The TPO 10" f/8 Ritchey-Chretien Truss Tube Telescope is an all round excellent scope that boasts incredible versatility, maximizing every inch of it's aperture. The fixed position quartz primary mirror utterly negates image shift, and also removes the otherwise frustrating task of collimating a scopes primary mirror. Furthermore the carbon fiber truss tube design drastically reduces the threat of possible temperature shifts causing flexure, the design lending itself to minimizing thermal shifts. The Ritchey-Chretien design has virtually no coma, chromatic aberration, or spherical aberration, and is an all around improvement to the Cassegrain while attaining many of the same objectives. The TPO 10" f/8 Ritchey-Chretien Truss Tube Telescope then, is a superlative astrograph capable of almost any imaging task. One of it's most notable features is indeed it's extreme versatility and adaptability. The only astro-imaging task that it is not exceptionally well suited to is wide field, as it does have a notably narrow field of view. This Third Planet Optics (TPO) Ritchey Chretien telescope has 10" (254mm) of aperture and a focal length of 2032mm . The concave hyperbolic primary and convex hyperbolic secondary are made from low expansion quartz, and finished with a scratch-resistant highly reflective 99% dielectric coating for great contrast. The primary mirror is fixed in place in a metal mirror cell, and the secondary resides in a metal housing that can be collimated.
10" f/8 Ritchey-Chretien Truss Tube Telescope
|OTA Weight||35 lbs.|
|OTA Coatings||Fully Multi-Coated|
|Tube Color or Finish||Carbon Fiber|