Price : $29,600
Clear aperture200 mm
Focal ratio 8.0
Rear wheel (handle)
Tube diam.210 mm
Tube length (retracted)~1475(+5mm)
Tube length (extended)~1830mm(6′)
Tube weight50 lbDist.
CG to focusing knob~770mm (30″)
TEC Telescopes go through rigorous testing to ensure top quality performance. Newtonian Rings are used throughout the glass production process and we then use an interferometer to correct any remaining imperfections. Every telescope is then tested vigorously to reach the most optimum Strehl ratio possible. Rest assured that your telescope has been optimized to be as optically perfect as possible. If the objective does not reach Yuri’s expectations, the telescope will not be shipped.
Our first observatory class instrument, the APO200FL F/8 allows the observer to delve deep into the beauty of space.
The APO200FL F/8 features an oil-spaced apochromatic-triplet objective with a Fluorite (CaF2) middle element, resulting in color correction that is optimized for visual use and imaging. This oil-spaced triplet design in combination with multi-layer coatings on all surfaces of the objective ensure maximal light transmission.
The objective is housed in an aluminum cell, providing for excellent thermoregulation properties while remaining lightweight and strong.
The optical assembly sits in a lightweight aluminum tube that utilizes anti-reflective coating and sharp-edged baffles throughout the interior and forget about collimation – after the scope leaves TEC, no adjustment is required.
Further, the crisp all white assembly projects the elegant, handcrafted quality that TEC is known for. Expect deep contrast and rich, natural color out of this compact and timeless design.
Each APO200FL F/8 comes equipped with a Starlight Instruments FTF#3545 Feather Touch Focuser that was designed in collaboration with TEC. This is Starlight Instruments’ largest rotating focuser with coarse and fine focusing 9:1 Planetary Reduction Assembly.
The 2” locking metal collet is insensitive to temperature fluctuations and holds loads with high precision and concentricity.
Includes precision adjustable Tube Rings.
Able to accommodate a wide variety of eyepieces.
Recommended to be paired with a high capacity load mount and a stationary observation station.