10″ Imaging Dall Kirkham
Telescope Name: 10″ Imaging Dall Kirkham
Telescope Price: $8,975
Item #: IDK10
The AG Optical Systems .25 meter (10 inch) F6.7 Imaging Dall Kirkham (iDK) telescope is an ultra-portable imaging instrument featuring a huge 50mm flat field free of coma, astigmatism, and field curvature. The outstanding optical performance of the 10″ iDK is made possible through the convergence of careful design, state-of-the-art manufacturing, and precise assembly. Wide field images are captured with high-contrast details and sharp stars across the entire field of view.
The AG Optical Systems F6.7 iDK optical system provides exceptional thermal stability. Low expansion optics ensure the figure and focus stability of the 10″ iDK as the temperature changes over the course of an imaging session. When combined with the rigid, thermally stable carbon fiber truss tube assembly of the 10″ iDK you can expect to spend less time focusing and more time collecting data.
The 10″ iDK carbon fiber truss optical tube assembly makes extensive use of carbon fiber composite materials, CNC-machined components, and precision collimation adjustments to provide a rigid and thermally stable platform for the low expansion optics. Three cooling fans speed the cooling of the primary mirror while primary and secondary mirror heaters can be automatically controlled by the optional Thermal Control System (TCS).
The optional, robust, digital Optec Gemini rotating focuser, Optec TCF-S3i, or Optec Leo are ASCOM-compatible focusers capable of precision focusing and rotation while carrying heavy CCD imaging trains
Optical Tube Assembly
Optec Leo 3″ Focuser
Ultra-low profile (1.25″), digital focuser with 20 lbs payload capacity, temperature compensation feature
Heavy Lycra shroud to block stray light, mitigate dust intrusion
Thermal Control System
Computer-based automated control of primary mirror cooling, primary and secondary mirror anti-dew control
Piggyback Dovetail Plate
CNC-machine 6061 aluminum Losmandy “D” profile piggyback dovetail plate
- Carbon fiber optical truss tube assembly
- Losmandy “D” mount dovetail
- Primary and secondary dust covers
- Primary mirror cooling fans with power cable
- Low expansion substrate optics with enhanced aluminum coatings
- All stainless steel fasteners and springs
- Backplate carrying handles