Explore Scientific 10" Galactic Telescope Set

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Explore Scientific 10" Galactic Telescope Set


A revolutionary telescope for a revolutionary price

No telescope type has changed the hobby quite as much as the Dobsonian Telescope. Start with the fact that Dobsonians look so much different than our typical idea of a telescope. The base of the Dobsonian sits on the ground, no tripod mount necessary. And their open framework is a far cry from the tube assemblies we're used to. But one look through the eyepiece of a good Dobsonian like the Generation II 10-inch from our friends at Explore Scientific and you'll understand why astronomers of every calibre love these simple, easy-to-transport scopes.


A different way to look at the sky

Before the popularization of John Dobson’s mount design with low center of gravity combined with a Newtonian optical assembly, the vast majority of amateur telescopes consisted of small telescopes with small mounts. They were difficult to use for serious deep-sky observations by beginners. And while large commercial telescopes could certainly do the job, they 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.

Disassembly of the scope without tools ensures a trouble-free transport of this great scope even in very small cars (our in your Airstream). 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.

The ideal workhorse for the 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. Oversize 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.

Four-piece package includes:  

  • Generation II 10-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope - DOB1045-00
  • 30mm 52° Series Waterproof Eyepiece, 10mm 52°
  • Series Waterproof Eyepiece, 1.25"
  • 2x Focal Extender.
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