10" Z-Scope Newtonian Reflector Telescope on Dobsonian (Alt-Az) Mount (No Tracking)
Newtonian Reflector telescopes are commonly referred to as "Light Buckets" because of their incredible light-gathering ability. Dobsonian mounted Newtonian scopes are easy to set up and use, just point and enjoy. Makes a great beginner telescope.
Donated to Fort Bend Astronomy Club in 2012. Built by telescope builder Dennis Zwicky in about 1995.
- 10" f/5 with a focal length of roughly 50" (1288mm)
- Weight of Tube = 40 lbs
- Weight of Base = 26 lbs
- 1.25” focuser
- 25mm eyepiece – 51x magnification
- Telrad reflex pointing device