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Explore Scientific Ultra Light 16" Dobsonian GENERATION II


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Special Offer: get the Revelation Observer's Eyepiece Kit worth £124 FREE when you order this telescope!  Offer available while stocks last.

The Explore Scientific Ultra Light 16" Dobsonian GENERATION II is the ultimate in collapsible, large aperture, portable telescopes - featuring full aluminium construction for strength, durability and lightness. This system has very easy to collimate primary and secondary mirrors, which is vital for instruments of this type. The whole telescope folds and packs down into a couple of very compact packages, the main mirror box has a hinged lid for protecting the primary in transit, but also forms an integral part of the structure of the telescope in use. Getting up and observing is a simple procedure: fit the struts and altitude bearings to the main mirror box, fit the Secondary/Focuser head to the support struts, collimate - and you're ready to observe. The Explore Scientific Ultra Light 16" Dobsonian's focuser is a buttery-smooth dual speed low profile Crayford-style/Rack and Pinion Hybrid, capable of supporting the weight of heavier 2" eyepieces and accessories. With 16" or 405mm of pure aperture available, familiar Deep Sky really come to life and a wealth of objects outside the remit of smaller instruments are all within your reach. Planetary and Lunar resolution at this aperture have to be seen to be believed!

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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

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


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
Colour black
Rain/Dust protection caps Dust protection caps for open aperture and eyepiece holder
Mount Type Dobsonian
Warranty 3 (Years)

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