Dobsonian Telescopes

Ideal for beginners, Dobsonian Firstscope, Cometron & Heritage telescopes are compact, quick and easy to set up.

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Celestron Royal Observatory Greenwich Firstscope Table Top Telescope
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National Geographic  114/500 Compact Dobsonian Reflector Telescope
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Sky Watcher Heritage 100P Tabletop Dobsonian Astronomy Telescope
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Sky Watcher Heritage 130P Telescope
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Sky Watcher Heritage 150P FlexTube Dobsonian Astronomy Telescope
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Celestron StarSense Explorer 130mm Smartphone App-Enabled Tabletop Dobsonian Telescope
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Sky Watcher Heritage 150P FlexTube Tabletop Dobsonian Wifi Astronomy Telescope with Virtuoso GT1 Mount
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Celestron StarSense Explorer 8'' Smartphone App-Enabled Dobsonian Telescope
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Celestron StarSense Explorer 12'' Smartphone App-Enabled Dobsonian Telescope
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Celestron FirstScope 76 Accessory Kit
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Celestron Firstscope Signature Series Moon By Robert Reeves
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Sky Watcher Heritage 76 Telescope
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Sky Watcher Infinity 76P Telescope
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National Geographic 76/350 Newtonian Reflector Compact Telescope
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Celestron StarSense Explorer 114mm Smartphone App-Enabled Tabletop Dobsonian Telescope
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Sky Watcher Skyliner 150P Classic Dobsonian Astronomy Telescope
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Sky Watcher Skyliner 200P Classic Dobsonian Astronomy Telescope
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Celestron StarSense Explorer 150mm Smartphone App-Enabled Tabletop Dobsonian Telescope
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Celestron StarSense Explorer 10'' Smartphone App-Enabled Dobsonian Telescope
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is a Dobsonian telescope good for viewing planets?

Dobsonian telescopes have a large aperture and are a low-cost telescope when compared to tripod mounted Newtonian Reflectors or the more expensive Refractor Telescope. Dobsonian telescopes can often provide great planetary images. Their large aperture makes the images bright and detailed as well as having good levels of contrast too.

What are the advantages of a Dobsonian telescope?

Larger aperture when compared to other designs. More Portable and easier to use than Reflectors and Refractor telescopes. Good image quality for the price, with decent views of galaxies, nebulas, planets and star clusters.

What is the difference between a Newtonian and Dobsonian telescope?

Dobsonian and a Newtonian telescope can actually be the same thing. A Newtonian refers to the optical design of the telescope, whereas a Dobsonian refers to a Newtonian type telescope with some specific features, such as an altazimuth mount. Newtonian Telescopes were invented by Sir Isaac Newton in the 1600, whereas Dobsonian telescopes have only been around since the 1960s, but have grown very quickly in terms of popularity.

Is a Dobsonian telescope good for beginners?

Yes - simple to use and relatively portable compared to larger telescopes of similar power. They use a simple turntable and move up and down and twist on a rotating base, meaning they are easy to point at any part of the night sky. They represent great value for money, ideal for beginners to astronomy and Children in particular. Good for observing the Moon, planets, and some brighter deep sky objects such as nebulae and galaxies.