About the MallinCam Video Ritchey-Chretien 16" Optical Truss Tube...
After a long wait, MallinCam has received its first batch of Mallincam Video Ritchey-Chretien 16" Optical Truss Tubes. At 81.6 pounds including the supplied dual speed focuser, this Mallincam Telescope work of art is truly within the reach of the most discriminating Live Video CCD observers, videographers and astrophotographers.
The Mallincam Telescope also works for any large sensor DSLR or cooled CCD astrophotography cameras. Combine with a telescope mount and pair with a your choice of Mallincam Cameras for excellence in both still and video astrophotography! At F/8, it will provide an excellent imaging platform for any discriminating user.
The Mallincam Video Ritchey-Chretien 16" Optical Truss Tube is constructed of carbon fiber with Serrurier truss tube design, with CNC-machined stainless steel and aluminum components. Optics are low thermal expansion quartz for the primary and secondary mirror, with 99% reflectivity non-tarnishing multi-layer dielectric mirror coatings. Three large 12VDC cooling fans are included on the Mallincam Telescope back plate, providing ventilation to critical areas of the primary quartz mirror. Collimating screws and locking screws provide solid mirror lock and fine collimation of the primary and secondary mirrors. 18 floating points provide uniform primary mirror support. For mounting the scope comes with top and bottom Losmandy "D" type dove tails standard. Total weight is 81.6 pounds, excellent for most heavy duty class EQ telescope mounts capable of supporting at least 90 instrument pounds.
Don''t forget... We carry many fine Mallincam Accessories, too!
Mallincam Video Ritchey-Chretien 16" Optical Truss Tube Features...
- Center spotted secondary mirror made of Quartz with 99% reflectivity non-tarnishing multi-layer dielectric mirror coatings
- 3 built-in 12VDC cooling fans in rear cell
- 3" dual-speed Crayford focuser with 2" to 1.25" adapter.
- Carbon fiber with Serrurier truss tube design, with CNC-machined stainless steel and aluminum components
- Low thermal expansion quartz primary mirror with 99% reflectivity non-tarnishing multi-layer dielectric mirror coatings
- Two large D type "Losmandy" dove tail on top and bottom
- Comes with 3 sets of spacer rings to achieve perfect focus with any imaging cameras, 1 x 50mm + 2 x 25mm
- Primary mirror size: 16" (406.40 mm)
- Focal Length: F/8 (3251.2 mm )
Mallincam Video Ritchey-Chretien 16" Optical Truss Tube Specifications...
VRC-16 Truss Tube
Aperture: 406mm (16")
Focal Length: 3248mm
Focal Ratio: f/8
Central Obstruction: TBD mm (% of area)
Outside Diameter: TBD mm
Overall Length w/out Focuser: TBD mm
Tube Weight w/ Focuser: 37.0 kg
Focuser: 3" Crayford style 2-speed
Mounting: two Losmandy style dovetailsMallinCam Product Number: VRC-16T