AG Optical Systems
The AG Optical 17" iDK Astrograph is an excellent astrograph for a wide variety of astrophotography. The telescope has a medium focal ratio of f/6.7 with 6 micron RMS spot size. This means that stars appear very pinpoint while still at large field of view.... Learn MoreFREE SHIPPINGModel#: 17IDK(48 States)
The 12" AG Optical astrograph has a medium focal ratio of f/6.7 and features an RMS spot size of 6 microns which makes for pinpoint images of stars at low field of views. This optical tube has a two element <0.5% reflective corrector which makes this possible by reducing many of the common light distortions such as coma.... Learn MoreFREE SHIPPINGModel#: 20IDK(48 States)
Imaging Dall Kirkham (iDK) astrographs are high resolution instruments with outstanding on and off axis performance across a 60mm field of view.... Learn MoreFREE SHIPPINGModel#: 145IDK(48 States)
Imaging Harmer Wynne (iHW) astrographs are high resolution, fast focal ratio instruments with excellent on and off axis performance.... Learn MoreFREE SHIPPINGModel#: iHW12.5(48 States)
A great benefit behind the Dall Kirkham design is excellent off-axis performance. The 12.5 astrograph from AG Optical is in a carbon fiber tub and has a medium focal ratio with a large aperture to support a variety optical and astrophotography combinations.... Learn MoreFREE SHIPPINGModel#: 125IDK(48 States)
AG Optical Systems was founded in 2009 by Dave Tandy and is located just outside of Huntsville, AL. Huntsville, also known as Rocket City USA, has a long history of space technology development and has played central roles in numerous space programs including the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs. Dave has been an avid amateur astronomer for over 20 years and has designed and built numerous telescopes including large aperture Newtonian and Ritchey Chretien scopes. Dave's professional experience includes a decade as an engineer and product development manager responsible for conducting modeling and simulation studies for NASA as well as participating in the design, analysis, and testing of aerospace opto-mechanical systems.