No telescope type has influenced amateur astronomy as radically as the dobsonian telescope. Truly revolutionary in their designs which combine light weight, ease of setup, superb optics, and ingenious means of portability, these awesome instruments are sure to please astronomers of all skill and experience levels. Easy to put up, take down, and collimate. Buy the 12" Truss Tube Dobsonian from Explore Scientific! Large commercial telescopes could certainly do the job but were relatively expensive. Tripod Rubber Covered By Steve Ringwood. Carry Case In developing a system that was resourceful and minimalist, John Dobson quite rightly earned himself a kind of immortality, telescope-wise. Lightweight and portable the two-piece design allows the primary objective to store in a unique self contained aluminum housing and the secondary fits inside the aluminum rocker box. All updates have been performed on this telescope. Call (866) 252-3811 Details on planets and deep sky objects will be visible even for inexperienced observers. Details on planetary surfaces stand out even to unexperienced observers, and countless deep-sky objects show details. Call (866) 252-3811 The construction was optimized for maximum rigidity with a minimum of mass. Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferrable Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase. 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. Bright globular clusters are resolved down to the core and the view of the lunar terminator will provide a unforgettable experience. A 254mm aperture mirror collects more than 1,500 times as much light as the naked eye. Explore Scientific Ultra Light Dobsonian. The entire structure has been optimized for maximum stiffness with minimal weight. So to me I have a priceless Telescope..Thanks to everyone who help to sell it to me.. © 2020 Woodland Hills Camera & Telescope, All Rights Reserved. Waterproof Field of View Easy to set up, use and transport, Explore Scientific Truss tube Dobs are affordable, high quality options for observers looking for big aperture. Fully Multi-Coated © 2020 Explore Scientific LLC. Modern 254mm ultra-light truss-tube dobsonian telescope in full aluminum construction, 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 aluminum cases and the trusses, Dew-resistant because of aluminum construction: no deforming press board due to the exclusive use of metals, Lightweight: the aluminum profile/aluminum plate construction reduces the weight to about half of the mass of most press board designs of this price range, Explore Scientific - Dobsonian Counterweight, Explore Scientific - Light Shroud for 10" & 12" Dobsonian, Explore Scientific STAR Lifetime Warranty (click to read more). 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Magnification From the industry leaders at Explore Scientific, a complete line of light weight Truss-tube Dobsonians in 10", 12", and 16" apertures. | Explore Scientific - 10" Ultra-Light Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope. Disassembly of the scope without tools ensures a trouble-free transport of this great scope even in small cars. Ultra Light Dobsonian 305mm GENERATION II - with completely redesigned and improved construction. Details on planetary surfaces stand out even to unexperienced 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. Features FEATURES OF THE 10" TRUSS TUBE DOBSONIAN INCLUDE: We Do Right by Our Customers Includes: Two-Speed 2-inch Rack & Pinion Focuser with 1.25-inch Adapter; LED Red Dot Finder, Collimation Assist Tool; Flexible Light Weight Light Baffle; Two Primary Mirror Fans with Battery Pack; Instructions. The ideal workhorse for the deep-sky enthusiast.