TS-Optics Ritchey-Chrétien F/8 - 12"
TS-Optics Ritchey-Chrétien F/8 - 12"
TS-Optics Ritchey-Chrétien F/8 - 12"
TS-Optics Ritchey-Chrétien F/8 - 12"
TS-Optics Ritchey-Chrétien F/8 - 12"
TS-Optics Ritchey-Chrétien F/8 - 12"

TS-Optics Ritchey-Chrétien F/8 - 12"


Regular price$5,242.00
(Including VAT)

TS-Optics 12" f/8 RC Ritchey-Chrétien Telescope with Carbon Truss Tube:

This telescope is optimized for astrophotography in fixed installations such as observatories. The tube is supplied with carbon connecting rods, which on the one hand are light weight but also have a favorable expansion behavior resulting from changing temperatures. The tube weight is around 30kg and the tube comes with a Losmandy-level dovetail rail on both sides. With a length of approx. 850mm, the 12" RC is still suitable for compact private or professional observatories.

The 12" f/8 RC astrograph illuminates about 70 mm field very well and without a corrector lens, a field with a diameter of approx. 35 mm with very good correction is available.

The advantages of TS-Optics RC telescopes at a glance:

  1. Hyperbolic primary mirror and secondary mirror for a large fully corrected field of view.
  2. Astrophotography with camera sensors up to 30 mm in diameter is also possible without a corrector. For larger sensors, e.g full-frame, there are ready-made correctors available.
  3. 99% mirroring and dielectric coating on primary and secondary mirrors for an even brighter image.
  4. Significantly faster cooling time due to open design and active primary mirror ventilation.
  5. Inner bezels in the tube for even more contrast.
  6. Large back focus for correctors, reducers or binoculars.
  7. High-quality 3" MONORAIL focuser with M77 x 0.75 female thread on the pull-out tube and M74 x 0.75 male thread and 2" / 1.25" plug connection.

Astrophotography through the RC telescope:
Due to the large corrected field of view of the RC telescopes, you can, shoot with DSLR cameras up to APS-C format without a corrector. To shoot directly in focus, you'll need the M117 x 1 extension sleeves that are included. These are screwed between the telescope and the focuser and thus reduce the back focus. The generous back focus also allows the connection of correctors, which we recommend when using use of full-frame sensors.

You can also connect a focal length reduction, which further increases the light intensity by reducing the f ratio. You can clamp the camera directly via the 2" receptacle or you can screw everything via the threads of the focuser.
Suitable adapters can be found in the accessories area.

Telescope Specs:

  • Optics: RC Ritchey Chrétien Optics
  • Aperture: 304 mm / 12"
  • Focal length: 2432 mm
  • Aperture ratio: f/8
  • Resolution: 0,38"
  • Reflection: 99 % reflection on main and secondary mirrors
  • Back focus: 285 mm from the back, 179 mm from the 2" receptacle of the extract
  • Connection eyepiece side: 2" and 1.25" receptacle
  • Additional thread: M77x0,75 female thread on the pull-out tube and M74x0,75 male thread
  • Tube diameter: 485 mm
  • Tube length: 850 mm without focuser
  • Weight: 24 kg
  • Shading by secondary mirrors: 150 mm
  • Dovetail rails: 2x Losmandy level
  • Tube: Carbon Truss Tube
Please Note: Items in stock and ready for dispatch immediately are usually delivered within 24 - 72hrs. We always try to offer the quickest possible delivery so items may be sent directly from either our Dublin or our Munich location, depending on stock availability. If an item is a 'Special Order Item' it will require additional lead time before being dispatched eg. 5 - 10 Working days - This will be highlighted on the product page before purchase.

All orders are shipped using our reputable courier partners to ensure your items arrive safely and promptly. While we do offer International Delivery, we are unable to ship large Telescopes and Mounts outside of Ireland.



Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch:
24 - 72 hrs

Standard Tracked Delivery:
Ireland Nationwide: from €9.95

Note: Larger telescopes which contain multiple boxes include an additional surcharge. Shipping is calculated automatically at the checkout.





Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch:
24 - 72 hrs

Standard Tracked Delivery:
Norther Ireland: from €19.50+

Additional Info:

Standard Express Shipping rate applies up to a max order weight of 30kg Nationwide. - Large heavy items from 30kg+ include an additional surcharge, depending on the overall weight.

Unfortunately due to Brexit we are currently unable to ship to Mainland UK at this time. 


Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch:
24 - 72 hrs

Standard Tracked Delivery:
European Union: from €18.95+

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Germany, France, Belgium, Poland, Luxumbourg, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Malta, Greece


Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch:
48 - 72 hrs

Standard Tracked Delivery:
US & Canada: from €28.50+

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