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Levenhuk Ra 200N F5 OTA

Levenhuk
Newtonian telescope with a built-in primary mirror cooling fan. Aperture: 200mm. Focal length: 1000mm
  • Category: Telescope
  • Product ID: 50746
  • Country: PRC, controlled by Levenhuk, Inc. (USA)
  • Warranty: lifetime
  • Shipping weight: 31.7 lb (14.36 kg)
  • Package size (LxWxH): 40.2×16.1×13.8 in (102×41×35 cm)
  • Out of stock
  Levenhuk Ra 200N F5 OTA is an optical tube for deep space exploration. This is a powerful and high-aperture Newtonian reflector that can be used for both visual observations and astrophotography. This Optical Tube Assembly (OTA) will be a real catch for any amateur astronomer, as you can see many nebulae, galaxies and star clusters with it as well ... more

Levenhuk Ra 200N F5 OTA is an optical tube for deep space exploration. This is a powerful and high-aperture Newtonian reflector that can be used for both visual observations and astrophotography. This Optical Tube Assembly (OTA) will be a real catch for any amateur astronomer, as you can see many nebulae, galaxies and star clusters with it as well as lunar craters, dust storms on Mars, Saturn’s rings, and even the Galilean moons of Jupiter. You can observe many astronomical objects in detail.

The optical design of the telescope is based on the primary mirror with a 200mm diameter. It is covered with aluminum coating. Its reflectivity index is 92~96%. The transmitted image is crisp and clear, and optical distortion does not appear even at the maximum magnification. There is a cooling fan on the back of the telescope tube. It almost doubles the temperature stabilization of optics. It makes it possible to equalize the temperature of the mirror with the ambient temperature much faster than it happens in other telescopes. This is important if the OTA is stored in a warm room and is taken outside for observation. The fan is powered by batteries (purchased separately).

The sharpness is adjusted more smoothly and precisely in comparison with entry-level models. The reason for this advantage is a dual-speed Crayford focuser.

The optical tube has a standard set of mounts, so it can be installed on most modern mounts.

Please note: Mount, tripod, and eyepieces are not included.

Features:

  • Optical tube with paraboloid primary mirror 200 mm in diameter
  • Active cooling of optics for faster temperature stabilization
  • Special aluminum coating with a reflectivity index of 92~96%
  • High aperture, minimum optical distortion even at extreme magnification
  • Dual-speed Crayford focuser for precise focus adjustments
  • Universal mounting system: compatible with most mounts

The kit includes:

  • Telescope optical tube
  • Finder 8x50mm
  • Finder scope base
  • Dovetail plate
  • Tube rings (2 pcs.)
  • Extension tube 35mm
  • Cooling fan
  • User manual and lifetime warranty

Optical design

Newtonian reflector

Optics material

BK-7

Optics coating

aluminum

Primary mirror diameter (aperture), mm

200

Lens (mirror) shape

paraboloid

Focal length, mm

1000

Highest practical power, x

400

Focal ratio

f/5

Eyepiece barrel diameter

1.25/2

Finderscope

8x50mm

Focuser

2'' dual-speed Crayford

Additionally

Primary mirror cooling fan

Operating temperature range, °C
°F

−5… +35

Power source

cooling fan: 6 AA batteries (not included)

Tube-mount assembly system

dovetail plate, tube rings

Optical tube material

metal

Usage

General use product.
May be used by kids over 3 years old.

User level

expert

Assembly and setup

simple

Observed objects

deep-sky objects

Levenhuk Review:

Here you can find a list of celestial objects you can see with this telescope.

Find out the names of the most interesting celestial objects to observe here and here.

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Levenhuk Ra 200N F5 OTA - Total: 22 Negative 0 Positive 22


Ted Mckee (2015-12-18 08:26): Positive
Hello! Is this telescope enough for observations? Will I need something is addition? I have completely amateur purposes, going to use it in my country house... Levenhuk Customer Service:
You will need Levenhuk Ra EQ5 GoTo Equatorial Mount (https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/telescopes/levenhuk-ra-eq5-goto-equatorial-mount/) as well as wide-angle eyepieces that can be found here https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/eyepieces-wide-angle/ and here https://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/ra/eyepieces-wide-angle/.

Ian Hinton (2015-05-13 08:52): Positive
Hello! Do you have suitable tripod for this ota in your product range? What's the highest and lowest practical power of the instrument? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Available mounts can be found here: http://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/ra/other-mounts/. The highest practical power of the Levenhuk Ra 200N F5 OTA is 400x, the lowest - 28-50x.

Horacio (2015-03-19 02:09): Positive
When is the Levenhuk Ra 200N F5 OTA going to be available or in stock ? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Hello Horacio, Thank you for your inquiry. I regret to inform you that we do not expect to receive the Levenhuk Ra 200N F5 OTA in near future. Is there any additional information you might need? Looking forward to your reply.

Victor Hernandez (2015-01-28 11:01): Positive
Hello, is equatorial mount from Levenhuk Skyline PRO 127 MAK suitable for use with Levenhuk Ra 200N F5 OTA? Does this tube come with mounting rings? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately, you can't install Levenhuk Ra 200N F5 OTA on the mount that comes in the kit with Levenhuk Skyline PRO 127 MAK. The tube is equipped with mounting rings. You can find available mounts by following this link: http://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/ra/other-mounts/

Tony Kim (2015-01-18 08:40): Positive
Can I install this tube on the mount that comes with Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK? And how do I connect my Canon 60D to it? Thanks! Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately, there is no possibility to install Levenhuk Ra 200N F5 OTA on the mount included in the kit of the Levenhuk Skyline PRO 90 MAK. To connect you camera you need the following accessories: Levenhuk 2x Barlow Lens with Camera Adapter - http://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/levenhuk-2x-barlow-lens-with-camera-adapter/ and T-ring for Canon EOS M42, which is not available in our store, but you can find it in camera stores.

Peter (2015-01-11 05:05): Positive
Hi! I have a telescope mount from Bresser Messier telescope. The one with steel tripod and with the "MEADE ME5" inscription. Is it suitable for this telescope model? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, this mount is suitable for the Levenhuk Ra 200N F5 OTA.

Leo Kane (2014-11-23 03:16): Positive
Hello! I would like to purchase my first telescope to be able to observe astronomical objects. 1. I am not sure which optical design (refractor of reflector) I should choose. 2. Speaking of the telescope's aperture, this telescope seems to be great, but it looks like the kit doesn't include a tripod and eyepieces, so I guess it's not suitable for me cause I'm a beginner... 3. I'm going to observe (most of the time) in the city and use the instrument mainly for observing deep-sky objects. 4. And also I have doubts about shipping... will the package get to Alaska safely?? Levenhuk Customer Service:
1. Refractors perform exceptionally well in the city, they successfully cope with urban light pollution. Refractors are perfect for observations of the Moon, binary stars, they are also easy to use. 2. We recommend that you consider Levenhuk Strike 900 PRO Telescope - http://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/telescopes/levenhuk-strike-900-pro/; or Levenhuk Skyline PRO 105 MAK Telescope - http://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/telescopes/levenhuk-skyline-pro-105-mak/. 3. The telescope will be delivered to you safe and sound.

Qwerty (2014-07-29 02:30): Positive
Does the kit include a mount? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Mount is not included in the kit of Levenhuk Ra 200N F5 OTA. You can find Levenhuk mounts here - http://www.levenhuk.com/catalogue/accessories/ra/other-mounts/

max roller (2014-05-18 08:14): Positive
What's the difference between this model and Levenhuk Ra 200N F4 OTA. The last one is much more expensive... why? Levenhuk Customer Service:
The Levenhuk Ra 200N F4 OTA model has a shorter focal length of 800 mm, it's lighter and has smaller dimensions.

max roller (2014-05-18 07:56): Positive
Tell me please what's the difference between this tube and Levenhuk Ra 200N Dob Telescope? I mean the price is the same, so... Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Ra 200N Dob has a longer focal length of 1200 mm, also it comes with a Dobsonian mount, Plossl 9 mm and SuperView 30 mm eyepieces.

Zack (2014-03-26 06:52): Positive
I'm interested in buying this tube... what about mirror quality? Strehl ratio? At least approximately? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Ra telescopes are designed for the most demanding users. The optics quality is at the highest level. Unfortunately calculation of Strehl ratio was not performed for this tube.

Carl Watts (2014-02-23 01:05): Positive
Please tell me, what mount should I use with this tube? Without automatic guidance, I don't need it Levenhuk Customer Service:
Consider Levenhuk Ra ATZ mount: http://www.levenhuk.com/products/levenhuk-ra-atz-mount/

Terry (2014-02-21 01:35): Positive
Which eyepieces do I need to get the highest practical power? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Consider Levenhuk Ra LER 3 mm Eyepiece: http://www.levenhuk.com/products/eyepiece-levenhuk-ra-ler-3/

mark baker (2014-01-10 12:37): Positive
Hi. Will I be able to maintain the main mirror by myself and what cleaning stuff do I need? Thanks in advance Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, you can, if you are totally sure of what you are doing. The mirror can be washed if it get dusty. All you have to do is melt some baby soap in distilled water and churn it. After washing it you should rinse the mirror with clean distilled water and not wipe it, but let it dry in a vertical position so the drops can flow down.

mark baker (2014-01-09 02:13): Positive
Hi. Please tell me if this model can be set on the mount from the Bresser Galaxia 114/900 telescope. thanks! Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately, this mount isn't suitable for Levenhuk Ra 200N F5 OTA.

Bruce Horton (2014-01-05 09:30): Positive
What else do I need to purchase to install this tube on the Sky-Watcher EQ5 mount? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Ra 200N F5 OTA is equipped with the dovetail plate tube-mount assembly system. So there's no need to buy anything additionally.

Bruce Horton (2014-01-04 10:21): Positive
Is Sky-Watcher EQ5 mount ok for this tube? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, you can install Levenhuk Ra 200N F5 OTA on this mount.

KEVIN HARVEY (2013-12-13 05:40): Positive
Good day, is eq3 white mount compatible with this tube? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Please clarify which mount do you have in mind?

Jerry (2013-11-14 08:18): Positive
Hi. Is there a eq mount without any control systems and auto guidance for this tube? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Unfortunately all EQ mounts that can take the weight of Levenhuk Ra 200N F5 OTA and are available, have autoguider system.

cris (2013-08-16 02:06): Positive
Hi they comming with the rings ...?....and dove tail ?. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Hello Cris, thank you for interest in Levenhuk products! Yes, this model comes with the rings and dovetail mount. Unfortunately, the Levenhuk Ra 200N F5 OTA is currently out of stock. Please look through the Levenhuk Ra 200N F4 OTA model, which you can find online here: http://www.levenhuk.com/products/ota-levenhuk-ra-200n-f4/. Could you please provide your shipping address or just a zip code, so I will be able to calculate the shipping cost for you? Looking forward to your reply.

kyle (2013-07-20 06:35): Positive
I can't afford this but I am selling stuff just to get it and I was wondering what type of tripod is best and cheap? thank you in advance Levenhuk Customer Service:
Hello Kyle, thank you for interest in Levenhuk products! The equatorial mount will fit this telescope only. You can find the mount here: http://www.levenhuk.com/products/levenhuk-mount-eq5-goto/. Is there any additional information you might need? Looking forward to your reply.

THOMAS D WILLIAMS (2013-06-12 06:03): Positive
Will I be able to connect camera or laptop to this equipment Levenhuk Customer Service:
Hello Thomas, Thank you for your interest in Levenhuk products! Yes, the Levenhuk RA 200N F5 OTA model is perfect for astrophotography. You can connect an SLR or Levenhuk camera to this model. With the help of the camera you will be able to look through astro images or videos. Please let us know if you need further assistance.
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