Explore Scientific 16” Truss Tube Dobsonian
Delve deep into the skies with the Explore Scientific 16" Truss Tube Dobsonian. This Dobsonian features a 406mm mirror designed to collect over 2,400 times as much light when compared to the naked eye. Even inexperienced observers can enjoy vast details on planets and view otherwise faint deep-sky objects. Be amazed at the crisp, clear views of the elusive North American or Horsehead Nebula, and explore faint structure in galaxies, planetary nebulae, and so much more.
Disassembly of the telescope without tools ensures a trouble-free transport of this large aperture telescope, even in smaller cars. The entire structure of the Explore Scientific Truss Tube Dobsonian 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 Explore Scientific 16” Truss Dobsonian Telescope includes a 2" dual-speed focuser with helical gearing and 10:1 reduction, an LED Red Dot Finder, a collimation assist tool (see extra images for a view of the collimation assist tool in action), a soft light baffle to keep stray light from dampening contrast at the eyepiece, and two radial main mirror fans for fast temperature equilibrium. An optional coma corrector is available separately.
Explore 16" f/4.5 Truss Tube Dobsonian
2" Helical Dual Speed Focuser
Deluxe Red Dot Finder
Collimation Assist Tool
Two Primary Mirror Fans
Soft Light Baffle
Dimensions & Specifications
Telescope Series: Explore Truss Dobsonians
Telescope Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
Telescope Aperture: 16"
Telescope Focal Ratio: f/4.5
Telescope Focal Length: 1826mm
Secondary Mirror Central Obstruction: N/A
Diagonal Included: No - Not Recommended
Telescope Eyepiece(s) Included: No - Sold Separately
Finder Included: Yes - Red Dot Finder Included
Focuser Style: Helical
Focuser Size: 2"
Focuser Speed: Dual Speed
Telescope Mount Type: Dobsonian
Telescope Power Source: No Power Required
Telescope Total Weight: 88.1 lb - consisting of primary mirror box at 66.1 lb. and rocker box at 22 lb.
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Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferable Extended Life of the Product Warranty when product is registered on explorescientific.com within 60 days of purchase.
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