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William Optics GTF81 81mm f/6.6 Apo Refractor with Built-In Flattener # A-F81GTA

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Our Product ID: T-WO-GTF81
Manufacturer SKU: A-F81GTA
Item Can Ship: Worldwide
William Optics GTF81 81mm f/6.6 Apo Refractor with Built-In Flattener # A-F81GTA

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  • William Optics GTF81 81mm f/6.6 Apo Refractor with Built-In Flattener # A-F81GTA
  • William Optics GTF81 81mm f/6.6 Apo Refractor with Built-In Flattener # A-F81GTA
  • William Optics GTF81 81mm f/6.6 Apo Refractor with Built-In Flattener # A-F81GTA
  • William Optics GTF81 81mm f/6.6 Apo Refractor with Built-In Flattener # A-F81GTA
  • William Optics GTF81 81mm f/6.6 Apo Refractor with Built-In Flattener # A-F81GTA

Special Website Offer: For a limited time, get a free deluxe WO soft padded case - a $65 value - with the purchase of this telescope!

Special Offer: Receive $10 off a Soft Carry Case for this telescope. Just add both items to your cart and the discount will be automatically applied. Offer valid ONLY if you purchase both items (Case and GT81 Scope) in the same transaction.

Product Details

The stunning new William Optics Gran Turismo GTF 81 Apo is the new jewel of the apochromatic refractor world. From the pristine white finish on the CNC tube to the elegant dark red trim, this beauty has more than just good looks. This new GTF81 features a 3-element objective using high-quality FPL-53 extra-low dispersion glass that reduces any secondary spectrum to an unbelievable degree. But what makes this scope truly unique is the second optical component - a 2-element built-in ED field flattener that corrects the field, providing an excellent flat field over a 40mm image circle.

Optically Unbeatable

  • Five element in two groups air-spaced objective (FPL-53) in adjustable CNC machined ultra high precision lens cell.
  • Extremely sharp.
  • Excellent color correction.
  • Each lens is Fully Multi-Coated with a special super-high transmission coating (STM Coating) on all surfaces.
  • This f/6.6 telescope is ideal for astrophotography.

2” R&P Focuser

  • Extra-smooth 360 deg. rotatable 2" Rack & Pinion focuser with 1:10 dual speed: a treat to use during astrophotography. No image shifting!
  • Comes with two locking screws on angled positions for heavy load applications.
  • Large aluminum knob with installed thermometer and aluminum protection cover.

Finder / Guidescope Rings Included

  • Includes bracket that can accommodate finders with a tube diameter of up to 60-61mm. Perfect for adding a finderscope or guiding scope.
  • Viewfinder/Guidescope shown in photos above is illustrative only and NOT included.

Simply Beautiful Finish

  • Pure William Optics quality fit and finish: powder-painted white CNC-machined aluminum tube, dark red trim finish, retractable dewshield, 360 deg. rotatable R&P focuser, dewshield cap, L-shaped Vixen-style mounting base.
  • Top quality anodizing.

Attention to Details

  • Includes 2" & 1.25" adapter.
  • Anti-marring brass compression rings.
  • Carry handle.
  • 2-year warranty from WO.

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Manufacturer William Optics
Aperture 81 mm
Focal Ratio F/6.6
Focal Length 535 mm
Objective Type Five element with FPL-53 Air Spaced (2 groups), Fully Multi-Coated, STM coatings
Resolving Power 1.43"
Limiting Magnitude 12.2
Lens Shade Retractable
R&P Focuser 2" 360° Rotating Camera-angle Adjuster
1:10 fine focus
Focuser Travel Length 3.15" (80mm)
1.25" Adapter
L-type Mount L Bracket
Field Stops Knife-Edge Baffles
Tube Diameter 90mm
Tube Length 440mm Fully Retracted
484mm Fully Extended
Tube Weight 8.1 lbs. (3.7 kg)

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