Dobsonian Telescopes

OPT stocks a wide array of high-quality versatile, inexpensive, and easy to use Dobsonian telescopes them at high-quality for this reason. The Dobsonian design is a Newtonian Reflector that sits on an alt-azimuth mounted base and is based on the idea that large optics can be inexpensive and very easy to use. Its design cannot be beaten for visual deep-space observing and is perfect for those who want a large aperture telescope at a low price. Take a look below to see the pros and cons of Dobsonian Telescopes.

OPT stocks a wide array of high-quality versatile, inexpensive, and easy to use Dobsonian telescopes them at high-quality for this reason. The Dobsonian design is a Newtonian Reflector that sits on an alt-azimuth mounted base and is based on the idea that large optics can be inexpensive and very easy to use. Its design cannot be beaten for visual deep-space observing and is perfect for those who want a large aperture telescope at a low price. Take a look below to see the pros and cons of Dobsonian Telescopes.

 

Advantages and Disadvantages of Dobsonian Telescopes

Advantages: Dobsonian Telescopes are an exceptional value for the money. They will get you very large apertures where other styles at same sizes would be incredibly expensive. The mounts of dobsonians are so heavy duty that they can hold telescopes with apertures of up to 30 inches. The mounts are also very sturdy so they do not tend to move or jiggle around. They are easy to set up and take down, and last of all, very easy to use. Dobsonian Telescopes are perfect for planetary observing, especially the Moon!

 

Disadvantages: Unless you find a motorized mount, dobsonians to not track starts as they drift across the night sky. For this reason, they are not great telescopes for imaging. Because you can get these at such big apertures, these types of telescopes can be somewhat difficult to move from one place to the next. 

 

Dobsonian Telescopes