Reflecting / Dobsonian Telescopes

  • 10" Classical Dobsonian (S11620)
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  • 10" Flextube Collapsible Dobsonian (S11720)
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  • 10" Flextube SkyScan GoTo Collapsible Dobsonian (S11810)
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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 Collapsible Dobsonian (S11740)
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  • 12" Flextube SkyScan GoTo Collapsible Dobsonian (S11820)
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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 SkyScan GoTo Collapsible Dobsonian (S11830)
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  • 16" Flextube SkyScan GoTo Collapsible Dobsonian (S11840)
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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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  • 8" Classical Dobsonian (S11610)
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  • 8" Flextube Collapsible Dobsonian (S11700)
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  • 8" Flextube SkyScan GoTo Collapsible Dobsonian (S11800)
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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
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  • Epsilon-130D Astrograph
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  • Epsilon-180ED Astrograph
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  • Explore FirstLight 130mm Newtonian with Twilight I Mount - FL-N130600MAZ01
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  • Firstlight 10" Solid Tube Dobsonian (FL-DOB1005-01)
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  • FirstLight 114mm Newtonian with Twilight Nano Mount (FL-N114500TN)
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  • Firstlight 8" Solid Tube Dobsonian (FL-DOB0806-01)
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  • FirstLight N130mm White Tube Newtonian with Twilight I Alt/Az mount (FL-N130600MAZ01)
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  • FirstLight N150mm White Tube Newtonian with EXOS-2 GoTo Mount (FL-N150750EXOS2GT)
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  • FirstLight N203mm White Tube Newtonian with EXOS-2 GoTo Mount (FL-N2031000EXOS2GT)
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  • Firstscope Signature Series Moon by Robert Reeves (22016)
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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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