Explore Scientific 16" Truss Tube Dobsonian - DOB1645-00

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  • Explore Scientific's 16" Truss Tube Dobsonian is simple to use yet powerful enough to show you faint galaxies and nebulae
  • Easily and quickly disassembled without the use of tools
  • 2" dual-speed focuser with helical gearing and 10:1 reduction
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  • Description

    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.


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    What's Included

    • 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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    Manufacturer Warranty

    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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