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.

Finally, my telescope arrived. I wait for it almost 3 months. But now it is at home.
I hope that this is a telescope which I dreamed about for a
long time.
It is really excellent piece of optics made by
Orion Optics (UK) company. I bought it from SCS Astro Limited company.

Whole telescope arrived in 3 packages:

  Dimensions Total weight Contents
Package 1 44.5cm x 45cm x 127cm 10kg OTA, eyepieces, motors, accessories
Package 2 21cm x 21cm x 79cm 4.9kg Tripod
Package3 30cm x 41cm x 43cm 13.2kg Equatorial mount + weight 7.6kg

Here are some photos:

The whole shipment. Very big and very heavy (28kg total). The main part - optical tube.
Mechanical parts - counterweight, equatorial mount, accessory tray, dual axis (RA+DEC) drive with control unit. Optical parts - photo-adapter, 2xBarlow lens, viewfinder 7x50, 25mm & 10mm Plössl oculars, color filters and moon filter.

The scope and me.

Surprise from my lovely wife. Perfect fruit cake with telescope motive - tripod from almonds, equatorial mount from raisins and optical tube from chocolate! Good appetite!
2 Brothers

Here are my 2 brothers :-). The bigger brother is 8" Orion Optics Europa telescope, the smaller one is 3" Bushnell telescope.

To see more about my decisions about telescopes, look here.

See also:
Homemade stand for storage of 200mm Newtonian

Astrobox for storage the telescope and accessories

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Last Update: 5.11.2001