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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.

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  1. Opticstar Optimum One ED80S Gold OTA with PX-35C Planetary Camera - Color

    Opticstar - "Optimum One" Series - ED80S Gold + PX-35C Colour Planetary Camera

    The Opticstar ED80S short-tube refractor is ideal as a portable scope and can be used for observing, imaging or as a guide scope. It uses a high quality 80mm apochromatic doublet that is fully broad-band multicoated to ensure maximum light transmission.

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    Model#: ED80S + PX-35C

    Regular Price: $1,098.00

    Special Price: $1,043.10

  2. Opticstar - "Optimum One" Series - ED80S Gold + PL-131M Monochrome Planetary Camera

    Opticstar - "Optimum One" Series - ED80S Gold + PL-131M Monochrome Planetary Camera

    The Opticstar ED80S short-tube refractor is ideal as a portable scope and can be used for observing, imaging or as a guide scope. It uses a high quality 80mm apochromatic doublet that is fully broad-band multicoated to ensure maximum light transmission.

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    Model#: ED80S + PL-131M

    Regular Price: $1,148.00

    Special Price: $1,090.60

  3. Opticstar - "Optimum One" Series - ED80S Gold 80mm ED Fluorite Doublet Refractor with SL-131C Colour Planetary Camera

    Opticstar - "Optimum One" Series - ED80S Gold 80mm ED Fluorite Doublet Refractor with SL-131C Colour Planetary Camera

    The Opticstar ED80S short-tube refractor is ideal as a portable scope and can be used for observing, imaging or as a guide scope.

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    Model#: ED80S + SL-131C

    Regular Price: $998.00

    Special Price: $948.10

  4. TeleVue - TV-85 Evergreen  85mm, f/7, APO (Doublet) Refractor

    TeleVue - TV-85 Evergreen 85mm, f/7, APO (Doublet) Refractor

    With APO performance and airline portability, the Tele Vue-85 has been delighting astronomy and birding enthusiasts and reviewers alike. ... Learn More
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    Model#: GXF-3371

    Regular Price: $2,350.00

    Special Price: $2,195.00

  5. Meade - 16" ACF Advanced Coma-Free (f/8) Optical Tube Assembly - (UHTC)

    Meade - 16" ACF Advanced Coma-Free (f/8) Optical Tube Assembly - (UHTC)

    Building on Meade’s award-winning Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics

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    Model#: 1608-80-00
    $9,999.00

  6. Meade - 14" ACF Advanced Coma-Free (f/8) Optical Tube Assembly - (UHTC)

    Meade - 14" ACF Advanced Coma-Free (f/8) Optical Tube Assembly - (UHTC)

    The Meade Instruments 14" f/8 ACF Optical Tube Assembly (OTA) features a 14” aperture, f/8 optical system with Meade’s Advanced Coma Free (ACF) optics and high-contrast baffling that ensures crisp, pinpoint imaging to the very edge of the field.

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    Model#: 1408-80-00
    $5,999.00

  7. Meade - 12" ACF Advanced Coma-Free (f/8) Optical Tube Assembly - (UHTC)

    Meade - 12" ACF Advanced Coma-Free (f/8) Optical Tube Assembly - (UHTC)

    The Meade Instruments 12" f/8 ACF Optical Tube Assembly (OTA) features a 12” aperture, f/8 optical system with Meade’s Advanced Coma Free (ACF) optics and high-contrast baffling that ensures crisp, pinpoint imaging to the very edge of the field.

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    Model#: 1208-80-00
    $3,499.00

  8. Meade - 10" ACF Advanced Coma-Free (f/8) Optical Tube Assembly - (UHTC)

    Meade - 10" ACF Advanced Coma-Free (f/8) Optical Tube Assembly - (UHTC)

    Building on Meade’s award-winning Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics, the 12" OTA employs a fast f/8 optical system with high-contrast baffling that insures crisp, pinpoint imaging to the very edge of the field

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    Model#: 1008-80-00
    $2,499.00

  9. Orion - 8" f/8 Ritchey-Chretien Astrograph Telescope

    Orion - 8" f/8 Ritchey-Chretien Astrograph Telescope

    Orion is proud to introduce this highly regarded telescope design used by advanced astrophotographers worldwide . ... Learn More
    Model#: 08958
    $1,195.00

  10. 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)

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    Model#: B07746
    $1,695.00

  11. Borg - 45 ED II f/5 Astrograph Set (6045 + 7857 + 7885)

    Borg - 45 ED II f/5 Astrograph Set (6045 + 7857 + 7885)

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    Model#: B04561
    $850.00

  12. ASA - 200mm Hyperbolic Astrograph

    ASA - 200mm Hyperbolic Astrograph

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    Model#: 8HSOK3ZK
    $11,235.00

  13. Officina Stellare - RiDK 305 Riccardi Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly

    Officina Stellare - RiDK 305 Riccardi Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly

    Almost everyone knows about the high level of innovation and technology that comes with any OS products, it's clear at first sight.

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    Model#: RIDK 300
    $24,873.00

  14. Explore Scientific - ED127 APO Air Spaced Carbon Fiber Triplet Refractor Telescope

    Explore Scientific - ED127 APO Air Spaced Carbon Fiber Triplet Refractor Telescope

    The Explore Scientific 127mm f/7.5 Air-Spaced Triplet ED APO produces a visual experience that is often compared to much larger aperture reflector telescopes.

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    Model#: EDT-127075-CF

    Regular Price: $2,499.99

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  15. Opticstar AR80S Gold DS 80mm f/5 Apochromat Refractor Guidescope

    Opticstar - AR80S Gold 80mm f/5 Achromatic Refractor Guidescope with Rings, Dovetail, and Crayford Focuser

    The AR80S Guidescope kit consists of the Opticstar AR80S telescope, set of collimating rings and Vixen type dovetail to mount the telescope to standard mount saddles as found on the Sky-Watchers, Celestron CG-5, Vixen and other mounts.

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    Model#: OSRAR80SGS

    Regular Price: $399.00

    Special Price: $379.05

  16. Opticstar AR80S Gold DS 80mm f/5 Apochromat Refractor Optical Tube Assembly

    Opticstar - AR80S Gold DS 80mm f/5 Apochromat Refractor Optical Tube Assembly

    The Opticstar AR80S Gold Dual Speed short-tube refractor is ideal as a portable scope and can be used for observing, imaging or as a guide scope. It uses a 80mm achromatic doublet that is fully broad-band multicoated to increase light transmission.

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    Model#: OSRAR80SGD

    Regular Price: $399.00

    Special Price: $379.05

  17. Opticstar AR90S Gold DS 90mm f/5.5 Apochromat Refractor OTA

    Opticstar - AR90S Gold DS 90mm f/5.5 Apochromat Refractor Optical Tube Assembly

    The Opticstar AR90S Gold Dual Speed short-tube refractor is ideal as a portable scope and can be used for observing, imaging or as a guide scope. It uses a 90mm achromatic doublet that is fully broad-band multicoated to increase light transmission.

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    Model#: OSRAR90S5GD

    Regular Price: $459.00

    Special Price: $436.05

  18. Opticstar ED80S Gold 80mm ED Fluorite Doublet Refractor OTA

    Opticstar - ED80S Gold 80mm ED Fluorite Doublet Refractor Optical Tube Assembly

    The Opticstar ED80S short-tube refractor is ideal as a portable scope and can be used for observing, imaging or as a guide scope.

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    Model#: OSRED80S6

    Regular Price: $799.00

    Special Price: $759.05

  19. Takahashi - Mewlon 300CRS Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly

    Takahashi - Mewlon 300CRS Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly

    Dall-Kirkham Telescopes by world-renowned TakahashiJapan© combines refractor-like performance in a larger folded optic reflector design. ... Learn More
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    Model#: TLK3502
    $16,995.00

  20. Takahashi Mewlon 250CRS Dall-Kirkham OTA

    Takahashi - Mewlon 250CRS Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly

    When Takahashi developed the Mewlon Correctors it meant any Mewlon-250 or 300 ever made could be converted into a flat field corrected telescope.

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    Model#: TLK2502
    $9,250.00

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