Optical Tube Assemblies
Optical tube assemblies, commonly abbreviated by astronomers as OTAs are simply the tube of the telescope where the optics are internally located. OTAs can be helpful in a situation in which an observer has a compatible mount and doesn't want to buy a whole new telescope with a mount included. Optical Tube Assemblies can come in the form of Maksutov-Cassegrain, Astrographs, Reflectors, Refractors, Schmidt-Cassegrains and many others! With the right mounting connections and range of mount and tripod payload, OTAs are a great choice for changing optical type without changing the mount.
A new optical tube by Lunt, the 102mm ED Doublet! With a slow focal ratio of f/7, this optical tube is an excellent choice for observation of the moon, sun, and planets. When using solar filter, this telescope is great for sun observing!... Learn MoreModel#: LE102OTA
The Lunt 80mm ED Doublet OTA comes with fully multi-coated lenses that can be used for both night time and solar observing (with a solar filter!), depending on your choice. Since multi-coated lenses tend to be a top option for reduction of light being reflected back by the lens, these eyepieces will definately pay off in conjuction with the scope when retaining the maximum amount of light when viewing at high magnifications. In addition, a supplied 10:1 crayford focuser for easy flexibility for adjusting focus.... Learn MoreModel#: LE80OTA