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The SharpStar CF-80 Carbon Fibre 80mm f6.25 ED Glass Triplet Apochromatic telescope is a premium air-spaced triplet design. It features premium O'Hara Japanese FPL-53 glass and all optical surfaces fully muti-coated for maximum performance. The SharpStar CF-80 Carbon Fibre 80mm f6.25 ED Glass Triplet Apochromatic telescope provides an excellent balance between visual observation and astroimaging performance.
The unique triplet design takes advantage of O'Hara's world leading FPL53 Super ED Glass technology to enable excellent colour correction, pinpoint sharp star images, and excellent field flatness for astroimaging. The SharpStar CF-80 Carbon Fibre 80mm f6.25 ED Glass Triplet Apochromatic telescope features a class leading premium Carbon Fibre tube as used by all the premier telescopes globally, with reduced mass and thermal stability associated with a Carbon Fibre tube design. Plus an outstanding FPL53 Japanese O'Hara Glass Triplet lens design optical system, and an impressive ultra smooth precision dual speed focusing system. This features a premium dual-speed 2.5 inch rack & pinion wide engagement focusing process, with a dual speed focus ratio of 1:10.
Using a premium dual-speed 2.5 inch rack & pinion wide engagement focusing process, with a dual speed focus ratio of 1:10. When compared with most standard refractors which use standard focusing devices (usually Crayford) excluding this wide engagement tooted rack & pinion design, this wide engagement tooted rack & pinion enables a significantly more reliable, smooth and precise focus operation. Plus enabling the popular slightly heavier DSLR and CCD systems to be utilised on this telescope with better stability and focus results. The focuser will not encounter the common focus slipping, out of focus movement and frustrations common with mass produced dual speed units.
The is also a 360-degree rotating camera angle adjustment allowing easy rotation, so you can image with the full satisfaction you seek. The focusing also uses anti marring brass compression bands so your valuable accessories barrels are not scratched or marked. The SharpStar CF-80 Carbon Fibre 80mm f6.25 ED Glass Triplet Apochromatic telescope provides a fast focal ratio typical of premier quadruplet systems and full APO performance using premier quality FPL-53 Super ED glass, a 2.5-inch full sized dual-speed gear focusing device, and its a highly cost effective and very competitive offering for your consideration.
SharpStar CF-80 Carbon Fibre 80mm f6.25 ED Glass Triplet Apochromatic telescope specifications:
Focal length 500mm (f/6.25)
Objective type air-spaced triplet apochromatic
Net weight - extra lightweight 3.1KG
Exceptional Thermal stability and focus stability achieved - only available in a Carbon Fibre telescope design.
Resolution 1.24arc seconds
Limiting visual magnitude 12.2
Tube OD 80mm
Main tube length 520mm (lens shade extended) 460mm (lens shade retracted)
SharpStar CF-80 Carbon Fibre 80mm f6.25 ED Glass Triplet Apochromatic telescope characteristics：
• 80mm f / 6.5 fully multi-coated triplet apochromatic design
• Contains 1 ED lens elements from Japanese O'Hara FPL - 53 super ED Glass
• New "Wide Engagement" dual-speed 2.5 inch rack and pinion control gear, 10:1 micro-drive focus
• 2 inch and 1.25inch capability
• 360 degree rotation angle regulator
• Tube ring set and universal dovetail
• Standard finder bracket
* Telescope Optical Tube assembly
* Premier quality tube rings
* Exceptional quality ultra smooth wide engagement dual speed 2 inch focuser
* 2 inch to 1.25 inch adaptor (fitted to focuser)
* Dovetail suit standard Saxon/ Skywatcher mounts (Vixen type)