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Observatory grade quartz AG Optical 17" iDK Sold!

Price - $23,995.00

Ad Number: 70183

Posted: 13 Jan 2016

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AG Optical Systems is building an observatory class 17" F6.7 Imaging Dall Kirkham with optical grade fused quartz optics. An interferometry report will be provided detailing the Strehl ratio of the system. Call AG Optical Systems to learn more or to place an order for this premium quality imaging instrument (availability estimate April 2016).

We strongly encourage you to compare our product to the competition. We believe that you should KNOW the quality of the optics in your scope rather than have to hope you get good optics. To that end, we test every iDK optical set using rigorous double pass interferometry that measures hundreds of data points at the wavefront of the integrated optical system and provide you with the results.

With AG Optical Systems what you see is what you get; a premium astrograph at a class leading price.

Here are some details on our premium 17" Imaging Dall Kirkham F6.7 astrograph:
- Premium 17" imaging telescope with optical grade fused quartz optics
- Hand figured optics manufactured by master optician Terry Ostahowski
- Optics provided with interferometry test report indicating system Strehl ratio (ask our competition if they provide an interferometry test report with their telescopes)
- Best in class quality 96% reflectivity coatings
- Huge corrected 60mm field of view free of coma, astigmatism, and field curvature with RMS radius spot sizes from 1.3 to 4.4 microns
- Fastest in class F6.7 focal ratio for large field of view and quick integration times
- System baffled for big chip cameras (no baffle retrofits on AG Optical iDK scopes, they were designed as big chip astrographs from the start!)
- Rock solid Optec TCF-S3i 3" digital focuser included (optional Optec Gemini rotating focuser)
- Precision carbon fiber truss tube for mechanical and thermal stability
- CNC machined 6061 anodized aluminum components with all stainless steel fasteners (no worries about rust anywhere on AG Optical scopes)
- Proudly made in the USA with USA-made components (including USA-made, interferometrically tested corrector lenses)
- Optional Thermal Control System for PC-based automated primary mirror cooling and primary and secondary anti-dew control
- Optional shroud, piggyback dovetail plate
- Finally, AG Optical Systems is rapidly building a reputation for offering the best customer service in the business both pre- and post sale. Just ask our customers!

Call veteran-owned AG Optical Systems and you will speak to the owner who has designed every optical system in the AG Optical Systems lineup.

Price: $23,995 plus crating/shipping
Please contact AG Optical Systems to learn more.

Dave Tandy


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  • Location USA

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