The Dobsonian telescope invented around 1950 by John Dobson is a very popular type of reflector telescopes. The simple system ensures that you can quickly start observing in relation to other systems. This type does not need a tripod and has a fairly simple construction. Click on “Read more” for our recommended Dobsonian telescopes as well as other information.
Compared to a parallactic setup, you don’t have to point the mount to the north and adjust it to the latitude of the earth. Only tracking with a Dobsonian telescope is slightly less easy compared to a parallactic set-up. Dobsonian reflector telescopes do not suffer from color errors and can handle a higher magnification as standard.
Orion SkyQuest XT6 and XT8 PLUS Dobson Reflector Telescopes
Orion has upgraded the XT Classic models! While their SkyQuest XT Classic Dob has been – and still is – a telescope of choice among budding astronomy enthusiasts for years, Orion has released a “deluxe” version with some cool design improvements and an extensive accessory pack. The result is the sleek, easy-to-use SkyQuest XT PLUS Dobsonian! With sharp, powerful optics and simplicity to point and see, this eye-catching 6″ or 8″ Dobsonian reflector shines like never before.
Starting at the bottom, Orion gave the SkyQuest XT PLUS models a redesigned Dobsonian base with a sleeker, more streamlined look. Weight-saving cutouts in the side panels make it easier to move the base to and from observation areas. A white trim band around the round base plate of the XT6 and XT8 PLUS bases improves visibility in the dark.
The optical tube of the XT PLUS models, which has an attractive ‘twilight blue’ metallic finish, houses a 150mm (5.9″) or 203mm (8″) parabolic mirror with improved reflective (94%) aluminum coatings for superior light transmission compared to standard mirrors. These telescopes deliver serious magnification power.
For further product details see the SkyQuest XT6 Plus or the SkyQuest XT8 Plus models pages.
Celestron StarSense Explorer 10 inch DobsonAperture (mm): 254Focal length (mm): 1200Speed (f): 4.7Delivery time: 1 to 3 business days
Celestron StarSense Explorer 8 inch DobsonAperture (mm): 203Focal length (mm): 1200Speed (f): 5.9Delivery time: 1 to 3 business days
Orion SkyQuest XT10i IntelliScope Dobsonian telescopeAperture (mm): 254Focal length (mm): 1200Speed (f): 4.7Beschikbaar via nabestelling
Celestron Firstscope Cometron telescoopAperture (mm): 76Focal length (mm): 300Speed (f): 3.95Delivery time: 1 to 3 business days
Orion SkyQuest XT6 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector TelescoopAperture (mm): 150Focal length (mm): 1200Speed (f): 8Delivery time: ask us for the delivery time
Orion SkyQuest XT8 PLUS Dobsonian Reflector TelescopeAperture (mm): 203Focal length (mm): 1200Speed (f): 5.9Delivery time: ask us for the delivery time
Orion XT10g Goto Dobson telescoopAperture (mm): 245Focal length (mm): 1200Speed (f): 4.7Beschikbaar via nabestelling
Orion XT8g Goto DobsonAperture (mm): 203Focal length (mm): 1200Speed (f): 5.9Beschikbaar via nabestelling