The Bresser Messier 8" Dobsonian offers the performance and qualities rivaling many other more expensive telescopes, infact there are many dedicated Dobsonian telescope users groups, passionate about these designs and given the outstanding performance of these telescopes and their price, its easy to see why.
The optical diameter of 203mm (8") does not limit your observations to solar system objects such as the moon or the planets - These telescope designs allow you to reach much further into deep space and explore globular / open star clusters, nebulae and galaxies.
With a Telescope of this aperture objects are beginning to show some structure: globular clusters are no longer only fuzzy circles, but are resolved into masses of individual stars. Nebulae, that can only be barely detected in smaller scopes, start to reveal structures within. The excellent Hexafoc focuser boosts a large 2.5" diameter so that you don't have vignetting in big widefield eyepieces that can occur in smaller focuser barrels.
The big altitude wheels handle the large heavy optics without issue - and if you decide to use even larger accessories (like a bino-viewer with two eyepieces) then you can move the tube in its tube rings and achieve balance within seconds. If you need to transport or store the telescope, the rocker box disassembles (and re-assembles) very easily.
Optical design: Reflector
Mirror diameter: 203 mm
Focal length: 1218 mm / f/6
Maximum recommended magnification: x 406
High quality BRESSER Newton optics
Parabolic primary mirror
Primary mirror diameter: 203 mm
2.5" HEXAFOC focus
primary mirror made using special-purpose glass with very little thermal expansion
Shifting-free focusing, even with heavy accessories
Easy to move the tube
Rocker Box easily Disassembled / Reassembled
OTA can be attached to other mountings
Differently sized adjusting- and lock-screws
Dimensions & Weight:
Net weight OTA: (incl. accessories) 11.5 kg
Total length: 128 cm
Total width: 48 cm
Total height: 48 cm
Tube diameter: 250 mm
Tube length: 1150 mm
Net Weight total (incl. accessories): 21 kg
Net weight mount (incl. accessories): 9.5 kg
25mm SuperPloessl eyepiece (Ø 31,7 mm / 1,25'')
1 Extension shell 37,5mm for 2.5'' Hexafoc
1 Eyepiece adapter Ø 31,7 to 50,8 mm
2 Tube clamps
2 Altitude wheels
1 Rockerbox with 2 ground boards and assembly material
SAFETY NOTICE:Never look directly at the Sun through your Binoculars or Telescope - immediate and permanent eye damage may result. For Solar viewing please ensure you have a dedicated Solar Filter fitted correctly to your telescope.
Please Note: Items in stock and ready for dispatch immediately are usually delivered within 24-48hrs. Some items may be 'Special Order Items' and require additional lead time before being dispatched eg. 5 - 10 Working days - This will be highlighted on the product page before purchase.
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REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch: 24 - 48 hrs
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Est. Delivery Time after Dispatch: 24 - 72 hrs
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