Imaging Dall Kirkham (iDK) astrographs are high resolution instruments with outstanding on and off axis performance across a 60mm field of view. By combining large aperture, medium focal ratio, corrected optics in a lightweight, stiff, and thermally stable carbon fiber tube AGO has created an instrument capable of capturing stunning images of our universe at the most aggressive pricing on the market.
An optional quartz upgrade is now available for all iDK telescopes. Quartz' extremely low coefficient of thermal expansion allows the figure on the optics to remain stable while ambient temperatures vary. This means you will spend more time imaging and less time waiting for the optics to stabilize.
|Name||AG Optical - 14.5" Dall Kirkham Astrograph Telescope|
|Manufacturer||AG Optical Systems|
|Backfocus Distance||5.25" with Optec TCF|
|Cooling||3 x 60mm fans|
|Dovetail Compatibility||Heavy-duty, Losmandy "D" compatible dovetail plate included|
|Focuser||Standard: Optec TCF-S3i 3" temperature compensating digital focuser|
|Optical Coatings||Enhanced Aluminum|
|Optical Tube||Single Truss|
|Optical Tube Length||35"|
|Primary Mirror||Supremax 33 substrate. Optional quartz upgrade|
|Secondary Mirror Obstruction||7.3"|