10 Best Dobsonian Telescopes for January 2021

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Sky-Watcher Flextube 250 Dobsonian 10-inch Collapsible Large Aperture Telescope – Portable, Easy to Use, Perfect for Beginners, White/Black (S11720)
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Sky-Watcher Flextube 250 Dobsonian 10-inch Collapsible Large Aperture Telescope – Portable, Easy to Use, Perfect for Beginners, White/Black (S11720)

by Sky-Watcher
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INNOVATIVE COLLAPSIBLE DESIGN: Unique strut design allows for optical tube to collapse for ease of portability while keeping collimation

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Product Features

  • STURDY AND LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN: When fully assembled, the Dobsonian weighs only 40 pounds fully assembled (33 pound tube, 26.5 pound base)
  • COMES COMPLETE: All accessories such as, 2-inch Crayford-style focuser with 1 1/4-inch adapter, two super wide-angle eyepieces (25mm and 10mm), and 8x50 right-angle finder scope are included with purchase.
  • 94% REFLECTIVE MIRRORS: Fully multi-coated borosilicate primary and secondary mirrors deliver exceptional views.
  • LARGE APERTURE: Get a bright, bold viewing experience at a fraction of the cost of other optical designs.
  • TEFLON BEARINGS: Proprietary Teflon bearings ensure smooth azimuth movement.

Comes complete: all accessories such as, 2-inch crayford-style focuser with 1 1/4-inch adapter, two super wide-angle eyepieces (25mm and 10mm), and 8x50 right-angle finder scope are included with purchase. 94% reflective mirrors: fully multi-coated borosilicate primary and secondary mirrors deliver exceptional views. Large aperture: get a bright, bold viewing experience at a fraction of the cost of other optical designs. Teflon bearings: proprietary teflon bearings ensure smooth azimuth movement. Sturdy and lightweight design: when fully assembled, the dobsonian weighs only 40 pounds fully assembled (33 pound tube, 26.5 pound base) Proprietary tension control handles: these patented handles allow for accurate movement without the need for perfect balance.

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Zhumell Z8 Deluxe Dobsonian Reflector Telescope
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Zhumell Z8 Deluxe Dobsonian Reflector Telescope

by Celestron Acquisition LLC
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A durable, sturdy construction means your Zhumell will stand up to years of use at public star parties, camping trips, and more

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Product Features

  • 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
  • Two fully multi-coated eyepieces: a 2 30mm eyepiece for wide field views and a 1.25 9mm eyepiece for higher magnification
  • Optical Tube Weight: 38 pounds

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 Optical tube weight: 38 pounds Two fully multi-coated eyepieces: a 2 30mm eyepiece for wide field views and a 1.25 9mm eyepiece for higher magnification

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Sky Watcher Classic 200 Dobsonian 8-inch Aperature Telescope – Solid-Tube – Simple, Traditional Design – Easy to Use, Perfect for Beginners, White (S11610)
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Sky Watcher Classic 200 Dobsonian 8-inch Aperature Telescope – Solid-Tube – Simple, Traditional Design – Easy to Use, Perfect for Beginners, White (S11610)

by Sky-Watcher
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STURDY AND LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN: When fully assembled, the Dobsonian weighs only 45 pounds fully assembled (20 pound tube, 25 pound base)

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Product Features

  • PROPRIETARY TENSION CONTROL HANDLES: These patented handles allow for accurate movement without the need for perfect balance.
  • TEFLON BEARINGS: Proprietary Teflon bearings ensure smooth azimuth movement.
  • COMES COMPLETE: All accessories such as, 2-inch Crayford-style focuser with 1 1/4-inch adapter, two super wide-angle eyepieces (25mm and 10mm), and 9x50 straight-through finder scope are included with purchase.
  • 94% REFLECTIVE MIRRORS: Fully multi-coated borosilicate primary and secondary mirrors deliver exceptional views. Faintest Steller Magnitude:14.2
  • LARGE APERTURE: Get a bright, bold viewing experience at a fraction of the cost of other optical designs.

Comes complete: all accessories such as, 2-inch crayford-style focuser with 1 1/4-inch adapter, two super wide-angle eyepieces (25mm and 10mm), and 9x50 straight-through finder scope are included with purchase. Max focal length: 1200 Large aperture: get a bright, bold viewing experience at a fraction of the cost of other optical designs. 94% reflective mirrors: fully multi-coated borosilicate primary and secondary mirrors deliver exceptional views. faintest steller magnitude:14.2 Teflon bearings: proprietary teflon bearings ensure smooth azimuth movement. Proprietary tension control handles: these patented handles allow for accurate movement without the need for perfect balance.

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Orion SkyQuest XT8 Plus Dobsonian Reflector Telescope
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Orion SkyQuest XT8 Plus Dobsonian Reflector Telescope

by Orion
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Features a 2" dual-speed Crayford focuser with 11:1 fine-focus provides precise focus adjustments for sharp views

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Product Features

  • Eye-catching metallic blue optical tube rides on a redesigned base with adjustable altitude tension knobs
  • Deluxe upgrade of our popular XT8 Classic Dobsonian boasts multiple key feature enhancements and additional included accessories
  • Includes a 2" 28mm DeepView eyepiece, 1.25" 10mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece, Shorty 2x Barlow lens, eyepiece rack, EZ Finder II reflex sight, collimation cap, and more
  • Convenient thumbscrew-adjustable secondary mirror for easy collimation without tools

Convenient thumbscrew-adjustable secondary mirror for easy collimation without tools Includes a 2" 28mm deepview eyepiece, 1.25" 10mm sirius plossl eyepiece, shorty 2x barlow lens, eyepiece rack, ez finder ii reflex sight, collimation cap, and more Eye-catching metallic blue optical tube rides on a redesigned base with adjustable altitude tension knobs Deluxe upgrade of our popular xt8 classic dobsonian boasts multiple key feature enhancements and additional included accessories

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Orion 8945 SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
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Orion 8945 SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

by Orion
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8" diameter reflector optics lets you view the Moon and planets in close up detail, and has enough light grasp to pull in pleasing views of faint nebulas, galaxies and star clusters

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Product Features

  • The ultra-stable Dobsonian base keeps the reflector optical tube perfectly balanced for point-and-view ease of use
  • A large aperture Classic Dobsonian reflector telescope at a very affordable price!
  • Includes a 2" Crayford focuser that accepts 1.25" and 2" telescope eyepieces, a 25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece, an EZ Finder II reflex sight, collimation cap, Starry Night software, and more!
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  • A perfect Dobsonian telescope that can last a lifetime for the beginning astronomy enthusiast or whole family

Item may ship in more than one box and may arrive separately A perfect dobsonian telescope that can last a lifetime for the beginning astronomy enthusiast or whole family A large aperture classic dobsonian reflector telescope at a very affordable price! Includes a 2" crayford focuser that accepts 1.25" and 2" telescope eyepieces, a 25mm sirius plossl eyepiece, an ez finder ii reflex sight, collimation cap, starry night software, and more! The ultra-stable dobsonian base keeps the reflector optical tube perfectly balanced for point-and-view ease of use

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Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit
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Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit

by Orion
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The included Beginning Stargazers Toolkit provides plentiful reference material for nighttime observing and a handy red LED light to see them with

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Product Features

  • 150mm aperture and 1200mm focal length (f/8.0) Dobsonian reflector telescope provides ample light grasp and resolving power for jaw-dropping views of the Moon, planets, and bright deep-sky objects
  • A great choice for the interested beginner who wants high performance at an amazing value
  • Big 6" aperture optics + point-and-view ease of use + extra accessories = out-of-this-world value
  • Included Orion 2x Shorty Barlow Lens doubles the magnification of virtually any 1.25" eyepiece, adding magnification options to your telescope

Included Orion 2x shorty barlow lens doubles the magnification of virtually any 1.25" eyepiece, adding magnification options to your telescope A great choice for the interested beginner who wants high performance at an amazing value 150mm aperture and 1200mm focal length (f/8.0) dobsonian reflector telescope provides ample light grasp and resolving power for jaw-dropping views of the moon, planets, and bright deep-sky objects Big 6" aperture optics + point-and-view ease of use + extra accessories = out-of-this-world value

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Orion SkyQuest XT6 Plus Dobsonian Reflector Telescope
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Orion SkyQuest XT6 Plus Dobsonian Reflector Telescope

by Orion
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Easy, tool-free collimation adjustment thanks to knurled secondary mirror thumbscrews

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Product Features

  • Redesigned base with adjustable altitude tension supports the attractive twilight blue optical tube
  • Includes 25mm and 10mm Sirius Plossl eyepieces, Shorty 2x Barlow, eyepiece rack, EZ Finder II reflex sight, collimation cap, and more
  • Highly visible white trim on base makes it easier to see and step around in the dark
  • An upgraded XT6 Classic Dobsonian with performance-boosting design enhancements and additional accessories

Includes 25mm and 10mm sirius plossl eyepieces, shorty 2x barlow, eyepiece rack, ez finder ii reflex sight, collimation cap, and more An upgraded xt6 classic dobsonian with performance-boosting design enhancements and additional accessories Highly visible white trim on base makes it easier to see and step around in the dark Redesigned base with adjustable altitude tension supports the attractive twilight blue optical tube

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Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit
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Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Kit

by Orion
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An affordable and value-packed telescope and accessory kit perfect for beginning astronomers!

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  • Collects a whopping 260% more light than a typical beginner-level 60mm-aperture telescope, which means hundreds more objects will be visible through the Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian reflector
  • 114mm (4.5") aperture and 900mm focal length Dobsonian telescope provides great views of lunar craters, planets, bright nebulas and galaxies
  • Included Orion 2x Shorty Barlow Lens doubles the magnification of virtually any 1.25" eyepiece, adding magnification options to your telescope right out of the box
  • The included Beginning Stargazers Toolkit provides plentiful reference material for nighttime observing and a handy red LED light to see them clearly

Included Orion 2x shorty barlow lens doubles the magnification of virtually any 1.25" eyepiece, adding magnification options to your telescope right out of the box Collects a whopping 260% more light than a typical beginner-level 60mm-aperture telescope, which means hundreds more objects will be visible through the Orion skyquest xt4.5 classic dobsonian reflector 114mm (4.5") aperture and 900mm focal length dobsonian telescope provides great views of lunar craters, planets, bright nebulas and galaxies The included beginning stargazers toolkit provides plentiful reference material for nighttime observing and a handy red led light to see them clearly

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Orion 10014 SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
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Orion 10014 SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

by Orion
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Compact and lightweight - a perfect Dobsonian reflector telescope for traveling or easy trips to the backyard at home

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Product Features

  • Collects a whopping 260% more light than a typical beginner-level 60mm refractor telescope - which means hundreds more objects will be visible through the Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian
  • Sturdy and portable Dobsonian base and handy navigation knob allow for effortless maneuvering of the reflector optical tube. Focal ratio - f/7.9. Resolving power - 1.02arc*sec
  • 4.5" aperture and 900mm focal length provide clear views of lunar craters and plains on the Moon, planets, bright nebulas and galaxies
  • Includes two eyepieces (25mm and 10mm focal length Sirius Plossl), 6x30 finder scope, 1.25" rack and pinion focuser, collimation cap, eyepiece rack, Starry Night astronomy software, and more!

Collects a whopping 260% more light than a typical beginner-level 60mm refractor telescope - which means hundreds more objects will be visible through the Orion skyquest xt4.5 classic dobsonian 4.5" aperture and 900mm focal length provide clear views of lunar craters and plains on the moon, planets, bright nebulas and galaxies Includes two eyepieces (25mm and 10mm focal length sirius plossl), 6x30 finder scope, 1.25" rack and pinion focuser, collimation cap, eyepiece rack, starry night astronomy software, and more! Sturdy and portable dobsonian base and handy navigation knob allow for effortless maneuvering of the reflector optical tube. focal ratio - f/7.9. resolving power - 1.02arc*sec

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Orion 8944 SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope
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Orion 8944 SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope

by Orion
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The stable Dobsonian base provides a vibration free image even when viewing at a high powers, and features smooth enough motions to make tracking of celestial objects a breeze

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Product Features

  • Perhaps the best beginner Dobsonian reflector telescope you can buy - big 6" aperture at an amazing price
  • A beginner may use a 60mm telescope for a few months or years before deciding they need to upgrade to a better telescope - a 6" Dobsonian will give you a lifetime of wonderful views
  • Simple navigation and no need to polar align makes this Dobsonian reflector telescope extremely ease to use for the whole family
  • The 6" diameter f/8 parabolic mirror is fantastic for Moon and planetary views, and also has enough light grasp for deep-sky viewing of nebulas, galaxies, and star clusters

Perhaps the best beginner dobsonian reflector telescope you can buy - big 6" aperture at an amazing price A beginner may use a 60mm telescope for a few months or years before deciding they need to upgrade to a better telescope - a 6" dobsonian will give you a lifetime of wonderful views The 6" diameter f/8 parabolic mirror is fantastic for moon and planetary views, and also has enough light grasp for deep-sky viewing of nebulas, galaxies, and star clusters Simple navigation and no need to polar align makes this dobsonian reflector telescope extremely ease to use for the whole family

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