AG14

The AG Range

AG14

From: £7,100.00 excl. VAT

The AG14 requires a heavier mounting than the AG12 but, once set up, it will give you remarkable images. A Paramount is recommended for this telescope because of it’s weight (24kg), anything with a capacity of 30kg or less will not be able to get the best from this model.

Once set up correctly, you will have an instrument capable of giving images of the highest quality, for it’s aperture, we know of no other telescopes on the market that can outperform the AG14 for Deep Sky imaging.

Many options are available for the AG14 and, as most of our current users have quite heavy equipment fitted and have utilised our focuser upgrade attachments which we fit to Atlas focusers.

Heaters are available for the AG14 as with all the AG models and, from the AG12 upwards, a great majority of our sales have heaters fitted. They add the piece of mind that any possibility of image spoiling dew can be avoided during an imaging session. They also can keep frost off the tube, especially the tube end around the secondary holder and mirror. These heaters are, in virtually all cases, added at the point of purchase of the telescope. It is possible to add them later but it necessitates the return to us of the tube assembly as fitting is sometimes complicated. Our advice, get them at the outset and be Dew Free, you will appreciate the difference the first night when you are trouble free.

Contact us if you would like further information on any aspect of the AG14 or in the choice of any of the options below.

 

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SPECIFICATIONS

AG8 AG10 AG12 AG14 AG16
Primary mirror diameter 200mm 250mm 300mm 350mm 400mm
Focal Length 760mm 950mm 1140mm 1330mm 1520mm
Focal Ratio f/3.8 f/3.8 f/3.8 f/3.8 f/3.8
Focus Distance To Image Plane 79mm 79mm 79mm 79mm 79mm
Tube Weight approx. 6kg approx. 12kg approx. 16kg approx. 24kg approx. 33kg
Tube Diameter 255mm 300mm 350mm 400mm 450mm
Tube Length 635mm 810mm 980mm 1203mm 1320mm
Tube Material Carbon fibre sandwich Carbon fibre sandwich Carbon fibre sandwich Carbon fibre sandwich Carbon fibre sandwich
Secondary Size 90mm 100mm 110mm 120mm 130mm
Mirror Cell CNC Machined alum. 9 point suspension CNC Machined alum. 9 point suspension CNC Machined alum. 9 point suspension CNC Machined alum. 9 point suspension CNC Machined alum. 9 point suspension
Focuser 3″ Crayford with 10:1 reduction 3″ Crayford with 10:1 reduction 3″ Crayford with 10:1 reduction 3″ Crayford with 10:1 reduction 3″ Crayford with 10:1 reduction
Corrector Design 4 lens ED 4 lens ED 4 lens ED 4 lens ED 4 lens ED
Flat Field Size 45mm 50mm >50mm >50mm >50mm
Spot Size on Axis 4.1μm 3.0μm 1.7μm 3.4μm 4.1μm
Spot Size at Field Edge 8.1μm 7.2μm 4.6μm 4.7μm 6.6μm
Mirror / Tube Cooling 3 Controllable fans. Heaters optional 3 Controllable fans. Heaters optional 3 Controllable fans. Heaters optional 3 Controllable fans. Heaters optional 3 Controllable fans. Heaters optional
CNC machined alum. Cradles + Dovetail CNC machined alum. Cradles + Dovetail CNC machined alum. Cradles + Dovetail CNC machined alum. Cradles + Dovetail CNC machined alum. Cradles + Dovetail CNC machined alum. Cradles + Dovetail