Based on your feedback
With its Z8 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 Z8 Dobsonian telescope features an 8” 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 Z8’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
- 1.25” Moon filter
- A laser collimator to keep your optics in perfect alignment
- Zhumell Z8 Newtonian OTA
- Dobsonian Mount with manual clutches
- 2 inch focuser with adapter
- Eyepiece Rack
- 1.25 inch 9mm Eyepiece
- 2 inch 30mm Eyepiece
- 8x50 Finderscope
- Moon Filter
- Laser Collimator
- Lens caps
Dimensions & Specifications
Objective Lens Size Code
Viewing Galaxies/Star Clusters
Viewing the Planets
Viewing the Moon
Zhumell Dobsonian Telescopes
For the Enthusiast
DocumentationDownload the Zhumell Z8 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: Can you define focal ratio? Why is this important?
A: A focal ratio is the ‘speed’ of a telescope’s optics, found by dividing the focal length by the aperture. The smaller the f/number, the lower the magnification, the wider the field, and the brighter the image with any given eyepiece or camera.
Fast f/4 to f/5 focal ratios are generally best for lower power wide field observing and deep space photography. Slow f/11 to f/15 focal ratios are usually better suited to higher power lunar, planetary, and binary star observing and high power photography. Medium f/6 to f/10 focal ratios work well with either.
Q2: Does the Z8 Deluxe come with a laser collimator?
A: Yes, the Zhumell Z8 Deluxe Dobsonian Reflector Telescope comes with a laser collimator. This is standard with this telescope.
Q3: Does the Zhumell Z8 have a parabolic primary mirror?
A: Yes it uses a parabolic mirror.
Q4: Is a tracking drive available for the Z8 dobsonian telescope?
A: Unfortunately there is no tracking unit available for dobsonians at this time.
Q5: What carrying case would be appropriate for this telescope. I couldn't find the dimensions listed.
A: Unfortunately we do not carry a case large enough for this dobsonian telescope. The focal length of the tube is just under 4 feet.
Q6: Why is a RA finder showed, a straight on finder on the main image and no finder mentioned in offer? Do you get a finder with this scope?
A: The Zhumell Z8 Deluxe Dobsonian Reflector Telescope comes with a right angle finder scope.