Happily Serving You in the Same Location for Over 58 Years!

Welcome!

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.

2 Item(s)

per page

Set Descending Direction
  1. Orion - 8 " f/8 Ritchey Cretien Optical Tube Assembly

    Orion - 8 " f/8 Ritchey Cretien Optical Tube Assembly

    * Ritchey-Chretien optical design produces superb flat-field, coma-free images that are superior to those achievable with conventional reflector or Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes * One of the most compact Ritchey-Chretien astrographs available, at ... Learn More
    Model#: 8958
    $1,195.95

  2. Orion 10" f/8 Ritchey Cretien Optical Tube Assembly

    Orion - 10 " f/8 Ritchey Cretien Optical Tube Assembly

    Go after even the most elusive and faint deep-sky targets with the Orion 10" f/8.0 Ritchey-Chretien Astrograph. Featuring virtually coma-free optics for superb imaging performance, the Orion 10" f/8.0 Ritchey-Chretien Astrograph boasts a plethora of deluxe features

    ...
    Learn More
    Model#: 8961
    $2,694.95

2 Item(s)

per page

Set Descending Direction