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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. Explore Scientific ED 152 Carbon Fiber Edition f/8 Air Spaced Triplet Refractor with Rack and Pinion Focuser

    Explore Scientific - ED 152mm Carbon Fiber Edition f/8 Air Spaced Triplet Refractor with Rack and Pinion Focuser * Discontinued SKU

    The 6" (152mm) aperture Explore Scientific ES152CF with JOC focuser uses a premium Hoya ED glass element and state-of-the-art optical multicoatings in its ... Learn More
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    Model#: TED15208CF-C3
    $4,999.99

  2. TeleVue 127mm f/5.3 APO (Nagler-Petzval) Astrograph Refractor

    TeleVue - 127mm f/5.3 APO (Nagler-Petzval) Astrograph Refractor

    Tele Vue Optics and Finger Lakes Instrumentation have teamed together to create a "turn-key," wide-field imaging system dedicated to the astro-imager. ... Learn More
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    Model#: NPF-5055
    $8,995.00

  3. Celestron NexStar 6SE Optical Tube Assembly

    Celestron - NexStar 6SE 150mm Optical Tube Assembly

    Portability and serious performance come together in the NexStar 6 SE. The ultra portable 6 SE features a precision optical system with 1500mm focal length (f/10) and offers 44% more light gathering than a 5" telescope.

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    Model#: 11068-OTA
    $389.95

  4. Vixen ED100Sf 100mm (3.9 inch) ED Apochromatic Refractor Optical Tube Assembly

    Vixen - ED100Sf 100mm (3.9 inch) ED Apochromatic Refractor Optical Tube Assembly

    The Vixen ED100Sf 100mm ED Apochromatic Refractor includes Extra-Low Dispersion glass that reduces aberration to create sharp images.

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    Model#: 2618
    $699.00

  5. Celestron - 6" Newtonian Reflector Optical Tube Assembly

    Celestron - 6" Newtonian Reflector Optical Tube Assembly

    .....reflector optical tubes are also lightweight for their size. An aluminum optical housing not only minimizes flexure and helps equalize the temperature inside the tube, it also reduces..... ... Learn More
    Model#: 32054-OTA

    Regular Price: $269.00

    Special Price: $179.00

  6. Opticstar Optimum One ED80S Gold OTA with PX-75C Planetary Camera - Color

    Opticstar - "Optimum One" Series - ED80S Gold + PX-75C 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 + PX-75C

    Regular Price: $1,298.00

    Special Price: $1,233.10

  7. Lunt Engineering - 152mm f/7.9 ED APO Refractor

    Lunt Engineering - 152mm f/7.9 ED APO Refractor

    A 6" f/7.9 ED APO with the glass combination Chengdu CDGM FK61 and Lanthanum H-LAF53.

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    Model#: LE-152ED
    $2,990.00

  8. Tripod is NOT included!!!!

    Borg - 71FL Fluorite Optical Tube - Astro Visual Set

    Astro Visual set for the Borg 71FL Fluorite Optical Tube.

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    Model#: 6272
    $1,175.00

  9. Camera is NOT Included!!!!!

    Borg - 71FL Fluorite Optical Tube - Telephoto Set

    Telephoto set for the Borg 71FL Fluorite Optical Tube.

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    Model#: 6271
    $1,195.00

  10. Camera is NOT Included!!!

    Borg - 71FL Fluorite Optical Tube - Basic Set

    Basic set for the Borg 71FL Fluorite Optical Tube.

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    Model#: 6071
    $1,150.00

  11. Borg - 60mm ED f/5.8 (350mm FL) Optical Tube

    Borg - 60mm ED f/5.8 (350mm FL) Optical Tube

    Mini Borg scopes may be mounted directly with a 1/4"-20 threaded screw into the standard mounting block (left), or in an available finder bracket.

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    Model#: 6260
    $575.00

  12. Borg - 60mm ED f/5.4 (325mm FL) Achromat

    Borg - 60mm ED f/5.4 (325mm FL) Achromat

    Mini Borg scopes may be mounted directly with a 1/4"-20 threaded screw into the standard mounting block (left), or in an available finder bracket.

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    Model#: 6161
    $299.00

  13. Borg 50mm F5 Achromat

    Borg - 50mm F5 Achromat

    Mini Borg scopes may be mounted directly with a 1/4"-20 threaded screw into the standard mounting block (left), or in an available finder bracket.

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    Model#: 6150
    $215.00

  14. Borg - Mini Borg 45EDII F7.2

    Borg - Mini Borg 45EDII F7.2

    Mini Borg scopes are compatible with a wide variety of standard Borg back-end accessories:

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    Model#: 6045
    $375.00

  15. Borg Series 45 Optical Tube Black

    Borg - Series 45 Optical Tube - Black

    The Borg Series 45 telescopes are based around a 45mm diameter tube and the 42mm/P1 thread used on the popular M42 photographic system.

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    Model#: 6037
    $335.00

  16. Borg Series 45 Optical Tube - White

    Borg - Series 45 Optical Tube - White

    The Borg Series 45 telescopes are based around a 45mm diameter tube and the 42mm/P1 thread used on the popular M42 photographic system.

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    Model#: 6036
    $315.00

  17. 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#: TEK1300
    $2,995.00

  18. 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.

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    Model#: ED80S + PX-35C

    Regular Price: $1,098.00

    Special Price: $1,043.10

  19. Borg - 71FL Fluorite Optical Tube - Fork Mount Set

    Borg - 71FL Fluorite Optical Tube - Fork Mount Set

    Fork mount set for the Borg 71FL Fluorite Optical Tube.

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    Model#: 0271
    $1,450.00

  20. Borg - 71FL Fluorite Optical Tube - Fork Mount Set with Tripod

    Borg - 71FL Fluorite Optical Tube - Fork Mount Set with Tripod

    Fork mount set for the Borg 71FL Fluorite Optical Tube with Tripod.

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    Model#: 0271S
    $1,730.00

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