Altair 8" F4 Photo Newtonian Telescope

Product code: 8F4-MCRF
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Altair 8" F4 Newtonian telescope - for Astrophotography:
This telescope is a compact Newtonian reflector optimised for optimised for deep-sky astrophotography, with an enlarged secondary mirror for more even illumination of camera sensors

Only a good coma corrector turns this Newtonian into a true astrograph. Our recommendation is the Maxfield Newtonian Coma Corrector 0.95x Product code: T-969KNDWAWD-67 which is perfect for this telescope, offering very good edge sharpness. The working distance from the M48 thread is 55 mm. With a T-ring, you are automatically at the right distance for astrophotography with DSLR cameras. For Hypercam or other dedicated astro cameras, you can work out the spacing using this guide here with the coma corrector substituted for reducer/flattener.

Features at a glance:

  • Fast F4 focal ratio for astrophotography and visual observation.
  • Very good for deepsky imaging with Hypercam.
  • Secondary mirror provides even illumination on DSLR or Hypercam dedicated astro cameras.
  • Generous back focus allows using popular coma correctors and cameras. 
  • 35mm Extension tube included for eyepiece use.
  • High-quality primary mirror of optical BK7 glass with enhanced 94% reflectivity coating provides a bright, clear image.
  • Stable 2" Crayford focuser with 10:1 dual speed and 1.25" reduction adaptor.
  • Motor focus can be retrofitted at any time.
  • Rear cooling fan on the primary mirror allows quicker cool-down, quicker observing, quicker photography.
  • Steel tube reduces tube currents by reaching ambient temperature faster,.
  • Metal mirror cells for optimal adjustment stability.


  • Aperture: 203 mm (8")
  • Focal length: 800 mm
  • Focal ratio: F4
  • Primary mirror: Parabolic primary mirror with 94% enhanced reflectivity coatings and protective quartz layer.
  • Secondary mirror: 70 mm diameter (minor axis) with 94% enhanced reflectivity coatings and quartz layer.
  • Field illumination: 25 mm diameter (100%) - covers APS-C format sensors with matching coma corrector. 90% illuminated field: 38 mm - thus suitable also for Hypercam FX series sensors (flats recommended).
  • Focuser: 2" Crayford focuser with 1/10 dual speed transmission. 1,25" to 2" adaptor.
  • Vixen dovetail bar.
  • Rear cooling fan 12v.
  • 8x50 Finder scope. Can be replaced with Altair MG60 Guidescope.
  • Tube weight: 8.4 kg with rings and finder.
  • Dimensions of tube: length 730 mm, diameter 230 mm
  • Box size: 35cm x 41cm x 103cm
  • Total weight: 12.2 kg

Product Info

GTIN 0747742378966
Brand Altair
Product Code 8F4-MCRF
Delivery Weight Package