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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. Veloce RH 200 OTA W/O Focuser

    Officina Stellare - Veloce RH 200 Riccardi-Honders Astrograph OTA W/O Focuser

    Wrapping this together, the Officina Stellare Veloce Astrograph is simply a product that cannot be overlooked. Managing to incorporate the latest high quality optics with Riccardi-Honders optical designs to obtain accurate views along with the amazing computer software and high quality materials for precise and accurate results, it is quite remarkable the Veloce astograph is only 18 pounds!

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    Model#: VELRH200NOFOC
    $7,261.00

  2. Officina Stellare Rila Astrograph Telescope

    Officina Stellare - Rila 600 F/3.8 PRO Package

    The Riccardi Large Astrograph, RiLA, is the first of its kind thanks to the review of Italian optical designer, Massimo Riccardi.

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    Model#: RILA600PRO
    $66,769.00

  3. Officina Stellare RILA 600 Premium

    Officina Stellare - Rila 600 F/3.8 PREMIUM Package

    The Riccardi Large Astrograph, RiLA, is the first of its kind thanks to the review of Italian optical designer, Massimo Riccardi.

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    Model#: RILA600PRE
    $64,891.00

  4. Officina Stellare RILA600FULL

    Officina Stellare - Rila 600 f/3.8 FULL Package

    The Riccardi Large Astrograph, RiLA, is the first of its kind thanks to the review of Italian optical designer, Massimo Riccardi.

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    Model#: RILA600FULL
    $60,698.00

  5. RILA Astrograph Officina Stellare

    Officina Stellare - Rila 600 F/3.8 Astrograph OTA

    The Riccardi Large Astrograph, RiLA, is the first of its kind thanks to the review of Italian optical designer, Massimo Riccardi.

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    Model#: RILA600OTA
    $57,072.00

  6. RILA Officina Stellare

    Officina Stellare - Rila 400 F/3.8 Pro Package

    The Riccardi Large Astrograph, RiLA, is the first of its kind thanks to the review of Italian optical designer, Massimo Riccardi. 

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    Model#: RILA400PRO
    $33,551.00

  7. Rila 400 F/3.8 PREMIUM Package

    Officina Stellare - Rila 400 F/3.8 PREMIUM Package

    The Riccardi Large Astrograph, RiLA, is the first of its kind thanks to the review of Italian optical designer, Massimo Riccardi. 

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    Model#: RILA400PRE
    $31,672.00

  8. Rila 400 F/3.8 FULL Package Officina Stellare

    Officina Stellare - Rila 400 F/3.8 FULL Package

    The Riccardi Large Astrograph, RiLA, is the first of its kind thanks to the review of Italian optical designer, Massimo Riccardi.

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    Model#: RILA400FULL
    $27,481.00

  9. Rila 400 F/3.8 OTA

    Officina Stellare - Rila 400 F/3.8 Astrograph OTA

    The Riccardi Large Astrograph, RiLA, is the first of its kind thanks to the review of Italian optical designer, Massimo Riccardi.

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    Model#: RILA400OTA
    $23,855.00

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