Officina Stellare Veloce RH 200 200mm Riccardi-Honders Astrograph Telescope

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

Designed for Advanced & Professional astrophotography – suitable for the highest capability amateurs & also professional applications.

The telescope that has the whole global astroimaging field singing it’s praises.

See Sky & Telescope April 2013 Edition Test Report – pages 60 – 63 by Dennis Di Cicco. See images section of this product for a cop, or email Astronomy Alive for a copy.

The Officina Stellare Veloce RH 200 Riccardi-Honders Astrograph has 200mm clear aperture and an ultra fast, wide field, F/3 focal ratio with 600mm focal length.

Perform astrophotography in a fraction of the imaging duration you expect, plus a depth of imaging performance unavailable from anything else.

No reducer flattener required, this is a FAST FAST FAST (f/3) Astrograph and does not compare with any other telescope in the world !!

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 “Veloce” RH 200 Riccardi-Honders Astrograph…

Are you ready for the world’s best astrograph

The telescope that has the whole global astroimaging field singing it’s praises

Price on application only. Shipment cost on application only.

See Sky & Telescope April 2013 Edition Test Report – pages 60 – 63 by Dennis Di Cicco. See images section of this product for a copy, or email Astronomy Alive for a copy.

The materials Officina 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 Riccardi-Honders Astrograph OTA 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 Veloce RH 200 is computer designed and optimized for the best structural performance, rigidity and lightness.

When it comes to the Officina Stellare “Veloce” RH 200 Riccardi-Honders Astrograph , 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 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 “Veloce” RH 200 Riccardi-Honders Astrograph. 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 RH 200 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 Veloce RH 200 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!

Note: Adaptors available to connect to your CCD system, plus also available with FLI Motorised focuser.

Officina Stellare “Veloce” RH 200 Riccardi-Honders Astrograph Features…

* Perform astrophotography in a fraction of the imaging duration you expect, plus a depth of imaging performance unavailable from anything else

* No reducer flattener required, this is a fast (f/3) Astrograph and does not compare with units needing reducer / flatteners

* Large front full aperture corrector lens and near zero expansion, BK7 optical glass primary and secondary mirror

* Three fan primary mirror ventilation system, carbon-fiber dewshield and two-point dovetail housed in a compact: 235mm length and 8.4kg weight

* Opaque surface painting and micro baffles inside the shields reduce the chances of parasite stray light to nearly zero

* CNC machined from a single block special aluminum, stainless steel, titanium and brass with a unique thermo-compensated material closed tube format

* Each component is computer designed and optimized for the best structural performance, rigidity and lightness

* 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

* 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

Officina Stellare “Veloce” RH 200 Riccardi-Honders Astrograph Specifications…

Model – Veloce RH 200

Type – Extremely fast, wide field Riccardi-Honders Astrograph

Clear Ø – 200 Primary mirror – Mangin optical design, large front full aperture corrector lens & near zero expansion BK7 optical glass for the primary and secondary mirror OTA assembly type – Thermo compensated close tube / CNC Aluminum/ Carbon fibre

Focal length – 600 mm

Back focus from backplate – 115 mm

F / ratio – f/3

Optical set glass – BK7

Interferometric report included in supply

Weight – 10.00 Kg with manual focuser

Overall OTA length – 235 mm

Overall OTA Ø – 283 mm

Spot size (@26 mm from axis, w/flattener) 8 microns

Flattener – 4 pc flattener built into OTA as standard Fully flat 42mm astrophotographic circle field

Standard configuration – Special thermo compensated material closed tube design, unique ed innovative primary cell design, one Vixen GP type dovetail, retractable dew shield

Note about mass this is an f3 telescope. f3 Astrographs are the Formula One of the astroimaging field. The design of this ground breaking f3 astrograph demanded the most meticulous and painstaking engineering & optical physics parameters to be reviewed, and re reviewed within the R&D stage – enabling this exceptional ground breaking design to be actualised. The RH200 is slightly heavier than some alternate systems at this aperture – but those systems are NOT f3 and do NOT have anywhere near this systems performance.

If mass is a major concern to you – you likely do not understand what f3 is all about, and likely aren’t ready for f3 anyway. This is an f3 telescope, and requires attention with alignment of the full imaging train assembly. Detalied instructions to achieve this are available from Astronomy Alive. Every RH200 is Factory Set for all parameters including optical bench tested and laser collimated – with certification included in supply. Please note adjustment of the manufacturer’s Factory Settings is not acceptable – and may impact warranty.

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

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