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92mm f7 Stowaway

The 92mm f7 Stowaway is not available to purchase and we do not have any plans to produce additional scopes with these exact specifications. This information is presented for present owners and those who are curious about its history. If you are one of the lucky owners, you may want to consider some of these accessories.


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92mm f7 Stowaway on other mountings and in the carrying case

Notes on the 92mm f7 by R. Christen

You asked for this scope. For some, the original f5 Stowaway was too short for an all-purpose visual scope. This telescope sports the same lens as our legendary Traveler, but with a bit less aperture (92mm vs 105mm) and a little over 1/2 the weight. While the Traveler was intended for astrophotography, with formats as large as 6 x 7 cm, the 90 f7 Stowaway has a field size of 2" making it suitable for 35mm and CCD imaging. The scope sets up quickly on even the smallest mounts and gives excellent high contrast images on any object from large deep sky objects, to lunar and planetary views. As the name suggests, this tiny scope can come along with you in your travels, take up very little room and its light weight is a real advantage when you have to traverse half a mile of airport concourse.

Specifications
Color correction 0.01% from 405nm to 706nm (r to h wavelengths)
Clear aperture

92mm (3.62")

Focal length

604mm (23.8") which is f 6.6

Resolution

1.24 arc seconds

Coatings

Multi-layer, 97% transmission

Magnification

15x to 330x

Tube Assembly

3.61" diameter, textured cream white finish, 19", aluminum machined, fully baffled, flat black interior, permanently aligned, sliding dewcap

Focuser type

2" I.D. Rack and pinion, 2.2" travel, coarse and fine focus knobs with reduction gear.

Telescope length

19" with the dewcap fully retracted

Accessories included

Tube rings, 7" Sliding Bar (SB0800), and carrying case

Weight with dovetail and tube rings

3 kg (6.5 lb.)

Carrying case

Custom padded soft case

Case dimensions and weight

22.5" x 11" x 6.5" (57 x 28 x 17 cm), 4.5 lbs (2 kg)


Photographic Field
35mm field 2.3 x 3.2 degrees at prime focus
35mm field w/ 2X Barlow 1.1 x 1.6 degrees @ f14

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