iOptron Photron 200 RC f/8 Telescope Package

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iOptron Photron 200 RC f/8 Telescope Package

The Photron 200 Package by iOptron is a 200 mm (8-inch) Ritchey-Chretien astrograph telescope, an OTA, mount, and tripod which were designed for today's astroimager for a complete imaging and visual system.

Introducing Photron, Ritchey-Chretien (RC) telescope system by iOptron: Photron instruments are built to facilitate today's astroimager in capturing the data necessary to create spectacular edge to edge sharp astroimages. To achieve this goal, The RC telescopes incorporate low-thermal expansion quartz primary and secondary mirrors with 99-percent reflective dielectric coatings. The RC optical design delivers coma, spherical , and chromatic aberration-free results; perfect for color and monochrome imaging. A fixed position primary mirror eliminates the image shift that occurs when focusing some telescope designs. The steel tube interior is equipped with 10 knife edge baffles to diminish contrast-reducing stray light from bouncing and improving the instrument for both visual and imaging uses.

There are three extension rings provided for a flex-free solid extension as a means to take-up any unneeded back focus. 

Mounting Plates: The 250 mm model includes both top and bottom Losmandy-style dovetail plates adding rigidity to the tube while providing attachment points for the mount and other accessories. The 200 mm model includes 1 Losmandy-style and 1 Vixen-style mounting plates. The 150 mm model includes 1 Vixen-style mounting plate.

The smooth dual-speed 2-inch linear bearing Crawford focuser comes complete with an ASCOM compliant electronic focus control, delivering disturbance-free focusing.


This Photron 200 system is packaged with an iOptron  iEQ45 Pro  mount, a sturdy iOptron tripod with 2-Inch stainless steel legs, and an iOptron ASCOM compliant electric focuser for disturbance free operation.


OPT Product Number: IO-12200 

  • Photron 8-inch Ritchey-Chretien Astrograph Package 
  • iEQ45 Pro German Equatorial Mount
  • iOptron Tripod with 2-inch legs 
  • ASCOM Electric focuser


    Package Includes:
  • iOptron 200 mm (8-inch) OTA, RC8, with two 25 mm extension rings, one 50 mm focus extension ring, a 1.25-inch acc. adapter, one Losmandy-style mounting plate, and one Vixen-style mounting plate (#IO-6112)
  • Finderscope: 8x50 mm with bracket (#IO-6152)
  • 1.25-Inch Diagonal, dielectric coated mirror (#IO-6231)
  • 1.25-Inch Eyepiece, 25 mm Plossl (#IO-6241-25)
  • iEQ45 Pro German Equatorial Mount (#IO-8000E)
  • Tripod: 2-Inch Stainless Steel, with accessory tray 
  • Electric focuser, for RC scope (#IO-8451)




RA Worm Wheel130mm Diameter 256 Teeth
Aperture203 mm (8")
Back Focus250mm
Camera/Eyepiece Connection2" Nosepiece
Database359000 Objects
Dawes Limit0.57 arcseconds
DEC Worm Wheel116mm Diameter 225 Teeth
Drive TypeStepper motor
Focal Length1625 mm
Focal Ratiof/8
Free ShippingYes
Glass TypeQuartz
Head DesignGerman Equatorial
Hightest Magnification406x
Instrument Capacity45 lbs
Latitude Range5~70 Degrees
Light Gathering Power841x
Limiting Magnitude15.3
Mount Head Weight25lbs
Optical DesignRitchey Chretien
PortsSerial Port
Power Consumption12V 2A
Secondary Obstruction85mm
Slew Speed1400X
Telescope ConnectionDual Vixen & Losmandy
Tube Diameter230mm
Tube Length559mm
Tube Weight18.5 lbs