Optec-DSI 3.5-inch Telescope Extension Rings, Adapters and Retaining Rings
Optec-DSI 3.5-inch Telescope Extension Rings, Adapters and Retaining Rings
Optec-DSI 3.5-inch Telescope Extension Rings, Adapters and Retaining Rings
Optec-DSI 3.5-inch Telescope Extension Rings, Adapters and Retaining Rings
Optec-DSI 3.5-inch Telescope Extension Rings, Adapters and Retaining Rings
Optec-DSI 3.5-inch Telescope Extension Rings, Adapters and Retaining Rings
Optec-DSI 3.5-inch Telescope Extension Rings, Adapters and Retaining Rings
Optec-DSI 3.5-inch Telescope Extension Rings, Adapters and Retaining Rings
Optec-DSI 3.5-inch Telescope Extension Rings, Adapters and Retaining Rings

Optec

Optec-DSI 3.5-inch Telescope Extension Rings, Adapters and Retaining Rings

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Description

Rich Simons of Deep Sky Instruments and Optec have jointly developed a new, larger diameter standard spacer for large aperture telescopes.  Like the Astro-Physics 2.7-inch spacer set, the Optec-DSI 3.5-inch spacers are available in a five different lengths.  

The AP 2.7-inch thread has become an astronomy industry standard thanks to the tireless efforts of Roland and his team at Astro-Physics.  Optec has produced a complementary extension set and a few new adapters in an effort to extend this industry standard. However, there are times when the 2.5" clear aperture of the AP2.7 spacers will not allow enough light through clipping the edge rays. 

Optec-DSI 3.5-inch extension tubes feature female threads on one end with male threads on the opposite end with knurled bases to help attach and detach these tubes.  The extensions can be combined and stacked. We believe our four and five piece sets will provide all the needed extension for fixed focal length telescopes with 1/4" (6.35mm) increments using a minimum number of pieces.  

All extensions and mounts are made from high strength 6061 aluminum alloy and black anodized.  Anti-reflection threading and internal baffles on the largest extension tube help minimize internal reflections.  All internal surfaces are painted and baked with a non-reflecting ultra-flat black paint. 

Specifications

  • Spacer Lengths Available: 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1-1/2", and 3"
  • Clear Aperture: 3.25" (82.5mm)
  • Back-focus Usage: Variable (see TABLE below)

Extension Tube Sets

Stock #19889
DSI 3.5 Extension Tube Set, 4-piece set
  • Includes: 1/2", 3/4", 1", and 1-1/2"
  • Possible spacer combinations:
    0.5" through 3.25" with 1/4-inch increments plus 3.75" with all spacers combined.  (See Table below for combinations.)

Stock #19890
DSI 3.5 Extension Tube Set, 5-piece set
  • Includes:  1/2", 3/4", 1", 1-1/2", and 3"
  • Possible spacer combinations:  
    0.5" through 6.25" with 1/4-inch increments plus 6.75" with all spacers combined.  (See table below for combinations.)

Individual Extension Tubes and Retainers

Stock #19891
DSI 3.5 Extension - 1/2" Length
  • Overall Height: 0.88"  (22.4mm)
  • Clear Aperture: 3.25" (82.5mm)
  • Weight: 1.0 oz. (30 g)
  • Back-focus Usage: 0.50" (12.7mm)

Stock #19892
DSI 3.5 Extension - 3/4" Length
  • Overall Height: 1.13" (28.7mm)
  • Clear Aperture: 3.25" (82.5mm)
  • Weight: 1.4 oz. (40 g)
  • Back-focus Usage: 0.75" (19.1mm)

Stock #19893
DSI 3.5 Extension - 1" Length
  • Overall Height: 1.38" (35.0mm)
  • Clear Aperture: 3.25" (82.5mm)
  • Weight: 1.8 oz. (55 g)
  • Back-focus Usage: 1.00" (25.4mm)

Stock #19894
DSI 3.5 Extension - 1-1/2" Length
  • Overall Height: 1.87"  (47.5mm)
  • Clear Aperture: 3.25" (82.5mm)
  • Weight: 2.4 oz. (70 g)
  • Back-focus Usage: 1.50" (38.1mm)

Stock #19895
DSI 3.5 Extension - 3" Length
  • Overall Height: 3.38" (85.8mm)
  • Clear Aperture: 3.25" (82.5mm)
  • Weight: 8.2 oz. (230 g)
  • Back-focus Usage: 3.00" (76.2mm)

Stock #19896

DSI 3.5x24tpi to AstroPhysics 2.7" female Adapter

 

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Stock #19897
DSI 3.5 Retaining Ring
  • Overall Height: 0.14" (3.5mm)
  • Clear Aperture: 3.45" (87mm)
  • Weight: 0.4 oz. (15 g)
  • Back-focus Usage: 0.10" (2.5mm)
  • Anodize:  Gold

 

Target Extension

Spacers Required

AP2.7 Spacer Stock Numbers

DSI 3.5x24 Stock Numbers

0.50”

½”

19882

19891

0.75”

¾”

19883

19892

1.00”

1”

19884

19893

1.25”

½” + ¾”

19882, 19883

19891, 19892

1.50”

1-½”

19885

19894

1.75”

1” + ¾”

19884, 19883

19893, 19892

2.00”

1-½” + ½”

19885, 19882

19894, 19891

2.25”

1-½” + ¾”

19885, 19883

19894, 19892

2.50”

1-½” + 1”

19885, 19884

19894, 19893

2.75”

1-½” + ¾” + ½”

19885, 19883, 19882

19894, 19892, 19891

3.00”

3”

19886

19895

3.25”

1-½” + 1” + ¾”

19885, 19884, 19883

19894, 19893, 19892

3.50”

3” + ½”

19886, 19882

19895, 19891

3.75”

3” + ¾”

19886, 19883

19895, 19892

4.00”

3” + 1”

19886, 19884

19895, 19893

4.25”

3” + ¾” + ½”

19886, 19883, 19882

19895, 19892, 19891

4.50”

3” + 1-½”

19886, 19885

19895, 19894

4.75”

3” + 1” + ¾”

19886, 19884, 19883

19895, 19893, 19892

5.00”

3” + 1-½” + ½”

19886, 19885, 19882

19895, 19894, 19891

5.25”

3” + 1” + ¾” + ½”  

19886, 19885, 19883, 19882

19895, 19893, 19892, 19891

5.50”

3” + 1-½” + 1”

19886, 19885, 19884

19895, 19894, 19893

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