Officina Stellare PRC360 Pro 360mm Ritchey Chretien Telescope

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ADVANCED & PROFESSIONAL LEVEL TELESCOPE – Exceptional quality telescope for Advanced & Professional users. Exceptional performance for those that wish to achieve everything. Sublime performance on the moon, planets, stars, double stars, star clusters, globular star clusters, nebulae & galaxies.

Designed for professional level astrophotography and advanced level observingWell suited for educational institutions.

The Officina Stellare RC360 Pro Ritchey Chretien Telescope is an ultra premium crafted, unique design featuring LK7 optical glass which incorporates very high reflectivity protected aluminising and multi-layer anti-reflex coatings for the ultimate in optical performance. It has a clear aperture of 360mm and operates at a focal length of 2880mm with an f/8 focal ratio. The spot size at 26mm from axis with optional flattener is 5 microns.

Models available PRC360 Pro 360mm, PRC400 Pro 400mm, PRC500 Pro 500mm, PRC600 Pro 600mm, PRC700 Pro 700mm & PRC800 Pro 800. Specialist models larger available on request, with thanks.

This is a custom selected product – pricing and shipment cost is available on request exclusively – with thanks.

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This is a custom selected product – pricing and shipment cost is available on request exclusively – with thanks.

About the Officina Stellare RC360 Pro Ritchey Chretien Telescope…

ADVANCED & PROFESSIONAL LEVEL TELESCOPE – Exceptional quality telescope for Advanced & Professional users. Exceptional performance for those that wish to achieve everything. Sublime performance on the moon, planets, stars, double stars, star clusters, globular star clusters, nebulae & galaxies.

This is the telescope used by the best astroimagers in the world ! The highest quality & capability in an astroimaging telescope systems available to mankind ! Used by the most famous (and most published) astroimagers – ie: the very best astroimagers there are globally !

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The Officina Stellare RC360 Pro Ritchey Chretien Telescope is a staggering performer ! It is an exceptionally well-crafted, uniquely designed RC telescope featuring LK7 optical glass. It is housed in a zero expansion carbon fiber, open truss tube body embellished with CNC aluminum trim and brilliant clear coat finish. The RC360 Pro has a clear aperture of 360mm and operates at a focal length of 2880 mm with an f/8 focal ratio. The overall length of the Officina Stellare Pro RC 360 Pro optical train assembly is 960mm (slightly under 38″) and its overall average weight is 34 kg – or 75 pounds with an average tube diameter 470 / 520 mm – or 18.5 to 20.5″. The spot size for the Officina Stellare Pro RC 360 LT telescope at 26mm from axis with optional flattener is 5 microns.

What a beauty…

Telescopes such as the Officina Stellare RC360 Pro Ritchey Chretien are created around the finest quality optics available – each one realized under precise quality requirement conditions, using the highest renewed standards in terms of quality of the materials being used and the production processes involved. Officina Stellare mirror blanks are of certified origin and epitomize perfect homogeneity. They offer, as a standard, very high reflectivity protected aluminised coat with multi-layer anti-reflex coatings. In terms of customer satisfaction, it is possible to make special coatings (silver, gold etc.) for specific wavelength-related needs. In addition, there is an in-house, pneumatically insulated, 6 meter long and 500 kg weight optical bench using a Zygo mark IV interferometer with phase shifter coupled with a highly sophisticated analysis software for producing extremely precise measurements and tests. Officina Stellare verifies each and every one of their instruments before delivery to the final user.

The materials Officinia Stellare use in their premium quality telescopes include ultra purity single block machined aluminium and carbon fiber because of their lightness, their mechanical and thermal properties, plus optimal resistance to environmental conditions. Mechanical components for the Officina Stellare RC360 Pro are machined using CNC computer assisted machines from full block aluminum to guarantee superior precision. Carbon fiber components are produced following strict specification and tolerances. Each component for Officina Stellare RC360 Pro is computer designed and optimized for the best structural performance.

When it comes to the Officina Stellare RC360 Pro Ritchey Chretien, the holding systems for both mirrors, rings and all the structural components, even the smallest, are CNC machined from a single block special aluminum (6061/7075, Ergal and Anticorodal), stainless steel, titanium and brass. The tubes are made of true carbon-graphite fiber obtained with the use of high vacuum process, allowing Officina Stellare to obtain the best stability of the focus vs. temperature changes while still maintaining the best structural rigidity and lightness.

Significant care is taken in the making of the rear holding cell of the primary mirror for the Officina Stellare RC360 Pro Ritchey Chretien. 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. Great attention has been applied to simplify collimation resulting in stable and efficient but easy to use system. The collimation for the Officina Stellare RC360 Pro 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.

Light shields for the primary and secondary mirrors of the Officina Stellare RC360 Pro Ritchey Chretien 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 the telescope 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 specially on today’s large CCD cameras.

It doesn’t get any better than this!

Officina Stellare RC360 Pro Ritchey Chretien Telescope Features…

* Attractive zero expansion carbon fiber open truss design embellished with CNC aluminum fittings and finished with a brilliant clear coat exterior

* Offers the best stability of the focus vs. temperature changes while still maintaining the best structural rigidity and lightness

* Certified origin mirror blanks incorporate very high reflectivity protected aluminizings and multi-layer anti-reflex coatings for the ultimate in optical performance

* Back plate of the telescope 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

* Innovative primary cell crafted with LK7 optical glass and an incorporated three fan ventilation system

* Complete with two element flattener, two dovetail bars, heater and manual control on both mirrors, manual movement of secondary mirror, black fabric shroud and caps

Officina Stellare RC360 Pro Ritchey Chretien Telescope Specifications…

Model – Pro RC 360 LT / Pro RC 360 SC

Type – Ritchey Chrètien

Clear Ø – 360 mm

OTA assembly type – Carbon close tube / CNC alluminium

Focal length – 2880 mm

F / ratio – f/8

Imaging Field Circle size – Fully Flat Field of in excess of 60mm diameter (with flattener fitted)

Optical set glass – LK7 Premium set glass Interferometric report included in supply

Weight – 34 Kg

Overall OTA length – 960 mm

Overall OTA Ø – 470 / 520 mm

Spot size (@26 mm from axis, w/flattener) 5 microns

Standard configuration – Zero Expansion carbon truss tube design, unique ed innovative primary cell design, two Losmandy type dovetails, primary mirror three fans ventilation

This is a custom selected product – pricing and shipment cost is available on request exclusively – with thanks.

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