William optics AP 132/925 telescope:
With 132mm of aperture, this refractor lets you start deep sky observing. Unparalleled contrast and definition combined with high light gathering power come together in a quality refractor that is easy to operate. A fluorite glass lens element means impressive chromatic aberration correction, making it also a joy to do astrophotography with. The new, large 3.5" DDG focuser is so solid that even with heavy accessories such as large CCD astronomy cameras plus correctors and filter wheels, no image shift is noticeable. The 132mm free aperture and 925mm focal length make this telescope a top-class genuine all-rounder. Whether used for the most detailed observing as a planetary telescope or as high resolution optics with an astronomy camera such as a DSLR - the FLT 132 triplet with fluorite glass optics always cuts a fine figure.
FlouroStar 132 TMB Bedienungsanleitung in Englisch (PDF)
The advantages in a nutshell:
- all-round refractor, also for astrophotography
- 3.5" DDG focuser
- excellent chromatic aberration correction
Compare: An excellent instrument with an only a slightly smaller aperture, but which is much cheaper is the Omegon AP 126/880 ED triplet carbon-fibre apochromat refractor OTA. You benefit from an extremely well-engineered telescope and mechanical workmanship of very high quality. You can learn more here.
The William Optics FLT series represents a real alternative to the commonly used apochromats from Pentax, Takahashi, Starfire, TMB, etc. Although these instruments are manufactured in the Far East the workmanship is of the highest quality, as is the choice of materials.
The FLT series excels above all in astrophotography, and together with excellent correction, image quality, colour reproduction and field flatness it is held in high regard in all respects.