OOUK CT8 Ultra Newtonian Optical Tube AssemblyOOUK, as always, delivers nothing short of the utmost in quality Telescope technology with their 200mm CT8 Ultra-Newtonian OTA. Enjoy space age construction and hyper-tested optics in conjunction, working together to ensure the finest possible astronomy experience for you, the discerning astronomer. Not only does this scope utilize the utmost in technological innovation in regards to high tier space-age carbon fiber construction, but the design is constantly being improved and computer optimized by the highly skilled technicians back at Orion Optics UK. After they have fully prepared themselves to give you the best scope possible, they then proceed to hand-craft your scope with CNC machining assistance. Every step is manually attended to by a technician, each step checked over endlessly as it is performed, and each process being constantly refined. This results in a carbon fiber sandwich that ensures absolutely zero flexure and thermal expansion, the highly thermally stable and durable construction yielding for you a telescope that provides the same consistent view the entire night of viewing through!
The CT8 is the smallest of OOUK's Ultra Newtonian models at an aperture of 200mm, or 7.8" if you prefer. It is an optimal quality planetary and lunar visual or imaging scope, performing at and above expectations in both fields, at levels otherwise thought to be impossible or at least impropable for a scope of its size. Indeed, the CT8 continues a long OOUK tradition of exceeding what is considered standard for a telescope of this optical design, of this aperture and size. Through sheer quality of construction and professionalism of process, along with the extreme scrutiny given to every step of manufacturing, OOUK pushes the boundaries of traditional optical designs.
This beautiful Ultra-Newtonian also makes use of a precision 2" focuser, as well as a rear-mounted fan cooling system that can be left in continuous operation if you so desire, aiding even further in minimizing any thermal threats towards your image stability. This CT telescope, like all CT telescopes, is supplied with a Zygo report showing all relevant details of the mirrors performance during the exhaustive testing performed at OOUK's optical laboratories.
Manufacturer Product Number: CT8
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What does this OTA weigh? OOUK CT8 Ultra Newtonian Optical Tube Assembly
Per the manufacturer, the optical tube weighs approximately 15.4 lbs.
Can this telescope with the supplied focuser be used for astrophotography? What field flatner is recommended?
Yes, but only for light DSLRs and smaller CMOS and CCD cameras under 3 lbs. The Baader MPCC and Baader Rowe correctors work well for this scope configuration.