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Explore Scientific FirstLight 10-inch Dobsonian Telescope Package

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Explore FirstLight 10-inch f/5 Dobsonian Telescope Package - FL-DOB1005-02

Discover the revolutionary FirstLight 10-inch Dobsonian telescope – a game-changer in the world of amateur astronomy.

Before the advent of John Dobson's Dobsonian design, most telescopes were characterized by small size and primitive mechanics, limiting their capabilities to observing only basic celestial features like the polar caps of Mars or the rings of Saturn.

Larger telescopes, such as the Schmidt-Cassegrain, were exclusive to the wealthy.

The Dobsonian telescope, with its ingenious combination of simple yet effective mechanisms and an expansive aperture, marked a triumph that resonated globally.

The FirstLight Dobsonian by Explore Scientific takes this legacy to new heights, offering unparalleled value for your investment.

Explore Scientific introduces the ultimate in universal design with this Dobsonian, seamlessly convertible into a Newtonian telescope.

For those aspiring to delve into astrophotography, the process is effortless – just unscrew the bearings from the tube and mount the scope on an EQ (equatorial) mount using the provided Vixen-style dovetail plate.

Focusing is made easy with the unmatched rigidity of the included 2.5" HEX focuser featuring helical gearing, accommodating both 1.25" and 2" eyepieces.

The inclusion of the 2.5" HEX focuser sets a new standard in this price range, representing a significant leap in telescope technology.

Equipped with a Red Dot viewfinder and a 25mm SPL eyepiece, this telescope is ready for immediate use.

Transporting the FirstLight Dobsonian/Newtonian is a breeze when compactness is crucial.

The Rockerbox can be disassembled with minimal effort, thanks to metal quick connectors, transforming a once-bulky rocker box into a conveniently flat package of boards.

Ideal for deep sky observers, this telescope reveals intricate details on planets and deep sky objects even to those new to astronomy.

Star clusters shine with resolution, and witnessing the moon's terminator is an unforgettable experience.

For enhanced performance, the telescope is compatible with our optional coma corrector, providing a comprehensive and versatile astronomical experience.


  • 10" Aperture: Boasting a generous 10-inch aperture, this telescope allows for impressive light-gathering capability, providing detailed views of celestial objects. Experience stunningly bright and clear images of the cosmos.
  • 500x Highest Useful Magnification: With a high magnification capability of 500x, observers can explore fine details and intricate features on planets, moons, and deep-sky objects. Uncover hidden nuances with the powerful magnification offered by this telescope.
  • 1270mm Focal Length: The telescope's substantial focal length of 1270mm contributes to sharp and detailed views of astronomical phenomena. Immerse yourself in the intricacies of distant galaxies and nebulae.
  • f/5 Focal Ratio: Featuring a fast focal ratio of f/5, this Dobsonian telescope is well-suited for capturing wide-field views and is particularly adept at astrophotography. Capture breathtaking wide-field images of the night sky with ease.
  • Fully Multi-coated Primary Mirror: The primary mirror is fully multi-coated, enhancing light transmission and minimizing reflections for optimal image brightness and clarity. Enjoy consistently vibrant and contrast-rich observations.
  • Portable and Easy Assembly: Designed for convenience, the telescope is highly portable, and its assembly is straightforward, making it an excellent choice for on-the-go stargazing. Set up and start observing quickly, wherever your astronomical adventures take you.
  • 2.5" HEX Focuser with Helical Gearing: The included 2.5" HEX focuser with helical gearing ensures precise and smooth focusing, accommodating both 1.25" and 2" eyepieces. Effortlessly achieve pinpoint focus for an enhanced viewing experience.
  • Hybrid 2N1 Finder Base: The telescope features a Hybrid 2N1 Finder Base, providing versatility in locating celestial objects and enhancing the overall observational experience. Seamlessly switch between finder types to optimize your target acquisition.


    Recommended Upgrade:

    Upgrade your stargazing experience with the Explore Scientific FirstLight 10-inch Dobsonian Ultimate Bundle - a Red Carpet exclusive offer!

    Explore Scientific FirstLight 10-inch Dobsonian Ultimate Bundle

    In this Ultimate Bundle upgrade, you'll receive four invaluable bonus accessories:


    ES Tirion Double-Sided Planisphere Star Map for Explore FirstLight 10-inch Dobsonian - Ultimate Bundle Package - with Bonus Accessories

    • ES Tirion Double-Sided Planisphere Star Map: for easy celestial navigation
    ES R-Lite Flashlight for Explore FirstLight 10-inch Dobsonian - Ultimate Bundle Package - with Bonus Accessories
    • ES R-Lite Flashlight: to preserve your night vision
    Discovery 2x Barlow Lens for Explore FirstLight 10-inch Dobsonian - Ultimate Bundle Package - with Bonus Accessories
    • Discovery 2x Barlow Lens: for enhanced magnification
    Explore One Moon Filter for Explore FirstLight 10-inch Dobsonian - Ultimate Bundle Package - with Bonus Accessories
    • Explore One Moon Filter: for clearer lunar observations

    Elevate your astronomy journey with these essential additions today!


    What's Included:

    ✓ Explore FirstLight 10-inch Dobsonian Telescope

    ✓ Equatorial mount with Accessory Tray

    ✓ Plossl 25mm eyepiece

    ✓ Red-dot viewfinder

    ✓ Smartphone camera adapter

    ✓ Limited 1 year warranty



        Item Number FL-DOB1005–01
        Secondary Obstruction 24%
        Primary Mirror Diameter 254mm
        Focal Length 1270mm
        Focal Ratio f/5
        Primary Tube Weight 36 lbs.
        Rocker Box Weight 25 lbs.
        Total Weight 61 lbs.


        Explore Scientific FirstLight 10-inch Dobsonian Telescope Package - FL-DOB1005-02 Product Manual:

        Download the ES FirstLight 10-inch Dobsonian Telescope Package - FL-DOB1005-02 Product Manual

        Customer Reviews

        Based on 6 reviews
        Zach P.
        Excellent Scope and Reflex finder, other accessories aren't worth much.

        The scope was excellent. Bright and clear images. Excellent collimation right out of the box. For the price, it seems this can't be beat. But if this package is not on sale to be comparable with the standalone scope, it's probably worth getting the scope and the reflex sight separately. The included planisphere, moon map, and red flashlight, are not worth paying extra for. The Reflex Sight, though, is excellent and highly recommended.

        Paul M.
        First Light 10 inch Dobsonian

        I set up the telescope, collimated it, and took it out in my very light polluted back yard for some views. I couldn't get the lenses to focus, unless I pulled the eyepiece almost all the way out! I reached out to a very experienced astronomer, and he asked if the scope came with a black spacer tube. It did! I installed it on the focuser, and everything works fine! It is my first real telescope, and so far it has been great!

        5 Stars all the way

        Was looking for a recommended Dobsonian. I read good things about this 10 inch Dob over on the Cloudy Nights blog. I can personally recommend now. 5 Stars all the way. Ask for the offered 5 off discount.

        Love this Telescope

        This telescope was on display at our Astronomy Meetup night late last year. My wife and I were able to become somewhat familiar with it then. We used the 5% off coupon code offered by this website and then upgraded to the bundle packaged items, 2nd eyepiece and moon filter are recommended. Love this Telescope.

        Wonderful Dobsonian

        Most other 10” Dobs of similar quality won’t beat this price, not to mention - this Scope comes with an eyepiece, barlow lens, red dot finder, AND a smartphone adapter for some quick and easy imaging. Everything came packaged nicely and securely, easy assembly, easy maintenance, and most importantly - great Optics! Get this Scope while you can.