- Sky & Telescope Hot Product 2010
- Beautifully finished aluminium OTA with white powder coat and gold trim
- Air Spaced STM coated APO Triplet Lens designed by A. Starkhov
- Includes William Optics Revolutionary New 2" 0.8x Reducer/Field Flattener ($298 value)
- Includes William Optics High Quality Nylon Carrying Case ($150 value)
Bundle: William Optics FLT98 f/6.3 Triplet APO Refractor Telescope with 2" 0.8x Reducer/Field Flattener
The pre-DDG version was reviewed in the Sky at Night (December 2008) astronomy magazine with great acclaim! The DDG focuser version of this same scope was a Sky & Telescope Hot Product in 2010!
The FLT98 is a portable, high quality, versatile APO telescope designed for individuals who want a very high quality instrument in a relatively compact package. This model features a patented dual speed 3.5" R&P Focuser.
This telescope features a Russian-designed air-spaced triplet f/6.3 lens in an adjustable lens cell. The optics are of superb quality with amazing clarity and color correction. With stylish and unique mechanics, top-quality optics, and no chromatic aberration (true apochromatic performance), this is an excellent grab and go scope that any astronomer should own. This refractor is indeed in a new realm of mechanical technology advances and optical perfection!
The redesigned telescope features a new aluminum tube with William Optics' renowned quality fit and finish: Gold signature dew shield cover, retractable dew shield, draw tube graduated scale imprinted, larger extra-smooth (3.5") focuser, a well padded soft case, a dovetail rail, and pair of high quality mounting rings. This set-up will be a treat to use for astrophotography!
- Features a top-quality triplet f/6.3 air-spaced objective, one of the best WO has ever made!
- This scope is extremely sharp and has great color correction. It is ideal for astrophotography.
- Precision optics with STM coatings.
- Designed by a leading Russian designer with FPL-53 glass.
- Extra-smooth 3.5" focuser: a treat to use during astrophotography. No more image shift.
- Two locking screws.
- 360 deg. rotatable.
- Extra-heavy duty.
- Stainless steel reinforcement inserts on both sides and on the back to allow heavy loading without problems.
- Graduated scale for precise camera alignment.
- New RotoLock Visual Back Adapter
Simply Beautiful Finish
- Solid CNC-machined mounting rings and Vixen-style dovetail rail included in the price.
- Pure William Optics quality fit and finish: powder-painted white CNC-machined aluminum tube, golden finish, retractable dewshield, anodized 360 deg. rotatatable crayford focuser, dewshield cap.
Total Quality Package
- Dedicated field flattener.
- 2" and 1.25" adapters included, all with brass anti-marring compression rings.
- All with brass anti-marring compression rings.
|Focal Length||618 mm|
|Objective Type||Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromatic objective|
|Linear Focuser||3.5" 360° Rotating Camera-angle Adjuster
1.25" Adapter Included
|Type of Mount||Mounting Rings|
|Tube Length||513 mm Fully Retracted
600 mm Fully Extended
|Tube Type||New Aluminum Tube|
|Case||Heavy Duty Padded Soft Case|