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Explore Scientific 8" f/3.9 Newtonian Reflector Carbon Fiber OTA - Astrograph Edition - N208CF-01
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Explore Scientific 8” f/3.9 Carbon Fiber Newtonian OTA -
This fast f/3.9 8” Newtonian from Explore Scientific is great for astrophotography! The Explore 208 mm Newtonian has a faster f/ratio than most 8” imaging reflectors on the market today at f/4. With faster optics, you’ll be able to get a deeper shot without increasing exposure times.
The primary mirror is topped with 97% reflectivity EMD coatings, and the no-tool, 3-point, push-pull collimatable secondary mirror holder adjustments and no tool adjustments for the "clipless" primary mirror holder cell have locks so the optics stay aligned and produce the best images. 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” Two Speed Rack & Pinion focuser with 10:1 reduction and a 50mm Extension Tube and 1.25" Adapter. It also has 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.
Explore 208 mm f/3.9 CF Newtonian Specifications
- Telescope Type: Newtonian Reflector
- Aperture: 8”, or 208 mm
- Secondary Diameter: 80 mm
- Focal Length: 812 mm
- Focal Ratio: f/3.9
- Resolving Power: .6 arc seconds
- Focuser: 2” Dual Speed with 10:1 Reduction
- Tube Material: Carbon Fiber
- Mounting: Cradle Rings with Vixen Style Dovetail
- Case: Soft Carry Case
- Coma Corrector Included: No
- Weight: 22.04 pounds
All Explore Scientific telescope accessories are covered under their standard U.S.A. One Year Limited Warranty against defects with proof of purchase, but you can extend this limited warranty to five years by simply filling out the product registration and submit it to Explore Scientific within 60 days. This program is also available to the person who receives your gift of an Explore Scientific telescope. You don't need to give them the purchase receipt, just remind them to fill out the registration and submit it to Explore Scientific and they will take care of the rest.
Please Note : Though the images show the product with the Crayford style Focuser, this product actually comes with the Rack & Pinion style Focuser.
The focal ratio helps
Telescope Mount Type
|No Mount - OTA Only|
Type of Electronics
|OTA Only - No Electronics|
Focal Length (mm)
|Rack & Pinion|
Telescope OTA Weight (lb.)
Manufacturer's warranty period, if known. Customers should communicate directly with the manufacturer regarding details of their warranty, as warranties have a tendency to change without notice.
|Explore Scientific 1 Year/Unlimited Lifetime upon Registration/Electronics 1 Year|
- Explore Scientific 8" f/3.8 Newtonian Astrograph
- 10:1 Precision 2" Dual Speed Rack & Pinion Focuser
- 50 mm Extension Tube
- 1.25" Adapter
- Cradle Rings with Handle
- Vixen-Style Dovetail Plate
- Soft Carrying Case
- Finderscope Base (Finder Not Included)