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Explore FirstLight 8" f/6 Dobsonian Telescope Package


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Explore FirstLight 8" f/6 Dobsonian Telescope Package

Unlock the Cosmos: Explore FirstLight 8" f/6 Dobsonian Telescope Package

Your Complete Astronomical Adventure Awaits

Embark on an unparalleled journey through the night sky with the Explore FirstLight 8" f/6 Dobsonian Telescope Package. This comprehensive set is engineered for both novice astronomers eager to explore deep sky wonders and seasoned stargazers looking for a powerful yet portable observation tool.

Package Highlights:

  • Exclusive Accessories: Dive into observation with premium add-ons, including a ReflexSight for easy targeting ($69.99 value), Astro R-Lite Red Flashlight for night-time adjustments ($22.99 value), a double-sided Tirion Planisphere for celestial navigation ($19.99 value), and a detailed Moon Crater Map ($14.99 value).
  • Exceptional Light Gathering: With its 8" aperture, this telescope transforms faint galaxies and nebulae into bright, observable objects, offering a viewing experience that smaller telescopes simply can't match.
  • Quick and Easy Setup: The innovative design allows for effortless transport and reassembly, making it ideal for both backyard observations and remote dark sky adventures.
  • Enhanced Focusing Mechanism: Featuring a 2.5" HEX focuser with helical gearing for precise adjustments, perfect for both viewing and astrophotography.
  • Universal Astrophotography Compatibility: Transform this Dobsonian into a traditional Newtonian for astrophotography by attaching it to an equatorial mount with the included Vixen-style dovetail plate.

Advanced Optics for Crisp, Clear Views:

The combination of a large parabolic primary mirror and a smaller secondary mirror crafted from low-expansion glass ensures distortion-free images across the entire field of view. The telescope's f/6 focal ratio and robust hexagonal rack-and-pinion focuser make it an exceptional choice for imaging, allowing for quick, sharp focusing capable of supporting large imaging rigs and eyepieces.

A Revolution in Amateur Astronomy:

The Dobsonian telescope has democratized stargazing, making large-aperture telescopes affordable and accessible. Explore Scientific continues this tradition by offering a versatile system that excels in deep-sky observation and can easily be converted for astrophotography.

Key Features at a Glance:

  • Versatile Use: Easily switch between a powerful Dobsonian for visual exploration and a high-performance Newtonian for astrophotography.
  • Portability: The Rockerbox mount disassembles quickly, transforming the telescope into a compact package for transport.
  • Ready for Advanced Imaging: The telescope is optimized for use with the optional coma corrector, enhancing your astrophotography adventures.

Experience the Unforgettable:

With the Explore FirstLight 8" Dobsonian Telescope, you're not just observing the universe; you're immersing yourself in it. From resolving bright star clusters to witnessing the stark beauty of the lunar terminator, this telescope brings the cosmos to your backyard.

Embrace the night sky like never before. The Explore FirstLight 8" Dobsonian Telescope Package is your gateway to the wonders of the universe, delivering unmatched quality and performance at an exceptional value. Start your celestial journey today.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Mark F. (Eagan, Minnesota, United States)
First telescope

This telescope had some great upgrades from most of the other 8" Dobsons that are in the same price range. It feels very solidly built and high quality metal parts are used everywhere. I have already been blown away by the first few nights of observing.

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Explore FirstLight 8" f/6 Dobsonian Telescope Package | FL-DOB0806-02-PK | 812257018277

Explore FirstLight 8" f/6 Dobsonian Telescope Package





203 mm | 8"

Focal Length

1218 mm

Focal Ratio


Field of View



Fully multi-coated

Barrel Size



45.3 x 9.8" (115 x 25cm) - optical tube


Primary Tube: 25 lb , Rocker Box: 21 lb
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