Brand: William Optics

William Optics Fluorostar 132 APO Triplet OTA (A-F132IV)

Brand: William Optics

William Optics Fluorostar 132 APO Triplet OTA (A-F132IV)

The William Optics FLT 132 APO Telescope is a high quality Apochromatic Imaging and visual use telescope with an aperture of 132 mm and a focal length of 910 mm for an f-ratio of f/6.9.
  • Bahtinov Mask - Uncover William Optics' patented Bahtinov Mask by detaching the face plate from the retractable dew shield lens cover. Experience brighter star patterns and accurate focusing for astrophotography via the Mask's clear design.
  • Versatile Saddle Bar - In addition to its compatibility with any Vixen-style guidescope or finderscope including the WO Uniguide, the versatile Dovetail Saddle Bar also features a sturdy handle for a solid grip.
  • Soft Carry Case - A soft carry case comes standard with the William Optics Fluorostar 132.
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$4,313.00 USD

Accent Color

Red (A-F132RDIV) Gold (A-F132GDIV) Space Gray (A-F132TGIV)

Focuser

3.7" Rack & Pinion (-RP37) 3.5" Feather Touch (-FT)

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Product Description

The William Optics FLT 132 APO Telescope is a high quality Apochromatic Imaging and visual use telescope with an aperture of 132 mm and a focal length of 910 mm for an f-ratio of f/6.9. This FLT 132 APO Telescope from William Optics can be used with a camera mounting system, with various T-mounts for cameras (not included), or equally well as a visual observing instrument. This model is provided in a Gold color.

Features a top-quality triplet air-spaced objective, designed by a leading designer with FPL-53 glass. The telescope utilizes precision optics with STM coatings. This FLT 132 APO telescope is extremely sharp and has great color correction which is ideal for astrophotography. It is a joy to use. You will be blown away by the small details you can observe through this APO 132 mm; fine details of DSOs, stunning resolution both visually or for astrophotography. Until yesterday this was only something you could dream about, at this price!

You will be astonished by the images you get. If you wish to take great astro-images with a high quality APO refractor, this William Optics FLT 132 APO Telescope is the ultimate way to achieve your imaging goals, with its focal length of 925 mm. Its FPL-53 glass air-spaced Triplet lens design provides images with extreme sharpness, clear details, with APO color correction. Just as great for doing visual observations. This William Optics FLT 132 APO Telescope will be a main attraction and a hit at every star party you attend.

This Fluorostar 132 APO OTA from William Optics comes standard with a dust cover that has a built-in, clear Bahtinov Mask for perfect focusing every time. Simply remove the flat front cover plate, leaving the dust cover cuff in place on the OTA. Point the OTA at a bright star, and focus carefully. When the bright central diffraction spike looks exactly centered between the other two spikes forming an "X", then your OTA is in exact focus for stars. Remove the dust cover cuff carefully from the objective end of the OTA, and you are ready to image.

Recommended Optional Accessories

  • T-Mount for
    • M4/3
    • Nikon
    • Canon
    • Sony a
    • Pentax
    • Fuji
  • Guiding Scope
  • Flattener
  • Eye Piece & Prism
  • Finder Scope & Ring
  • Red Dot Finder

What can I see with a William Optics Fluorostar 132 APO Triplet OTA (A-F132IV)?

Here are some simulated views of common objects. Results with your telescope will vary with viewing conditions, obrits, equipment and more.

Jupiter with

25mm Eyepiece - 36x Magnification

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Jupiter with

10mm Eyepiece - 91x Magnification

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Jupiter with

5mm Eyepiece - 182x Magnification

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Moon with 25mm Eyepiece

36x Magnification

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Moon with 10mm Eyepiece

91x Magnification

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Moon with 5mm Eyepiece

182x Magnification

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Andromeda with 36mm Eyepiece

25x Magnification

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Andromeda with 25mm Eyepiece

36x Magnification

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Andromeda with 10mm Eyepiece

91x Magnification

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What's in the Box

  • Fluorostar 132 mm f/6.9 FPL53 APO Triplet Refractor Telescope OTA
  • Focuser of Choice
  • Bahtinov Mask Cover
  • Adjustable/Retractable Dew Shield
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Saddle Plate
  • Mounting Rings with Handle Bar
  • Soft Carry Case

Specifications

Focal Length: 910mm
Diameter: 132mm
Aperture: f/6.9
Camera Format: APC-C
Full Frame
Focuser: 3.7" Rack & Pinion Focuser
    or
3.5" Feather Touch Focuser
Image Circle: > Full Frame
Recommended Flattener: FLAT 7A
FLAT68III
FLAT8
Tube Length: 780mm (Fully Retracted)
1040mm (Fully Extended)
Tube Weight: 9 kg
Interchangeable T-Mount: Canon EF
Nikon F
Sony E
Pentax
Micro Four Thirds
Fuji FX

Note: William Optics uses high quality steel lens cells and FPL53 glass for WO triplet series (GT and FLT) - this combination is perfect for temperature compensation and will prevent pinched optics in cold weather conditions.

Before you store the telescope you have to uncover it and let the tube to stay open for some time. After the telescope dry up, moisture will evaporate and it can be safely stored. You must to store your telescope in a dry place with a constant room temperature.

Otherwise lens cell will rust and lens coating will be damaged by fungus.

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