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Explore Scientific FirstLight 8-inch Dobsonian - Ultimate Bundle Package - with Bonus Accessories

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Explore FirstLight 8-inch f/6 Dobsonian - Ultimate Bundle Package - w/ Bonus Accessories

Introducing the Explore Scientific FirstLight 8-inch Dobsonian package, a revolutionary telescope that transforms amateur astronomy with the innovative spirit of John Dobson's groundbreaking design.

This telescope, renowned for its unparalleled light-gathering capabilities, redefines the stargazing experience, providing exceptional value for enthusiasts eager to explore celestial wonders.

Building on this iconic design, Explore Scientific introduces a universal concept that seamlessly converts the Dobsonian into a Newtonian telescope.

This innovative feature caters to astrophotographers, unlocking versatility beyond traditional observing methods.

Enhanced with a robust 2.5" HEX focuser, the telescope ensures effortless focusing and accommodates both 1.25" and 2" eyepieces, marking a substantial advancement in its price class.

The package includes a Red Dot viewfinder and a 25mm SPL eyepiece for added convenience during observations.

Optimized for portability, the 8" FirstLight Dobsonian/Newtonian boasts a collapsible Rockerbox, easily disassembled with metal quick connectors.

This compact form makes it an ideal companion for deep-sky observers, revealing intricate details on planets and celestial objects.

In the Ultimate Bundle upgrade version, this package is further enriched with additional accessories, including the Tirion Double-Sided Planisphere Star Map for celestial navigation, an R-Lite Flashlight for convenient nocturnal use, a Discovery 2x Barlow Lens for enhanced magnification, and an Explore One Moon Filter for optimal lunar observations.

Star clusters are resolved to their core, and lunar observations, especially along the terminator, become unforgettable experiences.

To elevate its capabilities, this telescope is ready for use with Explore Scientific's optional coma corrector, unlocking new possibilities for even more detailed and crisp observations.

Embark on a celestial journey with the Explore Scientific FirstLight 8-inch Dobsonian Ultimate Bundle, where innovation meets versatility for an unparalleled stargazing experience.



  • 8" Aperture for Deep Sky Observations: The telescope's substantial 8-inch aperture ensures remarkable light-gathering power, making it an ideal instrument for detailed and immersive deep-sky observations.
  • 400x Highest Useful Magnification: With a maximum magnification of 400x, the telescope enables detailed views of celestial objects, providing versatility for observing a wide range of astronomical phenomena.
  • 1218mm Focal Length: Featuring a focal length of 1218mm, the telescope's optical characteristics impact its field of view and magnification capabilities, contributing to an overall immersive observational experience.
  • f/6 Focal Ratio: The telescope's f/6 focal ratio signifies the speed of its optical system, striking a balance between wide-field views and higher magnification capabilities. This moderate focal ratio enhances versatility across various types of observations.
  • Portable and Easy Assembly: Designed for convenience, the telescope and mount can be effortlessly transported in pieces and reassembled within minutes. The Rockerbox, complete with an accessory tray for eyepieces, assembles easily with minimal tools.
  • 2.5" HEX Focuser with Helical Gearing: Equipped with a robust 2.5" HEX focuser featuring helical gearing, the telescope ensures stability and accommodates both 1.25" and 2" eyepieces, providing versatility for diverse observing preferences.
  • Universal Design for Astrophotography: The telescope's universal design caters to imagers, allowing it to transform into a traditional Newtonian by removing the bearings from the OTA. The tube can then be attached to an equatorial mount using the included Vixen-style dovetail plate, expanding possibilities for astrophotography.
  • Included Accessories for Immediate Use: The model includes a 25mm Super Plossl eyepiece and a red dot viewfinder, enhancing the observer's experience with essential tools for locating and observing celestial targets.
  • Smart Device Compatibility: The telescope includes an adapter, enabling observers to use their smart devices for image capture and sharing. This modern feature adds a new dimension to the observational experience, allowing enthusiasts to document and share their celestial discoveries with ease.
  • Tirion Double-Sided Planisphere Star Map: The Tirion Planisphere serves as a reliable celestial navigator, featuring a double-sided star map that simplifies stargazing. It is an invaluable tool for identifying constellations and stars, facilitating your exploration of the night sky.
  • R-Lite Flashlight: The R-Lite Flashlight is your nocturnal companion, emitting a soft red light that preserves your night vision during stargazing sessions. It ensures you can read star charts, adjust equipment, and navigate without disrupting your dark-adapted eyes.
  • Discovery 2x Barlow Lens: Enhance your telescope's magnification capabilities with the Discovery 2x Barlow Lens. This essential accessory effectively doubles the power of your eyepieces, allowing you to get even closer to celestial wonders for more detailed observations.
  • Explore One Moon Filter: Elevate your lunar observations with the Explore One Moon Filter, reducing the brightness of the Moon to reveal more surface details and lunar features. Ensure that your lunar encounters are sharp and crystal clear, bringing the Moon's captivating landscapes into focus.


What's Included:

✓ Explore Scientific FirstLight 8-inch Dobsonian Telescope

✓ Equatorial mount with Accessory Tray

✓ Plossl 25mm eyepiece

✓ Red-dot viewfinder

✓ Smartphone camera adapter

 Tirion Double-Sided Planisphere

✓ R-Lite Flashlight

✓ Discovery 2x Barlow Lens

✓ Explore One Moon Filter

✓ Limited 1 year warranty



      Item Number FL-DOB0806–01
      Secondary Obstruction 24%
      Primary Mirror Diameter 203mm
      Focal Length 1218mm
      Focal Ratio f/6
      Primary Tube Weight 25 lbs.
      Rocker Box Weight 21 lbs.
      Total Weight 46 lbs.


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      Customer Reviews

      Based on 4 reviews

      I received delivery of this very cool telescope a few weeks ago. I love the image quality. I opted for the bundled accessory package, some handy items that add versitility to my experience.

      Great Beginner Scope

      This Scope is a great platform for beginners to work from. Great aperture, simple assembly, and many useful accessories included, which takes the headache out’ve figuring out what is needed when just starting out. Clear Skies!!

      VERY Nice Dobsonian!

      This is the perfect Beginner Dobsonian Scope. It's easy to assemble, maintain, and it looks and performs great! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this 8" or the 10" model to anyone that's interested in Dobs. Also highly affordable!

      My first Dobsonian

      When it comes to gathering light, this telescope delivers. The Red Carpet Telescopes team were great in helping me decide which Scope would best suit my needs/budget.