Apertura 8" f/4 Imaging Newtonian OTA
The Apertura 8" f/4 Imaging Newtonian OTA has everything you need for wide-field imaging!
Newtonian Telescope Build
The 32" long OTA is made of rolled steel for added durability and has a diameter of 9". The 8" f/4 Newtonian optical tube assembly has a center-spotted parabolic primary mirror. The four secondary mirror vanes are as thin as possible while maintaining stability. Equipped with diffraction-limited optics, the parabolic primary mirror is housed in an aluminum cell fitted with six "push/pull" collimation knobs so that you can collimate without tools.
The dual-speed 2" Crayford focuser includes linear bearings and a monorail that create a sturdy draw tube and reduce drag under heavy loads. Achieve focus with the larger of the two knobs, and then tweak your focus with the small 10:1 micro-focusing knob. The two other knobs on the focuser are a tension knob, allowing adjustments for the drag on the draw tube to match the weight of the load, and a focuser lock. A 35mm extension tube and a 2" to 1.25" compression ring adapter are included to add to the OTA's viewing capabilities.
Mounting the Apertura OTA
The 8" Newtonian can be attached to a wide variety of equatorial mounts. A pair of felt-lined split tube rings is included with the OTA. These rings can be attached by using either the Vixen-sized dovetail that is included or add your own Losmandy-style dovetail plate to the rings (sold separately). The High Point 8" Newtonian OTA also has a dovetailed finder adapter attached and accepts the included 50mm finderscope bracket. An 8x50 straight-through optical finderscope slides easily into this bracket.
Sometimes it seems to take forever for your telescope to cool to ambient temperature. The High Point 8" f/4 Imaging Newtonian has a built-in cooling fan will help get your imaging faster. This low-vibration fan is mounted on the primary mirror cell and is powered by a battery pack that holds eight (8) AA batteries (batteries not included).
This Product Comes with the Apertura Absolute Warranty!
- Two-Year Warranty against product defects.
- Three-Year Accident Replacement Program that begins after your initial 2 year warranty expires.
- Your Apertura Absolute Warranty is transferable.
Download a copy of the Apertura Absolute Warranty for more information on this program, how to make a claim, and why it is important to keep your original receipt and the product's original boxes & packaging!
8" f/4 Imaging Newtonian OTA
Cooling Fan for Primary
2" 10:1 Linear Crayford Focuser
2" to 1.25" Adapter
Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate
35mm 2" Extension Tube
8x50 Straight Thru Finder and Bracket
Dimensions & Specifications
- Model Number : 8F4N
- Telescope Series: GSO Imaging Newtonians
- Telescope Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
- Telescope Aperture: 8"
- Telescope Focal Ratio: f/4
- Telescope Focal Length: 800mm
- Optical Coatings: Aluminum and Quartz
- Finder Included: Yes - 8 x 50 Finder Included
- Focuser Style: Crayford/Crayford Style
- Focuser Size: 2"
- Focuser Speed: Dual Speed
- Telescope OTA Diameter: 9"
- Telescope OTA Length: 32"
- Telescope OTA Weight: 18lb
- Telescope OTA Weight with Accessories: 21.6lb
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Apertura Absolute Warranty: Initial 2 year warranty against product defects, followed by a 3 year accident replacement program.
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