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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. Celestron - 6" Newtonian Reflector Optical Tube Assembly

    Celestron - 6" Newtonian Reflector Optical Tube Assembly

    The Celestron Advanced VX 6" Newtonian Telescope is excellent for basic deep sky observing as well as planetary observing due to its impressive light gathering power of the mirrors and mid fast focal ratio.

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    Model#: 32054-OTA

    Regular Price: $269.00

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  2. Celestron - Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph OTA

    Celestron - Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph OTA

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    Model#: Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph Optical Tube Assembly
    $3,499.00

  3. Celestron - Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph - Optical Tube (OTA) only

    Celestron - Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph - Optical Tube (OTA) only

    The Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph features newly designed optics with 4-element rare-earth glass for images free of false color and aberrations like ... Learn More
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    Model#: 91075
    $3,499.95

  4. Celestron - Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph with CGE Pro

    Celestron - Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph with CGE Pro

    The Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph builds on the legacy of Celestron’s Schmidt Camera, the appearance of ... Learn More
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    Model#: 11101
    $7,999.95

  5. Celestron - Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph with CGEM DX

    Celestron - Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph with CGEM DX

    Capturing impressive deep-sky astroimages is easier than ever with Celestron’s new Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph, the perfect companion to ... Learn More
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    Model#: 11006
    $4,999.95

  6. Explore Scientific 210mm f/3.8 White Aluminum Photo Newtonian Reflector

    Explore Scientific - 210mm f/3.8 White Aluminum Tube Newtonian Reflector

    Explore Scientific - 210mm f/3.8 White Aluminum Photo Newtonian Reflector

    Starts shipping approximately late August.

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    Model#: PN21038-HRCC

    Regular Price: $2,000.99

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  7. 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

  8. Vixen Ultra Fast Astrograph VSD 100 f/3.8 Optical Tube Assembly

    Vixen - Ultra Fast Astrograph VSD 100 f/3.8 Optical Tube Assembly

    The innovative wide and flat imaging field, that covers 645 medium format cameras, and e 5 elements in 5 group lens design completely eliminates a violet tint in chromatic aberration (blue halo).

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    Model#: VSD
    $6,299.00

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Takahashi Epsilon 130D Astrograph

    Takahashi - Epsilon 130D Astrograph

    Takahashi introduced their Epsilon Series flat-field hyperbolic astrographs in the middle 1980’s. The Epsilon-130 was the smallest aperture and most portable of the series. Now Takahashi is re-introducing the new ε-130D digital version of this astrograph.

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    Model#: TEK1310
    $2,995.00

  12. ASA - 200mm Hyperbolic Astrograph

    ASA - 200mm Hyperbolic Astrograph

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    Model#: 8HSOK3ZK
    $11,235.00

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. RH300

    Officina Stellare - Veloce RH 300 Riccardi-Honders Astrograph OTA

    Officina Stellare is providing excellent care in constructing the rear holding cell of the Veloce 300 astrograph's primary mirror. The rear cell for the primary mirror is figured to have the best rigidity/weight ratio and for the fastest possible thermal stabilization between the environment and mirror. The convection and thermal irradiation are greatly improved with the use of three high quality axial fans in the back of the astrograph's cell.

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    Model#: VELRH300OTA
    $26,995.00

  16. Veloce RH 200 Full Package

    Officina Stellare - Veloce RH 200 Riccardi-Honders Astrograph Full Package

    Officina Stellare has focused on simplifying the collimation between the Veloce astrograph's mirrors to resulting in a stable, efficient but easy to use system. Collimation is achieved on three points (the minimum required points to generate a single plane) that use special, great diameter preloaded bolts (one for each point). This results in a single hand use, simply turn the bolt left or right to move the mirror back and forth (no more complicated operations using push pull screws and locks) in a very intuitive way. Officina Stellare has made this one step easier! Finding the correct positions is a snap.

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    Model#: VELRH200FULL
    $10,464.00

  17. Borg - 77 ED II f/4.6 Astrograph Set (2178 + 7150 + 7137 + 7753 + 7835 + 7870)

    Borg - 77 ED II f/4.6 Astrograph Set (2178 + 7150 + 7137 + 7753 + 7835 + 7870)

    Modular design is a strong point of the Borg system. This allows the use of many Borg components across several families of telescope sizes, ... Learn More
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    Model#: B07704
    $1,695.00

  18. Borg - 71 FL f/3.9 Astrograph Set (2571 + 2x 7050 + 7801 + 7835 + 7602 + 7870)

    Borg - 71 FL f/3.9 Astrograph Set (2571 + 2x 7050 + 7801 + 7835 + 7602 + 7870)

    Modular design is a strong point of the Borg system. This allows the use of many Borg components across several families of telescope sizes, ... Learn More
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    Model#: B07139
    $1,915.00

  19. B07160

    Borg - 71 FL f/6.0 Astrograph Set (2571 + 6000 + 7108)

    Modular design is a strong point of the Borg system. This allows the use of many Borg components across several families of telescope sizes, ... Learn More
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    Model#: B07160
    $1,675.00

  20. B06040

    Borg - 60 ED f/4.0 Astrograph Set (2260 + 7458 + 7860 + 7604 + 7870)

    Modular design is a strong point of the Borg system. This allows the use of many Borg components across several families of telescope sizes ... Learn More
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    Model#: B06040
    $1,490.00

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