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Explore Scientific FirstLight 10" Solid Tube Dobsonian Telescope

Explore Scientific FirstLight 10" Solid Tube Dobsonian Telescope

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  • $74999

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Explore FirstLight 10" Dob Overview

Maneuver this 10" telescope easily on its swiveling base and navigate even the dimmest parts of space. This addition to the FirstLight line-up is receiving accolades for its ability to maintain high resolution, even at high magnifications.

But Explore Scientific has gone a step further to create the ultimate in versatility. Simply unscrew the bearings from the tube and attach the telescope to a standard EQ mount, using the included Vixen style dovetail base, and you now have a Newtonian perfect for astrophotography.

Included in this package is a 2.5" Hexagonal focuser offering unparalleled ease of adjustment and allowing both 1.25" and 2" eyepieces.  A Red-dot finder is also included.

Since the rocker box is assembled with quick connectors, this is the perfect instrument for late night expeditions.

FL-DOB1005-01 highlights

  • 10" aperture gathers enough light for detailed looks at solar system and deep sky objects. 
  • No-tool set up using quick connectors means the rockerbox can quickly become a set of flat boards perfect for stashing quickly in the car.
  • Designed for multiple uses - the OTA is mounted on cradle rings and a dovetail base is included. So, the tube can be rotated for convenient placement of the eyepiece, and, if desired, it can be mounted on a standard mount, like a German equatorial mount. 
  • Rock-solid focuser - the 2.5" Hex focuser with helical gearing makes this a standout in this price range. This stability and precision keeps the image stable when focusing and allows for heavier set-ups, like those used for astrophotography. The large 2.5" size is designed to avoid vignetting when using 2" eyepieces. A reducer is provided to allow the use of both 1.25" and 2" eyepieces. 
  • Complete package for ready-use. Start astronomy the night your package arrives, since it comes with a red dot finderscope, a quality 25mm SuperPlössl eyepiece, and a smartphone adapter for getting started with taking photos. 

In the box

  • Explore Scientific FirstLight 254mm f/5 Dobsonian Telescope
  • Rockerbox Assembly
  • 25mm Plossl Eyepiece
  • Red dot finderscope
  • 2" Eyepiece Reducer Adapter
  • 1.25" Eyepiece Reducer Adapter
  • 2 x Tube Rings
  • 2 x Altitude Wheels
  • Limited 1-Year USA Warranty, Extendable to Transferrable Lifetime Warranty with Registration

Specifications:

Item Number

FL-DOB1005-01

Secondary Obstruction 24%
Primary Mirror Diameter 254mm
Secondary Mirror Diameter (M.A.)
Focal Length 1270mm
Focal Ratio f/5
Primary Tube Weight 36 lbs
Rocker Box Weight 

25 lbs.

Total Weight

61 lbs

Order Confirmation

As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail.  This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase. We then confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment. If your item is on back-order or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail. If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment, we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

Order Shipment

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will normally ship within two business days from the date of your order (we aim for same or next day). We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out. If you do not receive tracking information from us within a few business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at info@telescopespace.com

Damages

Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive. If you notice any damage you should make note of it when signing for delivery. If your item(s) do arrived damaged, please send photos to info@telescopespace.com and we will process an insurance claim on your behalf.

Cancellations & Refunds:

All orders cancelled after 48 hours are subject to a $20 administration fee, whether or not your order has shipped.  If an order is cancelled after it has shipped, you (the buyer) will be responsible for actual return shipping charges. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order.

Returns

We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online. If you find another online store that offers a lower price than us within 30 days of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference. We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering.

To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within 30 days from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly. Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

  • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
  • Promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible
  • The item must be in stock on the competitors website
  • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location
  • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (ie; eBay, overstock, etc..)
  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax

Explore FirstLight 10" Dob Overview

Maneuver this 10" telescope easily on its swiveling base and navigate even the dimmest parts of space. This addition to the FirstLight line-up is receiving accolades for its ability to maintain high resolution, even at high magnifications.

But Explore Scientific has gone a step further to create the ultimate in versatility. Simply unscrew the bearings from the tube and attach the telescope to a standard EQ mount, using the included Vixen style dovetail base, and you now have a Newtonian perfect for astrophotography.

Included in this package is a 2.5" Hexagonal focuser offering unparalleled ease of adjustment and allowing both 1.25" and 2" eyepieces.  A Red-dot finder is also included.

Since the rocker box is assembled with quick connectors, this is the perfect instrument for late night expeditions.

FL-DOB1005-01 highlights

  • 10" aperture gathers enough light for detailed looks at solar system and deep sky objects. 
  • No-tool set up using quick connectors means the rockerbox can quickly become a set of flat boards perfect for stashing quickly in the car.
  • Designed for multiple uses - the OTA is mounted on cradle rings and a dovetail base is included. So, the tube can be rotated for convenient placement of the eyepiece, and, if desired, it can be mounted on a standard mount, like a German equatorial mount. 
  • Rock-solid focuser - the 2.5" Hex focuser with helical gearing makes this a standout in this price range. This stability and precision keeps the image stable when focusing and allows for heavier set-ups, like those used for astrophotography. The large 2.5" size is designed to avoid vignetting when using 2" eyepieces. A reducer is provided to allow the use of both 1.25" and 2" eyepieces. 
  • Complete package for ready-use. Start astronomy the night your package arrives, since it comes with a red dot finderscope, a quality 25mm SuperPlössl eyepiece, and a smartphone adapter for getting started with taking photos. 

In the box

  • Explore Scientific FirstLight 254mm f/5 Dobsonian Telescope
  • Rockerbox Assembly
  • 25mm Plossl Eyepiece
  • Red dot finderscope
  • 2" Eyepiece Reducer Adapter
  • 1.25" Eyepiece Reducer Adapter
  • 2 x Tube Rings
  • 2 x Altitude Wheels
  • Limited 1-Year USA Warranty, Extendable to Transferrable Lifetime Warranty with Registration

Specifications:

Item Number

FL-DOB1005-01

Secondary Obstruction 24%
Primary Mirror Diameter 254mm
Secondary Mirror Diameter (M.A.)
Focal Length 1270mm
Focal Ratio f/5
Primary Tube Weight 36 lbs
Rocker Box Weight 

25 lbs.

Total Weight

61 lbs

Order Confirmation

As soon as you place your order, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail.  This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase. We then confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment. If your item is on back-order or unavailable, we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail. If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment, we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

Order Shipment

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will normally ship within two business days from the date of your order (we aim for same or next day). We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provided when checking out. If you do not receive tracking information from us within a few business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us at info@telescopespace.com

Damages

Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive. If you notice any damage you should make note of it when signing for delivery. If your item(s) do arrived damaged, please send photos to info@telescopespace.com and we will process an insurance claim on your behalf.

Cancellations & Refunds:

All orders cancelled after 48 hours are subject to a $20 administration fee, whether or not your order has shipped.  If an order is cancelled after it has shipped, you (the buyer) will be responsible for actual return shipping charges. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order.

Returns

We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online. If you find another online store that offers a lower price than us within 30 days of your purchase date please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference. We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering.

To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors website within 30 days from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly. Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

  • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
  • Promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible
  • The item must be in stock on the competitors website
  • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location
  • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (ie; eBay, overstock, etc..)
  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax

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