Omcon 8" Dob

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Brand and Model:Omcon 8" Dob
Price ($USD):$370
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Aperture:203mm (8")
f Ratio:f/6
Focal Length:1200mm
Electric Power:
Weight (lbs):~40 lbs.
Dimensions (w/h/d):48"x10"x10"
Description:Comes with a 2" Rack and Pinion (?) Focuser standard.

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Omcon 8" Dob
Wow for about $370 USD you get an 8" dob with a 2" Focuser. Can not beat this for a beginners scope. Setup was easy to do, even without accurate instructions. Spot-checked the collimation and it looked pretty good out of the box. Did a star test and it was good on both sides of focus. On my first major night of viewing was able to see M13 (nice) and the Ring Nebula (M57?), the later being very impressive. At my current maximum power (x160) was able to split the double/double in Lyra. Mars was also fun to view, and from my location by Atlanta Georgia, was able to make out a little detail, as it appeared just over my neighbors roof and trees. Fit and finish may not be as good as the Orion or Discovery, but with the included accessories, and the price I have to say this is an impressive scope.

Overall Rating: 10
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