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Explore the Night Sky with the Explore Scientific Generation II 16-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope DOB1645-01
One of the most portable large Dobsonian telescopes on the market today, with quick set up and tear down by one or two people, the 16-inch primary mirror with 1829mm of focal length Truss Tube Dobsonian can be transported anywhere in a compact car. The superior components include a 2-inch two-speed rack & pinion focuser make for precise focusing. The large bearings on altitude and azimuth offer very smooth pointing and stability. With the use of the optional 30mm 82 Degree Series Waterproof Eyepiece, you can visually achieve a true field of view of 1.34 degrees with a 6.7mm exit pupil for spectacular high-resolution wide field deep sky viewing with a limiting visual magnitude of about 14.8 in optimal viewing conditions.
This is a Generation II telescope. All updates have been performed on this telescope. No telescope type has changed the hobby quite as much as the Dobsonian. Before the popularization of the Dobsonian by John Dobson, the vast majority of amateur telescopes consisted of small telescopes with primitive mechanics - barely enough to see the polar caps of Mars or the rings of Saturn. Larger telescopes, such as the Schmidt-Cassegrain were reserved for the wealthy. The ingenious combination of simple yet effective mechanisms with the greatest possible opening gives the Dobsonian telescope a unique triumphant march around the world. Nowhere do you get as much light for your money like a good Dobson. Disassembly of the scope without tools ensures a trouble-free transport of this great scope even in small cars. The entire structure has been optimized for maximum stiffness with minimal weight. The combination of high altitude bearings with optimized aluminum structures allows fine adjustment flows at high magnifications.
The ideal workhorse for the deep sky observers. A 406mm mirror collects more than 2,400 times as much light as the naked eye. Details on planets and deep sky objects will be visible even for inexperienced observers. Bright star clusters are resolved to the core, and the sight of the terminator on the moon is an unforgettable experience.
Includes 2" focuser with helical gearing and 10:1 reduction; LED Red Dot Finder, collimation assist tool; soft light baffle and two radial main mirror fan for fast temperature equilibrium.
The scope is ready for the use with our optional coma corrector.
|Primary mirror diameter
|Mirror cell support points
|Truss pole length
|Truss pole diameter
|Secondary cage assembly diameter
|48 cm OD
|Secondary cage assembly weight
|Secondary cage assembly height
|Mirror box/rocker box height
|Mirror box weight *
|Height to center of eyepiece at zenith
|Theoretical limiting stellar magnitude
|0.29 arc sec
|Theoretical Rayleigh limit
|0.34 arc sec
|Theoretical limiting magnitude
|Theoretical maximum magnification
|Mirror weight can vary because of the manufacturing process; these values are approximate
Limited Warranty is one year, which converts to the Explore STAR Transferrable Product Warranty when product is registered within 60 days of purchase.
The Explore Scientific Generation II 16-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope DOB1645-01 is the perfect tool for anyone who wants to experience the night sky like never before. With its large aperture and sturdy truss tube design, this telescope offers stunning views of the stars, planets, and other celestial bodies.
Whether you're an amateur astronomer or a seasoned pro, the DOB1645-01 is easy to use and provides excellent optical performance that will enhance your observing experience. The truss tube design makes it easy to transport and set up, so you can take it with you wherever you go for optimal viewing.
The telescope is constructed with high-quality materials and features precision optics that provide clear, crisp views of the night sky. It also includes a variety of accessories that will enhance your observing experience, including a 2-inch focuser, an 8x50 straight-through finderscope, and a 2-inch 35mm eyepiece.
With its advanced features and exceptional performance, the Explore Scientific Generation II 16-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope DOB1645-01 is the perfect telescope for anyone who wants to explore the mysteries of the night sky. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced astronomer, this telescope will provide you with hours of enjoyment and discovery.
The Explore Scientific Generation II 16-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope DOB1645-01 is a perfect telescope for experienced and novice astronomers alike. With its 16-inch aperture and 1829mm focal length, this telescope is perfect for viewing planets, nebulae, and other celestial objects.
The telescope is lightweight and portable due to its truss tube design, which allows for easy setup and transport. The telescope has a 2-inch Rack-and-Pinion focuser that allows for precise focusing. It also features a 9x50 finder scope and 2-inch Altitude Tension Clutch for added convenience and precision.
The Explore Scientific Generation II 16-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope DOB1645-01 is built with high-quality materials and is designed to last. Its sturdy construction ensures that it will withstand the rigors of regular use and provide clear and detailed views of the night sky for years to come.
Overall, this telescope is an excellent choice for amateur and professional astronomers who want to explore the night sky and view celestial objects in stunning detail. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced astronomer, the Explore Scientific Generation II 16-inch Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope DOB1645-01 is sure to provide an unforgettable viewing experience.
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