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Dobsonian Telescope

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The Dobsonian telescope is popular among amateur astronomers because of its extra large aperture and low price. Dobsonian refers to any telescope that has an Alt-Azimuth mount and a Newtonian telescope tube assembly. The Dobsonian telescope is perfect for budding astronomers because they're powerful, easy to use, and very affordable.

Dobsonian telescopes' larger apertures mean that they provide excellent viewing of faint deep sky objects including remote galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters. They're also low in optical irregularities and delivers bright images. They're also much simpler to set up, transport, and operate, as their mounts are typical Alt-Azimuth mounts which swing up or down, and left or right.

However, it is more difficult for Dobsonian telescopes to point at objects near the zenith (directly above), and they are also less suitable for astrophotography. Unlike refracting telescopes, the Dobsonian is generally not suited for terrestrial viewing, and because the tube is open to air, it requires a bit more care and maintenance as well. Despite this, Dobsonian telescopes are perfect for astronomers wanting to get the biggest aperture at an affordable price.

Our range includes Saxon, and Skywatcher Dobsonian telescopes, and they are built in 6”, 8”, 10”, 12”, 14” or 16” apertures, so you can definitely find one that's suited for your budget and preferences. If you'd like to compare the different types of telescopes, do check out our Beginner's Guide on How to Choose a Telescope for more information. Otherwise, feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.