FPL-53 apochromatic triplet
"The Boss"! Our bigger diameter apochromatic refractor offers an
incredible lens, air spaced apochromatic triplet, with 150mm diameter, a
really high value for an apochromatic refractor! Thanks to FPL-53 lens,
AIRY APO150T offers a perfect chromatic correction and great
performances for all the applications, both visual and photographic.
order to maximize the quality of this apochromatic refractor coupled
with cameras with more than 15mm diagonal sensors (such as DSLRs), the
optional Deluxe 1x field flattener is specifically designed for the T
series and create pinpoint stars up to image edges, even with large
sensors, up to 24x36mm.
Giant Hybrid-Drive da 2,7" focuser
One of the strengths of the AIRY APO150T refractor is
its wonderful Hybrid-Drive 2,7" (with adapter to use 50,8mm
accessories). The mechanical building precision eliminates the problem
typical of normal Crayford focusers that, during the long exposures
required by astrophotography, can have camera slippage moving the sensor
out of focus. For this reason we have chosen to provide our AIRY APO150T telescopes with
the new Hybrid-Drive 2,7" focuser that adds, under the focuser tube, a
rack and pinion thereby maintaining in position even heavy cameras
(capacity of up 8 Kg). Below the focuser there's also a locking screw:
closing it, you will be sure that your camera will not move any more!
Hybrid-Drive 2,7" focuser presents the connection for 50.8mm
accessories. It also features a convenient 1:11 fine focus gear,
particularly useful when you need to focus at high magnification. The
focuser has a very long ride (95mm) to allow the use of both
photographic instruments (cameras with accessories) and visual (eye and
diagonal). For visual use, we recommend our 50.8mm XP dielectric
diagonal for the observation of the sky or our XP 45° erect image prism
for the one of terrestrial objects (use as a spotting scope).
1x dedicated Deluxe field flattener (optional)
want to take pictures to wide field objects, we suggest to use cameras
(such as cooled CCD or DSLR cameras) with large sensors. For example, to
record the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) with AIRY APO150T (at 1000mm focal
length) we recommend a sensor with at least 25mm diagonal.
using these sensors, you must pay attention to field curvature, an
optical effect that leads to the image distortion towards the edges of
the field. For this reason AIRY APO150T refractor can be used with with
the 1x dedicated Deluxe optional field flattener: this instrument,
connected in the focuser before the camera, perfectly flatten the field
even with large sensors (up to Full Frame sensors with 23x16mm
dimensions) allowing you to record perfect pictures!
Deluxe field flattener can be ordered with, on camera side, a M42 thread
(42x0,75 male) or M48 thread (48x0,75 male) to connect CCD or DSLR
cameras. This field flattener, to work at its best, needs you to place
the camera's sensor at 60mm from the field flattener rear thread. On the
telescope side, you can also find a M48 thread to connect 50,8mm
filters: in this way you can simply add a filter, for example for the
light pollution reduction.
OnAxisLock 50,8mm locking device
Using heavy photographic accessories such as DSLR or cooled CCD (often with filter wheels) cameras,
it is crucial to avoid flexions when we insert them into the
telescope's focuser. This also applies also to visual use when we
connect large diagonal and wide field eyepieces (which are often very
For this reason, the AIRY APO150T's focuser has the new OnAxisLock locking device on 50,8mm connection instead of normal thumbscrews. This
allows you to perfectly lock the inserted accessory by rotating the
outer (red) ring: a special inner ring tightens accessories with a
uniform pressure. The OnAxisLock
device also helps keep perfectly aligned on axis the accessories
inserted into the focuser: you'll be so sure that the camera's sensor
will be perfectly centered in the telescope optical axis.
Precision mechanical construction and 360° quality
will be amazed of the mechanical quality of our AIRY APO150T: full
aluminum intubation made with precision CNC machine is rugged yet
lightweight. All the components are treated at the highest levels to
provide an instrument with which is a real pleasure to photograph or
watch the sky!
aluminum front dew shield can be closed to make the telescope more
transportable. The front cap is completely aluminum made. The focuser
can be rotated freely through 360 degrees (without changing the focus
point) to position the camera with the right angle and perfectly frame
the object you want to record. The
AIRY APO150T refractor is an optics and mechanics jewel, and to carry
it or keep it protected at best, it comes with a beautiful aluminum hard
PLUS system support rings:
Forget about the uncomfortable and weak support rings that are often found in cheap telescopes! Our AIRY APO150T apochromatic
refractor has beautiful aluminum anodized support rings, made with high
precision CNC machines, which are part of the PLUS (Prima Luce Universal System)
system. This gives you maximum freedom in adapting the telescope to
your request; at the same time, it has all the threaded holes, holes and
slots suitable for connecting all the PLUS compatible elements, always
with simple M6 screws.
example, you can choose to install either a Losmandy or Vixen plate
type, or you can use the holes in the upper part of the rings to install
a telescope in parallel (through the guide rings PLUS compatible) or
another dovetail plat equals to one located below the telescope (to
position where you want guide rings or to allow the sliding Vixen +
Losmandy dovetail clamp).
A complete line of dedicated accessories:
complete line of accessories for AIRY let you personalize your telescope
according to your needs. Always with quality and operating certificated
4 years extended warranty and Q-certified controls
AIRY apochromatic refractors are equipped with extended warranty, 4
years (instead of 2 of the most telescopes)! This way you will be sure
not only to have a great product but also with quality that lasts over
time! Each telescope is identified by a unique serial number which is
also listed in the manual provided with the package. But our innovation
doesn't end there.
we have developed Q-certified, a comprehensive control system that we
work out in our laboratory prior to shipment and delivery of the product
you ordered. In fact, before delivering the AIRY APO150T telescope, we
test the collimation and the perfect functioning of all mechanical
addition, we pay much attention and care to shipping, carrying a sturdy
packaging and giving it to the courier service. We want to be sure that
you will receive your new AIRY APO150T not only in the shortest possible
time but also with utmost care.
every AIRY telescope is identified by a unique serial number. Right:
functional and collimation verification of optics on optical bench.
AIRY APO150T apochromatic refractor - scope of delivery:
- AIRY APO150T apochromatic refractor optical tube (D: 150mm F:1000mm f/6.7)
- Aluminum intubation
- 2,7" Hybrid-Drive focuser with 1:11 fine focus
- OnAxisLock locking device on 50,8mm connection
- Retractable dewshield
- PLUS support rings
- Aluminum hard case
- Connection for "DX-1 finder support for AIRY refractors"