Exceptional resolution and sharpness hand crafted bespoke custom telescope for the most demanding and discerning astronomy enthusiasts.
Price is for OMC200 Standard OTA telescope – Deluxe model also available, plus also higher spec 1/8 and 1/10 wave PV options available, plus also a range of bespoke custom accessories are also available to those that demand the very best, please enquire for details.
Note: This is an Orion UK Ltd telescope, not to be confused with Orion, USA which are Chinese gear. These two names are similar but their products are totally different. Orion UK Ltd are a specialist bespoke supplier and hand craft some of the best telescopes that are available globally, their products feature simply exceptional quality optics, and are would renowned for superior optics – my own 1/10PV CF unit was purchased as I wanted something that optically directly compared to my 1970 Questar but with higher power in a larger aperture & a more attractive price.
Why is the OMC200 so special? – and – Why has Orion UK Ltd built up such a renowned reputation over the last decade or so? . . . Quite simply it is always the same, quality, quality, quality – Orion UK Ltd make premier optical quality instruments, it is also mechanically excellent and stable and . . . Development, development and development, all done in conjunction with experienced amateurs and professional astronomers and two very experienced optics designers, Barry Pemberton and Harrie Rutten.
The OMC200 came into being as a challenge in achieving a wide field, photo visual Maksutov Cassegrain with incredible stability and versatility. The project was a success and we judge that by considering the large number of these compact instruments we have in use in every continent of the World.
Why is it so successful? The design is not a standard all spherical one with a main mirror the same size as the corrector. That is the traditional Maksutov design but, it lacks off axis performance and suffers from coma.
* Note: Custom options available on request, please enquire for details.
Availability 10 weeks nominally.