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Explore Scientific Carbon Fiber Newtonian Telescope 208mm f/3.9

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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.

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 there is no limit to what you can see
  • 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
  • Mirror is treated with high quality EMD coating to virtually eliminate light scatter
  • Sturdy 2-inch, 2 speed 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
  • Finder scope base attached
  • Soft carrying case
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail

Specifications:

Description 208mm Newtonian f/3.9 with Carbon Fiber Tube
Item Number N208CF
Primary Mirror Diameter 208mm
Secondary Mirror Diameter (M.A.) 80mm
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 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 six months 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 six months 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.

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 there is no limit to what you can see
  • 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
  • Mirror is treated with high quality EMD coating to virtually eliminate light scatter
  • Sturdy 2-inch, 2 speed 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
  • Finder scope base attached
  • Soft carrying case
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail

Specifications:

Description 208mm Newtonian f/3.9 with Carbon Fiber Tube
Item Number N208CF
Primary Mirror Diameter 208mm
Secondary Mirror Diameter (M.A.) 80mm
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 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 six months 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 six months 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

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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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I did considerable shopping around and finally decided to buy my 152 Mak from Telescope Space. Ryan was very helpful with all my questions concerning Explore Scientific and my specific purchase. After a short period using my scope and mount, the mount seemed to have more play than it should have. Ryan had the Explore Scientific owner call me directly, where he immediately offered to exchange my mount. He also had the factory ship out the new mount while I was still using my original unit. Excellent service and sales support from both Ryan at Telescope Space and Explore Scientific. I will buy again from Telescope Space!

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Very clear, I am impressed for $38

Ryan knows what he is talking about.

Prompt customer service, positive attitude, great results

An engineering beauty

I have owned many tripods. I have spent years trying to find an altazmith tripod that could carry a reasonable amount wieght, yet be portable, and have the handling and maneuverability of a Porsche, especially as the power goes up. This is a very well enginered tripod. It is as if they said let's not try to make it look a certain way, let's make it work a certain way, and that's why it looks extraterrestrial. Very well made with very little plastic. Fit and finish is close to perfect........9.9 on a 10 scale....5 stars +.....Carlos B.

Great Scope & Mount

As a higher-level amateur, I was looking for a decent scope & mount that I can modify for my needs. The 130mm Newtonian scope fits my needs quite well. It comes with a 25mm eye piece--which is great. I would consider purchasing other eye pieces at the same time to give you a variety of magnification options. I'd recommend something like a 12mm and 8, or 6mm eye pieces to complement the 25mm. Getting a 2X Barlow will double your eye piece viewing options. The higher number will give you a wider view, smaller number a tighter, more magnified view. In order to just resolve the bands & zones of Jupiter, I need to use an 8mm eyepiece. For exploring Lunar geography, or seeing the Galilean Moons, the 25mm is sufficient. Saturn is just discernable, until you switch-out the eye piece for a 12mm, or smaller. The heavy & stable tripod mount is easy to set up, and the large rotation nobs allow you to smoothly track your subject as the Earth rotates. The Red Dot spotting site is dead-on accurate (once you dial it in). If you want a good, intermediate telescope: one that's neither too cheap, nor one that's too expensive, the 130mm Newtonian should fit your needs quite well. (Image of the Moon has been rotated and adjusted with photo software).