About this product
Part Number: A-F132RD-RP33II
ES Reid Checked Telescope
Es Reid is highly regarded in the optical industry so to ensure our William Optics triplet refractors perform at their very best we send them to him for checking and, if necessary, tuning on his optical bench.
You can order your telescope with confidence knowing it will have well figured optics, negligible false colouand spherical aberration, and no astigmatism (the bane of any optical system!). Star shapes will be round, not triangular, oval or egg-shaped!
You know it makes sense :-)
Latest Model (2020) - Checked & tuned, for details see here.
Now includes new CNC-machined handle/bar that enables you to slide a William Optics Uniguider directly into the handle (no need for Guide-Rings).
Latest model with 3.3-inch Rack and Pinion focuser featuring a turn/click to lock eyepiece holder, a new central lens element and new steel lens cell.
The William Optics FLT 132 features a triplet objective with Ohara FPL53 glass for the ED element and a new improved central element that provides superior contrast when compared to the original design. A new robust steel lens cell holds the optic securely and precisely at very low temperatures without fear of the cell pinching.
Fitted with William Optic's new upgraded dual-speed 3.3" Rack and Pinion focuser with a smoother action and no image shifting with a capacity of up to 6.8kg /15lb. (Can also be supplied with Feathertouch 3.5" focuser & Rotolock).
Includes William Optics Bahtinov Mask Cover, CNC carry bar, new guiding rings, new Losmandy-style dovetail plate and high quality soft carry case.
Note: This telescope is a special-order item, delivery is usually 15-20 working days.
Flattener / Reducers for the William Optics FLT 132
|Optical Design||3 Elements, Air Spaced Triplet FPL-53 Apochromat|
|Aperture (mm)||132 mm|
|Lens Shade||Retractable (Diameter 168mm)|
|Focuser||All-New 3.3" R & P Focuser360° rotatable graduated camera adjuster|
|Tube Length||104cm (extended) 78cm (retracted)|
|Case||High Quality Soft Case|
|Case Dimensions and weight||99cm x 34cm x 30cm, 13.5Kg|
|Average Rating (1 Review): |
Wednesday, 6 May 2020 | Terry
This is an exceptional piece of kit. I was already familiar with a previous incarnation we bought for a school observatory, and all of the changes made to the new version make the users experience easier. This means more time is spent viewing and photographing. In Britain viewing quality is rarely better than 1", similar to the limit of resolution of this telescope, particularly with the addition of a full frame DSLR. Like much of the product range sold to amateur astronomers the instructions and manuals are written for experienced users,. New innovations such as the Lens cap with the focussing mask are often missing instructional details such as access to the mask was unscrewing part of the lid to gain access to it rather than pull apart. This is not unique to Williams Optics but they do rely too much on a collection of less than satisfactory on line users for help.. So excellent product showing a superior set of innovations that makes experience of astronomy easier and simpler, but the experience could be better if this innovation was documented better. Certainly overall it is excellent value for money.
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