Price : $12,500
APO160FL F/7 – Slightly larger than the TEC APO140FL F/7, the APO160FL F/7 is slightly longer and heavier, and may require a larger mount. APO160FL has excellent color correction thanks to glass combined with Fluorite as a middle element.
|Clear Aperture||160 mm|
|Focal Length||1120 mm|
|Resolution (Theoretical)||0.75 arc sec|
|Dew Shield Diameter||7.91″ / 201 mm|
|Tube Diameter||6.38″ / 162 mm|
|Tube Length (Retracted)||39″ / 991 mm|
|Tube Length (Dew Shield Extended)||47″ 1194 mm|
|Length Incl. Focuser Fully Extended||+3.5″ / 114 mm|
|Length in Working Position with the Focuser in Middle of Focusing Range||50.7″ / 1288 mm|
|Dist. From Focuser End to Focal Plane (Back Focus)||7.48″ / 190 mm +-1|
|Center of Gravity from the Middle of the Wheel and 2.5 lbs / 1 kg load||15.6″ / 396 mm|
|Center of Gravity from the Middle of the Wheel (Telescope Retracted)||16.4″ / 417 mm|
|Telescope Weight||27 lb / 12.3 kg|
|Weight Incl. Rings, Plate, Handle||31 lbs / 14 kg|
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.