Celestron Fastar 8


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Brand and Model:Celestron Fastar 8
Price ($USD):discontinued
Type:Schmidt-Cassegrain
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Aperture:203mm (8")
f Ratio:f/2
Focal Length:2032mm
Finder:9x50
Electric Power:Card Adapter/AC Adapter
Mount:Heavy Duty Fork
Tripod:Adjustable
Weight (lbs):42 lbs.
Dimensions (w/h/d):
Description:Made especially for CCD imaging applications.

Can do f/6.3 and f/20 using optional Reducer/Corrector or 2x barlow.

Comes with hand controller, dec. motor, AC Adapter, car adapter, lens shade, deluxe latitude adjuster, rear cell counterbalance weight, and heavy duty wedge.

$2000 in used market

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Celestron Fastar 8
It is a great size, with great optics, but I've done so much better with it on a GP/DX mount.

Overall Rating: 6
Optics:10 Mount:3 Ease of Use:4 Value:6
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.109.3)
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Celestron Fastar 8
A telescope of such aperture ratio is very valuable for it can reach areas that other lenses can not. Basically it is a "400 mm F2" aprox. The next in line is Nikon's 400 F 2.8. Is not that unique enough? In the bargain is a guided astrophoto mount, F6.3, F10, F20 and up to F50 with the right extenders. Celestron needs only to maintain it's highest optical level and think different in marketing. BTW how about the C14 F 1.4 something for the year 2000 maybe?

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.20.1)
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