a question. How can I enlarge the Moon even more? I want higher magnification! is that possible? thanks! Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately, it's not possible to increase the magnification even more when using Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK with these accessories.
Give me some advice: I need a telescope for ten-year-old girl, for planetary observations, providing quality and interesting views. I know absolutely nothing about telescopes Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK is a good choice for amateur planetary observations. Also take a look at the model with more advanced kit - Levenhuk Strike 950 PRO Telescope http://www.levenhuk.com/products/telescope-levenhuk-strike-950-pro/
Sorry, my fault, I expected miracles from the basic kit!) now I am experienced user so I know what else I need for my telescope! Already placed couple of orders, excited to receive new cool accessories! ) Levenhuk Customer Service:
Thank you for your feedback on Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK!
I was thinking about buying a telescope for quite a while and a couple of days ago I did it (it was impulse buying)... The requirements were: terrestrial observations and the option of attaching an SLR... I was recommended to buy a T-ring and... At that rate 20 mm doesn't fit the camera and 10 mm gives a lousy picture... ((((. Am I doing something wrong? Or do I need to spend even more money to get the desired result? should I buy one more eyepiece, another T-adapter and erecting prism? So many additions??? Levenhuk Customer Service:
To get Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK Telescope to its highest practical power of 180x we recommend you consider buying Levenhuk Ra WA 82°, 7 mm Eyepiece http://www.levenhuk.com/products/eyepiece-levenhuk-ra-wa-7/. Please provide more information on the T-ring you are using.
Please help. I own Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK and very happy with it in general. But recently I noticed that three black dots appeared on the mirror (I guess that's dirt). Is it possible to disassemble the telescope by myself and clean the mirror or it it better to not take a risk and ask for professional help? Levenhuk Customer Service:
If you are not entirely sure of what you are doing then it's better to apply for professional assistance.
Thanks. I'll take the liberty of asking one more question. Is there a relation between focal length and CCD size of SLR camera? I found the info that to get the magnification I need to divide objective lens focal length by matrix diagonal. Following this logic, I divided 1250 mm (the aperture of Skyline PRO 90 MAK) by 26 mm (matrix diagonal of my Canon EOS 1100D). The answer is about 48x. Is it correct? Thank you in advance and forgive me for my silly questions. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, your calculations are correct. With your camera attached to the Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK telescope the resulting magnification will be about 48x.
Please suggest me how to get the resulting magnification of Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK in combination with SLR (Canon EOS 1100D)? Is there an option of indirect connection between telescope and camera via eyepiece in order to get higher magnification? Thanks in advance. Levenhuk Customer Service:
If you attach an SLR to any telescope, including Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK, the magnification would be around 30-40x. To get higher magnification consider using Levenhuk 2x Barlow Lens with Camera Adapter http://www.levenhuk.com/products/levenhuk-barlow-lens-2x-adapter/
Thanks for reply - I can very well believe it. And I'm sorry for asking such indelicate question. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, but I just can't stop myself from asking. Didn't you mistype about the cost of additional accessories that come with Levenhuk Strike 950 PRO? I mean if they really cost $300 why would you give them away for just one hundred? Why so generous? It looks like a trick for me, you know as they say, there's no such thing as a free lunch. Maybe the telescopes are defective so you just give a lot of gifts to sell them out? Levenhuk Customer Service:
There are no mistakes and let alone tricks. The series was designed specifically for beginners that's why the kit includes everything needed to start observing without wasting your time and efforts on figuring out what accessories you need and trying to find the ones that will fit your new telescope. And you probably know that if you buy products in bulk, they come in cheaper for you, especially if we are talking about additional accessories. So that's just beneficial opportunity for everyone who decides to start stargazing with Levenhuk!
Thank you tons for your answer!!!! Levenhuk Customer Service:
Thank you for your feedback on Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK.
Which model is more preferable: this one or levenhuk strike 950 pro? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK and Levenhuk Strike 950 PRO telescopes have quite similar optical specifications, but there is also one significant difference between them - sets of additional accessories included in the kit. While Levenhuk Skyline PRO 950 MAK comes with minimum of required accessories (two different eyepieces), the richest kit of Levenhuk Strike 950 PRO Telescope includes absolutely everything you might need. The total value of additional accessories in case of Levenhuk Strike 950 PRO exceeds $300 while the price difference between two mentioned models is only slightly over $100! So the choice is yours and it depends on how many accessories you need for your observations.
Good day. Please tell me which solar filter will fit this telescope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk 90 mm Solar Filter is what you're looking for: http://www.levenhuk.com/products/solar-filter-levenhuk90/
Hello! Is it allowed to install 7 mm eyepiece together with Barlow lens on this telescope? How'd be image quality? Levenhuk Customer Service:
By using these accessories together you will exceed the highest practical power of 180x, and that will seriously affect image quality. To get this telescope to its highest practical power it's recommended that you use a 6.9 mm eyepiece.
do you have optical filters Levenhuk Customer Service:
You can find the full range of optical filters here: http://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories-filters-all-items/
which erecting prism is required for this model Levenhuk Customer Service:
Consider Levenhuk 1.25" 45-degree Erecting Prism: http://www.levenhuk.com/products/45degree_erect_prisma_levenhuk_7517/
I've almost forgot to ask about the polar caps on Mars - would they be seen? Levenhuk Customer Service:
You will be able to observe polar caps and seas on Mars during opposition.
Ok. Let's take the Cassini Gap in the rings of Saturn, will I be able to observe it with Skyline PRO 90 MAK? How many details will I be able to see on Jupiter? Will I witness the Great Red Spot? Also I am interested in the image quality in case of both planets and galaxies and nebulae. thanks. Levenhuk Customer Service:
With the Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK Telescope you will be able to observe the following: *Binary stars with the separation between their components of 1.5" and more *Faint stars up to 12 stellar magnitude *The phases of Mercury *Lunar craters with a diameter of 3 miles *Polar caps and seas on Mars during opposition *Atmospheric flows of Jupiter and the Great Red Spot. The shadows of Jupiter's moons on its disc *The Cassini Gap in the rings of Saturn and 4 to 5 of its moons *Uranus and Neptune as small discs without details in them *Dozens of globular clusters, bright globular cluster will fall to stardust at the edges *Dozens of planetary and diffuse nebulae and every object from the Messier catalogue *The brightest objects of the NGC catalogue *Most of the galaxies appear as hazy spots without details
HI! I purchased this telescope two month ago. It's not bad! Since then i've already observed a few objects. However, when watching Jupiter , I was puzzled by how "See it all!" astronomer handbook shows the pic. of Jupiter taken with a small telescope - it's very detailed photo about 1 in. in diameter. The smallest image is shown pea-sized. But when I was looking through the eyepiece, i was pretty sure that was Venus. And, if not for the obvious four satellites, I would still think it was Venus. The thing is that through the telescope Jupiter is only a 2 - 3 mm dot , but through the "Super 10 " lens it's about 4 - 5mm. Tell me please, what does it depend on? Maybe I don't understand correctly how does the telescope work? Is it possible to increase the power without changing lenses? Thank you! Levenhuk Customer Service:
Thank you for your feedback. To get this telescope to its highest practical power you need an eyepiece with 7 mm focal length; the magnification will be 180x.
Will I be able to see rings of Saturn? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, rings of Saturn may be seen through the Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK Telescope.
I liked the description and it's so compact and lightweight! Do I understand it correct that it's excellent for both planetary and deep-sky observations? And tell me please if the case is included in the kit and which Barlow lens shoud I buy? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK is perfect for both planetary and deep-sky observations. This model comes in the packaging box. We recommend this lens: http://www.levenhuk.com/products/acc_levenhuk_barlow_lens_a2x/
Hi! Can you please tell me which one is more preferable and why. My primary target is planetary observations( and Universe's glory is just an option). It's pretty clear that there is no general-purposed telescope ( to provide veeery good images of both planets and galaxies ( well, i mean up to $500, but still). I'm not gonna do astrophotography due to the lack of camera. I just wanna observe Mars' and Saturn's every little detail in a large size and clear image. And also every part of the lunarscape. I can't decide between: 1)Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK 2)Levenhuk Skyline 90x900 EQ thanks! Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK is the optimal choice because of its quality-price ratio. Its Maksutov-Cassegrain optical design makes this model perfectly suitable for both planetary and deep-sky observations.
What do I need to achieve 180-200x? (WA would be great) Levenhuk Customer Service:
Consider these models: http://www.levenhuk.com/products/eyepiece-levenhuk-ra-wa-7/, http://www.levenhuk.com/products/eyepiece-levenhuk-ra-er20-wa-7/
Where can I find an optical filter for lunar observations with this telescope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
I've heard that images are not inverted, but mirrored, is that so? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, that is correct, images are not inverted, but mirrored.
I wanna purchase a telescope to observe planets and deep-sky objects from the balcony in a small town. I understand that reflecting telescopes are totally unsuitable. So I'm looking for some catadioptric one because refractor would be too long and that can muck up the whole observation. And i need to be sure for the quality. Thanks a lot in advance. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Take note of the Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK Telescope: http://www.levenhuk.com/products/levenhuk-skyline-pro-105mac/
Or is it better to choose Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK? I just don't wanna see "made in china" again. I'm sick of it already :D Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK has larger aperture and hence larger magnification. Aperture is the most important characteristic when choosing a telescope.
Good day! Which camera can be attached to this telescope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Canon, Nikon or Sony SLR cameras.
And one more question (this one might be silly): is it possible to observe Venus, Mars and Mercury with good image quality through this telescope? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK is perfect for planetary observations.
is it possible to witness planetary alignment with Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK . Thanks in advance Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK is perfect for planetary observations.
Bought this telescope, it's a great device, observed Jupiter pretty well with belts and moons and everything. Observation of the Moon was excellent. Haven't the opportunity to observe anything else. And now it's time for my question. As far as I understand the magnification with eyepieces included in the kit is 125x. What should I choose to get the highest 180x? Barlow lens or another eyepiece? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate it. To get 180x we recommend Levenhuk Super Plossl 7.5 mm Eyepiece: http://www.levenhuk.com/products/ocular-levenhuk-sp-s8-75/
can I use Levenhuk Super 5x Barlow lens and which eyepiece do I need in this case Levenhuk Customer Service:
Instead of using a 5x Barlow lens, we recommend using an eyepiece with 7.5 mm focal length to get the telescope to the highest practical power.
lack of which eyepiece keeps me away from the highly desired 180x Levenhuk Customer Service:
To get this telescope to its highest practical power an eyepiece with focal length of 7 mm is required. more
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