When you talk about a Discovery Dobsonian Telescope, you aren't just talking about any run-of-the-mill, mass produced dob... You're talking hand-figured quality and all American pride in workmanship. When you lay your hands on a Discovery, you'll discover what you've been missing.
Discovery Telescopes 8" f/7 Premium DHQ (PDHQ) Dobsonian Telescope
All Discovery Dobs include the finest hand-figured optics available today and are custom made-to-order. Discovery optics are manufactured in their own state-of-the-art facility, not sold out of the country to the lowest bidder. Every set of optics is painstakingly tested until it passes Discovery's strict standards for "diffraction limited". They incorporate the use of Fizuea, Equal-plate and Scatter-path interferometers and documentation can be provided for your telescope for an extra fee.
You won't find any shortcuts or substandard parts in a Discovery Telescope. There are no design flaws. Every Discovery Dobsonian Telescope is fully assembled and checked for fit and finish before it ever leaves for shipment. All of their telescopes are handcrafted and masterfully built. You will never find a Discovery Telescope sold in a discount department store... Ever!
Will you pay a little more for a Discovery Dob? Yes. But you won't have to pay for extras that should be part of a standard package. All Discovery Dobsonian Telescopes come with a 2" Crayford focuser with 1.25" adapter, dust cover and Telrad viewfinder..
Discover the Discovery difference...
Discovery Telescopes 8" f/7 Premium DHQ (PDHQ) Dobsonian Telescope Features
- 2" Crayford focuser with 1.25" adapter.
- Telrad viewfinder and dustcover.
- Silky smooth movements and adjusts for perfect balance.
- Non-reflective interior surfaces.
- High quality construction.
- Focal ratio: f/7
- Enhanced aluminum coatings.
- Additional Information
SKU DI-0870 Manufacturer Discovery Telescope Series Discovery PDHQ Optical Design Newtonian Reflector Mount Type Dobsonian Cradle Warranty 1 Year Warranty Telescope Aperture 8' Telescope Focal Length 1421mm Telescope Focal Ratio F/7 Optical Coatings Aluminum Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14 Tube Color or Finish Matte Black Finder Included Telrad Eyepiece(s) Included 25mm Plossl Optical Tube Weight 17 lbs. Total Telescope Weight 41 lbs. Length of Optical Tube Not supplied by manufacturer
Customer Reviews 1 item(s)
- Very sturdy and smooth mount, optics are outstandi
I bought this several years ago, far outperformed my Takahashi 102!! I was totally amazed at the images of Jupiter and Saturn. I just can't believe that this scope hasn't been listed as one of the all time best scopes. I cannot believe that anyone purchasing this scope would have any complaints, absolutely outstanding, outclassed my Questars, Taks, TeleVues and Unitrons for less money!!!
1= Houston, We Have a Problem & 5= It's Out of This World
- Included Items
- 8" f/7 Premium DHQ (PDHQ) Dobsonian
- 2" Crayford Focuser w/ 1.25" Adapter
- Telrad Viewfinder
- Dust Cover
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsQuestion by: Captain Dave on Oct 24, 2014 8:27:00 PMJMI does not have the specific measurements for the Discovery 8" Dobsonian, but a DSC computer and encoders could be purchased for approximately $500-900 depending on the database of the computer (~200 objects at the low end and ~40,000 at the high end). Please contact OPT for more information.Answer by: Chris (Admin) on Oct 29, 2014 1:16:36 PMCan the single speed crayford focuser handle the weight of a 2.7 lb load from a heavy eyepiece and barlow/accessory by focusing without backlash?
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