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Innovative Bahtinov Mask Cover (Patented) & New Dovetail Plate included!
Air-Spaced Triplet f/6.9 Apochromatic Refractor
The new William Optics GT102 three-element super APO offers superb optics for imaging and visual use at an affordable price. From the gleaming white powder coat on the heavy-duty aluminum tube to the elegant color trim, this telescope is beautiful enough to turn heads and precisely engineered to give razor-sharp images.
The fast f/6.9 triplet air-spaced objective of this premium refractor includes FPL-53 glass for superb color correction. Each element is fully multicoated with a special super-high transmission (STM) coating on all surfaces. The objective is held in an adjustable CNC machined ultra-high precision lens cell. When paired with a William Optics field flattener (sold separately), the scope delivers a flat field across the entire 43.3mm diagonal of a full-frame sensor for excellent astrophotographic images.
Premium Build Quality and Compact Form Factor
Like all telescopes from William Optics, the GT102 incorporates rock-solid mechanics and built quality. The scope includes high-quality mounting rings to safely and securely hold the telescope to the mount. The rings are anodized to match the color of the handle, dovetail, and focuser, giving the scope an attractive, premium appearance.
With a focal length of 703mm, this f/6.9 telescope has a retracted length of 678mm (26.7”), compact enough for easy transportation to the observing site. The tube weighs just 6.37kg (14.0lbs) including rings and dovetail plate.
Heavy-Duty Focuser, Rings, and Accessories
The William Optics GT102 features a patented objective lens cover that doubles as clear Bahtinov focusing mask. This makes it a snap to achieve sharp focus when setting up for astrophotography.
The GT102 also features a heavy duty 10:1 dual-speed 3.3” rack and pinion focuser with tension screws to securely hold a bigger camera and accessories without slipping or image shift, even during longer exposures. The coarse-focus knob includes a thermometer to help you track temperature changes during your observation sessions so you know when you may need to adjust focus. The focuser also includes two additional screws to mount a red-dot finder (sold separately) and a 1.25”-2” adapter with non-marring compression rings.
A convenient CNC-machined carrying handle is on top of the dual mounting rings, with an additional set of rings for a guide scope on top of the handle (guide scope sold separately). On the bottom of the mounting rings is a Vixen rail for attaching the scope to a mount. The GT81 also includes a retractable dewshield, dewshield cap, and soft carry case.
All GT102 telescopes come with a 2-year no-fuss warranty from William Optics.
The Gran Turismo includes:
- William Optics' patented Bahtinov mask, built into the lens cap
- A strong and sleek CNC machined handle bar
- A 3.3" dual-speed 10:1 rack-and-pinion focuser, with no image shifting!
- A soft carry case
|Telescope Series||William Optics GT|
|Number of Lens Elements||3 (Triplet)|
|Image Circle||Full Frame|
|Limiting Stellar Magnitude||13.9|
|Focuser Style||Rack & Pinion|
|Refractor OTA length - retracted||26.69" (678mm)|
|Telescope OTA outside diameter||4.13" (105mm)|
|Telescope OTA weight||14.04 lbs (6.37kg)|
|Warranty||William Optics 2 Years|