Price : $19,000
APO180FL F/7 – Highly popular and TEC’s largest portable telescope. It fits in any car and could be lifted and installed on the mount by one person. Same excellent color correction as in APO160FL.
|Clear Aperture||180 mm|
|Focal Length||1260 mm|
|Resolution (Theoretical)||0.66 arcsec|
|Dew Shield Diameter||9.11″ / 231.5 mm|
|Tube Diameter||7.56″ / 192 mm|
|Tube Length (Retracted)||44.5″ / 1130 mm|
|Tube Length (Extended)||53″ / 1346 mm|
|Focuser Tube Fully Extended||+3.5″ / 114 mm|
|Length in Working Position with the Focuser in Middle of Focusing Range||56.1″ / 1425 mm|
|Dist. From Focuser End to Focal Plane (Back Focus)||8.27″ / 210 mm +-1|
|Center of Gravity from the Middle of the Wheel and 2.5 lbs / 1 kg load||19.7″ / 500 mm|
|Center of Gravity from the Middle of the Wheel (Telescope Retracted)||21.3″ / 540 mm|
|Tube weight||36.5 lb / 16.5 kg|
|OTA Weight with Rings, Plate, Handle||40 lbs / 18.2 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.