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
Before the popularization of John Dobson’s mount design with
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.
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.