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Orion Optics CT16 Ultra Newtonian OTA

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Model:  CT16
Brand:  Orion Optics UK

Please be aware most Orion Optics telescopes are made to order and can take up to 6 weeks. Please contact us to find out availability.

Orion Optics CT16 Ultra Newtonian OTA
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The top of the range in our CT series is the formidable, CT16 at f4 focal ratio. Very little needs to be said about the CT16 other than to say, if you can find any other 400mm telescope which performs anywhere nearly as well, please let us know, we want to meet that ‘scope!

The performance of this telescope is incredible, no single word can describe how well this telescope performs. With 1/10PV wavefront optics and Hilux coatings , coupled with the computer optimised main mirror cell, the CT16 is the top of it’s class as far as image quality and product reliability is concerned.

It is possible to transport this ‘scope to a dark site but, by far the best option is a permanent set up in an observatory where it’s full potential can be realised and the resultant images not fail to amaze you. This really is a show stopper, the CT16 really does perform up to and beyond the theoretical limits of it’s aperture.

Having a 1/10PV primary mirror which, along with the secondary are both Hilux coated, fine detail on the planets becomes a far easier target, contrast is enhanced because of the super smooth reflecting surface which collects all the light into a highly detailed image plane, perfect territory for high magnification viewing.

The rear mirror support is our 9 Point Flotation CNC machined Mirror Cell. This maintains positional accuracy and hence perfect image quality. Also at the rear, our Fan cooling system will minimise cool down times and help maintain image quality during viewing. Fan(s) can be left in continuous operation.

Our Precision 2” Focuser with silky smooth 10:1 reduction will give precise focusing.

A Quality adjustable 50mm achromatic Finder is included to assist finding the faintest of objects. No eyepieces are supplied with CT OTA's. Also available as an optional extra are Baseplate Attachments and a choice of Dovetails.

In terms of optical performance, the CT range are unsurpassed. Each model is supplied with a Zygo report showing all the relevant details of the mirror’s performance in our optical laboratory. With any CT telescope you are guaranteed the best optical quality available in a precision Newtonian. You will experience the sky in a different perspective after seeing exactly what the highest quality of optics can deliver in image quality.

Our ACU-2S is a high quality 2” (50.8mm) Crayford focuser. Having said that, it is no ordinary focuser, far from it. The actual mechanism is ultra smooth and compares favourably with the much more expensive focusers on the market. We know the smoothness of the movement will astound you, both in its normal focusing speed and, in its lower geared 10:1 ratio micro adjustment for precise focusing with an eyepiece or camera. Our VX and CT ranges of telescopes use the ACU-2S and, it is also available as a separate item to purchase along with the included adaptor. For photography it is ideal for small to medium sized cameras, including DSLR and medium format CCD chips. Locking the knurled knob will tighten the draw tube in the chosen position and no movement is produced to offer, sharp, flawless images.

Featured here is one of our  mirror cells which shows the machined, anodised aluminium surfaces. All of our cells are CNC machined for super accuracy but, they are all then carefully hand finished to ensure no small irregularities in the machining or threading of holes restricts movement of the parts. Anodising adds a protective layer to the aluminium which not only gives the aluminium protection against corrosion, it also produces a harder surface which reduces the risk of scratches or wear in the threaded holes.

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