How to Build a Dobsonian Telescope at Home

Because of the simplicity of the Dobsonian’s reflector design and altazimuth mount, it is possible to build one yourself at home. While doing so may not necessarily save you significant amounts of money, the satisfaction of enjoying the nighttime sky with a viewing instrument you crafted yourself make building your own well worth the effort. … Read more

Orion SkyQuest XX12g GoTo Truss Tube Dobsonian Telescope (10148)

The SkyQuest XX12g GoTo truss tube Dobsonian telescope from Orion is a high-end telescope designed to provide the closest thing to an ideal telescope possible. The scope is designed with three main features in mind: Portability, optical power, and exceptional tracking capability. Its ease of use make it ideal for beginners, while its excellent optics … Read more

Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope Review

Type Reflector Aperture 150 mm (6 inches) Focal Length 1200 mm Mount Dobsonian Accessories 1.25 inch focuser (rack-and-pinion), EZ Finder II aiming device, 1.25 inch Sirius Plossl eyepiece, quick-collimation cap Focal Ratio f/8.0 Orion is a big name in astronomy that is often pegged as one of the best telescope brands. Many beginner astronomers start … Read more

Review: Orion 10014 SkyQuest XT 4.5 Telescope

If you’re looking for a high-quality portable telescope, you need not look further than the Orion 10014 SkyQuest XT 4.5 Classic Dobsonian. The 10014 is great choice for both beginners and experienced astronomers, and is an excellent choice for a portable telescope. You’ll also find that the Orion 10014 is a great value and a … Read more

Sky-Watcher 12in. Collapsible Dobsonian Telescope Review

The huge-aperture collapsible Dobsonian telescope from Sky-Watcher is a breathtakingly powerful instrument for exploring deep-sky objects in detail. Designed for intermediate astronomers, this telescope offers light-gobbling capabilities that allow it to provide clear views of deep-sky objects that are barely visible to other telescopes. In addition, its collapsible features and portability make it easy to … Read more

Orion SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian Telescope (8946)

The 10-inch SkyQuest Dobsonian telescope from Orion has one of the largest apertures in Orion’s line of XT telescopes. Boasting impressive light-gathering capabilities and impressive optics, this scope provides astronomers with clear images of all kinds of planets, stars, and nebulae. At the same time, the SkyQuest boasts a strikingly simple design that makes it … Read more