Officina Stellare 600mm RiFAst f/3.8 Harmer Wynne OTA Telescope

Brand: Officina Stellare


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  • An Astrograph with a 600 mm (24-Inch) Aperture  
  • Ceramic Galss  
  • Full Carbon Athermic Truss Tube Design  
  • Focal Ration of f/3.8
  • Designed for Easy alignment


Product Details

  • The 600 mm f/3.8 RiFAst Astrograph with Ceramic Glass and Full Carbon Tube by Officina Stellare:

    Officina Stellare is one of today's leaders in the production of high quality astronomy equipment for the discerning professional or advanced amateur. Their products can be found in observatories around the world, and their high speed tracking lens systems are a relied upon component in the industries of aerospace and defense.

    The RiFAst series of astrographs was created because customers asked for a fast telescope (even faster than Officina's RiLA models) with a very wide, corrected field of view. They wanted something that didn't weigh a ton, but that would accept all of the imagers, rotators, focusers, guiders, and other equipment that makes up the imaging train used by today's astronomer.

    Once Officina Stellare decided they would make this dream telescope a reality, they put Italian optical designer, Massimo Riccardi, on the job. Riccardi wanted to create a telescope that had the following characteristics:


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    • It had to be a fast system.
    • The design needed to be compact and lightweight for its aperture.
    • It would have the least number of surfaces possible while still producing a large corrected field.
    • The secondary obstruction would be as small as possible.


    These features were made a reality and then some with the creation of the Officina Stellare RiLA and RiFAst series. The design, which is a modification of the Harmer-Wynne, has an aspherical primary and a spherical secondary. A special corrector is placed just before focus.

    The Officina Stellare 600 RiFAst Astrograph has an aperture of 24-inch and a focal ratio of f/3.8. The upgraded ceramic optics are housed in a full carbon athermic open truss tube, and there are Losmandy D dovetails mounted on the truss for mounting versatility. Three ventilation fans are part of the design, which helps the telescope reach ambient temperature as quickly as possible. The mirrors can be heated to keep dew at bay, and depending on the package or accessories you choose, most everything can be electronically controlled via the TC-1.


    Officina Stellare 600 mm f/3.8 RiFAst Highlights: 

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    • Aperture: 600 mm (24-inch)
    • Glass: Near Zero Expansion Ceramic Optics
    • Focal Ratio: f/3.8
    • Focal Length: 2280 mm
    • Full Corrected & Illuminated Field: 100 mm
    • RMS Spot Size at 50 mm Off-Axis: 8.8 micron
    • RMS Spot Size at 26 mm Off-Axis: 8.2 micron
    • Back Focus: 220 mm
    • Linear Obstruction: 55-percent
    • Truss: Full Carbon Athermic Truss Tube Design
    • Easy Alignment: Specially designed mirror cells and spherical secondary are easy to align. Primary cell is detachable for easy cleaning of the mirror.


    OPT Product Number: OF-RIFA600CGC  

  • specifications

    Aperture600 mm (23.5")
    Back Focus240mm
    Camera/Eyepiece ConnectionMade at time of order
    Dawes Limit0.19 arcseconds
    Focal Length2280 mm
    Focal Ratiof/3.8
    Glass TypeNear Zero Expansion Ceramic Optics
    Highest Magnification1200x
    Image Circle Diameter80mm
    Limiting Magnitude17.6
    Optical DesignHarmer Wynne
    Secondary Obstruction330mm
    Tube Diameter590mm
    Tube Length915mm
    Tube Weight231.5 lbs
  • included items


    This RiFAst Package Includes:  

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    • 24-inch Astrograph with Upgraded Ceramic Optics and Full Carbon Athermic Open Truss Design
    • Two Dovetails
    • Three Ventilation Fans
    • Manual Control on Both Mirrors
    • Manual Movement of Secondary Mirror
    • TC-01 Electronics
    • Black Fabric Shroud
    • Caps/Covers


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