GSO 6" Ritchey-Chretien Astrograph Telescope

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GSO 6" Ritchey-Chretien Astrograph Telescope

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Affordable, portable RC Astrograph telescope with outstanding optical quality. Ideal for astrophotography.

Ritchey-Chretiens deliver images with very little distortion. They have a flat field of view, so objects are in sharp focus right to the edge of the image. The image is coma-free, so stars at the edge of the field of view remain perfectly round. And there is no false colour because they use only mirrors with no correcting lens. 

The 6" f/9 design provides enough aperture and a long enough focal length to give good image scale. It is ideal for smaller deep sky objects such as planetary nebulae, galaxies and small globular clusters. 

GSO mirrors are made from optical quality BK7 glass and are limited only by diffraction, which means they achieve the theoretical maximum resolution possible for the size of the mirror. They are machined and polished to better than 1/12 wavelength, sometimes 1/16 wavelength, which is considerably better than the industry norm. The 99% reflective dielectric coatings are greatly superior to alumunium coatings on some other mirrors. Each mirror is individually tested and hand-corrected if necessary after production, with final testing by laser interferometry.  

The open tube and in-built cooling fans enable the telescope to cool quickly, with virtually no problems with dew. A computer-optimised baffle system minimises any stray light in the tube.  

Optical tube assembly only. Comes with a 2" Crayford focuser, a Dovetail Plate and 25mm and 50mm extension tubes. 

 

What's in the box? 

  • 6" (153mm) f/9 Ritchey-Chretien optical tube assembly
  • 2" Crayford bearing 10:1 micro edge focuser
  • 1.75" Vixen style Dovetail plate
  • 25 and 50mm RC extension tube 

Specifications

Optical design Ritchey-Chretien
Primary mirror 6" (153mm) BK7 glass with surface quality better than 1/12 wave RMS
Focal length 1370 mm  
Focal ratio f/9 
Highest practical magnifcation 300x 
Focuser  Crayford 2" bearing 10:1 micro edge 
Tube length 500 mm 
Weight of tube 5.8 kg 

 

Price/ea:
$649.00
Astrophotography, especially people who want an affordable and portable system. 
Item #:
T-RC06M
Status:
In Stock