The 130mm f/6.3 StarFire EDF "Gran Turismo", with optional accessories, sits regally atop a Mach1GTO Mount.
Astro-Physics introduced the prototype of this new triplet apochromatic refractor at the Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) on April 28, 2007. Long-time followers will recall that we offered a 130mm f/6 StarFire EDFS refractor from January 1995 through December 2003. We have designated this new 130mm f/6.3 StarFire EDF as the "Gran Turismo" model to highlight its potential to travel to the four corners of the earth. The triplet lens is the same extraordinary quality that you have come to expect from Astro-Physics with a few new exciting features:
Several accessories have been designed with the Gran Turismo in mind, however they are also appropriate for other instruments of similar size. Please click on the links below for additional information.
The Mach1GTO German Equatorial mount is recommended for visual observation or astroimaging. The intuitive GoTo Keypad serves as a full-featured mini-computer or use a Planetarium program on your PC or Mac computer. You can even control the basic functions of mount with your mobile smart device.Specifications
|Color correction||Less than + - 0.006% focus variation from 706nm to 430nm (r to g wavelengths).|
|Clear aperture||130mm (5.12")|
|Focal length||819mm (32.25")|
|Theoretical Resolution||0.87 arc seconds|
|Coatings||Multi-layer, broadband, overall transmission greater than 97% in peak visual wavelengths|
|Magnification range||22x to 500x|
|Tube assembly||Cream white, 4.7" diameter, machined aluminum tube, fully baffled, flat black interior, engraved retaining ring. Convertible for travel. Includes covers for all ends to protect the lens and tube when it is disassembled.|
|Focuser type||2.7" I.D. Focuser with rotating collar, rack and pinion with FeatherTouch Micro 9:1 dual-speed reduction, 4.4" travel; 2" and 1.25" adapters. Focuser drawtube features mm focusing scale.|
|Telescope length||698mm (27.5") with dewcap fully retracted|
|Diameter of Dewcap||155mm (6.1") OD including paint thickness, retractable|
|Weight with dewcap||17 lbs. (7.7 kg)|
Wood case with grey vinyl covering and foam-lined interior. Separate foam-lined box with individual slots for the component covers.
|35mm Photographic field at prime-focus||1.6 x 2.3 degrees @ f6.3|
|35mm Photographic field with 2.7" telecompressor (27TVPH)||2.1 x 3.1 degrees @ f4.7|
|35mm Photographic field with 2x Barlow||0.6 x 0.85 degrees @ f12.6|
|6x7cm Photographic field at prime focus||4.2 x 5 degrees @ f6.3|
Unfortunately, the 130EDFGT is not available off the shelf for immediate purchase. We typically maintain notification lists so that we can notify prospective customers when the scope is available to order. Please refer to our availability page for more information on our notification lists. If you are not already on the notification list for the 130EDFGT, you can sign up on our online notification form. An automatic confirmation e-mail will be sent to you for your records. Refer to Notification Update periodically to find out the status of our mount and telescope production runs - what we are making throughout the year.
There are many other accessories to consider. Please refer to these sections for additional recommendations:
Photographic and CCD Imaging Accessories
Baader Planetarium Filters
Specifications subject to change without notice.Back to Products
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