Your cart
Close Alternative Icon

GSO

Explore the sky telescope package

$915.00

Select your finder scope preference:
8x50 Straight
8x50 Right Angle

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 
  • 3 eyepieces 
  • A moon filter for getting great views of the moon 
  • A copy of Turn Left at Orion, the must-have book for finding your way around the night sky
Recommended For
What's In the Box?
Specifications
Videos
  • 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)
  • Cooling fan
  • Moon filter
  • Turn Left at Orion (book)
Optical designNewtonian
Primary mirror8" (200mm) BK7 glass with surface quality better than 1/12 wave RMS
Focal length1200 mm  
Focal ratiof/6 
Highest practical magnification400x 
Finder scope 8x50mm fully coated achromatic finder  
Focuser Crayford 2" focuser 
Eyepieces 9mm Plossl 1.25" and 30mm Superview 2"   
BaseElevation brake tension system. Azimuth roller bearings.
Tube length1250 mm 
Weight of tube13kg 
Weight of tube plus base  23kg 
Shipping weight