Catadioptric Telescopes

  • 10" ACF f/8 Optical Tube Assembly w/ UHTC
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  • 10" LX200-ACF f/10 Optical Tube Assembly w/UHTC
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  • 11" Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph V2 OTA Only (91076)
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  • 12" ACF f/8 Optical Tube Assembly w/ UHTC
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  • 12" LX200-ACF f/10 Optical Tube Assembly w/UHTC
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  • 12.5" CDK f/8 OTA with Fused Silica Optics and Delta-T Pre-Wire
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  • 14" ACF f/8 Optical Tube Assembly w/ UHTC
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  • 14" CDK f/7.2 OTA with Fused Silica Optics
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  • 14" LX200-ACF f/10 Optical Tube Assembly w/UHTC
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  • 16" ACF f/8 Optical Tube Assembly w/UHTC
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  • 16" LX200-ACF f/10 Optical Tube Assembly w/UHTC
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  • 17" CDK Optical Tube Assembly
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  • 36cm Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (91077)
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  • 8" LX200-ACF f/10 Optical Tube Assembly w/UHTC
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  • 8" Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (91073)
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  • Advanced VX 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (12067)
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  • Advanced VX 6 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (12079)
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  • Advanced VX 7" Maksutov Cassegrain (12035)
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  • Advanced VX 8 EdgeHD Telescope (12031)
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  • Advanced VX 8 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (12026)
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  • Advanced VX 8" Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (12032)
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  • Advanced VX 9.25 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (12046)
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  • Advanced VX 9.25" EdgeHD (12033)
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  • C11-A XLT Optical Tube Assembly
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  • C14-AF XLT Optical Tube Assembly
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  • C6-A-XLT (CG-5) Optical Tube Assembly (91010-XLT)
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  • C8-A XLT Optical Tube Assembly
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  • C9.25-A XLT Optical Tube Assembly
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  • CCA-250 (Modified Cassegrain Telescope)
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  • CGEM II 1100 Edge HD Telescope (12019)
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  • CGEM II 1100 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (12012)
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  • CGEM II 700 Maksutov Cassegrain Telescope (12016)
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A catadioptric optical system is one that employs both lenses and mirrors to focus the image.  Perhaps the most popular catadioptric among amateur astronomers, the Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (or SCT) uses a combination of spherical primary and secondary mirrors, along with a corrector plate (lens) that helps correct for aberrations.  You’ll spend a little more money on this design because it’s more complex to build than a reflector, but the combo of aperture and transportability is hard to resist.

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