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 colour and 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 :-)
Limited 20th Anniversary Edition - Checked & tuned, for details see here.
Latest model with 3.5-inch Crayford V-power 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 new 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 3.5-inch Crayford V-power focuser with a smoother action and no image shifting with a capacity of up to 6.8kg (15lb).
A capable high performance astrograph that that can comfortably handle APS sized sensors and the popular Atik 383L+ and Starlight Xpress H16 when used with the William Optics Flattener AFR-IV at F5.6
Includes CNC tube rings and high quality soft carry case.
Note: This telescope is a special-order item, delivery is usually 10-20 working days.
|Aperture ||132mm |
|Focal Ratio ||F/7 |
|Focal Length ||925mm |
|Objective Type ||3 elements, Air-spaced, FPL-53 |
|Resolving Power ||0.86" |
|Limiting Magnitude ||14.5 |
|Lens Shade ||Retractable (O.D. 168mm) |
|Focuser ||3.5-inch Crayford V-power dual-speed rotatable focuser. |
|Tube Diameter ||141mm |
|Tube Weight ||9kg |
|Case ||High-quality Aluminum Case |
|Case Dimensions |
|99cm x 34cm x 30cm |
|Case Weight ||13.5kg |