With a well-known reputation for the highest quality optics available in this price range, as well as a CNC machined dual speed focuser, the Altair 8" F5 Newtonian is a compelling option for anyone interested in visual observing and/or beginner astro photography. The Altair F5 Newtonian optics are extremely smooth, displaying high contrast images of planets and deep sky objects against a dark background, with minimal scatter around bright objects. The 8" aperture is more than enough to reveal plenty of detail in deep sky objects, the moon, and planets. Fine focus is easy with the dual speed focuser, which is fully tension adjustable. Includes: 10x50mm Finder Scope, mirror cooling fan, extra heavy duty tube rings, CNC machined dual speed focuser, a Vixen-format dovetail bar and a 25mm Plossl eyepiece.
Altair Astro Product Description:
The relatively fast F5 focal ratio provides good illumination of most camera sensors, however with less coma (an optical aberration) at the edge of the field than any F4 focal ratio Newtonian. As a result, this F5 Newtonian telescope responds very well to most coma correctors and camera spacing is far less critical. Collimation is also a lot easier with our optional laser collimator - almost twice as easy as an F4 Newtonian. The 8" F5 format therefore makes a generally more tolerant telescope for beginners starting imaging. Lunar and planetary webcam imaging is easy with our 3x ED Barlow, which increases the focal length to 3000mm, with rewarding results appearing instantly!
Why buy this product?
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The Altair 8" F5 Newtonian is an ideal telescope for someone who is interested in visual astronomy and astro imaging, requires more aperture, and who wants serious optical performance at a reasonable price. The mechanics and optics are notably better made than many cheaper telescopes on the market. The telescope stays in collimation because of a strong rigid secondary mirror support system and rear mirror cell. We really recommend comparing the quality in your local astronomy shop. Simply tweak the secondary mirror assembly to see how much it flexes by comparison. Try the focuser and compare the finish and machining quality. Compare the included eyepieces too. Once you're at this stage you'll see exactly why this telescope is slightly more expensive.
Buy Now Pay Later
With our no deposit Buy Now Pay Later option, pay nothing for six months when you spend £250 or more, then either settle the cash price in full by paying a £29.00 settlement fee, or choose to spread the cost over 36 months at 19.9% APR Representative. Please see the repayment example below to see how much purchasing this item on finance would cost.
|Item Value (Cash Price)
|Total Amount Credit
||35 x £11.71
|Total Amount Payable
|Annual Rate of Interest
Are you eligible for finance?
Applicants must be:
- Aged 18 years or older from the application date
- In permanent UK residence for a minimum of three years
- Fulfil at least one of the following employment criteria:
- In regular, permanent employment.
- Retired from regular employment - With a minimum age of 50.
- Not working through disability.
Note: All applicants will be subject to a credit reference check by the lender.
Credit is subject to application and status. Warehouse Express Ltd trading as Wex Photographic act as credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance act as the lender.
Can I repay early? If so how?
No repayments are scheduled in the initial six-month deferral period. However, it is possible to pay off the loan, either by way of a lump sum or in smaller amounts. If the loan is fully repaid within the six-month deferral period, then no interest is payable, but a £29.00 early-settlement will be incurred. Such repayments may be made to Barclays Partner Finance by cheque, debit card or standing order. Unfortunately it is not possible to set up a direct debit within the deferral period. Further information on how to make such repayments will be set out in the loan agreement pack provided by Barclays Partner Finance.
What happens if I don't repay within the first six months (deferral period)?
Following the six month deferral period, Barclays Partner Finance will initiate a monthly direct debit payment for the remaining duration of the loan. Interest will be charged at a rate of 19.9% APR on outstanding balances (backdated to the first date of the loan). Late payment penalties and early repayment charges will apply from this point. Barclays Partner Finance will send a reminder letter approximately one month before the six month deferral period is due to elapse. Note: If you chose to spread the cost and pay monthly, interest is charged from the start of the loan, not from the start of the repayment period.
What will I receive from the finance provider (lender)?
Barclays Partner Finance will send a loan agreement pack approximately four weeks after delivery of the goods, confirming that the account has been activated and, from this point, it is possible to make repayments against the loan.
For further information on how our finance product work, see our Finance help section.
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† Once your application has been accepted, usually within minutes, we will immediately dispatch your equipment.