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Knaeble Engineering Pro Line Ritchey-Chrétien 360mm Full Carbon/Titanium
Knaeble Engineering Pro Line Ritchey-Chrétien 360mm Full Carbon/Titanium Weave/Design

Knaeble Engineering Pro Line Ritchey-Chrétien 360mm Full Carbon/Titanium

Product Number: KE-RCM360FC/TI

Manufacturer: Knaeble Engineering
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Pricing starts at $27,220.00.    



  • Opening 360 mm
  • Focal length 2.880 mm
  • Ritchey-Chrétien f7.5 Zero expansion optical set (Sitall, Pyrex or Zerodur). Made in Italy by Marcon Italy.
  • Optical quality: Strehl ratio >95%
  • M1 360 mm f3.5; diameter M2 150 mm.
  • Interferometric test included.
  • Diameter Non Vignetted-field: 60 mm
  • Primary focal plane distance:  300 mm

Mechanical Features:

  • Total mass (including dovetails): ca. 30 kg.
  • Overall length: ca. 1050 mm
  • Entirely designed and constructed in virtual environment with Catia V5.
  • All CNC parts programmed in CAM directly in Catia V5.
  • FEM mechanical, modal and thermal simulations are performed with Ansys Workbench on every component as well as on the complete assembly with linear and nonlinear methods.
  • Knaeble Engineering Proprietary 9 points computer optimized Full-Carbon-Fiber primary mirror cell.
  • 10 mm thick solid carbon fiber CNC backplane.
  • Optional composite Carbon-fiber/Titanium backplane construction.
  • Knaeble Engineering Proprietary Zero expansion Full-Carbon-Fiber/Titanium truss construction.
  • Ultra-thin carbon fiber light baffles on M1 and M2.
  • Secondary mirror focuser.
  • Proprietary highly accurate M1 and M2 tilting mechanisms.
  • Tiltable focuser mounting ring optimized for 3.5" Starlightinstruments focuser (smaller diameters are available on request).
  • Knaeble Engineering Proprietary "Hollow Technology" hybrid CNC Aluminum/Carbon-fiber (Losmandy compatible) dovetail plates.
  • Active cooling.
  • Completely made in (Berlin) Germany from German made components.
  • Flight case included.

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