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Sky-Watcher Classic 250 Dobsonian 10-inch Aperature Telescope – Solid-Tube – Simple, Traditional Design – Easy to Use, Perfect for Beginners (S11620)

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Never use your optic to project an image of the Sun onto any surface. Internal heat build-up can damage the optic and any accessories attached to it. All mirror surfaces are coated with our XLT optical coatings to visibly increase contrast and light throughput for brighter views. With XLT, you'll be able to discern subtle details while viewing the Moon and planets, as well as faint galaxies and nebulae. The mirrors are made of low-expansion optical glass, which helps ensure the best images under changing environmental conditions. And nowhere is perfect; I was hampered at times by trees. The best views you'll get will be from the top of a mountain or out in the middle of the desert, which is why the portable aspect is important. If viewing conditions aren't ideal where you live, you might still be able to take this with you on a camping trip. Just make sure you have a big vehicle. Intermediate Level - These products offer higher performance and more advanced features than Level 1: Beginner models. They typically take a bit longer to learn and need some set-up or adjustments. But anyone with the slightest technical bent will have no problem getting familiar with these models. Referring to the manual is recommended. You can easily control different features of this telescope with your tablet or a smartphone because this 10-inch telescope comes with a built-in WiFi signal. It is a great feature that highlights this telescope among many others you can find on the market.

Please be aware that The Widescreen Centre cannot be held responsible for any postal or third-party delays that may occur. We are committed to providing a reliable and efficient delivery service for our valued customers. The highest practical limit is different from the often used "highest theoretical magnification" specification. The "theoretical" limit generally is 50x the aperture of the scope in inches (2x the aperture in mm). So for example, an 80mm refractor is capable of 160x, and a 10" telescope is theoretically capable of 500x magnification. If you've never tried using a telescope without a smart app, it's difficult to understand the magnitude of what Celestron has done with its smartphone-enabled telescopes. The best I can say is that although I took two semesters of astronomy years ago in college, I still find using a telescope challenging.These scopes are easy to travel with, even though they are pretty big telescopes. The size and weight of the scope is the price you pay for the large aperture that makes seeing so many dim distant objects possible. StarSense Explorer uses patented technology and your smartphone to determine exactly where the telescope is pointed in the night sky. A Lost in Space Algorithm (LISA), like the ones satellites use in orbit to correctly orient themselves, helps the app match star patterns it detects overhead to its internal database.

So you finally made up your mind about getting a Dobsonian telescope? Well, you’re no doubt finding out just how many different models and types there are in the market. But before you get overwhelmed and make a hasty decision, we’ve chalked up this here buyer’s guide and some of the best telescopes already making rounds in the UK. Since the Orion IntelliScope Computerized Object Locator system does not involve motors, you actively push the telescope following the directions displayed on the handheld IntelliScope controller until the object you've selected is centered. The XT8i IntelliScope will actually teach you about locations of objects in the night sky during use as you gently push the telescope from object to object. Instead of relying on power-draining GoTo system motors, the "push-to" IntelliScope XT8i saves energy and expense by running on a single 9-volt battery cell (included). Used Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras Used Lenses for Canon EOS R Used Lenses for Nikon Z Used Lenses for Sony Alpha Used Lenses for L-mount Used Lenses for Fujifilm X Used Lenses for Micro 4/3 Used Lenses for Canon EF-M Used Lenses for other Mirrorless Cameras With a large 10" Newtonian reflector optical tube, this telescope has enough light grasp to bring out impressive detail in celestial objects while remaining remarkably portable. You can expect sharp, bright views of Jupiter's four Galilean moons, its cloud bands and Great Red Spot, the rings of Saturn, the gaseous glow of the Orion Nebula, dust lanes in the Lagoon Nebula, and our neighbour galaxy, Andromeda. Compared to the StarSense Explorer DX 130 AZ, the 10" Dobsonian has 380+% more light gathering area, providing better views of faint objects.

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A few nights later I was able to see Jupiter and Saturn. I was blown away... I tried to use the Barlow with the 6mm Lens for looking at Jupiter and Saturn. It was hard to line up but manged in the end. For Jupiter I could see a couple of the darker rings of cloud and with Saturn it was bright, and I could clearly see there was a ring around it. As a comparison for those that have not yet seen through telescope yet, both planets scaled to roughly the size a BB pellet if I held it about an inch or so away from my eye, if that is of any help. When I used the 25mm Lens that was supplied with this scope (without using the Barlow) I had a much wider view, so the planets where much smaller but I could see the some of the moons orbiting the respective planet. I wish I could have taken a picture, so I guess that’s my next thing on my list to work towards.

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