0.83x CCD Telecompressor Corrector for 110mm f/6 StarFire GTX (110TCC)
Brand : Astro-Physics
Designed for: 110mm f/6 StarFire GTX
Application: Ideal for digital imaging with DSLR and CMOS cameras.
This optimized design uses three matched glass elements assembled into an air-spaced Super ED triplet lens assembly to produce an F/5 photographic speed. The Telecompressor design uses Lanthanum high-index glass and high-grade SD elements to produce sharp diffraction-limited detail over a 35mm full-frame format. All mechanical parts, including the covers, are beautifully machined anodized aluminum with a lustrous black finish: a carapace befitting fine optics.
The 110GTX operating at f/5.0 (0.83x compression) is an ideal match for the full format CMOS cameras currently popular amongst astro-imagers. Extreme detail can be captured in very short time thanks to the fast focal ratio. This accessory is a must for fastidious astro-imagers, as the TCC provides an extended color correction range far beyond the visible range, producing high-resolution images from the latest technology in CMOS sensors. Wide-field images will be highly detailed which allows the astro-imager to make very large prints without doing time-consuming mosaics.
The 110TCC comes with beautifully machined anodized aluminum covers to match the exemplary design of the Telecompressor Corrector’s body.
Backfocus and Adapters
The TCC back focus distance is 95.5mm measured from the back flange to the focus point. Spacers are available for providing 80.8mm and 55mm back focus for digital cameras and astro-cameras.
For use with 35mm DSLR
A 14.7mm Backfocus Spacer (EXT327-14.7) is available to purchase for use with the 110TCC. This 14.7mm spacer provides a backfocus spacing of 80.8mm for coupling directly to commercial 35mm digital cameras, such as the Canon EOS series. Without the EXT327-14.7, backfocus spacing is 95.5mm, which was designed to give the user maximum distance for adding specialized camera equipment.
For use with 35mm CMOS
Back focus spacers are available for use with all CMOS cameras for thread sizes of 42, 48, 54 and 68mm. These are designed for all the popular CMOS cameras currently available to the amateur astro-photographer.
If you need an adapter that is not listed above, we recommend that you contact PreciseParts.
Focal ratio: f/5.0
Focal length: 550mm
Backfocus spacing: 3.76" (95.5mm)
Rear thread for adapter: 3.27" x 16 tpi
Image circle: 50mm diameter
Field diameter: 4.5 degrees
35mm format: 3.64 x 2.50 degrees
Pixel scale: 1.40 arcsec/pixel with 3.76-micron pixels
Performance Curves for Imaging at F5 with TCC
RMS Spot Radius Over a 44mm Diameter Field