BRESSER Messier NT203 8" f/5 Reflector Telescope - OTA Only

BRESSER Messier NT203 8" f/5 Reflector Telescope - OTA Only

BRESSER Messier NT203 8" f/5 Reflector Telescope - OTA Only

B&H # BRNT2031000 MFR # BR-NT2031000
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Product Highlights

  • 8" Aperture Newtonian Reflector
  • 1000mm Focal Length, f/5 Focal Ratio
  • 2" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser
  • 26mm Eyepiece with 1.25" Adapter
  • 8x50 Non-Illuminated Finderscope
  • Cradle Ring Mount with Handle
  • Vixen-Style Dovetail Mounting Plate
  • 1/4"-20 Piggyback Camera Mount
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BRESSER NT overview

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For intermediate to advanced users who have a platform and want to add powerful and fast Newtonian to their oberservational options, Bresser offers the Messier NT203 8" f/5 Reflector Telescope here with an array of optical accessories, but without a mount or tripod. The optical tube assembly features a Newtonian reflector design with a large aperture and a fast f/5 focal ratio to make this telescope ideally suited for astrophotography and astroimaging. Its large 8" primary mirror allows planets and the Moon to appear bright and clear while having the capacity to see out of the solar system to observe and image nebulae, galaxies, and binary stars.

While there is no mount included, a mounting cradle-ring assembly is provided. It clamps over the optical tube and lets the user adjust the orientation and position of the scope relative to the mount to optimize viewing comfort and balancing, while avoiding interference with other equipment. A stainless steel Vixen-style dovetail plate makes it compatible with any alt-az or equatorial mount with a Vixen-style saddle, and a 1/4"-20 stud on the top of the cradle ring assembly enables a camera to be piggybacked onto the scope for wide-field photography.

The scope is equipped with a 2" rack-and-pinion focuser for over-sized eyepieces and accessories, and comes with a 1.25" reducer adapter and a 1.25" 26mm super Plossl eyepiece that yields 29x power on the OTA. The adapter also has integrated T2 mounting threads to enable the use of a user-supplied DSLR-specific T2 ring for astrophotography through the scope.

Optical Performance
  • Aperture: 8"
  • Focal ratio: f/5
  • Focal length: 1000mm
  • Reflector-style optical design
  • 8x50 non-illuminated straight-view finderscope
  • Requires user-supplied mount and tripod
  • Vixen-style dovetail mounting plate
  • Integrated 1/4"-20 piggyback camera mounting screw
  • Mounting ring cradle enables OTA orientation adjustment relative to mount
  • Carrying handle for safe set-up and break-down
Optical Accessories
  • 2" rack-and pinion focuser
  • 26mm super Plossl eyepiece, yields 38x power
  • 2"-to-1.25" eyepiece adapter with integrated T2 threads
In the Box
BRESSER Messier NT203 8" f/5 Reflector Telescope - OTA Only
  • 26mm Eyepiece
  • 8x50 Finderscope
  • 2-to-1.25" Eyepiece Adapter
  • Planetarium Software CD-Rom
  • Rotating Star Map
  • Limited Ten-Year Warranty
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    BRESSER NT specs

    Optical Design Newtonian reflector
    Aperture 8.0" / 20.3 cm
    Focal Length 1000 mm
    Focal Ratio f/5
    Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 2", directly into focuser
    1.25" with included adapter
    Diagonal None
    Finderscope 8x50
    Tripod None
    Mount Type Vixen-style dovetail plate
    Power Source N/A
    Optical Tube Dimensions Diameter: 9.8" / 25.0 cm
    Length: 37.0" / 94.0 cm
    Weight 24.7 lb / 11.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 37.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 45.6 x 16.0 x 15.2"

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