Hot Product 2009: Astro Tech 6-inch RC

Astronomics

680 S.W. 24th Ave., Norman, OK 73069

800-422-7876; astronomics.com

Astronomy Technologies
Filling a unique aperture slot in the world of Ritchey-Chrétien astrographs, the AT6RC ($795 US) is a 6-inch f/9 telescope from Astronomy Technologies designed especially for cameras with APS-sized detectors (this includes most popular digital SLR cameras, as well as an increasing number of high-performance, cooled astronomical models). The AT6RC features true Ritchey-Chrétien optics with enhanced aluminum coatings, a fully baffled tube assembly, a dual-speed 2-inch Crayford-style focuser, and a Vixen-style dovetail mounting rail. And oh yes, there’s its very attractive price.

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