BRESSER Messier NT203 8" f/5 Reflector Telescope with Exos-2 GoTo Motorized Mount and Tripod

BRESSER Messier NT203 8" f/5 Reflector Telescope with Exos-2 GoTo Motorized Mount and Tripod

BRESSER Messier NT203 8" f/5 Reflector Telescope with Exos-2 GoTo Motorized Mount and Tripod

B&H # BRNT203EX2GT MFR # BR-NT203EXOS2GT
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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
  • Exos-2 GoTo Motorized Equatorial Mount
  • 100,000-Object StarTracker GoTo Computer
  • Dual Axis DC Servo Motors with Encoders
  • Illuminated Polar Finder Scope
  • Adjustable Tripod, 2" Leg-Diameter
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  • 1Description

Bresser provides intermediate and advanced astronomers a complete observation kit, with Go-To capabilities, with this version of their Messier NT203 8" f/5 Reflector Telescope. It comes with the optical tube, the motorized and computer controlled Exos-2 Go To mount with a 100,000+ database guidance system, dual-axis motors, a sturdy tripod, an illuminated pole finder scope, and an array of optical accessories. 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.

This iteration of the Messier is equipped with the Exos-2 Go To motorized equatorial mount and helps to take the guess-work out of astronomy and gets you observing faster by combining an EQ mount with a 100,000+ database computer guidance system and dual-axis motors. To make set-up and alignment faster and easier, Bresser includes an illuminated polar finder scope for use in the Northern Hemisphere. The included tripod is built with large 2" diameter stainless steel legs and tight tolerances to reduce vibration for clearer viewing. A center stabilizer bar pulls the accessory tray up to lock the legs in place adding further rigidity and vibration reduction. It is adjustable from 29 to 49" to accommodate a wide range of users. The mounting cradle-ring assembly 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, 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 SkyTracker kit includes the hand controller unit, and right ascension and declination motors. Its hand controller has more than 100,000 objects with the ability for users to input custom coordinates and favorites. With a slew speed of 2°/second and nine tracking speeds the SkyTracker can accurately keep near and deep sky objects such as the Moon, planets, galaxies and nebulae centered in your eyepiece for long exposure imaging and astrophotography or prolonged observation sessions.

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
StarTracker Go-To System
  • Dual-axis DC servo motors with digital encoders
  • Database includes over 100,000 astronomical objects
  • Add user-defined objects and favorites
  • Controls dual axis motors for precision tracking
  • ST-4 autoguiding port
  • Slewing speed: 2° per second
  • Nine tracking rates for near and deep-sky objects
  • 2.5x1.4" (6.3x3.6cm) LCD screen, eight-rows with 21 digits per row
Mount
  • Cast aluminum with white powder-coat
  • Ball bearings on both axes reduce vibrations and minimize backlash
  • Integrated bubble level on mount base
  • 9.9lb (4.5kg) counterweight with 20mm diameter bar
  • Latitude, Right Ascension, and Declination scales
  • Right ascension axis release lever allows for fast adjustment
  • Illuminated polar finder scope to increase alignment precision
Optical Accessories
  • 2" rack-and pinion focuser
  • 26mm super Plossl eyepiece, yields 38x power
  • 2"-to-1.25" eyepiece adapter with integrated T2 threads
Tripod
  • Three-section adjustable-height
  • 29lb payload capacity
  • 2.0" stainless steel legs
  • 29 to 49" height range
  • Center stabilizer bar locks legs in place to reduce vibrations
  • Accessory tray with holes for 1.25" eyepieces
  • Spiked feet for use in ground and grass for increased stability, especially on rough or uneven areas
In the Box
BRESSER Messier NT203 8" f/5 Reflector Telescope with Exos-2 GoTo Motorized Mount and Tripod
  • Exos-2GT Computerized German Equatorial Mount with Tripod dacqyzeayssfabusxfqtytueyuuye
  • 26mm Eyepiece
  • 8x50 Finderscope
  • 2-to-1.25" Eyepiece Adapter
  • Planetarium Software CD-Rom
  • Rotating Star Map
  • Limited Ten-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    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 Stainless steel adjustable height
    2" / 5.1 cm diameter legs
    Mount Type Motorized German equatorial
    Power Source 8 x D-cell batteries
    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 84.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 45.3 x 25.6 x 20.8"
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