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Explore FirstLight 10" f/5 Dobsonian Telescope Package

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Explore FirstLight 10" f/5 Dobsonian Telescope Package

 

Want unparalleled deep-sky observations? Get the Explore FirstLight 10" f/5 Dobsonian Telescope that will help you capture the cosmos in stunning detail without the hassle of complex assembly.

 

Exclusive Bonus Package

Take your astronomical adventures to the next level with these exclusive bonus accessories included in your Explore FirstLight 10" f/5 Dobsonian Telescope package. These valuable additions are designed to complement your telescope and provide an even richer stargazing experience.

  • ReflexSight ($69.99 Value): Enjoy precise targeting and easy alignment with this high-quality ReflexSight. Perfect for quickly locating celestial objects and improving your observational accuracy.
  • Astro R-Lite Red Flashlight ($22.99 Value): Preserve your night vision while navigating your stargazing setup with the Astro R-Lite Red Flashlight. This essential tool ensures you can see your equipment and star charts without disrupting your dark-adapted eyes.
  • Tirion Double Sided Multi-latitude Planisphere ($19.99 Value): Plan your observing sessions with confidence using this detailed, double-sided planisphere. Suitable for multiple latitudes, it helps you identify constellations and track celestial events throughout the year.
  • 2-Sided Moon Crater Map ($14.99 Value): Explore the lunar surface in stunning detail with this informative, double-sided Moon Crater Map. Perfect for identifying key features and planning your lunar observations.

These bonus accessories, valued at over $125, are included at no additional cost, making your Explore FirstLight 10" f/5 Dobsonian Telescope package an unbeatable deal.

 

Features

  • Fully Multi-Coated Primary Mirror: Ensures maximum light transmission and minimal reflections for crystal-clear images.
  • 10" Aperture with 254mm Mirror: Provides impressive light-gathering power, ideal for deep sky observations and capturing faint celestial objects.
  • 1270mm Focal Length with f/5 Focal Ratio: Delivers a wide field of view, perfect for observing expansive star clusters and nebulae.
  • Easy Assembly and Portability: Transport and reassemble within minutes with minimal tools; rocker box includes quick connectors and an accessory tray for convenience.
  • 2.5" HEX Focuser with Helical Gearing: Offers smooth, precise focusing and accommodates both 1.25" and 2" eyepieces, enhancing your viewing and imaging experience.
  • Universal Design: Convert from Dobsonian to Newtonian by removing bearings and attaching to an equatorial mount using the included Vixen-style dovetail plate.
  • Hybrid 2N1 Finder Base: Facilitates easy location of observing targets with the included red dot viewfinder and 25mm SuperPlössl eyepiece.
  • Smart Device Adapter Included: Capture and share images directly from your smartphone, making astrophotography accessible to everyone.

The Explore FirstLight 10" f/5 Dobsonian Telescope is for you if...

  • You are an Amateur Astronomer: Seeking a high-performance telescope that offers sharp resolution and impressive light-gathering capabilities for deep sky observations.
  • You are an Astrophotography Enthusiast: Looking for a versatile telescope with a fast focal ratio and sturdy focuser that supports large imaging rigs for capturing stunning celestial images.
  • You are a Science or Astronomy Educator: Needing a durable, easy-to-assemble telescope that provides exceptional views for teaching and demonstrations.
  • You belong to an Astronomy Club or Society: Wanting a reliable telescope that can be used for group observations, public outreach, and educational events, with easy transportation and setup.

 

Imagine exploring the vastness of space with unparalleled clarity and precision. The Explore FirstLight 10" f/5 Dobsonian Telescope offers an incredible 10" aperture, providing impressive light-gathering power to reveal celestial wonders in stunning detail. This telescope is designed for deep-sky observations, allowing you to witness star clusters and nebulae that smaller scopes simply cannot capture.

Whether you are an intermediate astronomer or a seasoned astrophotographer, the Explore FirstLight is your perfect companion. Its 1270mm focal length and f/5 focal ratio make it ideal for capturing sharp, detailed images with ease. The fully multi-coated primary mirror and low-expansion glass ensure distortion-free views, delivering the highest quality observations and photographs.

Versatility is at the heart of this telescope. Easily switch from a Dobsonian to a Newtonian setup using the included Vixen-style dovetail plate. This universal design means you can enjoy both traditional observing and advanced imaging without the need for extensive modifications. The 2.5" HEX focuser with helical gearing provides precise, smooth focusing, accommodating both 1.25" and 2" eyepieces.

The Explore FirstLight is not just powerful; it’s also user-friendly. Its portable design allows you to transport and assemble it quickly, making it perfect for spontaneous stargazing sessions or educational demonstrations. The Rockerbox, with its accessory tray, assembles with just a few tools, transforming from a bulky box to a compact package in minutes.

Included accessories like the 25mm SuperPlössl eyepiece and red dot viewfinder mean you can start exploring right out of the box. Plus, the smart device adapter makes capturing and sharing your celestial discoveries easier than ever. You’ll be able to impress friends and family with stunning images of the night sky, all taken with your own telescope.

 

Discover What You Can See

With the Explore FirstLight 10" f/5 Dobsonian Telescope, the universe is within your reach. Here are some of the incredible celestial objects you can observe with this powerful instrument:

  • Distant Galaxies: View far-off galaxies and their majestic structures, revealing the beauty of the cosmos beyond our Milky Way.
  • Nebulae: Capture the stunning details of nebulae, including the famous Orion Nebula and the beautiful Veil Nebula.
  • Star Clusters: Resolve individual stars in bright clusters like the Pleiades and the Hercules Cluster, bringing the night sky to life.
  • Planets: Observe detailed features of our neighboring planets, including the rings of Saturn, the moons of Jupiter, and the polar caps of Mars.
  • The Moon: Enjoy breathtaking views of the lunar surface, from craters and valleys to the magnificent mountain ranges.
  • Double Stars: Split close double stars, such as Albireo, and marvel at their contrasting colors and brightness.
  • Comets and Asteroids: Track and observe these fascinating celestial wanderers as they journey through our solar system.
  • Deep-Sky Objects: Delve into the depths of space to uncover hidden treasures like the Andromeda Galaxy and the Sombrero Galaxy.

 

Essential Accessories Included

Unlock the full potential of your stargazing and astrophotography experience with the Explore FirstLight 10" f/5 Dobsonian Telescope, equipped with all the essential accessories to get you started right away.

    • Red Dot Viewfinder: Easily locate and target celestial objects with precision, making your stargazing sessions more efficient and enjoyable.
    • 25mm Plossl Eyepiece: Start your observations with a high-quality eyepiece that offers crisp and clear views of the night sky, perfect for both wide-field and detailed observations.
    • 2.5" HEX Focuser: Experience smooth and precise focusing with helical gearing, accommodating both 2" and 1.25" eyepieces for versatile viewing options.
    • 2" & 1.25" Eyepiece Reducer Adapters: Seamlessly switch between different eyepiece sizes, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of accessories.
    • Rockerbox Assembly: Quickly assemble and disassemble your telescope mount, making it easy to transport and set up, perfect for impromptu stargazing sessions.
    • 2 x Tube Clamps: Securely attach your optical tube to the mount, providing stability and ease of adjustment during observations.
    • 2 x Altitude Wheels: Effortlessly adjust the altitude of your telescope, allowing smooth tracking of celestial objects as they move across the sky.
    • Smartphone Adapter: Capture and share your astronomical discoveries with ease using your smartphone, making astrophotography accessible to everyone.

     

    Transform Your Stargazing Experience Today

    Don’t miss out on this opportunity to elevate your stargazing and astrophotography experience. The Explore FirstLight 10" f/5 Dobsonian Telescope is designed to meet the needs of passionate astronomers, offering exceptional performance and value. Discover the universe like never before and make your celestial dreams a reality with the Explore FirstLight.

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    Chad H. (Dallas, Texas, United States)
    10 inch Solid Tube Dob Review

    I really enjoy the solid tube being constructed of metal. While the tube is probably heavier than a fiberglass or resin tube, the metal is sturdy and stiff. Similarly, the metal tube allows you to add weight to portions of the tube for fine balancing via the use of magnets (or magnets attached to a weight bag). I like that this particular scope comes with OTA rings, which makes balancing the OTA in the rocker box assembly quite easy. They also provide a good handhold for carrying the OTA. The rocker box base assembly is of good quality as well. I would have preferred that the teflon pads have that separate the rocker box base from the rotating platform be placed directly over the feet instead of between the feet on the circumference of the rocker base. There can be a issue of "pinch" as the material sags under weight and over time, which will impede the rotation of the box across the azimuth.

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    Explore FirstLight 10" f/5 Dobsonian Telescope Package | FL-DOB1005-02-PK | 812257018284

    Explore FirstLight 10" f/5 Dobsonian Telescope Package

    $849.99 $1,127.99

    Magnification

    -

    Aperture

    254 mm | 10"

    Focal Length

    1270 mm

    Focal Ratio

    f/5

    Field of View

    -

    Optics

    Primary mirror: Fully multi-coated

    Barrel Size

    2"

    Dimensions

    47.2 x 11.8" (120 x 30cm) optical tube

    Weight

    Primary Tube: 36 lb , Rocker Box: 25 lb
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