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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. 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#: ORI-08958
    $1,195.00

  2. 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#: MEA-1008-80-01
    $2,199.00

  3. 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#: MEA-1208-80-01
    $3,299.00

  4. 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#: MEA-1408-80-01
    $4,999.00

  5. Meade 16" Advanced Coma-Free OTA with UHTC Coatings

    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#: MEA-1608-80-01
    $7,399.00

  6. 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

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  7. ASA - 200mm Hyperbolic Astrograph

    ASA - 200mm Hyperbolic Astrograph

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    Model#: 8HSOK3ZK

    Regular Price: $11,235.00

    Special Price: $9,999.00

  8. 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
    $1,999.99

  9. Explore Scientific ED102 Air Spaced Carbon Fiber Triplet Refractor Telescope

    Explore Scientific - ED102 Air Spaced Carbon Fiber Triplet Refractor Telescope

    Explore Scientific uses ED (Extra-low Dispersion) FCD1 (Dense Fluor Crown) glass developed and manufactured by Hoya Optical of Japan.

    Explore Scientific Instruction Booklet for Triplet Refractors

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    Model#: EDT-10207-CF
    $1,499.99

  10. Explore Scientific ED80 Air Spaced Carbon Fiber Triplet Refractor Telescope

    Explore Scientific - ED80 Air Spaced Carbon Fiber Triplet Refractor Telescope

    This 80mm f/6 ED Apochromatic triplet is an air-spaced triplet refractor telescope for observing and photography of celestial objects.

    Explore Scientific Instruction Booklet for Triplet Refractors

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    Model#: EDT-0806-CF
    $999.99

  11. 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
    $9,420.00

  12. 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
    $17,410.00

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

    Opticstar - AR90S Gold DS 90mm f/5.5 Achromat 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.

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    Model#: OSRAR90S5GD
    $436.05

  14. 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.

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    Model#: OSRAR80SGD
    $379.05

  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
    $379.05

  16. 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

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  17. 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

    Special Price: $1,090.60

  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. 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
    $3,030.00

  20. 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

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