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The RASA 8 already proved itself as practical and easy to operate in the first tests. Without annoying mirror shifting I could focus the camera (Fujifilm X-T3) within one minute. Thanks to the very fast f-ratio of the RASA 8, it is even possible to focus on average bright stars in the field of view, without having to point the telescope at a bright star.
No collimation was necessary after unpacking and mounting the instrument...
Before the sales launch of new high-end telescopes, the first models go to experienced testers who check them for their possibilities and weaknesses. We asked Michael Jäger, one of the most successful comet hunters and photographers, to test the RASA 8" - Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph. Such a fast telescope with short focal length and large field of view is perfect especially for sky surveillance.
Together with the telescope, Michael Jäger also received a filter...
50 years ago, all eyes were focused on the Moon: With the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969, humans landed on the Moon for the first time. Since then, numerous unmanned probes have explored the Earth's satellite, and ever larger telescopes are looking into the depths of space. Today, amateur astronomers can use equipment which was half a century ago hardly imaginable even for professional astronomers.
While colorful images of distant galaxies are common...