Explore Scientific 8" FirstLight Dobsonian Reflector
The Explore Scientific 8" FirstLight Dobsonian will revolutionize the way you view celestial objects. This 8" FirstLight Dobsonian combines quality with versatility to bring you closer to the night skies than you have ever been. Explore Scientific's FightLight series will amaze you with crisp clear views of deep sky phenomena and bright star clusters.
There has never been a telescope design that has transformed the hobby comparable to the Dobsonian. Before John Dobson introduced the Dobsonian, the plurality of amateur telescopes was only just powerful enough to see the polar caps of Mars or the rings of Saturn. They were made up of small optical tubes and primitive mechanics. Only the wealthy could afford Schmidt-Cassegrains and other large telescopes. This ingenious blend of simple, efficient mechanics with the greatest possible opening entitles the Dobsonian to a special place in the telescope world. No telescope offers as much light gathering capability at such a reasonable cost as a Dobsonian.
Explore Scientific has now created the ultimate universal Dobsonian. This new design can be transformed into a Newtonian telescope. Simply unscrew the bearings from the tube and set the scope on an EQ mount using the Vixen-style dovetail plate that comes with this package and you'll be ready to take pictures.
The rigid stiffness of the included 2.5" HEX focuser with helical gearing and 10:1 reduction renders easy to focus while enabling the use of 1.25" as well as 2" eyepieces. By including this focuser in the 8" FirstLight Dobsonian package, Explore Scientific has significantly elevated telescopes at this price point.
Since the 8" FirstLight Dobsonian's rocker box has been assembled using metal quick connectors, it only needs a few tools to be dismantled into a convenient collection of flat boards for easy transport. The 8" FirstLight represents the ideal observing powerhouse. Even for inexperienced observers, details in planets and deep sky objects will be much clearer. Bright star clusters are resolved to their core while viewing the Moon's terminator line can be a memorable experience.
- Explore Scientific FirstLight 8" Dobsonian Telescope
- 2.5" HEX Focuser
- 6x30 Finderscope
- 25 mm SPL Eyepiece
- Vixen Style Dovetail Plate
Dimensions & Specifications
Telescope Series: Explore FirstLight
Telescope Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
Telescope Aperture: 8" (203 mm)
Telescope Focal Ratio: f/6
Telescope Focal Length: 1218mm
Diagonal Included: No Not Recommended
Telescope Eyepiece(s) Included: Yes - 1 Eyepiece Included
Finder Included: Yes - 6 x 30 Finder Included
Focuser Style: Helical
Focuser Size: 2.5"
Telescope Mount Type: Dobsonian
Telescope OTA Weight: 25lb
Telescope Base Weight: 21lb
Telescope Total Weight: 46lb
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