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Astrograph Telescopes

For serious astrophotographers, an optical tube that has quality optics and suitable specifications is key to producing successful images. Astrographs come in many different specifications and designs, so each model can be oriented or preferred for a different type of imaging (eg. solar, terrestrial, deep sky etc). Some common designs include the Ritchey-Chrétien, Riccardi Honders, and Catadioptric optical tubes. Choosing an astrograph depends on how the astro-imager wants to observe, what focal length and focal ratio it has, aperture, optical coatings, and how suitable it is for the camera they intend to use.

A key specification very important to consider when choosing an astrograph is focal ratio in relation to aperture. This is an important to remember because focal ratio determines what the magnification and field of view the observor will get. Therefore, if the observor intends to mainly view deep sky objects with lower surface brightnesses, a shorter focal length will reduce magnification and increase field of view since most deep sky objects tend to appear very large but not bright. Astrograph telescopes with slower focal ratios such as an f/12 will provide higher magnification and smaller field of views; better for planetary observing.

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  1.  Borg - 77 ED II f/4.3 Astrograph Set (2178 + 7135 + 7835 + 7704)

    Borg - 77 ED II f/4.3 Astrograph Set (2178 + 7135 + 7835 + 7704)

    • BORG 77EDII OTA
    • 0.65x reducer
    • Total of 6 elements
    • 330mm focal length
    • F4.3
    • 35mm full-frame coverage
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    Model#: B07743
    $2,175.00

  2. AG Optical - 10" Newtonian Astrograph Telescope

    AG Optical - 10" Newtonian Astrograph Telescope

    The 10" Newtonian Astrograph from AG Optical features an exterior thermal stable, secure, and lightweight carbon fiber tube and optically has a fast focal ratio, corrected optics, and a large aperture making this optical tube excellent for photography of deep sky objects such as galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters.

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    Model#: N10a
    $7,795.00

  3. AG Optical 12.5" Dall Kirkham Astrograph Telescope

    AG Optical - 12.5" Dall Kirkham Astrograph Telescope

    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.

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    Model#: iDK12.5
    $10,995.00

  4. AG Optical 12.5" Imaging Harmer Wynne Astrograph

    AG Optical - 12.5" Imaging Harmer Wynne Astrograph

    Imaging Harmer Wynne (iHW) astrographs are high resolution, fast focal ratio instruments with excellent on and off axis performance.

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    Model#: iHW12.5
    $15,775.00

  5. AG Optical - 12.5" Newtonian Astrograph Telescope

    AG Optical - 12.5" Newtonian Astrograph Telescope

    The 12.5" Astrograph from AG Optical is a lightweight, thermally stable, and fast focal ratio optical tube for the most advanced astrophotographers out there.

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    Model#: N12.5a
    $10,500.00

  6. AG Optical 14" Imaging Harmer Wynne Astrograph

    AG Optical - 14" Imaging Harmer Wynne Astrograph

    Imaging Harmer Wynne (iHW) astrographs are high resolution, fast focal ratio instruments with excellent on and off axis performance.

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    Model#: iHW14
    $23,975.00

  7. AG Optical 14.5" iDK Astrograph Telescope

    AG Optical - 14.5" Dall Kirkham Astrograph Telescope

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    Model#: iDK14.5
    $14,975.00

  8. AG Optical 16" Imaging Harmer Wynne Astrograph

    AG Optical - 16" Imaging Harmer Wynne Astrograph

    Imaging Harmer Wynne (iHW) astrographs are high resolution, fast focal ratio instruments with excellent on and off axis performance.

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    Model#: iHW16
    $27,595.00

  9. AG Optical - 16" Newtonian Astrograph Telescope

    AG Optical - 16" Newtonian Astrograph Telescope

    The 16" Astrograph from AG Optical is equipped with a Wynne corrector, which is excellent for pinpointing stars over 50mm fov.

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    Model#: N16a
    $18,500.00

  10. AG Optical - 17" Dall Kirkham Astrograph Telescope

    AG Optical - 17" Dall Kirkham Astrograph Telescope

    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.

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    Model#: iDK17
    $20,995.00

  11. AG Optical - 20" Dall Kirkham Astrograph Telescope

    AG Optical - 20" Dall Kirkham Astrograph Telescope

    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.

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    Model#: iDK20
    $29,995.00

  12. ASA - 200mm Hyperbolic Astrograph

    ASA - 200mm Hyperbolic Astrograph

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    Model#: 8HSOK3ZK
    $11,235.00

  13. ASA - Astrograph 10" f/3.6

    ASA - Astrograph 10" f/3.6

    The N-Series Astrographs may be used for three different focal lengths, by using appropriately calculated correctors.

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    Model#: ASA10N-OK3
    $7,020.00

  14. ASA - Astrograph 12" f/3.6

    ASA - Astrograph 12" f/3.6

    The N-Series Astrographs may be used for three different focal lengths, by using appropriately calculated correctors.

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    Model#: ASA12N-OK3
    $9,685.00

  15. ASA - Astrograph 16" f/3.6

    ASA - Astrograph 16" f/3.6

    The N-Series Astrographs may be used for three different focal lengths, by using appropriately calculated correctors.

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    Model#: ASA16N-OK3
    $17,875.00

  16. ASA - Astrograph 20" f/3.6

    ASA - Astrograph 20" f/3.6

    The N-Series Astrographs may be used for three different focal lengths, by using appropriately calculated correctors.

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    Model#: ASA20N-OK3
    $31,200.00

  17. ASA - Astrograph 20" f/3.6 Open Truss

    ASA - Astrograph 20" f/3.6 Open Truss

    The N-Series Astrographs may be used for three different focal lengths, by using appropriately calculated correctors.

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    Model#: ASA20NG-OK3
    $33,042.00

  18. ASA Astrograph 8" f/3.6

    ASA - Astrograph 8" f/3.6

    The ASA 8” Astrograph is portable and weighs 20 pounds.

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    Model#: ASA8N-OK3
    $5,850.00

  19. Astro-Tech 10" Ritchey Chretien Astrograph with 3 Built in Rear Fans

    Astro-Tech - 10" Ritchey Chretien Astrograph with 3 Built in Rear Fans

    Developed by Astro-Tech to make large-format CCD imaging affordable for the amateur astronomer, the Astro-Tech AT10RCF is priced thousands of dollars less than the formerly least-expensive 10” R-C. The Astro-Tech AT10RCF is the first truly affordable large aperture true Ritchey-Chrétien astrograph available from a U. S. company.

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    Model#: AT10RCF
    $3,495.00

  20. Astro-Tech - 10" Ritchey Chretien Telescope

    Astro-Tech - 10" Ritchey Chretien Telescope

    Optical tubes based upon the Ritchey Chretien design are known very well for their successfull astrophotography, and the 10" optical tube by Astro-Tech is no different! What is different is the price!

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    Model#: AT10RC
    $2,495.00

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