Farpoint Astro Introduces New 8-Inch Imaging Newtonian Telescope

Farpoint Astro has introduced a new 8-inch Imaging Newtonian offered in f/4 and f/6 configurations. The first products will be ready to ship on June 21 and Farpoint is offering the first 10 early adopters a $1,000 discount on the telescope.

The telescope offers the following:

– Highly Robust Design

– Rigid and Lightweight

– Carbon Fiber Truss

– Ultra-Low Thermal Expansion

– CNC Machined & Laser-Cut Fabrication

– Easy to Collimate

– Complete Collimation Lockdown

– Zero Collimation Shift

– Integral Accessory Dovetail Mounts on Secondary Cage

– 2″ JMI Crayford Focuser

– ASCOM Compliant Computer Controlled Focusing Option

Specifications include:

– Type of telescope: Imaging Newtonian Reflector

– Primary Mirror: 203mm (8 inch)

– Minimum Strehl Ratio: .96

– Secondary Mirror: 78mm (3.1 inch)

– Flatness: 1/20 wave or better

– Truss tube material: Carbon Fiber

– Aperture: 203mm (8 inch)

– Focal ratio: f/4

– Focal length: 812mm

– Coating: Enhanced Aluminum and Silicon Dioxide, 96% reflectivity

– Resolution: 0.67″

– Connection to eyepiece: 2″ and 1.25″ with adapter

– Truss Tube diameter: 152mm

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