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Date: NA
Price: $875.00
Design: 127mm Maksutov-Newtonain  operating at f/6 with a focal length of 762mm
Description: Small 127mm Mak-Newt that ships with a  6x30 finder.

The Review

For the last 10 months I have been evaluating thr MN56 MakNewt. The images provided by its 5 inch aperture is amazing. I have owned a 12 1/2 inch Cave and C8 and have found that the optical quality of the MN56 is on a higher level. It is a very solid telescope with heavier construction than is typical. 

I have it handle magnification as high as 475X with a 5mm Radian and 5X powermate. The images at this level where remarkably crisp. My CG5 mount carries this scope very well. The only poor feature was the finder. I replaced it with a Vixen 7X50.

I often hear that this telescope is refractor-like. I completely agree. I recently compared to a Meade 4 inch SCT and that the contrast was in a different league. I purchased the MN56 from ITE. It arrived with its test evaluation. 

The cost of the OTA including the baffled dew cap was $875.

submitted by Al Misiuk - amisiuk@wescospec.com - Seattle, Washington

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