Explore Scientific 8" f/3.9 Carbon Fiber Newtonian Reflector - N208CF

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  • Explore Scientific's 8" f/3.9 Newtonian is a fast-speed telescope designed with excellent astro-imaging capabilities
  • Housed in a durable, carbon fiber body
  • Includes 10:1 Precision Dual Speed 2" Focuser
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    Explore Scientific 8” f/3.9 Carbon Fiber Newtonian OTA

    Introducing the next generation in astro-imaging OTAs: the Explore Scientific 8" f/3.9 Newtonian! Explore Scientific has developed the 208mm Newtonian with a highspeed f/ratio of f/3.9, much faster than most similar imaging Newtonians currently on the market. Faster optics makes it easier to get a deeper shot without the hassle of increasing exposure times.  

     

    The Newtonian's primary mirror features 97% reflectivity EMD coatings, and the 80 mm secondary offers optimal field illumination and sits in a “click-fix” mechanism that ensures the best collimation. The OTA is made of Carbon Fiber, for good looks, a lighter weight compared to aluminum, and virtually non-existent focus drift during longer exposures.

     

    Accessories include a 2” dual speed focuser with 10:1 reduction, Cradle Rings with a built-in handle, a Vixen-style dovetail, and a soft carry case. A finderscope base is attached to the OTA, but the bracket and finder are sold separately.

     

    Supplier SKU

    N208CF

    What's Included

    • Explore Scientific 8" f/3.8 Newtonian Telescope OTA

    • 10:1 Precision Dual Speed 2" Focuser

    • Cradle Rings with Handle

    • Vixen-Style Dovetail

    • Soft Case

    • Finderscope Base (Finder/Bracket Sold Separately)

  • Dimensions & Specifications

    • Telescope Series: Explore Reflectors

    • Telescope Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector

    • Telescope Aperture: 8"

    • Telescope Focal Ratio: f/3.9

    • Telescope Focal Length: 812mm

    • Optical Coatings: EMD 97%

    • Secondary Mirror Central Obstruction: N/A

    • Diagonal Included: No - Not Recommended

    • Telescope Eyepiece(s) Included: No - Sold Separately

    • Finder Included: No - Sold Separately

    • Includes Telescope Case: Yes

    • Focuser Size: 2"

    • Focuser Speed: Dual Speed

    • Telescope Mount Type: No Mount - OTA Only

    • Telescope OTA Weight: 22lb


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