Explore Scientific 12-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope
Explore Scientific 12-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope
Explore Scientific 12-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope
Explore Scientific 12-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope
Explore Scientific 12-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope
Explore Scientific 12-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope
Explore Scientific 12-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope
Explore Scientific 12-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope
Explore Scientific 12-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope

Explore Scientific 12-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope

Brand: Explore Scientific

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Why Buy From Stella Scopes

No telescope type has changed the hobby quite as much as the Dobsonian. Before the introduction of the Dobsonian by John Dobson, the vast majority of amateur telescopes consisted of small telescopes with primitive mechanics - barely enough to see the polar caps of Mars or the rings of Saturn. Larger telescopes, such as the Schmidt-Cassegrain were reserved for the wealthy. The ingenious combination of simple yet effective mechanisms with the greatest possible opening gives the Dobsonian telescope a unique triumphant march around the world. Nowhere do you get as much light for your money like a good Dobson. Disassembly of the scope without tools ensures a trouble-free transport of this great scope even in small cars. The entire structure has been optimized for maximum stiffness with minimal weight. The combination of high altitude bearings with optimized aluminum structures allows fine adjustment flows at high magnifications.

The ideal workhorse for the deep sky observers. A 305mm mirror collects more than 1,800 times as much light as the naked eye. Details on planets and deep sky objects will be visible even for inexperienced observers. Bright star clusters are resolved to the core, and the sight of the terminator on the moon is an unforgettable experience.

Includes 2" focuser with helical gearing and 10:1 reduction; LED Red Dot Finder, collimation assist tool; soft light baffle and two radial main mirror fan for fast temperature equilibrium.

The scope is ready for the use with our optional coma corrector.

Description Explore Scientific 12" (305mm) Truss Tube Dobsonian
Item Number DOB1245-00
Primary Mirror Diameter 305mm
Focal Length 1525mm
Focal Ratio f/5
Primary Mirror Weight 50.5 lbs
Rocker Box Weight  15.7 lbs
Total Weight 66.2 lbs

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All of our manufacturers offer very generous warranty coverage of the products sold through our store. Based upon which brand is purchased that item is also covered from defects in workmanship and quality.

Explore Scientific: 

  • Explore FirstLight Branded Products: Limited USA One Year Warranty.
  • Explore Scientific Branded Telescopes: Limited* USA One Year Warranty, Extendable to Unlimited Lifetime Warranty
  • Explore Scientific Branded Eyepieces: Limited* USA One Year Warranty, Extendable to Unlimited Lifetime Warranty
  • Explore Scientific Branded Non-Electronic Telescope Accessories: Limited* USA One Year Warranty, Extendable to Unlimited Lifetime Warranty

Levenhuk: All Levenhuk telescopes, microscopes, binoculars and other optical products, except for accessories, carry a lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship; all accessories have a 6-month warranty. This warranty does not cover consumable parts, such as bulbs (incandescent, LED, halogen, energy-saving and other types of bulbs), batteries (rechargeable and non-rechargeable), electrical consumables, etc.

Vixen Optics:Every Vixen telescope, astronomical binocular, and mount is warranted by Vixen Optics to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 5 years from the date of original purchase in the U.S.A. and Canada. Five year warranty covers all non-electrical/mechanical parts. Electrical parts are warranted for 1 year from date of purchase.