GSO Ritchey-Chretien 12” OTA
GSO is few of the professional manufactures for Ritchey-Chretien telescope. They manufacture mirrors, parts and astronomical telescopes more than 18 years. They ODM and ODM for Meade, Orion and others brands on current market.
We provide the telescope and whole maintenance service directly from GSO. Unlike other sales, we could provide our customers to replace any part, even if the expensive mirror with very low cost to make sure your telescope in long life usage.
Primary mirror diameter: 304 mm
Focal length: 2432 mm
Focal ratio: f/8
Focuser: 3''dual-speed Crayford (high precision bearing track)
Tube-mount assembly system: dovetail plate
Optical tube material: Carbon Truss Construction
Total weight is 69 lbs in 1 box with Free Shipping in US mainland only
The new designed Carbon Truss Ritchey-Chretien 12” telescope is now available for professional astrograph. Carbon fiber truss tubes have low thermal expansion and lightweight characteristics. All mirrors (primary & secondary) were made from quartz glasses and covered with 99% reflection power dielectric coating. Because of the very low thermal expansion in quartz glass, the mirrors could reach to the accuracy of hyperboloid surface much better than 1/12 wavelength. Compared with the past RC12, the new 3" Monorail focuser is a further development of the crayford design for your heavier equipment.
Ritchey-Chretien telescope is a powerful in astrograph for flat, sharp and large of imaging field. Generally, Ritchey-Chretien telescope can cover more than 8cm of imaging field and be the popular telescope in most professional observatories.
We provide many accessories for Ritchey-Chretien telescope, such as 0.65x focal reducer and imaging flatter which may be used for visual observations and photography of deep-sky.
You can find many brands of Ritchey-Chretien telescope with the same features and appearance. They are all made from GSO. Our technical and maintenance support are directly from original manufacture. We have already built a maintenance office in Sugar Land (TX), and wish you purchase the high quality telescope and professional service as well.