Price : 12,000

The Yellow Submarine has surfaced. Our newly released update to the classic APO160FL will feature key design changes to optimize color correction and will be known as a “super” planetary telescope.

It will use an air-spaced doublet design and longer focal ratio to delve deeper into the skies and will shine in the night with its beautiful golden color. Yuri says, “it is about bring back the beauty of long refractors to your backyards, public clubs, school observatories, etc.”

Clear Aperture 160mm
Focal Length 1760mm
Focal Ratio 11
Back Focus Distance 250mm
Rear wheel (handle) OD TBD
Tube Diameter 162 mm / 6.3″
Working Tube Length 1750mm – 1800mm / 68.9″ – 70.9″
Transport Tube Length 1500mm / 59″
Glass Weight TBD
OTA Weight (Estimate) 28lbs.
Shipping Crate TBD

Testing and Quality Assurance

TEC Telescopes go through rigorous testing to ensure top quality performance. Newtonian Rings are used throughout the glass production process and we then use an interferometer to correct any remaining imperfections. Every telescope is then tested vigorously to reach the most optimum Strehl ratio possible. Rest assured that your telescope has been optimized to be as optically perfect as possible. If the objective does not reach Yuri’s expectations, the telescope will not be shipped. As a strict policy, TEC will not release telescope test reports. 

While the objectives are fine-tuned under interferomerical control to meet the highest optical standards, cosmetic imperfections may exist in the objective and the tube assembly. Please rest assured that any imperfection in the telescope has been determined not to affect the optical performance.