Tube Rings for Takahashi Epsilon E130

$235.00

Lightweight telescope mounting tube rings for the Takahashi Epsilon E-130 made of carbon fiber composite.

 

Recommended
Bottom: Heavy Duty Carbon fiber Losmandy Type for up to 25lbs (12kg)

Recommended
Top: Carbon fiber Dovetails – Lightweight, for accessories

M6x25mm + Washers

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Description

Lightweight tube rings for the Takahashi Epsilon E130 (166mm OD)

 

What are – Rouz Astro Carbon Fiber Composite Tube Rings?

These telescope mounting rings are CAD designed and FDM printed for a combination of exceptional strength and low weight thanks to the tough carbon fiber composite material that offers excellent mechanical properties.

Why?

  • Unlike traditional metal rings that are heavy, these are much lighter, typically less than half the weight and up to a quarter of cast rings
  • The weight reduction significantly increases mount performance and therefore image quality
  • Paired with the lightweight bottom and top dovetails, users can save several pounds of weight, at times more than the OTA itself!

Strength

  • Engineering grade material used is a composite of polymers and carbon fiber which are fused at high temperatures over 500 deg F (no glue or epoxy is used)
  • All bolts are threaded into oversized implanted stainless steel receptors
  • For the new 2024 onward models, melted brass inserts are no longer used
  • The oversized hinges also use stainless steel hardware
  • Tested in various scenarios with hundreds of pounds of load – some videos can be found here

Ordering

  • Sold as a pair (2x rings)
  • Typical lead times are 3-7 days
  • Stainless steel bolts included
  • Please contact us for custom sizes

 


Specifications

  • Felt lined
  • Hinged design
  • Implanted stainless steel threads
  • Bolt spacing: 2.0 inches – 50.8mm – M6
  • Weight per ring: 435 grams per ring
  • Material: Carbon Fiber composite – FDM Print
  • CNC aluminum knobs (red)
  • High UV, water, and temperature resistance up to 60 deg C (140F)

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