The aptly named Firstlight 8" Dobsonian is an excellent choice for anyone looking to step into the fascinating world of visual astronomy. It utilizes the Dobsonian design to provide maximum light and aperture at a minimal cost, resulting in great efficiency for you, the astronomer. This telescope is excellent for deep sky visual astronomy, proving itself capable of observing nebulae and galaxies in their full majesty and beauty. The Firstlight 10" is a great first doorway to take into the wonderful and fascinating world of the night sky, with a simple to use design and a broad aperture that combine to make it ideal for visual astronomy. The 8" Firstlight Dobsonian may, with a proper mount, be converted into a Newtonian for Imaging use relatively easily, and will perform splendidly in that application as well; a fact that can add to the longevity of this telescope greatly! A 6x30 viewfinder, as well as a 25mm SPL eyepiece, are included with the device, and the integrated focuser is a 2.5" HEX focuser with helical gearing and 10:1 reduction.