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Model: 6114Brand: iOptron
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The Photon™ line of Ritchey-Cretien astrograph telescope has been expanded with the addition of four new truss tube models (10,12,14 and 16 inch). Designed for today's astro imager, Photron™ truss tube RC telescopes deliver a sharp clear image from one edge to the other. The truss tube models are designed t carry on our long standing reputation for creating and manufacturing solid, stable, accurate tracking mounts, in a high quality RC astrograph telescope.
iOptron® Photron™ truss tube RC telescopes feature low thermal expansion quartz primary and secondary mirrors with highly reflective dietetic coatings maximizing the light getting to your eyepiece or imagine device. The RC optical design delivers coma, spherical and chromatic aberration free results, perfect for color and monochrome imaging. A fixed position primary mirror eliminates image shift that occurs when focusing from other telescope designs. With 1/12th wave or better primary mirror our RC scopes delver images and views that are out of this world.
Each Photron truss tube instrument comes equipped with a dual-speed linear bearing Crayford focuser that can facilitate our optional ASCOM compliant electronic focus control. Three focuser extension rings are provided for a “flex-free” solid extension as a means to take up any unneeded back focus. Its backbone, made up of strong, light, carbon fiber truss supports hold the optics firmly in place while keeping weight to a minimum. It's open air design results in rapid cooling, reducing the "wait time" before use. Photron™ by iOptron®, RC truss tube telescopes are sure to meet or exceed even the most discriminating imager or observers expectations.
FeaturesComa free, chromatic aberration-free, spherical aberration-free optics10" (254mm) optical aperture2032mm focal lengthf/8 focal ratioFixed primaryLow thermal expansion quartz mirrors3" Dual-speed Crayford focuserOptional iOptron Electronic Focuser (#8451)
Package includes#6114 10" Truss Tube RC OTA onlyOTA w/3" dual-speed Crayford focuser2X 1" (25.4mm), 1X 2" (50.8mm) focus extension ringsCooling fan battery holderPrimary and secondary mirror covers
I decided to spend some of my children's inheritance and purchased a complete iOptron kit comprising RC10 truss-tube, CEM70G and TriPier. As I am in my 70's one of my requirements was that the separate parts were not too heavy for me. I can confirm that I can assemble and dismantle the TriPier, Mount and RC10 without help. The counterweight supplied with the mount is not heavy enough to balance the RC10 so I had to purchase an additional counterweight. Also the finder mount bracket supplied with the RC10 was broken but RVO have replaced this for me. Read the rest of my review under the CEM70G re The RC10 is a superb astrograph with brilliant optics. First light was a super image of M51 - the Whirpool Galaxy. Very pleased with this. See the rest of my review under the CEM70G reviews
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