Based on your feedback
With its Z12 Dobsonian telescope, Zhumell took a completely new approach to the telescope design process, starting with you! It’s no wonder this telescope has been a smash success among amateur astronomers; the Z Series is based on customer feedback to be the best telescope value on the market. From suggestions about materials and construction to your wish list of must-have accessories, it’s all been included in this family of high-quality and affordable Dobsonian telescopes.
Optical quality you can see
The Zhumell Z12 Dobsonian telescope features a massive 12” parabolic primary mirror that captures a substantial amount of light and produces crisp, bright images free of visual defects like spherical aberration. You’ll also get two fully multi-coated eyepieces: a 2” 30mm eyepiece for wide field views and a 1.25” 9mm eyepiece for higher magnification. With the Z Series, Zhumell has put your money where it belongs: into the telescope’s optical system.
Great mechanical performance and sturdy construction
Beyond the optics, the rest of the Z12’s design is simple and streamlined. A durable, sturdy construction means your Zhumell will stand up to years of use at public star parties, camping trips, and more.
Using this Dobsonian couldn’t be easier. A primary mirror cooling fan brings the telescope into thermal equilibrium quickly so you can enjoy long viewing sessions without delay. Once you’re set up, push the scope on its ball bearings toward your desired object. When you’ve centered your target in the 8x50 finderscope and your eyepiece of choice, bring it into razor-sharp focus with the dual-speed Crayford focuser. Then, lock your view in place with improved manual clutches. As your object begins to drift across the sky, the new adjustable azimuth bearing system facilitates smooth, even motion for tracking objects.
Unmatched value with lots of extras
The Z Series is affordable, but that doesn’t mean it’s stripped-down. This telescope includes well over $100 in bonus accessories! It’s everything you need to have a great first night out and enjoy stargazing for years to come:
- 2” 30mm fully multi-coated eyepiece
- 25” 9mm fully multi-coated eyepiece
- 8x50 right angle finderscope
- 25” Moon filter
- A laser collimator to keep your optics in perfect alignment
Telescope, 2 eyepieces, Stand, Laser collimator, 90-degree viewfinder
Dimensions & Specifications
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Viewing Galaxies/Star Clusters
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Zhumell Dobsonian Telescopes
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DocumentationDownload the Zhumell Z12 Deluxe Dobsonian Reflector Telescope Manual
Zhumell Warranty Information
We stand behind all the products we sell, and your satisfaction is our top priority. If you're not satisfied with the quality of your purchase, simply send the item back to us in its original packaging within 30 days of its delivery.
Default manufacturer warranty.
Return & Exchange Policy
At our site, returns are easy! You may return new, unused, and resalable items for a refund or exchange. Simply ensure that the item is returned in its original product packaging within 30 days of delivery.
Q1: 1. what type of glass is the main mirror? 2. what type of coating on the main mirror? 3. what is the OTA weight?
A: The Main mirror is made of a Pyrex glass. The glass is coated with aluminum coatings with a magnesium fluoride coat to provide bright images full of detail. The OTA weighs 60lbs.
Q2: Is the mirror center-marked for collimation?
A: The primary mirror is marked for collimation on the Zhumell Z12 Deluxe Dobsonian Reflector Telescope.
Q3: Is the viewfinder right angle correct image (RACI)? What type of glass is the mirror? (Bk7 or Pyrex) and what are the mirror coatings?
A: The viewfinder is a standard Bk7 glass and has no multicoatings.