Celestron StarSense Explorer 8-inch Dobsonian Telescope Review – Space.com | Ad On Picture

The Celestron StarSense Explorer 8-inch Dobsonian ($799.95/£649.99) couldn’t come sooner. If you want the most bang for your buck when observing the night sky with a telescope, you should always consider a Dobsonian. This has been a rule of thumb in the amateur astronomy world for years, but Dobsonian telescopes are often ignored by novices because of their design, which requires them to be manually pointed at objects.

Celestron StarSense Explorer 8-inch Dobsonian: key specifications

Optical design: Newtonian reflector

Aperture: 8 inch / 203 mm

Focal length: 47.24 inches/1200mm

Aperture ratio: f/5.9

Eyepiece Focal Length: 0.98″/25mm (48x)

Total kit weight: 19.68 kg

Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth Dobsonian

They are also very large, difficult to move, and difficult to store. Why bother when you can get a small, portable, and computerized “Go To” reflecting telescope that finds objects for you?

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