The big box was waiting on the trailer up at my observatory, Pukemaru Observatory. We shaved every possible inch off the height of this instrument and have produced a telescope over 3 feet shorter than our competitor's 25" scopes. 9mm or less; 10-19mm; 20-29mm; 30-39mm; 40-49mm; 50-59mm; Eyepieces by Barrel Size. What is a New Technology Telescope? Photo credits go to Mike Lockwood, that very fine maker of large mirrors who travelled from the States to check out the Southern Skies. Four new giant telescopes are about to rock astronomy, Celestron celebrates 60 years of crafting telescopes, The history and future of telescopes on the Moon, Earth's best telescopes have closed, but the hunt for dangerous asteroids continues, COVID-19 forces Earth's largest telescopes to close, The history of the Ritchey-Chrétien telescope, Humans have been living on the ISS for 20 years, Sprites and elves frolic in Jupiter's skies, Space Gift Ideas for Astronomy Buffs and Skygazers for the 2020 Holiday Season, Travel to Costa Rica in February 2021 with. The depth, structure and colour on offer was truly remarkable. In a land where only the finest is good enough and in a city where stands the tallest building in the world, it seems only fitting that the magnificent SDM#099 had found its home. Want a truly monster Dobsonian telescope, but not a monster ladder? View our Privacy Policy. The eastern and southern sky was the main target area for the night. Hopefully this will be the first gathering of many – the views of the Tarantula Nebula through host Allan Wades 32″ will never be bettered! So I decided to drive the 700km return journey myself and bring Kororia back on a trailer. Every SDM telescope is a handcrafted original with 300 – 400 hours of skilled craftsmanship lavished upon each creation. $220.00. Peter designed my telescope so it could see over the walls when they were folded down. What we liked. 18 monster dobs from numerous states travelled hundreds of kilometres to gather under pristine sky, and what memorable views they produced. Ask Astro: Why does the Moon disappear during New Moon? $49.99. In fact I can get down to within 7° of the horizon with half of the mirror (half of. Cruise to totality in the South Pacific with Astronomy in 2020. The men loaded the huge box (2.4 x 1.2 x 1.2m and weighing around 600kg) onto the trailer then I made my way very carefully homewards. I stopped down on the EP and the image went into 4K! Great Red Spot’s Jupiter Series 40-inch Dobsonian Reflector Telescope has a focal ratio of f/3.6. Weight: 40 pounds Dimensions: 49 x 27 x 20 inches. Note: a Dobsonian telescope is a Newtonian reflector telescope (invented by Newton, of course) but mounted in a very inexpensive way. Is it better to use a telescope or binoculars to observe space? Australia just had its BIGGEST star party yet! The stand-out feature of this telescope is the altazimuth mount. The observatory is 4.8m wide, 7.2m long with a slide-off roof that comes 2/3 of the way off. View our Privacy Policy. I had frequent stops to left other drivers past. Pete and his 90 year old Uncle Merv arrived on the morning of Saturday 25th. The big box was waiting on the trailer up at my observatory, Pukemaru Observatory. The overall seeing was good with above average transparency despite the Dubai sky glow to the western horizon. Buy dobsonian telescopes at Astronomics. Sky-Watcher 16" Flextube SynScan GoTo Collapsible Dobsonian - S11840 . Purchase Dobsonian telescopes today and save! Our C30 f/3.3 telescope is for you! Following a long, hot and humid summer in the UAE, the sudden drop in temperature marks the start of the outdoor season and a chance to wheel out Zeùs under dark skies again. This outstanding 18? Nice. Not in quantity of numbers, but aperture An exclusive group of owners of SDM Telescopes gathered under the same dark sky as our professional observatories in line of sight to the Siding Spring Observatory.