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A large but easy to use telescope for serious astronomy and astrophotography (optical tube only).

The classic reflector design that is simple, robust and easy to use. Newtonians give you a large aperture at an affordable price. High quality optics, a precise Crayford focuser, a rigid steel tube and short focal length make these telescopes ideal for astrophotography as well as visual observing.

The 12 inch (303mm) primary mirror collects more than twice as much light as an 8".

GSO mirrors are made from optical quality BK7 glass and are limited only by diffraction, which means they achieve the theoretical maximum resolution possible for the size of the mirror. They are machined and polished to better than 1/12 wavelength, sometimes 1/16 wavelength, which is considerably better than the industry norm.

The steel tube gives much more stability than inferior aluminium models. The Crayford focuser gives more precise eyepiece alignment. And there is enough back focus that you can attach a standard DSLR camera for astrophotography.

What's in the box?

12" (303 mm) f/4 Newtonian optical tube assembly
2" 10:1 linear bearing focuser with adaptor for 1.25" eyepieces
Tube rings
Cooling fan
8x50 finder

Optical design Newtonian
Primary mirror 12" (303mm) BK7 glass with surface quality better than 1/16 wave RMS
Focal length 1212 mm
Focal ratio f/4
Focuser 2" 10:1 linear bearing with adaptor for 1.25" eyepieces
Tube length 1200 mm
Weight of tube 20 kg

Has been collimated & tested with excellent results on the night sky as arrived with some carton damage & a small dent to main tube.

Some Customer Feedback on Seller: 1)Awesome trader! Fast delivery & moreover very very helpful,compassionate,good guide to select the right product Highly highly recommended!! Five star excellent trade if I ever come across one. 2) very happy with product arrived quickly and my dealings with the trader were fast and friendly.
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  • Seller location: Wellington City, Wellington, NZ

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