K3's Equipment - Telescopes
"When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars which You have set in place, what is Man that You are mindful of him?" -- Psalm 8:3,4

8" Orion Optics Europa 200 f/6 telescope.
200mm Newtonian, focal length 1200mm.

This is my main telescope. I am very happy with it. It is really excellent piece of optics made by Orion Optics (UK) company. I bought it from SCS Astro Limited company.

Primary Mirror 200mm (8")
Focal ratio F/6
Focal length 1181mm
Resolution 0.57"
Limiting visual magnitude 14.0mag
Secondary mirror (minor axis) 50mm
Finder scope 7x50
Tube length 1104mm
Tube outside diameter 230mm

Eyepieces and magnification:

Eyepiece type Plössl 40
(GS optical)
Plössl 25
Plössl 10
Plössl 6
(GS Optical)
Eyepiece focal length 40mm 25mm 10mm 6mm
Eyepiece field of view 40° 52° 52° 40°
Magnification 30x 48x 120x 200x
Magnification (2x Barlow) 60x 96x 240x 400x
Magnification (3x Barlow) 90x 144x 360x 600x
Magnification line 30x 48x 60x 90x 96x 120x 144x 200x 240x 360x 400x 600x
Telescope weight:
Part Netto weight
OTA + viewfinder 7x50 5.6kg
Cradles pair 1.0kg
Equatorial mount GEM1 4.1kg
Counterweight 7.6kg
Alluminium tripod 3.8kg
Total weight 22.1kg
Telescope dimensions ("night vision style" sheet ;-)).
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Unpackaging new telescope Astrobox
Homemade stand for storage Balcony observatory
Homemade electric focuser Cooling fans modification

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Last Update: 26.06.2007