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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. Sky-Watcher USA Esprit 150mm ED Triplet APO Refractor

    Sky-Watcher USA - Esprit 150mm ED Triplet APO Refractor

    Designed wtih the discerning astrophotographer in mind, Sky-Watcher USA’s top-of-the-line Esprit refractors deliver the kind of imaging performance one would expect from telescopes costing thousands of dollars more.

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    Model#: S11430
    $6,399.00

  2. AG Optical 14" Imaging Harmer Wynne Astrograph

    AG Optical - 14" 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#: iHW14
    $23,975.00

  3. Takahashi - FSQ-130ED Astrograph

    Takahashi - FSQ-130ED Astrograph

    The new Takahashi incorporates optics that use an exceptionally advanced design that produces a flat-field astrograph a with large highly illuminated field that is further enhanced with the new dedicated 645 reducer that produces a Ø70mm image circle at f/3.5.

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    Model#: FQK0130
    $12,795.00

  4. DayStar Filters Skylight 100mm Dedicated Solar Telescope 0.6Å SE Grade

    DayStar Filters - Skylight 100mm Dedicated Solar Telescope 0.6Å SE Grade

    Hand made precision 101mm Skylight Telescope with exclusive TeleVue objective Fully internal baffled

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    Model#: DS06.SL100
    $6,000.00

  5. Officina Stellare Veloce RH 300 F/3 Astrograph

    Officina Stellare - Veloce RH 300 f/3 Astrograph

    The New version of Officina Stellare Veloce RH 300 - Riccardi-Honders Astrograph is a premier, innovative, Officina Stellare exclusive!

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    Model#: VELRH300
    $27,540.00

  6. Officina Stellare Veloce Riccardi-Honders 250 f/5.6 Astrograph w/digital giant 95mm Finefocus and Rings Pair

    Officina Stellare - Veloce Riccardi-Honders 250 f/5.6 Astrograph w/digital giant 95mm Finefocus and Rings Pair

    Officina Stellare's Veloce RH 250 Riccard-Honders Astrograph features a large front full aperture corrector lens with near zero expansion glass in a Mangin mirror optical design

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    Model#: VELRH250
    $16,650.00

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Officina Stellare - RiLA 500 f/5 Ceramic Glass Full-Carbon Optical Tube
  19. 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

  20. Officina Stellare RiLA 400 f/5.2 Ceramic Glass Full-Carbon Optical Tube

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