Specifications - 16" Hyperion


Aperture16" (406mm)
Focal Ratiof/7.3
Focal Length2960mm
Optimized Field70mm (1.4°)
Primary Mirror16.0" (406mm) f/3.25 paraboloid
Secondary Mirror Diameter6.9" (176mm) convex spherical
Lens Group4.6" (116mm) clear aperture (2 elements)
Mirror CoatingsBroadband enhanced aluminum - 97%
Lens CoatingsBroadband anti-reflection coatings (less than 0.5% reflectivity over 400-700nm range)
OTA Length41.1" (1044mm)
Overall Length with Focuser48.25" (1225mm)
Maximum Width19.7" (500mm)
Height Between Top and Bottom Dovetails20.4" (518mm)
DovetailsLosmandy-style, 4" wide top, 6" wide bottom, 16" long each
Weight98 lbs (44.5kg)
Useable Backfocus6.00" (152mm) from racked-in focuser with AP-style end cap (see PDF below)
Shipping Weight220 lbs. (100 kg)
Shipping Dimensions51 x 26.5 x 32 inches (129.5 x 67.3 x 81.3 cm)
Included Accessories2" focuser end cap, 15-volt 4-amp AC power supply, wireless communications box, USB 2.0 cable, software and instruction CD, hex-head wrench set


PDF drawing of telescope dimensions

Image train diagram showing typical backfocus setup

Instruction Manual (PDF)

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