Everything you need for starting out exploring the night sky. An easy to use 8" Dobsonian telescope plus accessories.
Dobsonians give the best value for money of any telescope. This package will get you started with everything you need to explore the night sky.
The 8" Dobsonian telescope has a large aperture at an affordable price. The design is simple and solid. It consists of a solid tube and a wooden box-like mount. Setting up is as simple as putting the mount on the ground, slotting in the tube and turning the tension knob. You navigate the night sky by moving the scope left and right, up and down, by hand. This is simple and intuitive for beginners when compared with more complicated mounts.
The Astronz-GSO 8" Dobsonian has a 8 inch (200mm) primary mirror with a focal length of 1,200mm and a focal ratio of f/6. It gives clear, bright wide-field views of deep sky objects such as star clusters and nebulae. An 8 inch telescope will also show stunning views of the planets and the Moon.
GSO mirrors are made from optical quality BK7 glass and are limited only by diffraction, which means they achieve the theoretical maximum resolution possible for the size of the mirror. They are machined and polished to better than 1/12 wavelength, sometimes 1/16 wavelength, which is considerably better than the industry norm.
The package also includes
A Crayford focuser for extra smooth focussing with no spring-back
An 8x50 finder scope
A copy of Turn Left at Orion, the must-have book for finding your way around the night sky
What's In the Box?
People who want a no frills easy to use scope for visual viewing of planets, the Moon and deep sky objects.
8" (200mm) f/6 Newtonian optical tube assembly
9mm Plossl 1.25" eyepiece
15mm Superview 1.25" eyepiece
30mm Superview 2" eyepiece
2" 10:1 Crayford focuser with self-centering adaptor for 1.25" eyepieces
8x50 finder scope
Dobsonian base (assembly required)
Turn Left at Orion (book)
8" (200mm) BK7 glass with surface quality better than 1/12 wave RMS