Posted by: T. Boyd | January 21, 2009

My 8 inch Dobsonian telescope

I bought this telescope in the 1980’s and it has served me well. The Dobsonian design has an interesting history which you can read on Wikipedia here. It is best used for faint objects like nebula and comets. My other telescope is better for planets and double stars, for example. where higher magnification is needed. Here are some pictures of the Dobsonian:


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