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William Optics Pleiades 68 f/3.8 7-Element Astrograph
William Optics Pleiades 68 f/3.8 7-Element Astrograph
William Optics Pleiades 68 f/3.8 7-Element Astrograph
William Optics Pleiades 68 f/3.8 7-Element Astrograph
William Optics Pleiades 68 f/3.8 7-Element Astrograph

William Optics Pleiades 68 f/3.8 7-Element Astrograph

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Telescope Type
APO Septuplet Refractor
Aperture (mm)
68 mm
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William Optics Pleiades 68 f/3.8 7-Element Astrograph

Introducing the William Optics Pleiades 68 - 7-Elements Imaging APO Telescope

Featuring a total of 7 optical elements, the new William Optics Pleiades 68 is a portable imaging powerhouse, giving amazingly corrected images across a huge sensor size. 

Also featuring William Optics' patented WIFD internal focusing system. 

Comes with both M48 and M54 adapters.

Embark on an astrophotography adventure with the latest addition to our William Optics lineup: the Pleiades 68. This telescope, designed exclusively for imaging, is a testament to precision and performance. As a proud member of our WIDF series, it’s dedicated to the art of astro-imaging.

Key Features:

 • Advanced Optical Design: The Pleiades 68 features a 7-element configuration, ensuring exceptional clarity and sharpness in your astrophotography endeavours. This design effectively minimizes chromatic aberrations, offering true-to-life colours and crisp details.
 • Wide Aperture for Fast Imaging: The telescope’s 68mm aperture and fast f/3.8 focal ratio make it perfect for capturing detailed images of distant galaxies and expansive nebulae, allowing for shorter exposure times. 
Image circle - 48mm.
 • Versatile Camera Compatibility: Understanding the varied requirements of astrophotographers, the Pleiades 68 includes 48mm and 54mm adapters, ensuring compatibility with a broad range of CCD and DSLR cameras.
 • WIFD Series Excellence: This telescope epitomizes William Optics’ commitment to top-tier astro-imaging instruments within the WIFD series.

Critical Backfocus Information: 
The recommended backfocus for our 68 telescope is precisely 55mm. Given its fast F ratio, maintaining an exact 55mm backfocus is crucial for optimal performance. 
Please ensure accurate adjustment to enhance the sensitivity and overall functionality of your telescope.

Experience the Universe Like Never Before

The William Optics Pleiades 68 is not just a telescope; it’s a portal to the cosmos. Its exceptional optical performance and imaging capabilities make it an ideal choice for both experienced astrophotographers and beginners eager to explore celestial imaging.

Discover the depths of space with unmatched clarity and precision. Welcome to the future of astrophotography with the William Optics Pleiades 68!


Specifications: William Optics Pleiades 68 f/3.8 7-Element Astrograph

  • Lens Type: 7 Elements Astrograph Design (Contain 3 Super ED)
  • Focal Length: 260mm
  • Diameter: 68mm
  • Aperture: f/3.8
  • Image circle: 48mm
  • FF Flattener: No Flattener Required
  • Adapters: M48 & M54 camera adapter included
  • Focuser: WIFD (WO INTERNAL FOCUS DESIGN)Compatible with EAF
  • Focus travel: #mm (Scale is 0-50mm)
  • Lens Material: FPL-53
  • Camera Format: Full Frame, DSLR, Mirrorless, CMOS, CCD
  • T-Mounts Supported: Canon EF, RF, Nikon F, Z, Sony E, Pentax K, Micro Four Thirds (M4/3), FUJI X and more
  • Tube Length: 346mm
  • Extension Tube Length: 410mm
  • Total Weight: 8.38lbs / 3.8kg

What's in the Box

What's in the Box: William Optics Pleiades 68 f/3.8 7-Element Astrograph

  • William Optics Pleiades 68 OTA
  • Soft carry bag
  • Vixen-style dovetail
  • Saddle handle bar
  • M48 and M54 camera-side adapters
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