Astrotelescopes 102mm (4") f/11 Refractor
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Hand made Objective. A "Planet Killer". Refractor by Kunming United Optics, available only from Hands on Optics!
Objective lens: 102mm F11 hand corrected doublet.
Coatings: 99%+ Transmission multicoated on all air/glass surfaces
Baffle: 3 internal knife edged baffles
Weight: 12lb (5.5kg)
Length: 39.5" (100.3cm) retracted, 47" extended (119cm)
Faster Cooling All Aluminum Tube. Ready to use faster in cold weather.
Retractable dew shield
New, Rack and Pinion 2 speed focuser with 1:10 microfocuser and 1.25" adapter. This is an upgrade from the Crayford focuser-much sturdier and will stand up to shipping much better.
Machined Aluminum hinged rings with 5 mounting holes top and bottom and silver aluminum knurled knobs. Vixen-style dovetail rail for German equatorial or alt azimuth mounts using the standard dovetail. White tube and dewshield with silver highlights. Black anodized rings and edges.
The little secret in astronomy is that a handful of factories supply almost all the foreign made telescopes and accessories available in the world today. Kunming United and Long Perng are two of the largest and best. You have seen their scopes sold under several respected USA brand names but always selling for more, even up to 200% more. The Astrotelescopes difference is that they purchase the exact same product directly from the same factory but sell for less. How? No two page spreads in magazines, no expensive showroom, no trade shows, just a warehouse to move the telescopes from the factory directly to you.