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.
Explore Scientific - ED127 Classic White f/7.5 Air Spaced Triplet with Hoya FCD100 Optics and 2.5" HEX Focuser... Learn More
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Explore Scientific - ED102 Air Spaced Carbon Fiber Triplet Refractor Telescope with Bresser EXOS2GT Mount
Explore Scientific uses ED (Extra-low Dispersion) FCD1 (Dense Fluor Crown) glass developed and manufactured by Hoya Optical of Japan.
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