Reflecting / Dobsonian Telescopes

  • 10" Classical Dobsonian (S11620)
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  • 10" Flextube 250P SynScan GoTo Collapsible Dobsonian
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  • 10" Flextube Collapsible Dobsonian (S11720)
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  • 10" Quattro Imaging Newtonian (S11220)
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  • 10" Truss Tube Dobsonian - Generation II (DOB1045-00)
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  • 12" Flextube 300P SynScan GoTo Collapsible Dobsonian
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  • 12" Flextube Collapsible Dobsonian (S11740)
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  • 12" Quattro Imaging Newtonian (S11230)
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  • 12" Truss Tube Dobsonian - Generation II (DOB1245-00)
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  • 14" Flextube 350P SynScan GoTo Collapsible Dobsonian
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  • 16" Flextube 400P SynScan GoTo Collapsible Dobsonian
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  • 16" Truss Tube Dobsonian - Generation II (DOB1645-00)
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  • 208mm Newtonian f/3.9 (BR-N20839)
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  • 6" Classic Dobsonian (S11600)
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  • 6" f/4.1 Astrograph Reflector Optical Tube
    Meade
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  • 6" f/4.1 LX85 Astrograph Reflector Telescope
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  • 6" Quattro Imaging Newtonian (S11205)
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  • 8" Classical Dobsonian (S11610)
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  • 8" f/4 Astrograph Reflector Optical Tube
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  • 8" f/4 LX85 Astrograph Reflector Telescope
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  • 8" Flextube 200P SynScan GoTo Collapsible Dobsonian
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  • 8" Flextube Collapsible Dobsonian (S11700)
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  • 8" Quattro Imaging Newtonian (S11210)
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  • Advanced VX 6 Newtonian Telescope (32054)
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  • Advanced VX 8 Newtonian Telescope (32062)
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  • Aesthetic Scuff - LightBridge Mini 114
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  • EPSILON E-160ED REFLECTOR
    Takahashi
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  • Epsilon-130D Astrograph
    Takahashi
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  • Epsilon-180ED Astrograph
    Takahashi
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  • eVscope 2 Digital Telescope - Smart, Compact, and User-Friendly Telescope
    Unistellar
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  • eVscope 2 Digital Telescope and Backpack - Smart, Compact, and User-Friendly Telescope
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  • eVscope eQuinox - Smart Digital Reflector Telescope
    Unistellar
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Also called Newtonians, reflecting scopes are the best bang for the buck. They have fat tubes with a parabolic mirror at the bottom. Light from the sky enters the tube and gets reflected by this mirror back up to the top of the tube where there is a small diagonal mirror that bounces the light out the side of the tube to your eye.

A Dobsonian telescope is an alt-azimuth mounted Newtonian telescope design popularized by the amateur astronomer John Dobson starting in the 1960s. Dobson's telescopes featured a simplified mechanical design that was easy to manufacture from readily available components to create a large, portable, low-cost telescope. The design is optimized for visually observing faint deep sky objects such as nebulae. This type of observation requires a large objective diameter (i.e. light-gathering power) of relatively short focal length and portability for travel to relatively less light polluted locations.

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