Explore Scientific PN208 Carbon MkII Hexafoc Reflector

Explore Scientific PN208 Carbon MkII Hexafoc Reflector

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1 049,95 €

The EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC Carbon Photo Newton Mark II will deliver you deeper images due to its - compared to competing 8" f/4 systems - oversized primary mirror and therefore faster optical system with the same exposure time. The big 85 mm secondary prevents vignetting for optimal illumination. The excellent 2.5" Hexafoc DeLuxe Focuser also does not cause vignetting due to its large diameter and makes focussing a joy - the smoothness and shifting-free operation sets new standards in this price class.

This groundbreaking focuser, tube rings with 44mm universal standard dovetail and camera mounting feature and a high-end finderscope with illumination and laser-engraved scale team up with a carrying bag - leaving nothing to desire even for demanding astrophotographers. The PN210 Carbon Mark II Hexafoc also stands out due to its low weight - it's 1.4 kg less than the version with the aluminium tube. The fact that the carbon tube also suppresses temperature shift in the focus position during long exposures for almost all situations makes this telescope a temperature compensated astrograph.



  • Carbon-Version: tube without accessories: 6.74 kg
  • Tube with all accessories mounted: 9.50 kg
  • Aperture 208 mm
  • Focal length 800 mm
  • Focal ratio f/3.8
  • Diffraction limited optics with parabolic main mirror


Technical Data


Field of application

Best for
  • Deep Sky Observation
  • Deep Sky Photography
  • Lunar observation
  • Lunar photography
  • Planetary observation
  • Planetary photography


Focus group

Aimed at
  • Advanced Amateurs
  • Specialists and Research
  • Visual enthusiasts



Optical design Newtonian Reflector
Maximum recommended magnification 420
Material Primary mirror Special low expansion H-PZ33
Primary mirror diameter 210 mm
Material Secondary mirror Borosilicate-glass with low thermal expansion, individually matched to main mirror
Secondary mirror diameter 85 mm
Objective diameter 210 mm
Focal length 800 mm
Aperture ratio 3.8
Mount Type Optics without Mount



Material OTA Carbon fiber
Focusing system 2.5" Hexafoc DeLuxe with 10:1
Colour Carbon Fiber
Ext. warranty after online registration*               10 Years



Net weight OTA (incl. accessories) 9.8 kg
Tube diameter 230 mm
Tube length 790 mm
Eyepiece Barrel Diameter 50.8 mm


Additional technical data

  • Backfocus fully inward focused: 60mm


Scope of Delivery

  • Carbonfiber tube with optics
  • Tube rings with handle and camera mounting feature
  • 8x50 Finderscope with illuminated recticle and true oriented view
  • Carrying bag
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