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Altair Astro DeepField-300 Quartz Professional Grade 12" F8 Ritchey Chretien Astrograph

Altair Astro DeepField-300 Quartz Professional Grade 12" F8 Ritchey Chretien Astrograph
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Product code: RC300-DF-PRO1-QUARTZ
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A 12" F8 carbon fibre truss tube Ritchey Chretien astrograph, 100% jointly designed and manufactured in UK and Europe, to the highest specification.

This is the all-Quartz version which has both primary and secondary mirrors made from fused Quartz. 

The Altair DeepField Ritchey Chretien design is a professional observatory grade imaging instrument, suitable for schools, colleges and universities, or advanced amateur astronomers who want the best quality on the market. 

We have chosen a truss-tube design because of the better thermal characteristics afforded by air circulation around the optics, almost eliminating the contrast-robbing effects of boundary air current layer formation, as well as allowing the optics to come to thermal equilibrium faster. This is also an extremely rigid design, which ensures optimum performance for the most demanding imaging requirements.

Product features and scope of delivery:

  • Ritchey Chretien F8 optical system.
  • Carbon Fibre Truss tube telescope with accurately CNC machined components (no casting).
  • Approx. Weight 18-19kg.
  • 2x 300mm Altair TMS Losmandy dovetail plates compatible with Altair TMS Ultralight Guide Scope Rings. (Handle is optional)
  • Your choice of Starlight Feathertouch Focuser, made in the USA. Can be fully automated with optional motor drive system.
  • Quartz primary and secondary mirror.
  • The flattener can be removed for spectrometry/photometry quickly and easily, and reattached without collimation adjustment.
  • Super-easy collimation combined push/pull adjustment screws on rear mirror.
  • All CNC machined baffles and chassis.
  • Camera tilt adjustment plate on the rear of the telescope.

Ordering and availability: This is a special made to order product and therefore not possible to order online, please contact us for pricing and availability.

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