Discovery 8" f/7 Premium DHQ Dobsonian Telescope

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Discovery 8" f/7 Premium DHQ Dobsonian Telescope
Item # DI-0870
  • Highest quality Dobsonian mount expertly crafted from birch plywood and professionally finished.
  • The Discovery 8" Dob uses only hand-figured optics that are perfected to exacting "diffraction limited standards.
  • Enhanced aluminum coatings on both primary and secondary mirrors.
  • The Discovery 8" Dob incorporates an aluminum mirror cell and enhanced aluminum coatings.
  • Ebony Star formica bearing surfaces, adjustable bearings and unique split-tube for easy storage and transportation.


Discovery Telescopes 8" f/7 Premium DHQ (PDHQ) Dobsonian Telescope

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.

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.
Discovery Telescopes Product Number: 0870
Additional Information

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
Review by Captain Dave / (Posted on 10/11/2014)
Included Items

Included Items

  • 8" f/7 Premium DHQ (PDHQ) Dobsonian
  • 2" Crayford Focuser w/ 1.25" Adapter
  • Telrad Viewfinder
  • Dust Cover
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

can I buy digital setting circles and a computer for this scope?  Approximate cost?
Can 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?
which material is used for primary mirror , is it pyrex glass or soda lime glass ?
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