The Bresser Messier 5" Dobsonian telescope is simply a breakthrough. Despite its affordable price, this telescope offers a versatility and quality rivaling many more expensive telescope options and the future proof removable tube is ideal for those planning astro photography on an EQ mount.
The Bresser Messier 5" Dobsonian telescope is easy to use, but is not only for beginners - experienced amateur astronomers will love this high perfomance and compact telescope, which is easily portable, yet large enough to explore the skies with. The main goal of the design of this telescope is a quick setup and ease of use. Simply place the Messier 5" Dobson telescope on a table or level surface in your backyard, point the telescope to your target object (using the supplied red dot finder) and you are ready to start observations.
The Messier 5" Dobson is almost completely pre-assembled in the factory, which means you can set up and start observing within minutes of unpacking the system. Just add the included standard accessories (LED-finder, 25mm and 9mm Kellner eyepieces and Moon filter) and the telescope is ready to go! The inbuilt compass and circular level speeds up the telescopes orientation and gives the user a guide to directional pointing.
The optical diameter of 130mm (5") does not restrict your observations to solar system objects like the moon or the planets - you can reach farther into the sky and explore globular and open clusters, nebulae and galaxies (though Bresser's 6" Messier Dobsonian is almost as portable and provides greater light gathering power). Finding and identifying fainter objects is much easier with this class of telescope, than smaller beginner's instruments. Bresser also has equipped these dobsonians with a high quality parabolic main mirror, which offers a much better sharpness and contrast than rival telescopes with more simple inexpensive spherical main mirrors.
The optical tube can easily be moved inside the tube rings, in order to find the optimal balance and observing position. This is another virtue of this highly versatile telescope system: remove the optical tube from its Dobsonian telescope mount and use the optics on a equatorial mount - in minutes. It is also possible to get to prime focus with this telescope for true long duration astrophotography - another plus point over many alternative Dobsonians, which often lack the prerequisite in focus to allow the most efficient type of imaging.
In short: this telescope sets new standards in usability, versatility and performance in its price class.
Primary mirror diameter: 130 mm
Focal length: 650 mm
1.25" rack & pinion focuser
Primary mirror made from optical glass
Many accessories included - ready to use
Pre-assembled - minimal setting up required
System is very portable
OTA can be easily attached to other mountings
What's in the box:
Parabolic newton reflector
Dobsonian telescope mount
25mm and 9mm Kellner eyepieces (1.25"/31.7 mm)
Moon filter (1.25"/31.7 mm)
2 tube clamps with Vixen profile dovetail
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