Meet this Newtonian astrograph telescope
This new Boren-Simon astrograph offers 8 inches of aperture, a fast focal ratio, and high-quality optics.
April 27, 2011
The first decade of 21st-century amateur astronomy witnessed an explosion of digital astroimaging gear. At the same time, telescopes designed specifically for those digital cameras — called astrographs — have become increasingly popular, as well.
Boren-Simon designed its PowerNewt 2.8-8 ED for wide-field astroimaging.
Photo by Astronomy: William Zuback
One of the few Newtonian-based astrographs on the market comes from the Israeli company Boren-Simon. Its PowerNewt 2.8-8 ED is an 8-inch f/2.8 reflector designed for wide-field astrophotography. With a focal ratio of 2.8, this is the fastest commercial Newtonian.
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