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EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC N208CF NEWTONIAN - ASTROGRAPH EDITION - N208CF-01

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With over 8 inches of light gathering power and a fast focal ratio (3.9), this Carbon Fiber Newtonian 208mm is capable of bringing distant, faint treasures to high resolution at a very generous field of view.

This updated astrograph edition has been scrutinized and updated by astrophotographers to meet their exacting demands for a light-weight instrument with superb reflectivity and top-notch mounting hardware. 

High quality photographic images are achievable with this telescope, and the carbon fiber tube makes it extremely light and durable, encouraging frequent use and mobile expeditions.

Features

  • Over 8 inches of aperture and aberration-free Newtonian reflector optics mean plenty of light gathering for bright images
  • 3.9 focal ratio for fast photography and wide-field views
  • Carbon Fiber construction is durable, light weight and minimizes focus shift due to temperature fluctuations
  • Tool-free collimation design means you'll always have a fine tuned instrument. The primary cell holder is 'clipless' for better images and lock down to keep the mirror aligned.
  • Mirror is treated with high quality 97% reflective EMD coating to virtually eliminate light scatter
  • Sturdy 2-inch, 2 speed rack and pinion focuser allows course and fine tuning of images. Unlike some single-speed focusers supplied on similar scopes in this range, this scope is designed to hold focus and keep your eyepiece or imaging accessories in place with its compression ring holder

In the box

  • Explore Scientific Carbon Fiber Newtonian 208mm f/3.8 Telescope
  • 2-inch, 2-speed focuser with 50mm extension tube and 1.25" adapter
  • Finder scope base attached
  • Soft carrying case
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail

Specifications:

Description 208mm Newtonian f/3.9 with Carbon Fiber Tube
Item Number N208CF-01
Primary Mirror Diameter 208mm
Secondary Mirror Diameter (M.A.) 72mm
Focal Length 812mm
Focal Ratio f/3.9
Resolving Power .6 arc seconds
Optical Tube Assembly Weight 18.3lb
Material Primary mirror Special low expansion H-PZ33
Material Secondary mirror Borosilicate-glass with low thermal expansion, individually matched to main mirror
Dovetail 45 mm wide Vixen
Outside diameter 10"

Order Confirmation

As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail.  This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase. We then confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment. If your item is on back-order or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail. If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment, we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

Order Shipment

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will normally ship within two business days from the date of your order (we aim for same or next day). We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out. If you do not receive tracking information from us within a few business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at info@telescopespace.com

Damages

Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive. If you notice any damage you should make note of it when signing for delivery. If your item(s) do arrived damaged, please send photos to info@telescopespace.com and we will process an insurance claim on your behalf.

Cancellations & Refunds:

All orders cancelled after 48 hours are subject to a $20 administration fee, whether or not your order has shipped.  If an order is cancelled after it has shipped, you (the buyer) will be responsible for actual return shipping charges. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order.

Returns

We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online. If you find another online store that offers a lower price than us within 30 days of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference. We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering.

To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within 30 days from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly. Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

  • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
  • Promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible
  • The item must be in stock on the competitors website
  • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location
  • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (ie; eBay, overstock, etc..)
  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax

With over 8 inches of light gathering power and a fast focal ratio (3.9), this Carbon Fiber Newtonian 208mm is capable of bringing distant, faint treasures to high resolution at a very generous field of view.

This updated astrograph edition has been scrutinized and updated by astrophotographers to meet their exacting demands for a light-weight instrument with superb reflectivity and top-notch mounting hardware. 

High quality photographic images are achievable with this telescope, and the carbon fiber tube makes it extremely light and durable, encouraging frequent use and mobile expeditions.

Features

  • Over 8 inches of aperture and aberration-free Newtonian reflector optics mean plenty of light gathering for bright images
  • 3.9 focal ratio for fast photography and wide-field views
  • Carbon Fiber construction is durable, light weight and minimizes focus shift due to temperature fluctuations
  • Tool-free collimation design means you'll always have a fine tuned instrument. The primary cell holder is 'clipless' for better images and lock down to keep the mirror aligned.
  • Mirror is treated with high quality 97% reflective EMD coating to virtually eliminate light scatter
  • Sturdy 2-inch, 2 speed rack and pinion focuser allows course and fine tuning of images. Unlike some single-speed focusers supplied on similar scopes in this range, this scope is designed to hold focus and keep your eyepiece or imaging accessories in place with its compression ring holder

In the box

  • Explore Scientific Carbon Fiber Newtonian 208mm f/3.8 Telescope
  • 2-inch, 2-speed focuser with 50mm extension tube and 1.25" adapter
  • Finder scope base attached
  • Soft carrying case
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail

Specifications:

Description 208mm Newtonian f/3.9 with Carbon Fiber Tube
Item Number N208CF-01
Primary Mirror Diameter 208mm
Secondary Mirror Diameter (M.A.) 72mm
Focal Length 812mm
Focal Ratio f/3.9
Resolving Power .6 arc seconds
Optical Tube Assembly Weight 18.3lb
Material Primary mirror Special low expansion H-PZ33
Material Secondary mirror Borosilicate-glass with low thermal expansion, individually matched to main mirror
Dovetail 45 mm wide Vixen
Outside diameter 10"

Order Confirmation

As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail.  This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase. We then confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment. If your item is on back-order or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail. If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment, we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

Order Shipment

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will normally ship within two business days from the date of your order (we aim for same or next day). We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out. If you do not receive tracking information from us within a few business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at info@telescopespace.com

Damages

Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive. If you notice any damage you should make note of it when signing for delivery. If your item(s) do arrived damaged, please send photos to info@telescopespace.com and we will process an insurance claim on your behalf.

Cancellations & Refunds:

All orders cancelled after 48 hours are subject to a $20 administration fee, whether or not your order has shipped.  If an order is cancelled after it has shipped, you (the buyer) will be responsible for actual return shipping charges. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order.

Returns

We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online. If you find another online store that offers a lower price than us within 30 days of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference. We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering.

To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within 30 days from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly. Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

  • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
  • Promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible
  • The item must be in stock on the competitors website
  • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location
  • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (ie; eBay, overstock, etc..)
  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax

Customer Reviews

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New Company Hits a Home Run!

I wanted to take advantage of the recent Explore Scientific sale on their 8” imaging Newtonian Optical Tube Assembly when I came across this new company. The deal included a well discounted OTA, an in-store discount and a choice of accessories for which I wanted a nice bahtinov mask. I decided to call before I order. I received a call back within 15 minutes. All my questions were answered, my concerns about a new company were eased and I placed my order. Shipping literally took one day from the Explore Scientific facility. I’ve received a couple of follow-ups from Ryan from Telescope Space just to see how I liked my new scope! I’m looking forward to my next purchase from them!

Randy Roy

Lakeland, TN


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Does the job well for the price

I also have a Dobsonian, which is a great telescope to start with. But I wanted something that I could store easily and set up in more places. I also really wanted a Goto system. It doesn’t track as well as some really top-end mounts I've used, but I would buy this again. It's a great all-arounder.

My son enjoys it

My son is studying astronomy at school, so we hauled out an older telescope we bought him when he was younger. We could never figure out how to see anything with it and this time we didn't have any better luck. So, I decided to buy this because I heard it was beginner friendly. I don't know much about lenses and we're pretty new to this, so I can't be too technical. But we've been impressed. We were able to use the Sky Align to get oriented, and we saw quite a lot. We first looked at some serious detail on the moon, and my son was able to locate Saturn and even see its rings! Needless to say we are really happy about it. I hooked my cellphone up to the eyepiece and took some nice photos. I know its not as good as a DSLR, but still fun. We're enjoying it and can't wait to discover more.

This shroud covers it all.

This shroud blocks out all of the light trespass in my area. It has two slots for the eyepiece and the finder scope. A must have item for this instrument.