TEC APO 200 f/8 Fluorite Apochromat

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TEC APO 200 f/8 Fluorite Apochromat

# 1351030

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New Edition of the legendary TEC 200 FL

After nearly 10 years, the legendary TEC 200 FL Fluorite Apochromat will be reissued!

  • Apochromatic tripelt objective
  • Clear aperture 8" (200 mm), focal length 1600 mm
  • Excellent color correction thanks to glass combined with Fluorite as a middle element
  • Durable oil spaced lens - Why an oil-spaced triplet-lens?
  • 3.5" Feather Touch Focussierer of Starlight Instruments
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TEC APO 200 FL f/8 Fluorite Apochromat

TEC APO 200 FL - Full length
TEC APO 200 FL - transportation length

After nearly 10 years the legendary TEC 200 FL Fluorite Apochromat will be reissued!

The APO 200 FL is an observatory class instrument with excellent color correction thanks to glass combined with Fluorite as a middle element.

The advantages of Fluriot to ED glass: less adsorption or rather more transmission

APO 160 FL Apochromat vs. APO 140 ED

The TEC APO 200 FL has number of features that in a given combination are rarely found in one scope:

  • Precision apochromatic objective with modern coating that makes lenses almost invisible
  • Retractable Dew Shield
  • Light weight tube assembly. Theobjective is housed in an aluminum cell, providing for excellent thermoregulation properties while remaining lightweight and strong.
  • The optical assembly sits in a lightweight aluminum tube that utilizes anti-reflective coating and sharp-edged baffles throughout the interior and forget about collimation – after the scope leaves TEC, no adjustment is required.
  • Each APO200FL F/8 comes equipped with a Starlight Instruments FTF#3545 Feather Touch Focuser that was designed in collaboration with TEC. This is Starlight Instruments’ largest rotating focuser with coarse and fine focusing 9:1 Planetary Reduction Assembly
  • The 2” locking metal collet is insensitive to temperature fluctuations and holds loads with high precision and concentricity
  • Able to accommodate a wide variety of eyepieces
  • Recommended to be paired with a high capacity load mount and a stationary observation station


Clear aperture 8” / 200mm
Focal length 1600 mm
Focal ratio 8.0
Image scale 2.1 arc min/mm
Resolution (theoretical 0.46 arc sec
Focuser Feather Touch 3545
Eyepiece holder 2" Collet type
Focusing range 4.5" / 114 mm
One turn focus travel Coarse 21.5 mm / Fine 2.3 mm
Back focus distance 7" / 180 mm
Focuser load capacity 10 lb
Tube assembly diameter 8" / 201 mm
Baffle diameter 10" / 254 mm
TA length (shortest) 1475mm
OTA weight 22.6 kg (50lb)
Balance point position ~600mm from flange
Lens coatings: Broad band anti-reflection coating (BBAR)
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Additional Information

Manufacturer TEC
SKU (#) 1351030
EAN Code 4047825018939
Optical Design Apochromatic Refractor
Aperture (mm) 200mm (8")
Focal Length 1600mm
Focal Ratio 8.0
Backfocus 7” / 180mm
Tube diameter (max) 9.2” / 234mm
Image Scale 2.1 arc min/mm
Length of tube Retracted: ~1473mm (+5mm), Extended: ~1830mm
Included Items
Focuser 3.5" Feather Touch Focuser by Starlight Instruments

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