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AG Optical 14.5" iDK f/6.7 Imaging Dall Kirkham Telescope Deluxe Package

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  • AG Optical 14.5" Aperture Truss Tube iDK OTA with a 70mm image circle
  • Built-in dew heaters and sensors, which can only be controlled by the AG Optical Thermal Control System (sold separately
  • Optec Gemini Focuser adapter included (Optec Gemini Focuser sold separately)
  • PLEASE NOTE: The required $350 crating fee is included in the telescope's cost. If listed IN STOCK please allow for an additional 1-3 business days for processing as these are warehoused at the manufacturer.

Product Details

  • Optical Precision

    The AG Optical Systems 0.35 meter (14.5-Inch) f/6.7 Imaging Dall Kirkham (iDK) telescope is an observatory-class imaging instrument featuring a huge 70 mm flat field imaging circle free from coma, astigmatism, and field curvature. The outstanding optical performance of the 14.5″ iDK is made possible through the convergence of careful design, state-of-the-art manufacturing, and precise assembly. Wide field images are captured with high-contrast details and sharp stars across the entire field of view.

    AG Optical IDK 14 Image 1

    The Imaging Dall Kirkham (iDK) Series is a premium line of f/6.7 wide-field quartz optics astrographs designed to provide a highly-corrected field of view for serious CCD imaging. The outstanding performance of the iDK Series is made possible through the convergence of modern design, careful selection of materials (quartz optics), state-of-the-art manufacturing, and precise assembly. iDK systems are in use around the world producing stunning images of our Universe.

    Innovative Craft

    AG Optical Systems iDK series carbon fiber truss optical tube assemblies make extensive use of carbon fiber composite materials, CNC-machined components, and precision collimation adjustments to provide a rigid and thermally stable platform for the low expansion optics. Three cooling fans speed the cooling of the primary mirror while primary and secondary mirror heaters can be automatically controlled by the optional Thermal Control System (TCS).

    The Imaging Dall Kirkham (iDK) Series is a premium line of f/6.7 wide-field quartz optics astrographs designed to provide a highly-corrected field of view for serious CCD imaging. The outstanding performance of the iDK Series is made possible through the convergence of modern design, careful selection of materials (quartz optics), state-of-the-art manufacturing, and precise assembly. iDK systems are in use around the world producing stunning images of our Universe.

    AG Optical 14 Close Up

    A permanently aligned integral field corrector eliminates coma, astigmatism, and field curvature across a flat field of view up to 60 mm in diameter. When combined with the extensive use of carbon fiber, CNC-machined components, and optical grade fused quartz optics, an iDK Series astrograph is a potent, versatile imaging telescope capable of serious scientific and astroimaging performance.

    Versatile Design

    The Imaging Dall Kirkham series of imaging telescopes offer a very versatile f/6.7 focal ratio. This focal ratio provides a generous field of view to capture thousands of imaging objects while offering the image scale to frame moderate to small size objects nicely on your CCD sensor.

    Dollar for dollar AG Optical Systems is the leader in high-performance imaging systems. Backed by outstanding customer support our astrographs have features that cost extra or are not even available in competing systems, For example, in addition to providing primary mirror and secondary mirror collimation adjustments, every iDK has a precision CNC machined tip/tilt focuser base to allow small amounts of tilt in an imaging train to be zeroed out. Quartz optics figured by master opticians offer outstanding optical performance that you can rely on night after night.

     

    See what goes into making one of these scopes below:

  • specifications

    Aperture368 mm (14.5")
    Back Focus264mm
    Camera/Eyepiece ConnectionMale Optec—4300 Dovetail
    Corrected Image Circle70mm
    Dawes Limit0.32 arcseconds
    Focal Length2464 mm
    Focal Ratiof/6.7
    Glass TypeQuartz
    Highest Magnification736x
    Light Gathering Power2764x
    Limiting Magnitude16.6
    Optical DesignImaging Dall Kirkham
    Reflectivity96%
    RMS Spot Size7 microns
    Secondary Obstruction191mm
    Tube Length908mm
    Tube Weight53 lbs
  • included items

    • Carbon fiber optical truss tube assembly
    • Losmandy “D” mount dovetail
    • Adapter for Optec Gemini Focuser
    • Primary and secondary dust covers
    • Primary mirror cooling fans with power cable
    • Dew heaters and sensors (controller sold separately)
    • Low expansion substrate optics with enhanced aluminum coatings
    • All stainless steel fasteners and springs
    • Back-plate carrying handles

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