80mm FPL-53 apochromatic triplet
BLACK 80T apochromatic refractor uses a triplet objective with FPL-53
lens that, thanks to the perfect chromatic aberration correction,
generate detailed and rich in contrast images. It's the perfect
instrument for long exposure deep-sky astrophotography of weak objects
like galaxies, nebulae and star clusters.
Who wants to use large sensors cameras (such as DSLR cameras) can use the optional 2" field flattener for AIRY BLACK for camera with sensors up to APS-C (diagonal up to 27mm) or the 2.5" Deluxe field flattener for AIRY BLACK for camera with sensors up to FullFrame (diagonal up to 44mm) to get a great flat field corrected for large sensors!
Giant Hybrid-Drive 2" focuser
of the strengths of the AIRY BLACK 80T refractor is its wonderful
Hybrid-Drive 2" focuser. The mechanical building precision eliminates
the typical problem 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 BLACK 80T telescopes with the Hybrid-Drive 2"
focuser that adds, under the focuser tube, a rack and pinion thereby
maintaining in position even heavy cameras (capacity of up 3 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" focuser presents the connection for 50.8mm accessories
(in the picture, with the 31.8mm OnAxisLock optional adapter). It also
features a convenient 1:10 fine focus gear, particularly useful when you
need to focus at high magnification.
focuser has a very long ride (80mm) to allow the use of both
photographic instruments (cameras with accessories) and visual
(eyepieces and mirror diagonals). 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
1x 2" field flattener up to APS-C or 2,5" Deluxe field flattener up to FullFrame (optional)
want to take pictures to wide field objects, we suggest to use cameras
(such as cooled CCD or DSLR cameras) with large sensors. AIRY BLACK 80T has 2 optional field flatteners:
- 2" field flattener for AIRY BLACK that flattens the field for sensors up to FullFrame (diagonal around 27mm)
- 2,5" Deluxe field flattener for AIRY BLACK that flattens the field for sensors up to FullFrame (diagonal around 44mm)
to the focuser before the camera, the field flattener corrects field
curvature allowing you to get perfect point shaped stars in the entire
sensor. Both field flatteners, in order to have best performances, needs
you to place the camera's sensor at 55mm from the field flattener rear
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 BLACK 80T'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
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 BLACK 80T: full
carbon tube to offer maximum lightness and rigidity. In addition, the
carbon optical tube is thermally more stable than aluminum: therefore
when the outside environmental temperature changes, the AIRY BLACK 80T
allows you to better keep the focus point during long exposures required
carbon 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 BLACK 80T 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:
about the uncomfortable and weak support rings that are often found in
cheap telescopes! Our AIRY BLACK 80T 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! 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 BLACK 80T 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 BLACK 80T not only in the shortest
possible time but also with utmost care.
AIRY BLACK 80T refractor mechanical and collimation verification of optics on optical bench.
AIRY BLACK 80T apochromatic refractor - scope of delivery:
- AIRY BLACK 80T apochromatic refractor optical tube (D: 80mm F:500mm f/6.25)
- Carbon tube
- 2" Hybrid-Drive focuser with 1:10 fine focus
- OnAxisLock locking device on 50,8mm connection
- Retractable dewshield
- PLUS support rings
- Aluminum hard case
- Connection for "PLUS finder support"