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OMC200 Matsutov Cass. now available at APM America

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#1 Moggi1964


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Posted 14 June 2009 - 08:10 PM

Check out the webiste for the full range including Carbon Fiber versions of the OTA with 1/6th wave optics.

Here's an introduction if you aren't already familiar with the product:

Orion Optics UK OMC200
The OMC200 was conceived as the logical extension of the fantastically popular OMC140. The quality of the OMC200 has to be seen to be believed. Images of stunning visual and photographic quality are the norm and you are guaranteed to be seeing objects as you have never seen them before.

Each OMC200 is hand finished and assembled to the highest specification possible. Optically we believe it is unbeatable. Regularly we have customers advising us they have had SCT's up to 16" and none of them have shown image quality to compare with the OMC200. Having four optical surfaces in the telescope, each one has to pass through quality checks conducted with our GPI Zygo Laser interferometer which is capable of detecting errors smaller than 100th of the wavelength of light.

The instrument has high quality velvet black baffle system and a focusing mechanism with virtually no image shift. Any experienced telescope user of catadioptric telescopes will tell you that the best optical design is lost if baffles within the optical light path are not designed and machined properly. The sky is totally inky black and bright out of field objects have no effect at all on the image being presented to your eye.

One feature which we have included is the use of a micrometer thimble section to carry out minute adjustments in focusing, essential for photography and high magnification levels. Focusing movement, as you would expect from such a refined, yet relatively small piece of equipment, is exceptionally smooth and precise. We have developed a cantilever method of pushing the along its axis which gives far better equilibrium and virtually no visible image shift even at magnifications as high as x1000.

Click though to the website using the link in my signature and go to the Cassegrain/RC category.

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