The chromatic correction achieved is excellent and enables absolutely convincing contrast values! Binocular observations e.g. on the moon, Jupiter or Saturn (my favorite) become a pleasure! If the air is calm, this optics resolves so finely that you almost experience a "cinema feeling"! With a 130mm aperture you already have almost 70% more light collecting area than a 100mm device. The resolution is already improved by approx. 30%. The illumination is completely sufficient to be able to "operate" larger CCD sensors. Our specially manufactured reducers and correctors turn these optics into a high-performance photo machine!
Despite the massive construction of the tube and despite the thick 3.5 "extension, the weight of the tube is still moderate at approx. 10kg. The focuser is stable enough to e.g. to safely carry heavy photo equipment.
In terms of equipment, everything important is already included: Slidable dew cap, end cover, viewfinder bracket, CNC pipe clamps and the necessary visual adapters / reducers. Whether mobile or in your own observatory, this device is sure to be an eye-catcher!
With the Riccardi Reducer M63 the focal length is reduced to 585mm, whereby the focal ratio is reduced from f / 6.0 to f / 4.5. The fully corrected image circle is 42mm.
Scope of delivery:
• Optical lightweight CNC tube with movable dew cap
• Set of CNC pipe clamps
• 3.5 "Starlight extension with mounted 50 mm finder bracket, both can be rotated through 360 °
• Reducer adapter 3.5 "/ 2" with new, full eyepiece clamp
• 2 "extension 2" -80 mm
• Riccardi M63 reducer
• Adapter 2 "/1.25" with brass clamping ring
• Test protocol
• Lid on both sides
The adaption for the reducer is included in the package with:
• Adapter: focuser to tilt adapter
• Riccardi adapter to M48 thread
• Adapter M48 to T2 thread
We also offer aluminum transport cases with pre-milled hard foam shells for all CNC tubes.