I just love the reach of the MAK90 telescope. It's expanding my night sky arsenal and will allow me to photograph so many more stars and things which were difficult, if not impossible to do with the lenses I use to shoot the Milkyway. Now, I only need to have time to test it out. I've been doing dry runs from in my house for the time being. My Nikon D750 is a little lighter, so I paired it with the MAK90 and it fits snugly to the long end of the telescope. I've adapted the bottom connection to an Arca Swiss plate so I can attach it to a ballhead. I've had a lot of luck using a phone app to find stars. I love the dual viewing spots, so I can leave my camera body attached for balancing purposes. The only photos I have taken so far are of my neighbors' rooftops, but they are clear and sharp!
Although it took a while to perform the test on my MSM which stopped working recently, the MSM Customer Service took great care to review my test and confirm that is was not working. Then they rushed a new MSM to me! Thanks much MSM. BTW your rotator is Da Bomb!
I got this some time ago, ran into a few problems, and set it aside for another day. That day was today, and I got it working. As other reviews have mentioned, the red-dot sight is pretty much useless, but I was able to try it out on the moon (which I can find without a sight!) and got good pictures. The build quality is fine, it's nice and light, and the dual-view option is handy.
I waffled between four and five stars and ended up with five because it's a good deal at the price. I just wish it came with a better sight.
MAK 90 is a good choice for beginner in terms of the quality and price of the product. Easy and simple to set up. One suggestion is to improve the packing of the product.
For the price, it seems well built and easy to use. I really like the dual viewing ability (able to use the standard eyepiece and leave my camera on).
For years I have dabbled in deep sky with Binoculars and my venerable Feldstein Schmidt Cassegrain 6 inch scope. I decided at this price something I could use for higher magnification viewing might be a good idea...even more close lunar observations, especially with something smaller.
In a word ...WOW. A really terrific little scope, especially for the price. Have not had many clear skies yet, or not before my gedtime, but some lunar views were breathtaking.
Once you get past the reversed image is a pretty nice terrestrial scope as well, though the atmospheric distortion from heat waves can be pretty significant sometimes.
I can't wait to share the moon with my grandkids they this scope!
Excellent product and wonderful customer service from Hanna.
A solid construction and a great first telescope to start astronomy. Easy to set up and offering a nice image.
If it would have been delivered with a bag to transport it, it would have got 5 stars.
The MAK-90 is a great beginner's telescope for planetary viewing and astrophotography. It is light, compact, portable and easy to set up and use making it easy to take along with you on trips. The supplied Plossl eyepieces provide good and clear magnification making for enjoyable experience. All in all a great beginner's telescope at a very reasonable price.
I recently bought and used the MAK 90 telescope to capture moon, its compact and easy to carry and setup. Will try to capture planets soon.