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 12.5" f/5 Premium DHQ (PDHQ) Split-Tube Dobsonian Telescope
All Discovery Split Tube 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 Split Tube 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 Split Tube Dobsonian Telescopes come with a 2" Crayford focuser with 1.25" adapter, dust cover and Telrad viewfinder.
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Discovery Telescopes 12.5" f/5 Premium DHQ (PDHQ) Split-Tube 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/5
- Enhanced aluminum coatings.
- Additional Information
SKU DI-1255S Manufacturer Discovery Telescope Series Discovery PDHQ Optical Design Newtonian Reflector Mount Type Dobsonian Cradle Warranty 1 Year Warranty Telescope Aperture 12.5" Telescope Focal Length 1588mm Telescope Focal Ratio f/5 Optical Coatings Aluminum Limiting Stellar Magnitude 14.9 Tube Color or Finish Matte Black Finder Included Telrad Eyepiece(s) Included 25mm Plossl Optical Tube Weight Upper - 17 lbs., Lower - 54 lbs. Total Telescope Weight 99 lbs. Length of Optical Tube Not supplied by manufacturer
- Included Items
- 12.5" f/5 Premium DHQ (PDHQ) Split-Tube Dobsonian
- 2" Crayford Focuser w/ 1.25" Adapter
- Telrad Viewfinder
- Dust Cover
- Questions & Answers
Product Questions2 quick questions: when the tube is split into two pieces, are there covers for each end of the two tubes? Does the mirror come pre-assembled in the lower tube?Question by: zach04 on Jul 30, 2014 2:14:44 PMHello Zach,
According to the manufacturer, this tube only comes with one cover for the top but you can request additional covers at the time of order.
The mirror is shipped attached to the mirror cell but not to the lower end of the bottom tube when it ships. The reason that the manufacturer ships it like this is to minimalize the risk of the mirror getting damaged during transit.Answer by: Roderick (Admin) on Aug 4, 2014 12:24:02 PM
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