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Parks 16 IN f4&f15 H.I.T. Observatory System

Item No. 101-10460
Manuf. No. Parks Optical 101-10460

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Parks Optical 16" f/4 & f/15 H.I.T. OBSERVATORY SYSTEM

Parks H.I.T. Series offers today's demanding astronomers the ultimate in telescope performance and flexibility. We combine a Newtonian f/4 telescope and Classical Cassegrain f/16 telescope to produce an H.I.T. Newtonian Cassegrain telescope with 2 'mode' of operation.

Newtonian Mode

The ultra fast Richfield (f/4) reflector mode, combines aperture and a wide field of view to deliver breathtaking views of globular clusters, open clusters, nebula and galaxies. This mode is perfect for deep sky visual and photographic applications. Astro-photographers will appreciate the extremely fast photographic performance an f/4 design delivers, resulting in greater productivity.

Cassegrain Mode

The long focal length (f/15) classical Cassegrain mode is ideal for high magnification, high-resolution photo-visual work. The Cassegrain mode will deliver stunning planetary, lunar, solar and double star images.

Mode Switching

H.I.T. telescopes are supplied with 2 different secondary mirrors. To switch between modes the observer simply changes one secondary design for another. This switch can be performed in just a few minutes, without the need for recollimation.

Specifications of the Parks Optical 16" f/4 & f/15 H.I.T. OBSERVATORY SYSTEM:

Includes: 16" f/4 Cassegrain Primary Mirror, 5.10" Cassegrain Secondary Mirror, 5.00" F.A. Newtonian Secondary Mirror, (2) Secondary Mirror Holder, 18 " 4 Vane Spider, (2) 2.00" Rack & Pinion Focuser, 18 1/5" ID (19" OD) x 56" Fiberglass Tube (gloss white exterior, matt-black non-reflective interior), End Ring, 8x50mm Finderscope with Bracket, (2) Gold Series 1.25" OD Ocular, Collimation Tool, Dust Cover, 1.25" Star Diagonal, 18.5" Rotating Ring System, 18 " Radius Block Set, Optical Certificate and Instructions.

OBSERVATORY EQUATORIAL MOUNT includes: 2.5" Solid Stainless Steel Shafts, 8.62" ID Steel Pier, (3) Cast Pier Legs, 12.5" Engraved Aluminum Setting Circles, Worm/Gear are Individually Matched, Spring Loaded Worm Gear Assembly, State-of-the-art Low Voltage Clock Drive with Dual Axes Drive Corrector, Lunar-Solar-Sidereal Selectable Tracking Rates, Dual Axes Hand Control Unit, Heavy Duty Declination Motor, Declination Reverse Switch, Spring Loaded Quick Release Anti-Backlash Declination Tangent System (Manual/Electronic), RA Setting Circle Illuminator, 120VAC Adapter, 12VDC Plug/Clips, Wheels, Leveling Screws, Counter Weight Shaft, Counter Weight, Latitude Adjustment.

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