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Orion 8″ Astrograph Telescope Review

9 May 2019, 06:32 UTC
Orion 8″ Astrograph Telescope Review
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In 2010, Orion released the first in a line of fast Newtonian telescopes intended for astrophotography. The Orion 8 Inch f/3.9 Imaging Newtonian appears to be designed to go head to head against the Astro-Tech 8 Inch Newtonian Astrograph released a year prior to wide praise in the Amateur Astronomy community.
This 8-inch scope can pull double-duty as an imaging scope as well as a scope for visual use, and due to the low price per inch of aperture, it makes for an affordable imaging option. Let’s jump on to more details of the Orion 8″ astrograph telescope review.
Overview of Orion 8″ F/39 Newtonian
The Orion 8 Inch f/3.9 Imaging Newtonian is, as its name suggests, an 8 inch (203mm) Newtonian telescope that has been optimized for astrophotography. With a focal length of only 800mm, it allows the camera to capture a lot of photons fast. It is equipped with a 2-inch dual-speed focuser, an enlarged secondary mirror, nine internal baffles, and comes with a cooling fan and battery pack as well as extension adapters and a 50mm straight-through finder scope.
As a visual scope, this instrument performs admirably but is definitely not ideal. If mounted to a ...

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