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Explore Scientific  |  SKU: DOB1045C

Explore Scientific 10" f/5 Hybrid Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope

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Explore Scientific 10" f/5 Hybrid Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope


Seeking a balance between cost and performance? Get the Explore Scientific 10" f/5 Hybrid Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope that will help you capture vivid observations of deep-sky objects without worrying about durability and performance.



  • Exceptional Image Quality: Equipped with a 10-inch (254 mm) primary parabolic mirror and a focal ratio of f/5, the Explore Scientific Dobsonian Telescope provides sharp, clear images, perfect for observing planets, nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies.
  • Portable Hybrid Truss Tube Design: The innovative hybrid truss tube design ensures easy disassembly and transport without compromising stability, making it ideal for field trips and outdoor observations.
  • User-Friendly Setup and Operation: Designed with intuitive mechanics, this telescope is easy to assemble and use, suitable for both beginners and experienced astronomers alike.
  • Sturdy and Durable Construction: Built with a robust base and high-quality materials, the telescope offers reliable performance and durability, ensuring it can withstand frequent use and varying outdoor conditions.
  • Versatile Observing Capabilities: Whether you’re interested in deep-sky objects or planetary details, this telescope provides versatile observation options, catering to a wide range of astronomical interests.
  • Comprehensive Accessory Kit: Includes a 2" single-speed focuser with 1.25" adapter, 25mm and 10mm Plossl eyepieces, moon filter, moon map, Wil Tirion multi-latitude planisphere, red-dot LED finderscope, and a collimation tool for optimal alignment and image clarity.
  • Precise Focus and Tracking: Features high-altitude bearings and optimized aluminum structures for smooth and accurate tracking of celestial objects, even at high magnifications.
  • 500x Maximum Magnification: With a theoretical maximum magnification of 500x, observe intricate planetary details and deep-sky phenomena with exceptional clarity.

The Explore Scientific 10-Inch Hybrid Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope is for you if…

  • You’re an Amateur Astronomer: Looking to upgrade from an entry-level telescope to a more powerful and feature-rich option with high-quality optics for clearer and more detailed views of celestial objects.
  • You’re an Experienced Astronomer: In need of a portable yet powerful telescope for travel and outdoor use, with versatile observations including deep-sky and astrophotography capabilities.
  • You’re Part of an Educational Institution: Require durable and easy-to-use equipment for teaching and student projects that can be easily transported for educational field trips and outdoor classes.
  • You’re a Family or Enthusiast Group: Looking for a shared hobby that is educational and enjoyable for all family members, with a telescope that is easy to set up and use, perfect for camping trips and vacations.
  • You’re an Aspiring Astrophotographer: Require high-quality optics and stable mechanics for capturing clear images of celestial objects, with a telescope that is compatible with various camera equipment to enhance your astrophotography.


Imagine gazing up at the night sky and seeing the rings of Saturn, the intricate details of the Moon's surface, or the distant wonders of deep-sky objects with unparalleled clarity. The Explore Scientific 10-Inch Hybrid Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope is designed to make these experiences a reality. With a generous 254 mm aperture, this telescope captures light hundreds of times more than the naked eye, revealing intricate details of the moon, planets, and deep-sky objects.

Its 1270 mm focal length and fast f/5 focal ratio ensure bright and clear images, making it ideal for both planetary and deep-sky observations, including nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters. One of the standout features of this telescope is its unique hybrid truss-tube design. Unlike traditional models, it incorporates a secondary mirror encased in a white aluminum tube, ensuring enhanced image clarity and contrast.

Setting up and using this telescope is a breeze, thanks to its user-friendly, floor-based Manual Alt-Az mount. Whether you're a seasoned astronomer or just starting, you'll appreciate the smooth and intuitive movement provided by high-altitude bearings and optimized aluminum structures, which allow you to track celestial objects with ease even at high magnifications. No need for complex electronics or cumbersome setups—just you, your telescope, and the stars.

Portability is another key feature of the Explore Scientific Dobsonian Telescope. Designed for convenience, it disassembles without tools, making it easy to transport and set up at remote locations away from city lights. Despite its portability, this telescope doesn’t compromise on stability or durability. Its sturdy construction ensures reliable performance, even during extended viewing sessions or outdoor adventures.

What truly sets this telescope apart is its precision. With a theoretical limiting stellar magnitude of 0.46 arc sec and a theoretical Rayleigh limit of 0.54 arc sec, the DOB1045C offers stunning resolution, allowing you to see finer details and more distant objects than ever before. Its theoretical limiting magnitude of 14.7 means you can explore faint and distant celestial bodies that are invisible to the naked eye, opening up a whole new world of discovery. Additionally, this telescope boasts a theoretical maximum magnification of 500x, enabling you to observe intricate planetary details and deep-sky phenomena with exceptional clarity.


Explore the Wonders of the Universe with Unmatched Clarity

With the Explore Scientific 10-Inch Hybrid Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope, you'll uncover the hidden treasures of the night sky, bringing distant celestial objects into clear view like never before.

  • The Rings of Saturn: Marvel at the stunning detail of Saturn’s rings and its moons.
  • Lunar Surface: Observe intricate details of the Moon's craters, maria, and mountain ranges.
  • Jupiter’s Moons and Bands: See the Great Red Spot and the banded structure of Jupiter, along with its largest moons.
  • Deep-Sky Nebulae: Capture the beauty of nebulous regions like the Orion Nebula, with its glowing gas clouds and star-forming regions.
  • Distant Galaxies: Explore galaxies like the Andromeda Galaxy, revealing their spiral arms and core.
  • Star Clusters: View the brilliance of star clusters such as the Pleiades and the Hercules Globular Cluster.
  • Double Stars: Split double stars with high resolution, observing their distinct colors and separations.
  • Planetary Details: Examine the surface features of Mars, the phases of Venus, and the rings and moons of Uranus and Neptune.


Equipped with a Comprehensive Set of Accessories

Unlock the full potential of your Explore Scientific 10-Inch Hybrid Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope with a comprehensive set of high-quality accessories designed to elevate your observational experience.

  • 2" Single-speed Focuser with 1.25" Adapter: Achieve precise focus with ease, ensuring sharp and clear views of the night sky.
  • 25mm Plossl Eyepiece: Ideal for wide-field observations, offering broad and detailed views of star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.
  • 10mm Plossl Eyepiece: Perfect for higher magnification, allowing you to zoom in on planets and the Moon, revealing intricate details like lunar craters and planetary features.
  • Moon Filter: Reduce glare and enhance contrast when observing the Moon, bringing out finer details on the lunar surface for a more enjoyable viewing experience.
  • Moon Map: Navigate the lunar landscape with ease, identifying key features such as craters, maria, and landing sites of lunar missions.
  • Wil Tirion Multi-latitude Planisphere for the Northern Hemisphere: Plan your stargazing sessions with this easy-to-use star chart, showing the positions of stars and constellations for different times and dates.
  • Red-dot LED Finderscope: Quickly and accurately locate celestial objects with this intuitive finderscope, making alignment a breeze.
  • Collimation Tool: Ensure your telescope’s optics are perfectly aligned, maintaining optimal image quality and sharpness for the best possible views.

Enhance your stargazing experience by adding the accessory shroud. This shroud minimizes stray light to improve contrast during observations, ensuring clearer views. Plus, it protects your optics from dust, dew, and other environmental elements, maintaining performance and extending the life of your telescope.


Don't Settle for Less When It Comes to Your Passion for the Cosmos

Whether you're an amateur astronomer looking to upgrade your equipment, an experienced stargazer seeking a portable and powerful telescope, or part of an educational institution needing reliable and durable observational tools, the Explore Scientific 10-Inch Hybrid Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope is the perfect choice. It's also ideal for families and enthusiast groups who want to enjoy educational and enjoyable stargazing experiences together. If you're passionate about astronomy and want a telescope that combines exceptional image quality, ease of use, and portability, the Explore Scientific 10-Inch Hybrid Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope is your perfect match.

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  • How easy is it to assemble and use this telescope?

    This telescope is designed with user-friendliness in mind. Its intuitive Manual Alt-Az mount and optimized aluminum structures allow for smooth and easy tracking of celestial objects. The hybrid truss-tube design enables quick and tool-free disassembly for transport and reassembly at your observation site. Even beginners can set up and start using the telescope with minimal effort.

  • What kind of celestial objects can I observe with this telescope?

    With its 10-inch aperture and high-quality optics, this telescope is capable of observing a wide range of celestial objects. You can enjoy detailed views of the Moon, planets (such as Saturn’s rings and Jupiter’s moons), star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and other deep-sky objects. Its theoretical maximum magnification of 500x allows for detailed planetary observations and deep-sky explorations.

  • Is the telescope suitable for astrophotography?

    Yes, this telescope is suitable for astrophotography, especially for capturing images of deep-sky objects and planets. Its high-quality optics, combined with its sturdy and stable design, provide a solid platform for astrophotography. Additionally, it is compatible with various camera equipment to enhance your astrophotography capabilities.

  • How can I optimize my viewing experience with this telescope?

    To optimize your viewing experience, use the telescope in areas with minimal light pollution, such as remote or rural locations. Ensure the telescope is properly collimated for the best image clarity. Additionally, consider using a variety of eyepieces to achieve different magnifications and explore various celestial objects.

Explore Scientific 10" f/5 Hybrid Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope | DOB1045C | 811803031791

Explore Scientific 10" f/5 Hybrid Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope

$649.95 $779.99




254 mm | 10"

Focal Length

1270 mm

Focal Ratio


Field of View



0.46 arc sec theoretical limiting stellar magnitude

0.54 arc sec theoretical Rayleigh limit

14.7 theoretical limiting magnitude

Barrel Size



25.2" (64cm) truss pole length

.79" (20mm) truss pole diameter

13" (33cm) secondary cage assembly diameter

6.7" 17cm) secondary cage assembly height

16.7" (42.5cm) mirror box/rocker box height

46.9" (119cm) height to center of eyepiece at zenith


Cage Assembly: 6.5 lb , Mirror Box: 35 lb, Altitude Box: 12.5 lb, Truss Tube: 1 lb each
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