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Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK Telescope

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Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. Objective lens diameter: 102 mm. Focal length: 1300 mm.
  • Category: Telescope
  • Product ID: 27647
  • Country: PRC, controlled by Levenhuk, Inc. (USA)
  • Warranty: lifetime
  • Weight: 30.4 lb (13.8 kg)
  • UPC: 6900000276471
  • Package size (LxWxH): 39.8×17.7×10.6 in (101.0×45.0×27.0 cm)
  Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK is a catadioptric telescope of Maksutov-Cassegrain design that delivers high-quality views while remaining compact and lightweight. The 102-millimeter (4-inch) aperture gathers 28% more light than a 90-millimeter (3.5-inch) counterpart, and the telescope's long focal length - 1300 millimeters (51 inches) - allows for hi... more

Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK is a catadioptric telescope of Maksutov-Cassegrain design that delivers high-quality views while remaining compact and lightweight. The 102-millimeter (4-inch) aperture gathers 28% more light than a 90-millimeter (3.5-inch) counterpart, and the telescope's long focal length - 1300 millimeters (51 inches) - allows for high magnifications that deliver sharp images during observations and astrophotography. This telescope may also be used for observations of deep-sky objects, like planetary nebulae and star clusters. With the help of an erecting prism (purchased separately), you can turn your telescope into a powerful spotting scope for terrestrial observations. It can even be used as a long-focus lens for SLR cameras, and is adaptable to regular tripods.

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. This mount 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 130x and 52x 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. The rack-and-pinion focuser is made of stainless steel and 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 200x. 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
  • Tripod
  • User manual and lifetime warranty

You can find a review on this telescope here.

Here you can find a comparative review of this model and Levenhuk Skyline PRO 80 MAK.

Here you can find a list of celestial objects you can see with this telescope.

Find out the names of the most interesting celestial objects to observe here and here.

Optical design

Maksutov-Cassegrain

Optics coating

fully multi-coated

Objective lens diameter (aperture), mm

102

Focal length, mm

1300

Highest practical power, x

200

Focal ratio

f/12.8

Resolution threshold, arcseconds

1.3

Limiting stellar magnitude

12.0

Eyepieces

SUPER 10, SUPER 25

Eyepiece barrel diameter

1.25

Finderscope

Red Dot

Tripod

aluminum

Tripod height (adjustable), mm
in

700-1250
27.6-49.2

Mount

German equatorial EQ2

Optical tube dimensions, mm
in

121x320
4.76x12.6

Optical tube weight, kg
lbs

1.94
4.28

Usage

General use product.
May be used by kids
over 3 years old.
5.0 1

Levenhuk Review:

You can find a review on this telescope here.

Here you can find a comparative review of this model and Levenhuk Skyline PRO 80 MAK.

Here you can find a list of celestial objects you can see with this telescope.

Find out the names of the most interesting celestial objects to observe here and here.

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Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK Telescope - Total: 33 Negative 0 Positive 33


Helene Mathis (2016-07-04 05:06): Positive
Hi! What optical filters for planetary viewing should I buy? I've searched through many of them, but haven't found any suitable ones (all I had seen were for telescopes with 150mm and higher aperture). Levenhuk Customer Service:
Please consider Solar System Levenhuk F4 Filter Set - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/solar-system-levenhuk-f4-filter-set/.

Lorenzo (2016-06-20 06:33): Positive
when I use 10mm eyepiece (supplied with the telescope) even the slightest touch cause image shaking. Why this happens? Is this the mount? Should it be like this? Levenhuk Customer Service:
This is quite a common situation. Magnification with 10mm eyepiece is quite powerful, therefore images can shake.

Neal Krause (2015-07-30 12:09): Positive
Hi! I'm planning to buy this telescope model. Is it suitable for astrophotography? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK Telescope is perfect for astrophotography.

Nicolas (2015-05-28 12:49): Positive
I can't choose between this model and 90-millimeter refractor. I'm going to observe the Moon and planets... sharp quality image is a must! In the article ''Things you can see with a telescope based on its aperture'' 80-90mm refractors are in the same group with 90-125mm catadioptric telescopes. It means it's better to buy 90mm refractor than this telescope, right? their capabilities are the same, but refractor is like 10 times cheaper than 105 MAK... tell me if I am wrong. I just want to find an ideal price/quality option. So now I'm choosing between Strike 90 and this model. And one more question... In the article I noticed one curious thing... refractors that are gathered together with reflector and catadioptric telescopes in sections always have smaller aperture than other telescope types. As I figured it must mean that reflectors and catadioptric telescopes lose in comparison with refractors... Is it a fair conclusion? Thank you in advance!!! Levenhuk Customer Service:
These telescopes are in the same group, but Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK Telescope has superior optics quality and delivers sharper, more detailed views of observed objects, that is especially noticeable at high magnifications. Moreover, Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK Telescope features advanced equatorial mount. Yes, catadioptric telescopes gather less light than telescopes of other types with the same aperture (about 65-75% while refractors gather 90%). Advantages of catadioptric telescopes: large focal length; despite their size - convenient for maximum magnifications (planetary observations); almost no color and geometric distortion.

Max Jones (2015-01-28 08:52): Positive
Sorry, I still don't quite get it. I found the T-ring and the description says that it will allow me to shoot in prime focus. I mean no magnification then? If it goes before the eyepiece… Did I get it right? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, you are correct. You can also use an eyepiece with a T-thread, which allows connecting the T-ring directly to the eyepiece, meaning that you will be able to take pictures with higher magnification. Please consider Levenhuk Zoom 7-21 mm Eyepiece - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-zoom-7-21mm-eyepiece/. This eyepiece has a T-thread.

Max Jones (2015-01-27 02:13): Positive
I have one more question about skyline pro 105: what kind of adapter do I need to connect my Nikon D3100. It’s also a bit unclear to me where is it supposed to go? I mean do I connect it to the eyepiece or to the tube itself somehow? I would like to take pictures with maximum possible magnification. Levenhuk Customer Service:
To connect your camera to the Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK you need a T-ring for Nikon cameras. T-ring is connected to the camera from one side and to the telescope's focuser from the other.

Kevin Edwards (2015-01-16 07:44): Positive
Good day, do you have a motor drive I can use with Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately, suitable motor drive is unavailable in our store at the moment.

Wade Bates (2015-01-10 12:18): Positive
Hi, Levenhuk!:) I need an instrument that I will be able to use for astrophotography in future. Thank you! Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK Telescope is the perfect choice for astrophotography.

Rob (2015-01-09 02:10): Positive
One more question how do you make sure you have the lifetime warranty in tact with the company? Levenhuk Customer Service:
All Levenhuk telescopes purchased directly from us or from one of our authorized dealers qualify for the lifetime warranty.

Rob (2015-01-09 02:07): Positive
Hello I bought a MAK 105 for Christmas for my son. I would like to know what is the highest mm. of lens can the 105 use before it starts to distort the images. Also what is a good book to locate different sky objects in the sky. THANKS in advance. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Hi Rob, Thanks for the query. In this case, to calculate the highest mm. of an eyepiece, we need to divide the telescope's focal length by the highest practical power which makes it 6.37mm. I doubt that an eyepiece with exactly the same focal length exists so you need to choose one of the closest, for example, Levenhuk Plössl 6.3 mm Eyepiece. I'd recommend to check out a "See it all!" Astronomer's Handbook which includes information on 280 celestial objects. You may find it here at https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/astronomers-handbook-see-it-all/

cheryl (2014-04-23 01:52): Positive
Hello again! Levenhuk Ra 250N Dob comparing to this model... isn't the first one better? And why? Thanks in advance! Levenhuk Customer Service:
Due to larger objective lens diameter and therefore greater maximum useful magnification, Levenhuk Ra 250N Dob will be preferable. But Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK is a lot more compact and versatile model.

cheryl (2014-04-22 12:28): Positive
I'm sorry, I forgot to say in the previous message that portability and compact size aren't that important. The most important thing is good quality of produced images, Levenhuk Skyline 130x900 has larger objective lens diameter and some other characteristics are better... that's why I'm confused a little. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Skyline 130x900 model is more suitable for observing deep-sky objects. Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK will be the preferable choice due to its versatility.

cheryl (2014-04-22 12:09): Positive
Could you please help me... I've decided to purchase a telescope as a present for my husband's birthday. And I really need your professional opinion. I'm choosing between Levenhuk Skyline 130x900 and Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK models, maybe you would recommend something else. Some details: for observations in the countryside, $500 aproximately, it should be suitable for observing distant galaxies as well as the Moon's craters, Saturn's rings, i'd like it to be sturdy and reliable, so he can improve his astronomy skills using the same telescope only purchasing additional accessories. We have Canon 5D Mark III camera... is it suitable for this telescope or is it better to purchase original Levenhuk camera? As I get it I will need a T-ring to attach it to the telescope... Also which additional accessories should I buy to get the maximum out of the telescope during planetary observations? My husband is not a beginner, he had a little experience with telescopes some time ago, so I don't want to dissapoint him. Thanks in advance for answering all of these questions and for your patience :) Levenhuk Customer Service:
Thank you for your feedback. We would recommend Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK due to its versatility - this telescope performs equally great during planetary observations as well as during studying deep-sky objects. To attach your camera to this telescope you will need a T-ring, but you can buy a special camera for telescope as well: https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/digital-cameras/for-telescopes/. For planetary observations we recommend you the following filter set: Solar System Levenhuk F8 Filter Set - https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/solar-system-levenhuk-f8-filter-set/. To get the highest practical power use Levenhuk Plossl 6.3 mm Eyepiece https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-plossl-6-3mm-eyepiece/

Judy Gray (2014-01-15 06:50): Positive
Please help me to decide: Skyline PRO 90 MAK or Skyline PRO 105 MAK? I want to do astrophotography, which one is better for such purpose? I've already placed an order for 90 MAK but then I thought maybe 105 MAK is better? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK and Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK telescopes are both pretty good for astrophotography. Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK is better due to the larger objective lens diameter, which is usually a main criteria when choosing a telescope.

Bobby (2014-01-14 06:52): Positive
Hey there, Levenhuk! It's a good model, so here's a couple of questions: 1 - optics is glass, right?? 2 - I've heard that it's more frostproof compared to other models, is that so? 3 - How's the build quality, is it really good, won't something break? And is it suitable for observing nature and so on? I'd like to hear your honest opinion on this telescope! Thanks a lot in advance!!!! for answering I mean... Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, optics of Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK Telescope is made of glass and has a full multi-layer coating which allows for maximum light-gathering. This model also features high build quality and high quality of used materials which allow for frost resistance and durability. Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK may be successfully used for landscape observations.

Albert Weaver (2013-12-18 05:39): Positive
Kindly advise me on which model to choose this one or Levenhuk strike 950 pro? Please explain why. Levenhuk Customer Service:
We recommend you to decide in favor of the Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK telescope because of its bigger objective lens diameter.

Jason Dunn (2013-10-31 11:28): Positive
Hi! Please help me choose a gift for 6 and 12 years old kids. The pricing is up to $400. Preferences: 1. High quality 2. The ability to observe the sun and deep-sky objects at high magnification and in high quality from our 20th floor balcony 3. The ability to observe terrestrial objects Levenhuk Customer Service:
We recommend you consider the following model: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/telescope-levenhuk-strike-950-pro/, for terrestrial observations you will also need an erecting prism

Stacy Merrill (2013-10-22 04:04): Positive
I want to buy a telescope for a lifetime (at least for 10 years). Since I'm a beginner I'd like to see images of Solar Sysrtem as well as deep-sky objects. Is is reasonable to choose mirror a little bigger so I can see more? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, it is reasonable; the larger the telescope's mirror, the larger the amount of light is gathers, the higher magnification and the brighter image you will get.

Edward Emch (2013-10-02 03:29): Positive
Hello! Tell me the total weight of this telescope with a mount. al weight of this telescope with a mount. Levenhuk Customer Service:
The total weight of the Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK Telescope with a mount is 19.8 lb.

Chris McMeeking (2013-09-20 05:41): Positive
Ok thank you. And what if I will use lenses with higher magnification? For instance, 5x, so will I get quality magnification (practical power)? And yes also should I set barlow lens on the lenses or separately? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The Barlow Lens should be inserted in a jack for eyepieces, and the eyepiece itself in the Barlow lens. 5x Barlow lens is capable of increasing your telescope's power 5 times. Because of high magnification power, 5x Barlow lens is better suited for Newtonian reflectors of middle- and high-aperture value.

Chris McMeeking (2013-09-13 03:57): Positive
Hi! Last summer I bought this telescope. In general, I'm happy with it (steady, convenient in handling). The question: I would like to observe objects at high magnification, what lenses do I need? Levenhuk Customer Service:
We recommend you order 2x Barlow lens: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/acc_levenhuk_barlow_lens_a2x/#more

Phill (2013-09-11 12:39): Positive
The model Levenhuk Strike 1000 PRO is the same as the Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK: the only difference is in the kit? (the first one comes with more accessories)? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, it is.

Patrick (2013-08-18 07:30): Positive
Good afternoon! One more question. I bought a digital camera to this telescope. I connect it with the help of a T-ring. So the question is, can I increase magnification somehow for astro shooting? I want to take pictures at the same increase as 6.3 mm eyepiece gives or at least 10 mm. Do you have any accessories for that? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Produced magnification depends on the specifications of the camera.

Kate Harrison (2013-08-16 09:29): Positive
Hi. I'm choosing between Bresser Messier AR-90 90/900 (exos 1) and Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK which one would you recommend? Levenhuk Customer Service:
We would recommend Levenhuk Skyline PRO 150 MAK, it will be preferable due to its objective lens diameter and optical design.

Thomas Abney (2013-07-11 07:58): Positive
Hello! Could you please give me an advice?? For more magnification what accessories will be most suitable? (and in every case specify please for what objects: planets or galaxies) 1) The eyepiece Levenhuk Plossl 6,3 mm 1,25" 2) The Barlow Lens Levenhuk A2x 1,25" I've read all comments and I'm confused, which one is preferable for Solar System's planets or the Moon observing or can I use these two together? Thank you! Levenhuk Customer Service:
The Barlow lens and the eyepiece can be used together, but, in this case, to obtain the maximum useful magnification it is sufficient to use only the Levenhuk Plossl 6.3 mm eyepiece https://www.levenhuk.com/products/ocular-levenhuk-p63/. The optical design of this telescope allows observing Solar System planets, as well as deep-sky objects.

Patrick (2013-07-09 03:33): Positive
Hello! Is it reasonable to purchase a Barlow Lens additionally to this telescope? For example, 2x-3x? What could you recommend? Levenhuk Customer Service:
We recommend you order an eyepiece, pay attention to the following model: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/ocular-levenhuk-p63/

Steve Demster (2013-06-16 10:08): Positive
Hello! Tell me, please, what should I buy for detailed studying of deep-sky objects. Thank you in advance. Levenhuk Customer Service:
We recommend this eyepiece: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/ocular-levenhuk-p63/

Patrick (2013-05-31 06:08): Positive
Hello! I also would like to know if I can attach a servo drive with an autoguider to this telescope? If yes, what can you suggest? Thank you:) Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, you can, but the accessories you would need are not currently available in our store.

Patrick (2013-05-14 06:53): Positive
Hello! What would you recommend to buy in addition to this telescope to obtain the higest practical magnification? I'm also interested in buying lunar and solar filters and an accessory for terrestrial observations. Thank you! Levenhuk Customer Service:
Consider the following items: https://www.levenhuk.com/products/ocular-levenhuk-p63/ https://www.levenhuk.com/products/com-filters_f4_solar_system_set/ https://www.levenhuk.com/products/45degree_erect_prisma_levenhuk_7517/.

Patrick (2013-04-30 02:05): Positive
And one more detail: will I need T-adaptor for Canon and Nikon cameras? Thank u! Levenhuk Customer Service:
T-adapter is not necessary.

Mat Sturm (2013-02-11 04:37): Positive
or where I can find a telescope withy similar specifications (or even better) but cheaper? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK Telescope is an optimal choice because of its favorable price-quality ratio.

Mat Sturm (2013-02-11 02:17): Positive
I'm going to buy a telescope that will serve me for a long time. The price range is 500-600 $. Could you offer quality telescope at this price? Or should I buy this model? Levenhuk Customer Service:
We recommend Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK.

Ann (2013-02-10 03:18): Positive
Hello! Could you briefly note the advantages and disadvantages of Levenhuk SkyMatic 135 GTA and Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK! I can't decide which one I need! And, if it's possible, could you send photos taken by Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK. Levenhuk Customer Service:
The Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK Telescope has more advanced optical design - Maksutov-Cassegrain. The Levenhuk SkyMatic 135 GTA Telescope is a Newtonian reflector. The Levenhuk SkyMatic 135 GTA Telescope has an advanced auto guidance system. We recommend considering the model that combines the benefits of these telescopes - Levenhuk SkyMatic 105 GT MAK https://www.levenhuk.com/products/levenhuk_skymatic_105gt_mak/
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