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.
- 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
|Primary Mirror Diameter||254mm|
|Secondary Mirror Diameter (M.A.)|
|Primary Tube Weight||36 lbs|
|Rocker Box Weight||