Explore Scientific 10-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope
Explore Scientific 10-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope
Explore Scientific 10-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope
Explore Scientific 10-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope
Explore Scientific 10-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope
Explore Scientific 10-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope
Explore Scientific 10-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope

Explore Scientific 10-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope

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Explore Scientific 10-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope

No telescope type has changed the hobby quite as much as the Dobsonian Telescope. Before the popularization of John Dobson's altazimuth 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 - 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. 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.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.

Description Explore Scientific 10" (254mm) Truss Tube Dobsonian
Item Number DOB1045-00
Coatings Aluminum with Quartz Overcoat
Primary Mirror Diameter 254mm
Secondary Mirror Diameter (M.A.) 67mm
Focal Length 1270mm
Focal Ratio f/5
Resolving Power 0.456 arc-sec
Limiting Magnitude 14.7
Primary Mirror Weight 44.5 lbs
Rocker Box Weight  14.8 lbs
Total Weight 59.3 lbs

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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.