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EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 16" Dobsonian - [ IMPORTED ON ORDER ]
D=406 / F=1826mm 2nd Generation Truss Tube 'Ultra Light' Dobsonian Telescope
2,10,000 + 18% GST
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Ultra Light Dobsonian 406mm GENERATION II - with completely redesigned and improved construction.

No telescope type has influenced amateur astronomy as radically as the dobsonian telescope. Before the introduction of this telescope type by John Dobson the vast majority of amateur telescopes were small inadequate refractors on shaky mounts - just good enough to show the polar regions on mars or the rings of Saturn. Bigger telescopes, like the Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes, were restricted to the relatively small group of amateurs that could afford them.The brilliant combination of simple - but effective - mechanics and the largest aperture available led to a worldwide triumph of this concept.

No other telescope type offers you so much light for your money as a good dobson. We have taken the motto "held together by gravity and driven by yoghurt power" and offer a modern version of the classic - designed by amateur astronomers for amateur astronomers.

Despite its large aperture the telescope can be transported easily even in small cars and is assembled within minutes without tools. The construction was optimized for maximum rigidity with a minimum of mass. The combination of big altitude wheels and a optimized aluminium-sandwich construction allows for small movements even at high magnifications. The focus position is already positioned to accept our coma-corrector. The ideal workhorse for the deep-sky enthusiast. A telescope with 406mm aperture gathers more than 3300-times more light than the naked eye. Details on planetary surfaces stand out even to unexperienced observers, and countless deep-sky objects show details. Bright globular clusters are resolved down to the core and the view of the lunar terminator will provide a unforgettable experience.
 
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
  • Truss Dobsonian Telescope
  • LED finder with standard finder slot
  • Stray light shield for secondary cage
  • Main mirror collimation tool
  • Battery compartment with bag for fans
  • Counter-weights 2 x 1.0 kg
  • Extension tube for focuser
  • Reducer 2"/1.25"
  • Manual
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    FEATURES
    • Modern secondary mechanics - the collimation is easily achieved without tools and keeps collimation well during transports
    • Modern primary mirror cell - the telescope mirror can be collimated from the front while looking through the eyepiece and is supported by a modern floatation system with radial roller bearings
    • Large powder coated altitude wheels provide smooth and precise movement even at high magnifications
    • Secondary unit and altitude wheels fit into the rocker box and the mirror box includes a cover for transport so that the whole telescope breaks down into only two aluminium cases and the trusses
    • Extremely high rigidity construction
    • Dew-resistant because of aluminium construction: no deforming press board due to the exclusive use of metals
    • Lightweight: the aluminium profile/aluminium plate construction reduces the weight to about half of the mass of most press board designs of this price range
    • Two large radial fans for fast thermal equilibrium
     
    SPECIFICATION
  • Truss-Dobsonian Telescope in full Aluminium construction
  • NEW: Slider bearings made from TEFLON und GFK for smooth and precise movement
  • NEW: Improved main mirror cell with completely redesigned mechanics
  • NEW: Altitude bearings with new designed brake and friction system
  • NEW: Larger feet to improve stability
  • NEW: Universal finder slot to enable an easy finder upgrade
  • NEW: Counter-weight system included - 2 x 1.0 kg
  • NEW: Quick-lock fasteners with new springloaded design for comfortable use
  • NEW: Powder-coated yellow altitude wheels to improve durability
  • NEW: Laser engraved central mark on main mirror
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    FIELD OF APPLICATION
    Field of application
    • Deep Sky Observation
    • Lunar observation
    • Planetary observation
    FOCUS GROUP
    Focus Group
    • Visual enthusiasts
    • Advanced Amateurs
    • Specialists and Research
    TELESCOPE SPECIFICATION
    Optical design Newtonian Reflector
    Magnification up to 800
    Material Primary mirror BK-7
    Primary mirror diam. 406 mm
    Secondary mirror diameter 88 mm
    Mirror/Lens diam. 406 mm
    Focal length 1826 mm
    Aperture ratio 4.5
    Obstruction (%) 22
    Angular resolution 0.32 arc seconds
    Finderscope LED-Red Dot Finder
    Mount Type Dobsonian
    Eyepiece 1.25"
    Your choice of any two GSO Premium Plossl Eyepiece 1.25''

    any one from series:: 12mm / 9mm / 6mm / 4mm
    any one from series:: 15mm / 20mm / 25mm / 32mm
    [Subject to Stock Availability in choices]
    Focuser thread M54 x 0.75 mm
    ELECTRONICS, HARDWARE & SOFTWARE
    Power supply 1 12V Batteries or mains adapter
    GENERAL TECHNICAL DATA
    Material OTA Metal
    Mount type Dobson
    Transportability very good
    Focusing system 2" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser with helical gearing and 10:1 reduction
    Colour black
    Dust protection caps Dust protection caps for open aperture and eyepiece holder
    DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
    Rockerbox  550mmx550mmx330mm
    Mirrorbox 480mmx480mmx300mm
    Trusses approx. 1250mm
    Eyepiece Height while pointing at zenith approx 1.63m
    16“ Total net weight 38.4 kg
    16“ Mirror Box 23,8kg
    16“ Secondary Cage + Rockerbox 10.5 kg
    16“ 4 Truss pairs 2,5kg
    16“ Altitude Wheels 1,6kg
     
    WARNING
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    Instructions for use in ENGLISH
    Download Instruction Manual for EXPLORE SCIENTIFIC 16" Truss Dobsonian in .PDF format
     
    The following items are FREE with the telescope listed above. [ Subject To Availability ]
     
    Suggested Accessories with this Telescope

      EYEPIECES (Super Premium Plossl for GSO)
    • 40mm Plossl Eyepiece 1.25" . . . . Rs. 2820
    • 32 mm Plossl Eyepiece 1.25" . . . . Rs 2640
    • 25 mm Plossl Eyepiece 1.25" . . . . Rs. 2550
    • 20 mm Plossl Eyepiece 1.25" . . . . Rs. 2460
    • 15 mm Plossl Eyepiece 1.25" . . . . Rs. 2280
    • 12 mm Plossl Eyepiece 1.25" . . . . Rs. 2100
    • 6 mm Plossl Eyepiece 1.25" . . . . Rs. 2100
    • 4 mm Plossl Eyepiece 1.25" . . . . Rs. 2100
    • GSO SuperView 15mm 1.25" Wide Angle Eyepiece . . . . Rs. 3000
    • GSO SuperView 20mm 1.15" Wide Angle Eyepiece . . . . Rs. 3000
    • GSO SuperView 30mm 2 " Wide Angle Eyepiece . . . . Rs. 4800
    • GSO SuperView 42mm 2" Wide Angle Eyepiece . . . . Rs. 4800
    • GSO SuperView 50mm 2" Wide Angle Eyepiece . . . . Rs. 4800

    • GSO 8x50 Straight Finder Telescope . . . . Rs 3900
      BARLOW
    • GSO 2x ED-Barlow-Lens (Multicoated) 2". . . . Rs.4800
    • GSO 2X Achromatifile:///G:/AAA%20Website/es-12inch-truss-dobsonian-telescope.htmlc BARLOW LENS- fully multicoated 1.25" . . . . Rs. 1470
    • ED 3X Barlow Lens GSO 1.25" . . . . Rs. 2640
    • 3 Elememt 2.5x Barlow GSO 1.25"  . . . . Rs. 2370
    • 3 Elememt 5x Barlow GSO . . . . Rs. 2820
      CAMERA ATTACHMENTS
    • T-RING Nikon . . . . Rs. 930
    • T-RING Canon . . . . Rs 930
    • T-RING SONY E-Mount . . . . Rs 2550
    • T Adapter 1.25" . . . . Rs. 750
    • Super ACHROMATIC (MultiCoated /High Colour corrected) 2X BARLOW 1.25" OD, 2 ELEMENT LENS with T-thread for direct camera attachment /with Brass compression ring / GSO. . . . Rs. 3,000
    • 2 inch T-2 Camera Adapter . . . . Rs 1650
    • Eyepiece Projection Camera Adapter . . . . Rs. 2100
    • Universal Cell Phone Adapter . . . . Rs. 1560
    • GSO 1.25" 32mm Camera Projection Lens (CPL) eyepiece ... Rs. 3,900
    • GSO 1.25" 40mm Camera Projection Lens (CPL) eyepiece ... Rs.4,080
    • GSO 2" 30mm Camera Projection Lens (CSV) eyepiece ... Rs.5,700
    • GSO 2" 42mm Camera Projection Lens (CSV) eyepiece ... Rs.5,700
    • GSO 0.5X Focal Reducer 1.25" with 25mm extension tube ....Rs 1560
    • GSO 0.5x Focal Reducer 2 inch ....Rs 2100
    • GSO Planet View Filters each . . . . Rs 660
     
     
     
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