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Levenhuk Ra 200RC F8 Carbon OTA

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Ritchey-Chrétien. Objective lens diameter: 200 mm. Focal length: 1600 mm
  • Category: Telescope
  • Product ID: 50751
  • Country: PRC, controlled by Levenhuk, Inc. (USA)
  • Warranty: lifetime
  • Weight: 22.9 lb (10.4 kg)
  • UPC: 6900000507513
  • Package size (LxWxH): 27.2×14.2×13.8 in (69.0×36.0×35.0 cm)
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  Levenhuk Ra 200RC F8 OTA is a Ritchey-Chrétien telescope with an aperture of 200 mm (7.9 in) and a focal length of 1600 mm (63 in). The telescope tube of this reflector is made of carbon fiber, which provides for its light weight and lessens its susceptibility to temperature changes of the surroundings. Due to the inherent characteristics of carbo... more

Levenhuk Ra 200RC F8 OTA is a Ritchey-Chrétien telescope with an aperture of 200 mm (7.9 in) and a focal length of 1600 mm (63 in). The telescope tube of this reflector is made of carbon fiber, which provides for its light weight and lessens its susceptibility to temperature changes of the surroundings. Due to the inherent characteristics of carbon fiber and its high thermal conductivity, the telescope also requires far less time to adapt to outside temperatures than regular reflectors.

This telescope is perfect for any keen astrophotographer. Levenhuk Ra 200RC F8 OTA has primary mirror made of BK-7 glass with a dielectric coating of 99% reflectivity. This model is also fitted with a dual-speed Crayford focuser with the 2'' large diameter thread.

The relatively compact size of the telescope tube allows for a smaller mount to be used, unlike Newtonian telescopes.

It is recommended that you use the Levenhuk 0.75x focal reducer with any Ritchey-Chrétien model.

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

Astrophotography test shots made with Levenhuk Ra 200RC F8 Carbon OTA by Richard Flinn:

The Elephant's Trunk nebula (IC 1396) The Wizard Nebula in the constellation Cepheus (NGC 7380) The Swan Nebula (The Omega Nebula, Checkmark Nebula, Lobster Nebula, and the Horseshoe Nebula, M17, NGC 6618) is an H II region in the constellation Sagittarius Whale and Hockey Stick (NGC 4657, NGC 4656, NGC 4631, NGC 4627) M78 - reflection nebula in the constellation Orion. M78 is the brightest diffuse reflection nebula of a group of nebulae that include NGC 2064, NGC 2067 and NGC 2071. Horsehead Nebula (a.k.a. Barnard 33 in emission nebula IC 434) - dark nebula in the constellation Orion. Also includes: NGC 2023 - reflection nebulae in the constellation Orion. NGC 4725 - spiral galaxy about 40 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices.
NGC 3718 - highly disturbed galaxy in Ursa Major constellation. Also includes: large spiral galaxy NGC 3729. The Tadpoles of IC 410 Nebula. Also includes: NGC 1893 - open cluster in the constellation Auriga. Whirlpool Galaxy (M51 or NGC 5194) - interacting grand-design spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. Also includes: dwarf galaxy NGC 5195 (M51B); low surface brightness galaxy IC 4263. Bode's Galaxy (M81 or NGC 3031) - spiral galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major Draco Group (NGC 5985, NGC 5982, NGC 5981, NGC 5976) - small group of galaxies about 100 million Light Years away M106 (NGC 4258) - a spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici

You can find a review on Levenhuk Ra 200RC F8 Carbon OTA by Richard Flinn here.

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

Optical design

Ritchey-Chretien

Optics material

BK-7 glass

Optics coating

dielectric, 99% reflectivity

Primary mirror diameter (aperture), mm

200

Secondary mirror diameter, mm

90

Lens (mirror) shape

hyperboloid

Focal length, mm

1600

Focal ratio

f/8

Resolution threshold, arcseconds

0.69

Focuser

2

Tube-mount assembly system

dovetail plate

Optical tube material

carbon fiber

Optical tube dimensions, mm
in

230x476
9x18.8

Optical tube weight, kg
lbs

7.3
16.1

Usage

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

Weight, kg
lbs

10.4
22.9
5.0 1

Levenhuk Review:

You can find a review on Levenhuk Ra 200RC F8 Carbon OTA by Richard Flinn here.

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.

There are no recent reviews available for this product.

Levenhuk Ra 200RC F8 Carbon OTA - Total: 5 Negative 0 Positive 5


Josh Spencer (2016-01-17 01:19): Positive
What's the focuser barrel diameter? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Ra 200RC F8 Carbon OTA has 2" barrel diameter.

Dwight Sloan (2015-12-17 03:57): Positive
Wanna buy Levenhuk Ra EQ5 GoTo mount with this telescope... Is it going to hold it? Isn't it too heavy? Levenhuk Customer Service:
Yes, Levenhuk Ra EQ5 GoTo can be used to support Levenhuk Ra 200RC F8 Carbon OTA.

Bruce (2013-11-22 12:42): Positive
Please tell me, why there is one more dovetail plate on this tube? And when it's gonna be in stock? Levenhuk Customer Service:
It allows you to fit the tube with additional accessories like viewfinders, guiders, etc. Unfortunately in-stock date for this tube is currently not defined.

Bruce (2013-11-18 03:26): Positive
Which one is better for visual observations - this 200 mm Ritchey or 203 mm Schmidt-Cassegrain. The Schmidt-Cassegrain one has a very long focus and small focal ratio though. Levenhuk Customer Service:
Levenhuk Ra 200RC F8 Carbon OTA is more suitable for astrophotography.

David (2013-06-06 01:19): Positive
Does this have the linear steel bearing for the focuser? Does this have a "L" dove tail on the bottom and a "V" on the top? Does this truly have a fan on the bottom (I think that is 10" version only)? thank you Levenhuk Customer Service:
Hello David, Thank you for your interest in Levenhuk products! Yes, the linear steel bearing for the focuser is included in a standard package. You can find the detailed picture of fastening here: https://cdn.levenhuk.com/images/products/large/0/levenhuk-ra-200rc-f8-carbon-ota-dop5.jpg Unfortunately, this model comes without fan. Thank you for your attentiveness, we have amended the description. Please let me know if you need further assistance.

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