Astronomy Magazine raved about the standard configuration on which this Build-A-Scope model is based when it said that its jumbo-sized optics and uncomplicated design bring a "new level of joy to simple observing."
This Orion Build-A-Scope 10" Classic Dobsonian gives you the deep-space thrills without the deep-pocket frills. We've kept it lean and mean to keep its prices low for tight budgets. But rest assured, it comes fully equipped for adventure, whether you're a beginning stargazer or are graduating to a more capable telescope. It features an expertly figured parabolic mirror housed in an enameled steel optical tube. The tube rides on a stable Dobsonian base that allows easy point-and-view navigation and has a convenient carrying handle.
With the Build-A-Scope 10" Classic Dobsonian from Orion, you decide which finder scope, focuser, and eyepiece comes with the telescope. You can choose between magnified achromatic finder scopes, red-dot reflex sights, or more deluxe right-angle correct-image or illuminated crosshair finder scope models to be included with the SkyQuest XT10 Classic Dobsonian. Next, select which focuser you want to be included with the telescope, choosing between smooth-adjusting Crayford designs with or without dual-speed fine focus control. You also get to select which telescope eyepiece is included from Orion's wide selection of quality oculars. Choose from low focal length, high magnification eyepieces, or go after the bigger picture with a wide-angle eyepiece to view a large swath of sky through the telescope.
Setup takes only a minute, leaving the rest of the evening to marvel at the planets, the Moon, and a myriad of deep-sky treasures. Enjoy fantastic views with the Orion Build-A-Scope 10" Classic Dobsonian Telescope - and fantastic savings too!
Meets or exceeds all California State Environmental Quality & Safety Regulations (CARB 93120 Phase 2 Compliant).
Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-676-1343.
Please note this product was not designed or intended by the manufacturer for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.
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10" Aperture Optical Tube Assembly
2" - 1.25" eyepiece adapter
Screws with round knob attached
Top base plate
Ground base plate
Base assembly screws
Feet attachment wood screws
Self-adhesive rubber bumper
Large hex-head bolt
3/8" lock nut
Socket-head cap screws
Starry Night special edition software
And of course, the focuser, finder scope, eyepieces, and other accessories you choose!
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