William Optics GT-71 II 2019 - Checked & Tuned
William Optics GT-71 II 2019 - Checked & TunedWilliam Optics GT-71 II 2019 - Checked & TunedWilliam Optics GT-71 II 2019 - Checked & Tuned
William Optics GT-71 II 2019 - Checked & TunedWilliam Optics GT-71 II 2019 - Checked & TunedWilliam Optics GT-71 II 2019 - Checked & Tuned

William Optics GT-71 II 2019 - Checked & Tuned

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About this product

Model:  wo_gt71_ii_gd
Part Number:  A-F71GTIIIGD

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 :-) 

New 2019 GT-71 II Telescope - Checked & Tuned, for details see here

The William Optics GT-71 APO Triplet refractor features a 3-element f/5.9 objective with an Ohara FPL-53 extra-low-dispersion glass element for optimum colour correction and a new upgraded dual-speed 2.5-inch Rack and Pinion focuser with 1:10 Dual Speed. 

The William Optics 0.8x focal reducer is also available to reduce the focal-ratio to a fast f4.72. 

An excellent choice for astrophotography!

Includes tube rings, carry handle/guider mounting saddle.


    Optically Unbeatable

  • Triplet air-spaced objective (FPL-53) in adjustable CNC machined ultra high precision lens cell.
  • Extremely sharp.
  • Excellent color correction.
  • Each lens is Fully Multi-Coated with a special super-high transmission coating (STM Coating) on all surfaces.
  • This F/5.9 lens is ideal for astrophotography.
  • New ultra robust 2.5" Rack and Pinion focuser with 1:10 dual speed: a treat to use during astrophotography. No image shifting.
  • Comes with two locking screws on angled positions for heavy load applications.
  • Graduated scale for precise camera alignment.

    Simply Beautiful Finish

  • Pure William Optics quality fit and finish: powder-painted white CNC-machined Aluminium tube,  gold trim finish, retractable dewshield, dewshield cap with patented Bahtinov mask.
  • Top quality anodising.
  • Very compact for carrying on flights.

What's in the box

  • Telescope OTA
  • Vixen compatible dovetail plate/li>
  • Carry Handle
  • Bahtinov Mask
  • Soft Carry Bag


Aperture 71mm
Focal Ratio F/5.9
Focal Length 420mm
Resolving Power 1.62
Limiting Magnitude 11.1
Objective Type Three element with FPL-53 Air Spaced
Lens Shade Retractable
2.5" Rack and Pinion Focuser 1:10 fine focus


1.25" Adapter
Field Stops Baffles
Type of Mount Includes mounting rings and Vixen style dovetail
Tube Diameter 82mm (dew shield tube 92mm)
Tube Length

390mm Fully Retracted

Tube Weight 2.95kg

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Fine bit of Kit
Thursday, 28 May 2020  | 

Quite stunning workmanship everything is really precise the focus system is a joy. This is my first refractor I am more than happy with my purchase which I intend to use in conjunction with my DSLR. Took a few weeks to arrive as one of the ordered parts was not in stock and this virus problem. Never the less it arrived when they said it would and was well packed.


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