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Complete "Turn Key" Observatory Systems - Price List 2009

RC10

RC10-EM400        

RC 10” f/9, EM400 Temma

$24,890

RC10-ME     

RC 10” f/9, Paramount ME

$31,340

RC12.5 

RC12.5-EM500

RC 12.5” f/9, Takahashi EM500 Temma

$35,600

RC12.5-ME

RC 12.5” f/9, Paramount ME

$36,420

RC12.5-750F

RC 12.5” f/9, OGS/MI-750 Fork with AP 1200 control

$43,140

RC14.25 

RC14.25-EM500  

RC 14.25” f/8, Takahashi EM500

$40,600

RC14.25-ME

RC 14.25” f/8, Paramount ME 

$41,420

RC14.25-750F

RC 14.25” f/8, OGS/MI-750 Fork with AP 1200 control

$48,140

RC16

RC16-ME     

RC 16” f/8.4, Paramount ME

$54,650

RC16-750F

RC 16” f/8.4, OGS/MI-750 Fork with AP 1200 control

$61,500

RC16-1000Fmks

RC 16” f/8.4, OGS1000 Fork with MKS4000 control

$95,640

RC16-1000Fn

RC 16” f/8.4, OGS1000 Fork with Comsoft Professional

$114,640

RC20                         The RC20, Our Most Popular Science Center Telescope!

RC20-ME

RC 20” f/8.1, Paramount ME

$76,270

RC20-AP3600

RC 20” f/8.1, AP3600 German

$88,750

RC20-1000Fmks

RC 20” f/8.1, OGS100 Fork MKS4000

$116,640

RC20-1400Gn

RC 20” f/8.1, OGS1400 German Comsoft Professional 

$161,750

RC20-1400Fmks

RC 20” f/8.1, OGS1400 Fork MKS4000

$151,600

RC20-1400Fn

RC 20” f/8.1, OGS1400 Fork Comsoft Professional

$170,250

RC20-1400Fs

RC 20” f/8.1, OGS1400 Fork Comsoft, Axis Encoded Professional Servo

$209,750

RC24  

RC24-AP3600

RC 24” f/8, AP3600 German

$113,500

RC24-1400Fmks

RC 24” f/8, OGS1400 Fork MKS4000

$170,500

RC24-1400Fn

RC 24” f/8, OGS1400 Fork Comsoft Professional

$191,000

RC24-1400Fs

RC 24” f/8, OGS1400 Fork Comsoft Professional Servo

$217,000

RC24-1800Fast

"WORLD'S BEST RC24 EQ Fork Mounted Telescope"
RC 24” f/8, OGS1800 All steel fork & carbon fiber truss, torque motor drive & Heidenhain direct reading axle encoding No gears, No belts, No wear, No backlash  FAST & PRECISE

$240,000

 

RC32 

RC32-1400Gn

RC 32” f/8, OGS1400 German, Comsoft Professional

Optic prices vary, please call     

RC32-1400Fn

RC 32” f/8, OGS1400 Fork, Comsoft Professional

Please Call

RC32-1900GS

RC 32” f/8, OGS1400 Fork, Comsoft Professional servo drive

Please Call

RC32-1900FS

RC 32” f/8, OGS1400 Fork, Comsoft Professional servo drive

Please Call

RC32-2100Fast

"WORLD'S BEST RC32 EQ Fork Mounted Telescope"
RC 32” f/8, OGS2100 Fork, Torque motor drive

Please Call

RC32-2000AA

RC 32” f/8, OGS2000 ALT/AZ, Torque motor drive

Please Call

RC40  

RC40-2200Fast

RC 40” f/8, OGS2200 Fork, Torque motor drive

Optic prices vary

 

 

                                      Optical Systems

Ritchey-Chretien 

RC10

10” f/9   Truss or closed tube

$14,900

RC12.5

12.5” f/9

$19,900

RC14.5

14.5” f/7.9

$24,900

RC16

16” f/8.4

$37,900

RC20

20” f/8.1

$58,900

RC24

24” f/8

$83,900

RC32

32” f/8    Optic prices vary

Please Inquire

Classical Cassegrain 

CC10

10” f/15    Truss or closed tube

$14,900

CC12.5

12.5” f/16

$19,900

CC14.5

14.5” f/16

$24,900

CC16

16” f/14

$37,900

CC20

20” f/16

$58,900

CC24

24” f/16

$83,900

CC32

32” f/10

Please Inquire

 

OGS 10-32 Inch   Al, MG and Carbon Fiber    Optical Systems 
All OTAs tested and collimated on the OGS 33” laser autocollimator!
OTAs arrive precision collimated and ready to use                    
OTAs fully 3 year warranted, optical, mechanical, and electrical!
Mirror coatings are fully 1-year warranted!
OGS 10-32 Inch    Al, MG and Carbon Fiber   Standard Accessories
Ritchey-Chretien or Classical Cassegrain and Dall-Kirkham
optics by; Star Instruments, Aries, Lomo, Marcon, Astrosib, LZOS & more!
Optical tubes constructed of aluminum, magnesium, carbon fiber & Invar
Professionally painted urethane white w. highly protective clear-coat.
Sealing tube cover with off-axis apertures for solar filters, or apertures used as Hartman mask (for real-time star focusing and collimation)
Tube balance weights (fine balance)
Tube attachment fixture (clamping rings and dove tail rails)
Slewing handles
Illuminated finder;
9x60 (10-16” OTA), 11x70 dual finders (20-40” OTA)
Removable OGS/Astrophysics rack-and-pinion focuser;
65mm I.D. (10-16” OTA), 105mm I.D. (20-40” OTA)
Astro-Physics 2” star diagonal
Tele Vue 35mm Panoptic eyepiece
Threaded holes for instrumentation attachment on back plate
Active cooling from high precision, low vibration fans
Lightweight conical-shaped low-expansion ceramic mirrors provide low thermal inetia
Extremely smooth, computer-polished optical surface, 1/25 RMS wavefront or better
Standard Al with SiO2 quartz overcoat (Wide, flat reflection curve!)
custom optical coatings available 
Professional interferogram with fringe analysis of optics
High stability optical boresight
Carbon fiber or Invar 36 mirror metering rods to ensure a stable focus
Electric secondary focus
Tested and collimated on the OGS 33” laser autocollimator
OGS 10-32 Inch Optical Systems Optional Accessories
Three-element 70mm Ø Photo-Visual Focal Reducer (0.75x) for small format $250
Three-element 42mm Ø Photo-Visual Focal Reducer (0.63x) for ST-7/8 Imaging $250
Four-element custom f/5.3 Focal Reducer/corrector for RC24 $2,785
Three-element field corrector provides a 1.5˚ diffraction limited field
Now is stock for RC12.5, RC14.25, RC24, RC32 
$3,995
OGS/Hutech OAG6 $695
Instrument Rotators Please Inquire  
Flip Mirrors Please Inquire  
Filters Please Inquire  
Camera Adapters Please Inquire  
Custom colored “pearl” painted tubes Please Inquire  
Custom colored anodized tubes Please Inquire  
Computer controlled heating and cooling  $750
Special application coatings, such as ENHANCED ALUMINUM, SILVER, GOLD, and dielectrics Please Inquire  
Corning ULE® Please Inquire  
Custom Designs Please Inquire  

 

RC Tuned Carbon Fiber  Optical Systems

SIZE

WEIGHT

BEST DELIVERY*

PRICE

10.0” f/9

34 LBS

Pls. Inquire

$14,900

12.5” f/9

46 LBS

Pls. Inquire 

$19,900

14.25” f/7.9

56 LBS

Pls. Inquire

$24,900

16.0” f/8.4

89 LBS

Pls. Inquire

$37,900

20.0” f/8.1

139 LBS

Pls. Inquire

$58,900

*Due to the intricate hand-assembly, intensive optical testing, and guaranteed collimation of each OGS RC telescope, the delivery times of these telescopes must be quoted at time of order.
OGS R-C 10-20 Inch Tuned Carbon Fiber Optical System Exclusive Features
All OTAs are tested and collimated on the OGS 33” laser autocollimator
OTAs arrive precision collimated and ready to use
OTAs fully 3-year warranted, optical, mechanical, and electrical
Mirror coatings are fully 1-year warranted
OGS RC 10-20 Inch Tuned Carbon Fiber Optical Systems
Ritchey-Chretien Optics
Extremely smooth, computer-polished optical surface, 1/25 RMS wavefront or better, Zero expansion ceramic
Optical tube constructed of Tuned Carbon Fiber with Al & Mg parts
Sealing tube cover
Tube attachment fixture (OGS Custom Clamping Rings)  
Slewing handles
2" removable OGS/Astrophysics rack-and-pinion focuser w. 1-1/4" adapter;
65mm I.D. (10-16” OTA), 4": 105mm I.D. (20” OTA)
Electronic Secondary Focus (motor included!)
Threaded holes for instrumentation attachment on back plate
Active cooling
Lightweight conical-shaped low-expansion ceramic mirrors
Standard Al with SiO2 quartz overcoat (custom optical coatings available) 
Professional Zygo Interferogram with fringe analysis of optics
High-stability optical boresight for improved computer pointing
OGS RC 10-20 Inch Tuned Carbon Fiber Optical Sytems 
Tuned Carbon Fiber XZe Open Truss Assemblies. Same Price
Three-element 70mm Ø Photo-Visual Focal Reducer (0.75x) for small format $250
Three-element 42mm Ø Photo-Visual Focal Reducer (0.63x) for SBIG ST-7/8 Imaging $250
Four-element custom f/5.3 Focal Reducer/corrector for RC24

$2,785

Three-element field corrector provides a 1.5˚ diffraction limited field  in stock for RC12.5, RC14.25, RC24 & RC32

Starting at $3,995

OGS/Hutech AOG6 Off-axis Guider $695
Illuminated finder, 9x50 (10-16” OTA)  $195
Takahashi illuminated finder, 11x70 (20” OTA)   $770
MaxBright Star Diagonal (PMDMAX) $290
Tele Vue 55mm Plössl Eyepiece (full Tele Vue line available)   $228
Sealing tube covers with off-axis apertures for solar filters, or apertures used as Hartman mask (for real-time star focusing and collimation) 10"      $235
 12.5"    $475
14.25"  $525
16"      $625
20"      $750
Tube fine balance weights (2 sets) $390
Instrument selector, four port $5,500
Pyxis Camera Rotators  starting at 2" for $1,100
OGS Manual Instrument Rotator $375
Flip Mirrors Please Inquire  
Filters Please Inquire  
Camera Adapters Please Inquire  
Computer controlled heating and cooling $750  
Special application coatings: Enhanced Al, Silver, Gold, and dielectrics Please Inquire  
Corning ULE Please Inquire  
Custom Designs Please Inquire  

 

CC Tuned Carbon Fiber  Optical Systems

SIZE

WEIGHT

BEST DELIVERY*

PRICE

10.0” f/15

36 LBS

Pls. Inquire

$14,000

12.5” f/16

49 LBS

Pls. Inquire 

$17,000

14.25” f/16

56 LBS

Pls. Inquire

$25,750

16.0” f/14

93 LBS

Pls. Inquire

$33,500

20.0” f/16

146 LBS

Pls. Inquire

$53,750

*Due to the intricate hand-assembly, intensive optical testing, and guaranteed collimation of each OGS CC telescope, the delivery times of these telescopes must be quoted at time of order.
OGS CC 10-20 Inch Tuned Carbon Fiber Optical Systems Exclusive Features
All OTAs are tested and collimated on the OGS 33” laser autocollimator
OTAs arrive precision collimated and ready to use
OTAs fully 3 year warranted, optical, mechanical, and electrical
Mirror coatings are fully 1-year warranted
OGS CC 10-20 Inch Tuned Carbon Fiber Optical Systems
Classical Cassegrain Optics
Extremely smooth, computer-polished optical surface, 1/25 RMS wavefront or better, Zero expansion ceramic
Optical tube constructed of Tuned Carbon Fiber with Al & Mg parts
Sealing tube cover
Tube attachment fixture (OGS Custom Clamping Rings)  
Slewing handles.
2" removable OGS/Astrophysics rack-and-pinion focuser w. 1-1/4" adapter;
65mm I.D. (10-16” OTA), 4" 105mm I.D. (20” OTA)
Electronic secondary focus (motor included!)
Threaded holes for instrumentation attachment on back plate
Active cooling
Lightweight conical-shaped zero expansion ceramic mirrors
Standard Al with SiO2 quartz overcoat (custom optical coatings available) 
Professional Interferogram with fringe analysis of optics
High-stability optical boresight for improved computer pointing
OGS CC 10-20 Inch Optical Systems accessories
Tuned Carbon Fiber XZe Open Truss Assemblies. Same Price
Three-element 70mm Ø photo-visual focal reducer (0.75x) for small format $250
Three-element 42mm Ø photo-visual focal reducer (0.63x) for SBIG ST-7/8 Imaging $250
Four-element custom .67x focal reducer/corrector for CC20

$2,487

Two-element flattener/corrector provides near diffraction limited field for medium format

$3,550

OGS/Hutec OAG6 Off-axis Guider $695
Illuminated finder, 9x50 (10-16” OTA)  $190
Takahashi illuminated finder, 11x70 (20” OTA)   $770
MaxBright Star Diagonal (PMDMAX) $290
Tele Vue 55mm Plössl Eyepiece (full Tele Vue line available)   $228
Sealing tube covers with off-axis apertures for solar filters, or apertures used as Hartman mask (for real-time star focusing and collimation) 10"     $235
12.5"   $475
 14.25" $525
16"     $625
20"     $750
Tube fine balance weights (2 sets) $390
Instrument rotator, four ports $5,500
Pyxis camera rotator, starting at 2" for $1,100
OGS manual camera rotator $375
Flip mirrors Please Inquire  
Filters Please Inquire  
Camera adapters Please Inquire  
Computer controlled heating and cooling $750 
Special application coatings; Enhanced Al, Silver, Gold, and dielectrics Please Inquire  
Corning ULE Please Inquire  
Custom Designs Please Inquire  

 

Mountings

German Mountings

Capacity

RA Drive

 

EM400 

55 lbs

Extremely high precision worm gear drive

$7,975

EM500 

80 lbs

Extremely high precision worm gear drive

$12,342

Paramount ME          

150 lbs

Extremely high precision worm gear drive

$14,500

OGS750G

130 lbs

11.3” Research worm gear drive

$16,880

OGS1000G

200 lbs

15” Research worm gear drive

$39,500

OGS1400G

300 lbs

18” Research worm gear drive (pier included)

$83,600





Fork Mountings

Capacity

RA Drive

 

OGS-M750F

130 lbs

11.3” Research worm gear drive

$21,860

OGS1000F

200 lbs

15” Research worm gear drive

$44,000

OGS1400F

300 lbs

18” Research worm gear drive (pier included)

$88,600

OGS1900F

600 lbs

24” Research worm gear drive (pier included)

$166,150

Piers and Tripods

 

 

EM400

36” Hardwood Portable

$585

NJP Pier

40” Tapered Cast Iron Transportable

$1,480

EM-500 Pier

40” Tapered Cast Iron Transportable

$1,975

HP75

42” Aluminum Transportable

$2,750

OGS75

42” Aluminum Fixed

$3,190

ME Pier

32” Aluminum Fixed

$750

 

 

Computer Controllers, Software & CCD Cameras

Controllers

 

 

Software Bisque MKS

Affordable servo drive & software “Go-To” controller with Internet control suite (PC required).

$7,500

PC/TCS Nano Stepping

Professional high-powered five-phase nano-stepping motors provide smooth tracking and slewing. Open-loop robotic and Internet-capable control software is included. PC is included.  PC/TCS controls over 50 professional observatory telescopes worldwide.

$27,750

PC/TCS Servo Drive

Professional closed-loop servo motor drive provides ultra-smooth high-speed tracking and slewing. Encoders, tachometer, robotic and Internet-capable software is included. PC is included. This PC/TCS servo system controls 2-meter-class telescopes, and is now available for OGS telescopes down to 16” aperture. 

$53,550

Dome Rotation

Available for Ash Domes and Observa Domes

$5,000

Shutter Control

Available for Ash Domes, Observa Domes, & Astro Haven

$3,700

Control Software

 

 

PC/TCS Custom Programming

Programming, scripting, and SQL databases available.

$750

Comsoft/TPoint for PC/TCS

TPoint for PCS telescope pointing analysis software is used to analyze and improve the pointing accuracy of computer-driven telescopes. T Point is currently being used on many of the world’s largest telescopes to maintain pointing models and to monitor performance.

$470

Software Bisque

BOSS

CCDSoft Astronomy Software combines both CCD camera control functions and astronomical image processing functions into a single package.  Orchestrate is a powerful application that can control astronomical devices via user-friendly scripting language.  Orchestrate leverages the capabilities of the TheSky and CCDSoft to tightly integrate control of your telescope, CCD camera, and color filter wheel.

$1,200

Astronomer's Control Panel ACP

All observatory automation through the web browser. Share Your Sky!(TM), Remote astronomy option. Easy plan your run and test. Features the most automation tools designed for science and imaging! Professional grade online help, customer service is second to none.

$1,500

PC/TCS Source Code

Non-disclosure agreement required

$15,000

CCD Cameras

 

 

Apogee

Full product line available

Please Inquire

SBIG

Full product line available

Please Inquire

 

If you don't see what you need, please contact OGS.

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