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8" DOB

8" 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 the Fort Bend Astronomy Club by longtime member Don Edwards in January 1996.


8" f/5.6 with a focal length of 45" (1138mm)

Weight of Tube = 29.6 lbs

Weight of Base = 21.8 lbs

2" focuser with adapter for 1.25" eyepieces