Officina Stellare Veloce RH 200AT - Riccardi-Honders Astrograph Telescope
The Officina Stellare Veloce RH 200AT Riccardi-Honders Astrograph is a premier, innovative, Officina Stellare exclusive! Just check out the primary Mangin mirror optical design, large front full aperture corrector lens and near zero expansion BK7 optical glass for the primary and secondary mirror. It even has two spaced elements for the rear group. We're talking about 200 mm of clear aperture, and an incredible ultra fast, wide field with an F/3 focal ratio and 600mm focal length. Add to that a flat 60 mm diameter field, with 6 micron maximum star spot size.
The "AT" model of the Veloce RH 200 has an upgraded full athermal assembly for research-grade applications. Because of the improved thermal stability, the RH 200AT will require less focus adjustments due to temperature changes during the night. The retractable light shield is made of carbon fiber to complement the look and functionality of this superb telescope.
Great care is taken in the making of the rear holding cell of the primary mirror. The entire rear cell for the primary mirror is figured to have the best rigidity/weight ratio and for the fastest possible thermal stabilization between the environment and mirror. The convection and thermal irradiation are greatly improved with the use of three high quality axial fans in the back of the cell.
Great attention has been applied to simplify the collimation between the mirrors resulting in a stable, efficient but easy to use system. The collimation is accomplished by acting on just three points (the minimum required points to generate a single plane) using a special, great diameter preloaded bolts (one for each point). This results in a single hand use, simply turn the bolt left or right to move the mirror back and forth (no more complicated operations using push pull screws and locks) in a very intuitive way. Finding the correct positions is a snap. The mirror borders uses an opaque, circular mask to avoid any undesired light scattering. The light shields for the primary and secondary mirrors are computer designed and optimized to ensure complete illumination of the field still maintaining a complete protection from stray light. Inside the light shields there are also micro baffles that reduces, coupled with an opaque painting of the surfaces, to nearly zero any possible parasite stray light. In some cases and for particular applications, the light shield for the secondary mirror is made using a special layout that maintain the efficiency of the system while reducing the obstruction for the system. The back plate of our telescopes comes standard with a system for adjusting the planarity of the focal plane in order to compensate for any small misalignment in the imaging train, always unwanted and annoying especially on today’s large CCD cameras.
Officina Stellare Veloce RH 200 - Riccardi-Honders Astrograph Details
- Design: Riccardi-Honders
- Primary Mirror Diameter: 190 mm (7.4")
- Front Corrector Lens Diameter: 220mm (8.6")
- OTA Assembly: Full Athermal Assembly
- Focal Length: 600mm
- F/Ratio: f/3
- Linear Obstruction: 55%
- Fully Corrected & Illuminated Field: 42mm (24 x 36 full format!)
- Weight: 19 lb.
- Dimensions: 248mm (l) x 252 mm (w) x 282 mm (h)
- OTA Length with Dew Shield Extended: 419 mm
- Back Focus: 65 mm
- RMS Spot Size: Max 9 microns at edge of field
- Light Shield: Retractable, made of carbon fiber
- Dovetails: Losmandy plate with a flat plate on top
- Rings: Included
Officina Stellare Product Number: VELRH200AT
Customer Notes: Prices subject to change due to fluctuating exchange rates.
Some images may depict fully accessorized telescope. This product number is for optical tube only.
- Additional Information
SKU OF-VELRH200AT Manufacturer Officina Stellare Telescope Series Officina Stellare Veloce Optical Design Astrograph Mount Type None - Optical Tube Only Warranty 1 Year Warranty Telescope Aperture 7.87" Telescope Focal Ratio f/3 Telescope Focal Length 600mm Optical Coatings Aluminum Optical Tube Weight 19 lbs. Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14 Tube Material Full Carbon Athermic Tube Color or Finish Red Finder Included None
- Included Items
- Officina Stellare Veloce RH 200AT Riccardi-Honders Astrograph with Upgraded Athermal Assembly
- Losmandy Two-point Dovetail with tip-tilt adjustment
- Three Fan Primary Mirror Ventilation System
- Retractable Dew Shield
- Dust Caps
- Flat plate on top
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsQuestion by: Cesar C. Ghizoni on May 18, 2015 10:23:00 AMNot including the dewshield (required to be extended to use the Veloce), the length is 235mm and the tube diameter is 283mm. The dew shield adds ~200mm to the length. The dovetail on bottom and saddle on top add ~50mm to the height.
An f/3 scope is very sensitive to miscollimation and will need to be checked each time after shipment or transport - especially over rough terrain. Using software like CCDInspector with your CCD camera for final adjustment will be very helpful.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on May 21, 2015 1:41:00 PM
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