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Altair Wave Series 130 F7 ED Triplet APO

Altair Wave Series 130 F7 ED Triplet APO
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Price:  £2,299.00(Inc. 20% VAT)
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Product Code:  AA130EDTF7-var
Manufacturer:  Altair Astro
Telescope Type:  APO Triplet Refractor
Aperture (mm):  130 mm

Altair Astro


The Altair Astro 130mm F7 ED Triplet APO refractor uses a 905mm focal length lens cell with Japanese FPL51 ED glass from Ohara which is cpecifically chosen to be free of internal stresses and striae which affect optical quality in large size refractors.
 
This telescope is not like other telescopes using the similar or the same mechanics and has rapidily gained a reputation for performance above the norm especially with visual observers. This is due to a special modification process at the final stages of production, cluminating in the production of a laser interferogram image which is delivered with every telescope. 

Click here to read the Sky at Night Altair Wave 130 Triplet APO refractor review.

NEW 2014 Version with a light weight dual speed "Rack 'n Pinion" focuser, Teflon-tipped adjustable rotator, CNC machined internal knife edge baffles, and a self centering 2" adapter. Both 1.0x and 0.79x 3" flatteners and reducers can be attached directly by unscrewing the rear self centering assembly.

What makes the Wave Series different from other refractors of similar specification? Every single Wave Series scope has been tested individually and signed off on it's optical quality before shipping. A test report is provided with each scope and each scope as a serial number engraved on the lens cell corresponding to that test report. This teting is done by an optical lab employed by Altair, and the results are nothing short of spectacular, as witnessed by customers. Altair usually takes the top 10% of any glass production run from their suppliers, then tests each scope a second time before the lens cell is assembled and collimated with serial number engraved on the lens cell, and we pay extra for this service. That is why we are confident enough to provide an optical test report with each Wave Series telescope. Altair call this "grade 4 optics". Altair never source sub-standard or rejected optics, and any optics which do not meet criteria are sent back to the supplier without a serial number. Altair always purchase the highest grade of glass available for each production run, to differentiate their product in the market. What's more, Altair guarantees your Wave Series telescope will arrive in perfect collimation, and will always ship them using a fully insured professional courier service, so your telescope is guaranteed to arrive ready for you to enjoy.

A rigid aluminium tube gives the correct thermal properties for any large airspaced triplet refractor, allowing the use of Kendrick dew control heaters to conduct heat to the optics, and quick thermal equalisation and relative freedom from tube currents, unlike carbon fibre or non-metal composite materials which are not only brittle but often hinder thermal equalization because they do not conduct heat. Two  two heavy duty tube rings gives a stable mounting platform for astro photography, and a large dewshield delays the onset of dew and keeps dust and pollen away from the objective.
 
The objective cell can easily be adjusted in tilt by the customer, by accessing the front push-pull tilt adjustment screws when the dewshield is unscrewed (see thumbnail pictures).
 
This new production run includes our new Rack and Pinion geared dual speed focuser with self centering 2" collet adapter and machined internal baffling system. This, and an inevitable increase in the price of the 3rd tier optical modification and QC service we employ for all Wave Series telescopes, has increased the product price over the previous production run. The price and specification of this product is subject to change without notice.
 
The new Rack and Pinion dual speed focuser has a smooth teflon loned rotation system and a self-centering 2" pushfit end-cap. The end cap can be removed to attach the PlanoStar TM 3" 1.0x Flattener and the Planostar TM 3" 0.79x reducer by means of a threaded adapter. (Options available in the dropdown menu when ordering).
 
Two heavy duty tube rings are provided with standard hole patterns to fit most hardware mounting systems on the market.
 
We recommend the Altair Astro 60mm Deluxe Finder Scope (see associated products) which is a perfect fit and can double as an autoguider for imaging by adding the Altair Miniguider adapter.
 
As a portable wide field refractor for astro imaging or visual use, this is an extremely capable telescope in all areas. The telescope is ideal for serious planetary viewing, enabling faint and subtle details to be observed in high contrast. Saturn and Jupiter are simply stunning in this telescope. The optical tube assembly can easily be carried by the Altair Sabre, iOptron iEQ45 or Minitower portable GOTO mounts (please enquire about telescope/mount packages).

Altair Astro 130mm F6 ED Triplet APO Features:

  • 130mm F7 multi coated objective lens FPL51 ED Optics using top quality ED glass from Ohara Japan.
  • Highest practical magnification 250x, light grasp of 67% more than a 102mm (4") refractor.
  • OTA weight with rings 8kg (without the optional finder).
  • New 2014 Light Weight  Rack 'n Pinion dual speed focuser with 1:10 ratio coarse and fine knobs, a Self Centering compression ring for 2" accessories.
  • 2" to 1.25" Self-Centering eyepiece adapter
  • Tube rings with standard M6 hole pattern
  • A Standard Vixen-format 1.75" dovetail bar is included for visual use, though we recommend changing to the Altair TMS Vixen or Losmandy-format tube rings for imaging because they are CNC machined from a higher grade of aluminium ally and will flex less.

 

Altair Astro 130mm F6 ED Triplet APO Features:

  • 130mm F7 multi coated objective lens FPL51 ED Optics using top quality ED glass from Ohara Japan.
  • Highest practical magnification 250x, light grasp of 67% more than a 102mm (4") refractor.
  • OTA weight with rings 8kg (without the optional finder).
  • New 2014 Light Weight  Rack 'n Pinion dual speed focuser with 1:10 ratio coarse and fine knobs, a Self Centering compression ring for 2" accessories.
  • 2" to 1.25" Self-Centering eyepiece adapter
  • Tube rings with standard M6 hole pattern
  • A Standard Vixen-format 1.75" dovetail bar is included for visual use, though we recommend changing to the Altair TMS Vixen or Losmandy-format tube rings for imaging because they are CNC machined from a higher grade of aluminium ally and will flex less.

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