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Apertura DT6 6" Dobsonian Telescope - DT6
Please Note : A physical copy of the instruction manual is NOT included in the purchase of this Dobsonian telescope and its accessories. An instruction manual is available for download, however. This electronic version of the instruction manual can be found under the "Files" tab.
Apertura DT6 6" Dobsonian Telescope
Almost nothing is better than getting a great telescope for a low price! For those embarking on the adventure that is amateur astronomy, this telescope is a great first companion. Dobsonian telescopes are incredibly easy to use, as they use the simple yet brilliant Dobsonian "Lazy Susan-style" base. This alt-azimuth design allows users to direct the telescope anywhere in a full 360° circle, as well as move the Newtonian reflecting telescope up and down.
This Newtonian Reflector telescope has an aperture of 6", a focal length of 1200 mm, and a focal ratio of f/7.9. This combination makes the 6" DT Dob the perfect visual telescope for entry-level observers. The 6" Dobsonian is also very portable, and all that is needed to set up the scope is to place the OTA in the rocker-box, add your eyepiece and finder, and you are good to go! You can add additional accessories (not included) from there to expand your observation toolbox.
Dobsonian telescopes have a reputation for creating fantastic memories of the night sky in the minds of children and adults alike. You can take this telescope and introduce yourself, your friends, your family, and even those in your neighborhood to the wonders of the universe! Once you get bit by the astronomy bug, you'll be sure to have countless adventures, and you will be glad that you started with the Apertura 6" DT telescope.
The Apertura DT6 comes with a 1.25" Crayford style focuser, a 6x30 straight through finder, a 25mm eyepiece, and a lens cap:
- Crayford Style 1.25" Focuser: This single speed, 1.25" focuser is great for obtaining a focus that resists wobble and backlash. The smooth spring loaded shaft will ensure that you keep focus throughout your observations. It will accept 1.25" eyepieces.
- 6x30 Finder: This straight through finder is a great way to help you find celestial objects, whether it means centering the moon or taking a gander at the stars in Orion's Belt. The straight through design also eliminates the need for a correct image erecting prism.
- 25mm Plossl Eyepiece: The 25mm Plossl Eyepiece is a fantastic addition to this DT6 Dob. The eyepiece has a 1.25" barrel, a 52° field of view, and 22mm of eye relief. It can also accept 1.25" filters and has a 4-element optical lens design. With the multi-coated lens surface and the blackened lens edges, this eyepiece is great for delivering crisp and clear images!
- Lens Cap: Placing the included lens cap on the front end of your telescope will protect the mirrors from the majority of dust accumulation.
- OTA Type: Newtonian Reflector
- Mount Type: Alt-Azimuth Dobsonian Base
- Aperture: 6" (152 mm)
- Focal Length: 1200 mm
- Focal Ratio: f/7.9
- Eyepiece: 25mm Plossl
- Finder Scope: 6x30 Straight Through Finder
- Focuser: 1.25" Crayford Style, Single Speed
- Dust Prevention: Lens Cap Included
- Tube Weight: 19.84 lb. (9 kg)
- Base Weight: 17.85 lb. (8.1 kg)
- Total Weight: 37.69 lb. (17.09 kg)
Apertura DT 6" Dob Specifications
This Product Comes with the Apertura Absolute Warranty!
- Two-Year Warranty against product defects.
- Three-Year Accident Replacement Program that begins after your initial 2 year warranty expires.
- Your Apertura Absolute Warranty is transferable.
Download a copy of the Apertura Absolute Warranty for more information on this program, how to make a claim, and why it is important to keep your original receipt and the product's original boxes & packaging!