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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. Vixen 140mm NA140SSf f/5.7 Neo Achromat Optical Tube Assembly Newer Model

    Vixen - 140mm NA140SSf (f/5.7) Neo Achromat Optical Tube Assembly - Newer Model

    Weighing in at 14.3 lbs this 5.5 inch Vixen telescope is an incredible performer. Deep Sky objects are easily visible and Astro-Imagers looking for a fast instrument with clear aperture will be impressed with the NA140’s performance.

    Now with the 2 Speed focuser,  flip mirror , 7x50 FinderScope and Tube Rings complete

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    Model#: 58681

    Regular Price: $1,999.00

    Special Price: $1,499.00

  2. 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

  3. Takahashi - FC-100DF Steinheil Fluorite Doublet Apochromat Optical Tube Assembly - Imaging Model

    Takahashi - FC-100DF Steinheil Fluorite Doublet Apochromat Optical Tube Assembly - Imaging Model

    Takahshi has just introduced an updated version of the original FC-100 now called the FC-100D. It has been designed for the digital age.

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    Model#: TFK10110
    $2,595.00

  4. PlaneWave - Infrared Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly 20"

    PlaneWave - Infrared Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly 20"

    This is a Dall-Kirkham optical design with coatings that are optimized to transmit in infrared wavelengths.  It is diffraction limited across a 20mm image circle at the focal plane.

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    Model#: IR DK20
    $35,000.00

  5. PlaneWave - Infrared Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly 17"

    PlaneWave - Infrared Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly 17"

    This is a Dall-Kirkham optical design with coatings that are optimized to transmit in infrared wavelengths.  It is diffraction limited across a 20mm image circle at the focal plane.

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    Model#: IR DK17
    $24,000.00

  6. PlaneWave - Infrared Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly 12.5"

    PlaneWave - Infrared Dall-Kirkham Optical Tube Assembly 12.5"

    This is a Dall-Kirkham optical design with coatings that are optimized to transmit in infrared wavelengths.  It is diffraction limited across a 20mm image circle at the focal plane.

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    Model#: IR DK12.5
    $13,800.00

  7. PlaneWave 14" CDK Corrected Dall-Kirkham Carbon Fiber Telescope

    PlaneWave - 14" CDK Corrected Dall-Kirkham Carbon Fiber Telescope

    The PlaneWave Instruments CDK14 is a 14 inch (0.36 m) f/7.2 Corrected Dall-Kirkham Astrograph telescope. The CDK14 covers a 70 mm field of view without any field curvature, off-axis coma, or astigmatism.

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    Model#: 140101
    $15,000.00

  8. PlaneWave 0.7m CDK Corrected Dall-Kirkham Telescope

    PlaneWave - 0.7m CDK Corrected Dall-Kirkham Telescope

    PlaneWave Instruments now brings a fully automated observatory class telescope to the market in the CDK700, a 0.7 meter, Alt-Az telescope system.

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    Model#: 700101
    $200,000.00

  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

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    Borg - 71FL Fluorite Optical Tube - Series 80 Set

    Series 80 set for the Borg 71FL Fluorite Optical Tube.

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    Model#: 6171
    $1,150.00

  12. 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.

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    Model#: ED80S + PL-131M

    Regular Price: $1,148.00

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  13. Explore Scientific ED80mm f/6 Classic White "Essential Series" Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor

    Explore Scientific - ED80mm f/6 Classic White "Essential Series" Air-Spaced Triplet Refractor - Open Box

    Explore Scientific Instruction Booklet for Triplet Refractors

    This 80mm f/6 ED Apochromatic triplet is an air-spaced triplet refractor telescope for observing and photography of celestial objects. Instrument utilizing Hoya ED glass, comes equipped with a 99% dielectric-coated 2-inch diagonal. Case, Finder Scope and Mount NOT included.

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    Model#: ED0806-01-OPEN
    $589.00

  14. Officina Stellare RiLA 600 f/5 Ceramic Glass Full-Carbon Optical Tube
  15. Officina Stellare RiLA 600 f/5 Standard Glass Aluminum-Carbon Optical Tube

    Officina Stellare - RiLA 600 f/5 Standard Glass Aluminum-Carbon Optical Tube

    The Officina Stellare Rila Series are known for having a fast focal ratio with a wide corrected field of view while maintaining a lightweight body. The apertures range from 300mm all the way to 800mm. The Rila 600 has a f/5 focal ratio.

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    Model#: RILA600SGA
    $54,901.33

  16. Officina Stellare - RiLA 500 f/5 Ceramic Glass Full-Carbon Optical Tube
  17. Officina Stellare RiLA 500 f/5 Standard Glass Aluminum-Carbon Optical Tube

    Officina Stellare - RiLA 500 f/5 Standard Glass Aluminum-Carbon Optical Tube

    The Officina Stellare Rila Series are known for having a fast focal ratio with a wide corrected field of view while maintaining a lightweight body. The apertures range from 300mm all the way to 800mm. The Rila 500 has a f/5 focal ratio.

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    Model#: RILA500SGA
    $36,367.35

  18. Officina Stellare RiLA 400 f/5.2 Ceramic Glass Full-Carbon Optical Tube
  19. Officina Stellare RiLA 400 f/5.2 Standard Glass Aluminum-Carbon Optical Tube

    Officina Stellare - RiLA 400 f/5.2 Standard Glass Aluminum-Carbon Optical Tube

    The Officina Stellare Rila Series are known for having a fast focal ratio with a wide corrected field of view while maintaining a lightweight body. The apertures range from 300mm all the way to 800mm. The Rila 400 has a f/5.2 focal ratio.

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    Model#: RILA400SGA
    $20,778.26

  20. Officina Stellare RIFAst 600 f/3.8 Standard Glass Aluminum-Carbon Optical Tube

    Officina Stellare - RIFAst 800 f/3.8 Ceramic Glass Full-Carbon Optical Tube

    The Officina Stellare RiFAst astrograph series was designed to be a further step up from the RiLA series as far as focal ratio and field of view to accommodate a wider range of imagers, rotators, focusers and guiders!

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    Model#: RIFA800CGC
    $186,169.26

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