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Explore Scientific 10" Ultra Light Dobsonian 254mm

Explore Scientific 10" Ultra Light Dobsonian 254mm
Explore Scientific 10" Ultra Light Dobsonian 254mm
Explore Scientific 10" Ultra Light Dobsonian 254mm
Explore Scientific 10" Ultra Light Dobsonian 254mm
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Explore Scientific 10" Ultra Light Dobsonian 254mm
Explore Scientific 10" Ultra Light Dobsonian 254mm
Explore Scientific 10" Ultra Light Dobsonian 254mm
Explore Scientific 10" Ultra Light Dobsonian 254mm
Explore Scientific 10" Ultra Light Dobsonian 254mm
£722.00
Ex Tax: £601.67
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  • Model: ES-0116925
  • Shipping Weight: 29.80kg
  • SKU: ES-0116925
  • GTIN: 4007922028927
  • MPN: ES-0116925
Modern 10" - 254mm Truss-Dobsonian telescope in full aluminium construction with diffraction limited optics (Strehl 0.8)

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  • Modern secondary mechanics - the collimation is easily achieved without tools and keeps collimation well during transports
  • Modern primary mirror cell - the telescope mirror can be collimated from the front while looking through the eyepiece and is supported by a modern floatation system with radial roller bearings
  • Large altitude wheels provide smooth and precise movement even at high magnifications
  • Secondary unit and altitude wheels fit into the rocker box and the mirror box includes a cover for transport so that the whole telescope breaks down into only two aluminium cases and the trusses
  • Extremely high rigidity construction
  • Dew-resistant because of aluminium construction: no deforming press board due to the exclusive use of metals
  • Lightweight: the aluminium profile/aluminium plate construction reduces the weight to about half of the mass of most press board designs of this price range
  • Two large radial fans for fast thermal equilibrium

No telescope type has influenced amateur astronomy as radically as the Dobsonian telescope. Before the introduction of this telescope type by John Dobson the vast majority of amateur telescopes were small inadequate refractors on shaky mounts - just good enough to show the polar regions on mars or the rings of Saturn. Bigger telescopes, like the Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes, were restricted to the relatively small group of amateurs that could afford them.The brilliant combination of simple - but effective - mechanics and the largest aperture available led to a worldwide triumph of this concept. No other telescope type offers you so much light for your money as a good dobson. We have taken the motto "held together by gravity and driven by yoghurt power" and offer a modern version of the classic - designed by amateur astronomers for amateur astronomers. Despite its large aperture the telescope can be transported easily even in small cars and is assembled within minutes without tools. The construction was optimized for maximum rigidity with a minimum of mass. The combination of big altitude wheels and a optimized aluminium-sandwich construction allows for small movements even at high magnifications. The focus position is already positioned to accept our coma-corrector. The ideal workhorse for the deep-sky enthusiast. A telescope with 305mm aperture gathers more than 1800-times more light than the naked eye. Details on planetary surfaces stand out even to inexperienced observers, and countless deep-sky objects show details. Bright globular clusters are resolved down to the core and the view of the lunar terminator will provide a unforgettable experience.

Optical design
10" Newtonian Reflector
Mount Type
Dobson
Objective diameter
10" - 254mm
Focal length (mm)
1270
Magnification (with included accessories) up to
500
Warranty (Years)
3
Focus Group
Advanced Amateurs
Visual enthusiasts
Beginners
Power supply 1)
12V Batteries or mains adapter
Rain/Dust protection caps
Dust protection caps for open aperture and eyepiece holder
Focusing system
2" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser with helical gearing and 10:1 reduction
Aperture ratio
5
Angular resolution (arc seconds)
0.51
Mount type
Dobson
Transportability
very good
Secondary mirror diameter (mm)
TBC
Obstruction (%)
TBC
Primary mirror diameter (mm)
254
Material OTA
Metal
Colour
black
Field of application
Deep Sky Observation
Lunar observation
Planetary observation
Finderscope
DeLuxe Red Dot Finder
Material Primary mirror
BK-7


Dimensions for mobile use of the 10" Explore Scientific Ultra Portable Dobsonian
Rocker box 395mm x 395mm x 310mm
Mirrorbox 330mm x 330mm x 295mm
Trusses approx. 700mm
Eyepiece Height while pointing at zenith approximately 1.15m 
Total net weight: 26.4 kg
Mirror Box: 14kg
Secondary Cage + Rockerbox: 9.7 kg
4 Truss pairs: 1.5kg
Altitude Wheels: 1.2kg

 

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