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PrimaLuceLab AIRY APO150T refractor
PrimaLuceLab AIRY APO150T refractor

PrimaLuceLab AIRY APO150T refractor

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Your Price: CAD12,611.50
Retail Price:CAD13,115.96

Your Savings:CAD504.46(4%)

Usually ships in 7-14 business days, This item is custom made and will be made per your request. Payment is due in advance.
Part Number:AIRYAPO150T

Choose Options or Accessories if Applicable

Various accessories - Eyepieces
Diagonals and Prisms
Various accessories - Optical finders
Photo accessories - Reducers and flatteners
Various accessories - Filters
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Various accessories - Eyepiece holders
Photo accessories - Guiding systems
Photo accessories - Extenders and Barlow lenses
Photo accessories - Photographic adapters
Dovetail bars and rings - Dovetail Bars
Dovetail bars and rings - Dovetail clamp
Various accessories - Focusers
AIRY APO150T apochromatic refractor, 150mm diameter, 1000mm focal length (f6.7), FPL-53 apochromatic triplet, aluminum tube with 2,7" Hybrid-Drive focuser with fine focus knob and 50.8mm OnAxisLock adapter, PLUS support rings, transport hard case.

The AIRY APO150T apochromatic refractor offers all this along with other first-class features: 



FPL-53 apochromatic triplet

Call it "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. 

In 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!

The 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)

When you 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. 

However, 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!

The 1x 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 heavy).

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

You 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! 

The 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 case.



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.

For 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:

Our complete line of accessories for AIRY let you personalize your telescope according to your needs. Always with quality and operating certificated instruments!




4 years extended warranty and Q-certified controls

All our 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.

In fact 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 components.

In 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.

Left: 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"



Name PrimaLuceLab - AIRY 150mm Triplet Apochromatic Refractor
Manufacturer PrimaLuceLab
Custom Stock Status This item is custom made and will be made per your request. Payment is due in advance.
In The Box PrimaluceLab 150mm APO Refractor Optical Tube 2.7" Hybrid Drive
Focuser 50.8mm OnAxisLock Eyepiece Holder (2" to 1.25" Barrel Compatible) Tube Rings Hard Case
Telescope Aperture 5.1" - 6"
Case Hard case
Diameter 153mm
Eyepiece Holder 50,8mm OnAxisLock with 31,8mm reducer
Field Flattener Not included (optional)
Focal Length 1000mm
Focal Ratio f/6.7
Focuser 2,7" Rack & Pinion Hybrid–Drive, micrometric
Optical Design Apochromat
Optical Tube Aluminium
Secondary Mirror Obstruction no
Warranty 4 Years

In the Box

PrimaluceLab 150mm APO Refractor Optical Tube
2.7" Hybrid Drive Focuser
50.8mm OnAxisLock Eyepiece Holder (2" to 1.25" Barrel Compatible)
Tube Rings
Hard Case

Sir George Biddell Airy

Sir George Biddell Airy (27 July 1801 – 2 January 1892) was an English mathematician and astronomer, Astronomer Royal from 1835 to 1881. His many achievements include work on planetary orbits, measuring the mean density of the Earth, a method of solution of two-dimensional problems in solid mechanics and, in his role as Astronomer Royal, establishing Greenwich as the location of the prime meridian. 

from: Wikipedia

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