Bigger APOs

William Optics
William Optics expands its line of premium refractors upward with the announcement of the new FLT-132 f/7 triplet apochromatic refractor (introductory price $3,698). Featuring an air-spaced objective lens incorporating FPL-53 extra-low-dispersion glass, the FLT-132 promises true apochromatic performance both visually and photographically. Its 4-inch focuser is etched with a graduated scale for repeatable focus and includes a 360° rotating camera-angle adjuster with a 1½-inch eyepiece adapter. A pair of CNC-machined tube rings and a high-quality aluminum case are also included. Read our review of the FLT-132 in the May 2007 issue.

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