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Explore Scientific 10" Newtonian Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope With Accessories
Explore Scientific 10" Newtonian Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope With Accessories
Explore Scientific 10" Newtonian Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope With Accessories
Explore Scientific 10" Newtonian Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope With Accessories
Explore Scientific 10" Newtonian Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope With Accessories
Explore Scientific 10" Newtonian Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope With Accessories

Explore Scientific Gen II 10" f/5 Newtonian Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope with Accessories - DOB1045–00

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    Estimated Arrival: Between Jan 26 and Feb 01. *ETA to USA Only

    Shipping & Returns: Free domestic shipping & 100% satisfaction guarantee. You can request a refund up to 30 days after delivery.

    This is a Generation II telescope - all updates have been performed.

    No telescope type has changed the hobby quite as much as the Dobsonian Telescope. Before the popularization of John Dobson’s alt-azimuth mount design with a low center of gravity combined with a Newtonian optical assembly, the vast majority of amateur telescopes consisted of small telescopes with small mounts - which made them difficult to use for serious deep-sky observations by beginners. Large commercial telescopes could certainly do the job but were relatively expensive. The ingenious combination of simple yet effective mechanisms with big-aperture Newtonian optics gives the Dobsonian Telescope worldwide popularity, and this telescope design typically offers the largest aperture per dollar of any telescope type.

     

    This 10" Newtonian Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope is the ideal workhorse for deep-sky observers. A 254mm aperture mirror collects more than 1,500 times as much light as the naked eye. Details on planets and deep sky objects will be visible even for inexperienced observers. Many star clusters are resolved to the core, spiral structure in distant galaxies is visible, and the complex matrix of bright and dark nebulae are an unforgettable experience. Oversized altitude (16.5-inch with adjustable clutch) and azimuth (13-inch) bearings allow for smooth operation. Easy-to-adjust collimation mechanisms for primary and secondary mirrors require no additional tools and only one person is a unique feature of this design.

     

    Disassembly of the scope without tools ensures a trouble-free transport of this great scope even in very small cars. The entire structure has been optimized for maximum stiffness with minimal weight. The combination of large altitude bearings with optimized metal structural design allows fine and smooth adjustment, even at higher magnifications.

     

    Includes: Two-Speed 2-inch Rack & Pinion Focuser with 1.25-inch Adapter; LED Red Dot Finder, Collimation Assist Tool; Flexible Light Weight Light Baffle; Two Primary Mirror Fans with Battery Pack; Instructions

     Specs

    Item Number DOB1045–00
    f/ratio f/5
    Focal length 1,270 mm
    Primary mirror diameter 25.4 cm
    Secondary obstruction 24%
    Mirror cell support points 9
    Truss pole length 64 cm
    Truss pole diameter 20 mm
    Secondary cage assembly diameter 33 cm
    Secondary cage assembly weight 6.5 pounds
    Secondary cage assembly height 17 cm
    Mirror box/rocker box height 42 cm
    Mirror box weight * 35 pounds
    Height to center of eyepiece at zenith 119 cm
    Theoretical limiting stellar magnitude 0.46 arc sec
    Theoretical Rayleigh limit 0.54 arc sec
    Theoretical limiting magnitude 14.7
    Theoretical maximum magnification 500x
    * Mirror weight can vary because of the manufacturing process; these values are approximate

     

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