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RC Optical Systems 16 inch F/8.4 Ritchey-Chretien Carbon Truss - 2
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RC Optical Systems 16 inch F/8.4 Ritchey-Chretien Carbon Truss

RCOS_16RCT
RC Optical Systems 16 inch F/8.4 Ritchey-Chretien Carbon Truss RCOS_16RCT is a RC Optical Systems telescope from the Robtics category Reflector Telescopes.

Specifications:
  • Telescope System: Optical Tube Only (OTA)
  • Telescope type: Astrograph, Ritchey Chretien (RC)
  • Telescope brand: RC Optical Systems
  • Telescope Aperture (Range): 300mm - 499mm

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16 inch (41cm) F8.4 Ritchey-Chrétien met carbon truss systeem van RC Optical Systems. Amateurs go PRO!

Niet voor niets kiezen topfotografen als Russel Croman, Tony Hallas en Robert Gendler voor RCOS Ritchey-Chrétien telescopen.

A Ritchey-Chrétien is a specialized Cassegrain reflector utilizing true hyperbolic surfaces. All reflectors typically have an aberration called coma - all except for the Ritchey-Chrétien. The hyperbolic mirrors of the Ritchey-Chrétien make this design coma free, which results in a much smaller spot size. This is the #1 reason why nearly all professional observatories have chosen the Ritchey-Chrétien design.

Since Ritchey-Chrétien optics are two mirror optical systems, they have no Spectral Dispersion or Chromatic Aberration. Chromatic Aberrations are common in Catadioptric Systems and caused by their refractive element known as a "corrector plate". See diagrams of Chromatic Aberration on and off axis in a Catadioptric system.

In addition to being coma free and chromatic free, a true Ritchey-Chrétien offers:

  • Only two surfaces for less light loss - Catadioptric type optics have 4 surfaces (two are glass!) . Some APO's have 6 surfaces. Each surface degrades the amount of light getting to the focal point.
  • No refractive elements - Glass scatters light, especially in IR where CCD cameras are most sensitive. A Ritchey-Chrétien has no refractive elements, such as a corrector plate.
  • Flatter Field - The lower the amplification factor of the secondary mirror, the flatter the field. For example, the RC has a 2.7x secondary, whereas, a Schmidt-Cassegrain has a 5x secondary. The RC has a much flatter field!
  • Smaller Spot Size on and off axis. Examine this spot diagram to see the difference!

For these reasons, the Ritchey-Chrétien is ideal for medium to large format CCD or film photography, where a large aberration-free field of view is required. It is also a superb visual instrument.

Specification:

RC Optical Systems 16 inch (41cm) F/8.4 Ritchey-Chrétien Carbon Truss:

  • System: 16" F/8.4;
  • Focal Length: 3414mm;
  • Delivery Status: 45-60 Days Upon Receipt of Optics;
  • Back Focus: 14";
  • Carbon Tube Length/Diameter: 40"/19";
  • Primary Focal Length: 48";
  • Primary Hole: 4.0";
  • Primary to Secondary Spacing: 31.7";
  • Radius of Field Curvature: 17.67";
  • Secondary Amplification: 2.8X;
  • Secondary Size: 6.00";
  • Total Weight*: 89 pounds;
  • 16 inch F/8.4 Ritchey-Chrétien Zero Expansion Astro-Sitall Optics by Star Instruments certified to at least 1/25 RMS;
  • Fringe analysis and interferometric data supplied with each optical set;
  • Enhanced Aluminum (SiO2/TiO2) overcoat - 96.9% reflectivity;
  • Low Expansion, light weight Carbon Fiber Truss for superior performance and stability;
  • 6061 Aluminum components - All CNC Machined;
  • Precision Secondary Mirror Focuser;
  • 2-Stage Primary mirror baffle with internal knife-edge light stops;
  • Conical Secondary light baffle;
  • 6061 Aluminum Mounting Rings - CNC Machined;
  • Active Cooling;
  • RCOS "Focus and Forget" Technology;
  • Shipped fully assembled, collimated, and ready to use;
  • RCOS Custom CNC Machined "light weight" Losmandy compatible dovetail plates - top and bottom with matching Paramount VersaPlate hole pattern, allows dovetail mounting plate to be bolted to VersaPlate once scope is balanced;
  • Losmandy RDF-90 Finder Scope 3-point mounting bracket;
  • Fixed Instruments (rear cell) Adapter Set - FIA;
  • CNC machined dust cover over primary mirror.

* 100% ready for imaging as equipped in the image including rings and dovetail plates.

Telescope System
Optical Tube Only (OTA)
Telescope type
Astrograph
Ritchey Chretien (RC)
Telescope Aperture (mm)
406mm

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RC Optical Systems 16 inch F/8.4 Ritchey-Chretien Carbon Truss

RC Optical Systems 16 inch F/8.4 Ritchey-Chretien Carbon Truss

RC Optical Systems 16 inch F/8.4 Ritchey-Chretien Carbon Truss RCOS_16RCT is a RC Optical Systems telescope from the Robtics category Reflector Telescopes.

Specifications:
  • Telescope System: Optical Tube Only (OTA)
  • Telescope type: Astrograph, Ritchey Chretien (RC)
  • Telescope brand: RC Optical Systems
  • Telescope Aperture (Range): 300mm - 499mm

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