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Celestron StarHopper 8

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Keywords: Dobsonian Newtonian Celestron

Description

Currently there are 3 requests to borrow this.

 

This Celestron Star Hopper Dobsonian is an 8 inch Newtonian telescope on a Dobson style mount. Dobsonian telescopes are cost effective and provide good views of celestial objects.

Details

Dobsonian telescopes are recognized within the astronomy hobby as an excellent value for the aperture size, 

The optical system features a large primary mirror at the bottom of the tube which collects light and concentrates it onto a small secondary mirror, which reflects the light out the side of the tube and into the eyepiece. The user must "star hop" to observing targets by referring to a star atlas and moving the tube up or down, and left or right, by hand.

Note: This is a heavy and bulky telescope.  It may require 2 people to lift it and a bigger vehicle to transport it.

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Requests to Borrow

There are 3 other members with requests to borrow this equipment.