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iOptron Versa 108 ED Apochromatic Refractor OTA

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  • Double air-spaced Extra-low Dispersion ED glass
  • 11:1 dual-speed focuser, 360 degree rotatable
  • Includes field flattener
  • Outstanding color correction
  • Perfect for visual and astrophotography use

Description

Enhanced by the world's most advanced optical design and cutting-edge optical processing, this double air-spaced ED OTA offers a versatile platform that delivers exceptional performance for both visual observing and astrophotography.  With outstanding color correction and crisp imaging you'll be able to view beautiful images through your eyepiece, CCD camera, or DSLR camera.

 

The VersaTM 108 ED doublet bears the same vision as our other popular products (such as the MiniTowerTM and CubeTM)–quality, value and innovation. Enhanced by the world's most advanced optical design and cutting-edge optical processing, this double air-spaced ED OTA offers a versatile platform that delivers exceptional performance for both visual observing and astrophotography. With outstanding color correction and crisp imaging you’ll be able to view beautiful images through your eyepiece, CCD camera, or DSLR camera.

 

VersaTM 108 is an OTA anyone would be proud to own and show to their friends. Designed with superb mechanical engineering, precision machining and superior workmanship—this OTA is a beautiful piece of
art.  For users with serious astrophotography aspirations, the VersaTM 108 also includes a vital tool to enhance image quality—a standard Field Flattener. This greatly improves the image sharpness at the edges of images.

 

Finally, to ensure the field performance of each and every OTA iOptron has retained the service of the worldrenowned astrophotographer Mr. PK Chen to examine and test every unit before it is released from the factory. 

 

OTA Features

  • Double air-spaced Extra-low Dispersion(ED) objective lens
  • Precision CNC machined all-metal construction
  • High quality power painted finish
  • 11:1 dual-speed focuser, 360 degree rotatable
  • Retractable sunshade
  • Graduated scale mark
  • Standard field flattener

Field Flattener Features

  • Fully multi-coated two element lens (Ohara S-BSL7 )
  • Suitable for f/5~ f/7 refractors
  • T-ring thread for all kinds of 35mm cameras
  • External anodized gloss finish
  • Internal surface matte finish for reduced glare
  • Suitable for 2” filter ( Inner thread M48X0.75mm )
  • Made with high accuracy machining

Dimensions & Specifications

Aperture

108mm

Brand

iOptron

Focal Length

660mm

Focal Ratio

f/6.1

Optical Design

Refractor

Recommended Usage

Astrophotography

Telescopes Series

iOptron Versa ED Refractor

User Level

For the Expert

Weight

23 lbs

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iOptron Versa 108 ED Apochromatic Refractor OTA
 
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4.0

Versa ED

By Gray

from Hixson, TN

About Me Avid Adventurer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight
  • Quality Lenses
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy
    • Travel

    Comments about iOptron Versa 108 ED Apochromatic Refractor OTA:

    I bought the scope from the manufacturer after I tried here first. It arrived in a decent aluminum case, covered in plastic, and single boxed. Visually, I cannot see any blue halos around Sirius or the Moon. Actually this scope has shown me the best lunar view I have ever seen. With a 5x Barlow, planets are actually observable although a little soft but still sharp. The scope is collimated very well. The focuser is very smooth, but there is a rough spot around the middle of travel. The scope weighs about ten pounds. The dew shield is nice and actually extends long enough to prevent dew, about 6 inches. The paint and finish is made to last. Very high quality control it seems. The rotating focuser with degree marks works very well. While imaging, I can rotate without worry of any image shift. The clam rings are high quality as well. They have four holes per ring with the outside being 1/4, 20 & the inside holes are metric. It does not come with a dovetail or a field flattener. I obtained those from another well known supplier for less than $200 & they work fantastically.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    If weight means anything

    By Pete

    from MO

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • No eye piece or mount

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy
    • Bird Watching
    • Bright Conditions

    Comments about iOptron Versa 108 ED Apochromatic Refractor OTA:

    Just received it today, need to find a mount to hold it. It is heavy but appears to be very well built. The duel focuser is smooth. The mount rings and tube are well built, even the case it comes with appears to be heavy duty. I will comment again after I have some time to use it

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