Explore Scientific Ultra Light 16" Dobsonian GENERATION II
Truss-Dobsonian Telescope in full Aluminium construction
NEW: Slider bearings made from TEFLON and 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 fastener with new spring-loaded design for comfortable use
NEW: Powder-coated yellow altitude wheels to improve durability
NEW: Laser engraved central mark on main mirror
Material OTA Metal
Power supply for fans 12V Batteries or mains adapter
Optical design Newtonian Reflector
Mount type Dobsonian
Magnification up to 800 (normally x250 under reasonable sky conditions)
Field of application Deep Sky Observation, Lunar observation, Planetary observation
Material Primary mirror BK-7
Primary mirror diameter (mm) 406
Secondary mirror diameter (mm) 88
Objective diameter (mm) 406
Focal length (mm) 1826
Aperture ratio 4.5
Obstruction (%) 25
Angular resolution (arc seconds) 0.32
Transportability very good
Focusing system 2" Rack-and-Pinion Focuser with helical gearing and 10:1 reduction
Finderscope LED-Red Dot Finder
Rain/Dust protection caps Dust protection caps for open aperture and eyepiece holder
Mount Type Dobsonian
Warranty 3 (Years)
Dimensions for mobile use: Rockerbox 550mmx550mmx330mm; Mirrorbox 480mmx480mmx300mm; Trusses approx. 1250mm
Eyepiece Height while pointing at zenith approximately 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
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