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Deluxe Visual Telescope Goto Package

$4,332.00 $3,995.00

A ready-to-go telescope package ideal for visual observing. An 8" Cassegrain telescope plus a fully automatic GOTO mount and all the accessories you need. 

We have put together a package featured the new Astronz 8" Classic Cassegrain Telescope paired with the excellent iOptron AZ Mount Pro. Combined with wide angle eyepieces and a 2" Quartz diagonal you will get a sharp clear view of celestial objects.

The telescope 

A classic cassegrain telescope with a long focal length and with outstanding optical quality. It will provide a sharp image making it Ideal for both visual observing and astrophotography,

Cassegrain telescopes combine the benefits of a Newtonian telescope being a pure reflective system with a short-built design. In terms of optical quality Cassegrain telescopes are superior to customary Schmidt-Cassegrain systems.

Features

  • Large corrected and illuminated image field due to parabolic primary and hyperbolic secondary mirror with less field curvature than with SC telescopes.
  • Pure reflection system without Schmidt plate, as a result even Infrared photography becomes possible at full sharpness.
  • Significantly quicker temperature adaption than a SC, due to open design.
  • Brighter image due to 99% dielectric coating on primary and secondary mirror.
  •  No shifting, because the primary mirror is fixed
  •  High-quality 2" Crayford focuser with micro-gear reduction and compression rings for 2" and 1.25" accessories
  •  33% obstruction caused by secondary mirror, comparable to SC telescopes.
  •  Better sharpness on the optical axis due to precise mirror surfaces and the lack of a Schmidt plate
  •  Less problems from dew: with Schmidt-Cassegrains you get condensation on the front plate, not with a Cassegrain
  •  Interior baffles for even higher contrast
  •  Generous backfocus allowing the use of 2" accessories and cameras
  •  Compact tube with only 580 mm length - can be operated with smaller mounts
  •  Primary and secondary mirror are adjustable

The mount

We call it "level and go", the term used to describe iOptron new AZ Mount Pro's simple set up routing. Using its built-in precision level indicator, the operator simply levels the mount and turns on the power; this capable computerized alt-azimuth telescope mount takes it from there. Utilizing the on board 32 channel GPS receiver and built-in position and angular detection sensors; the AZ mount Pro calculates its global position as well as the telescope orientation. Automatically the mount slews the instrument to an easily identifiable bright object in the night sky. The user need only confirm a bright object is in the center of the view, to activate tracking and GOTO functionality.

The mount features a rechargable battery giving you portability without haveing to take a power supply. On board wi-fi enables control from your phone, tablet or computer. Its quiet and accurate tracking make it a please to use.

Accessories 

  • 2" 30mm Superview 70° eyepeice 
  • 15mm Superview 70° eyepiece 
  • 2" Quartz Diagonal with 1.25" adapter
  • 2" 10:1 Linear Bearing Focuser focuser
  • 8x50 finder
  • 1x 50mm and 2 x 25mm Extension Tubes

You save over $341 compared to the individual item prices. 

What's In the Box?
Telescope Specs
Mount Features
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  • 8" (200mm) f/12 Classic Cassegrain optical tube assembly
  • 2" 10:1 Linear Bearing focuser with self-centering adaptor for 1.25" eyepieces 
  • 8x50 Finder
  • AZ Mount Pro with 1.75" LiteRoc Tripod
  • 2" Quartz Diagonal with 1.25" adapter
  • 30mm 2" Superview 70° Eyepiece
  • 15mm 1.25" Superview 70° Eyepiece
Optical designClassic Cassegrain
Primary mirror8" (200mm) Quartz optics with surface of 1/16 wave RMS
Focal length2400 mm  
Focal ratiof/12 
Focuser 2" Linear Bearing focuser with self-centering adaptor for 1.25" eyepieces
Tube length580 mm 
Weight of tube8 kg 
  • On board rechargeable lithium ion battery for up to 10 hours of use
  • 15kg primary payload and 4.5kg secondary payload capacity, with a mount weighing under 6kg
  • Whisper quiet low-power consumption stepper motors
  • Go2Nova® 8407 hand controller featuring 212K+ object library with an 8 line illuminated LCD screen
  • Zero backlash driver system
  • Built-in WIFI adapter for full ASCOM, iOptron CommanderTM and Sky Safari wireless control
  • Serial port for computer control and firmware upgrades
  • Retractable counter weight shaft
  • Position memorization at power interruption
  • Die-cast aluminum body
  • 3-Point easy level adjustment on tripod
  • 15cm dual dovetail saddle (Losmandy/Vixen styles)
  • Stands a mere 25cm tall (mount head only)
  • Built-in 32-channel GPS receiver
  • Automatic position and angular detection sensors
  • Aluminum Hard Case
  • 1X 4.5kg counterweight included
  • 1.75" LiteRoc Tripod stainless steel tripod included
  • Two year limited warranty (90 day for battery)