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Bushnell ARES 6 inch Compact Dobsonian Telescope OpticsPlanet Edition has been discontinued by Bushnell and is no longer available. Our product experts have helped us select these available replacements below. You can also explore other items in the Telescopes category yourself to try and find the perfect replacement for you!

Bushnell ARES 6 inch Compact Dobsonian Telescope OpticsPlanet Edition Product Info

The Bushnell ARES DOB6 Dobsonian Telescope 786100 is available exclusively from our online store - OpticsPlanet.com! The Bushnell ARES Dobsonian Telescope DOB 6 will give you great views of Saturn's rings, Jupiter's cloud bands, imagespectacular nebulas and sparkling star clusters. This Bushnell telescope is lightweight, so it is easy to move around and can be transported in a compact car. The Bushnell DOB-6 Dobsonian Telescope is a perfect telescope for beginners in terms of transportability, ease of use and a great price. Bushnell DOB-6 Dobsonian Telescope 153mm Newtonian Reflector has a 2 inch rack and pinion focuser and comes with two 1.25" telescope eyepieces: 10mm SPL10 and 25mm SPL25, and includes a 6x30 finder scope. The Dobsonian base has a well-placed carry handle and convenient eyepiece holder.

The Bushnell ARES Telescopes are named for NASA's Ares rocket, named for the Greek god associated with the planet Mars. The ARES rocket is planned to return humans to the moon and eventually take them to Mars and other more distant destinations.

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Specifications for Bushnell DOB-6 Dobsonian Telescope 78 6100:

Model: DOB6"
Optical Design: Newtonian Reflector
Clear Aperture: 153mm
Focal Length; F/Ratio: 1200mm
Maximum Practical Power: 306X
Limiting Stellar Magnitude: 13
Resolving Power: 0.8 arc sec
Eyepiece Holder Diameter: 2"(With a 1.25" adapter)
Eyepiece: SPL10 & SPL25
Finder Scope: 6x30
Mount: Dobsonian

Package Contents:

  • Bushnell ARES6 6 inch Compact Dobsonian Telescope DOB6 78-6100
  • 10mm SPL10 1.25in Telescope Eyepiece
  • 25mm SPL25 1.25 in Telescope Eyepiece
  • 6x30 Finder Scope

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Bushnell ARES DOB 6in. Dobsonian Telescope, Exclusive Edition 786100, MPN: 786100, UPC: 029757786104, Code: BU-TS-786100-OP

Bushnell ARES 6 inch Compact Dobsonian Telescope OpticsPlanet Edition Comments

Customer Reviews
Helpful Positive Review Great Scope - Can'y Beat the Price by Legacy Reviewer, March 20, 2011
This is a great 6" scope. Manufactured by the same company that makes Orion and Skywatcher scopes, so high quality. Great optics, great features, solid construction, awesome first telescope. Out of the box, my Skywatcher version of this scope was ...
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Most Recent Review My first telescope by Legacy Reviewer, November 13, 2011
Recently got into viewing the night sky, planets and stargazing and I wanted a quality telescope that gave me decent views of the objects I wanted to see in space and was also affordable within my budget. I came across the "Bushnell Ares 6" DOB" a...
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Most Recent Review VERY good, especially considering money spent by Legacy Reviewer, October 27, 2011
Almost ordered another more expensive 6-inch. Came across this via word of mouth from astronomy forums. Two eyepieces, price, and free shipping made this the OBVIOUS choice for someone looking for first real telescope who didn't want to/couldn't br...
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Most Recent Review Bushnell ARES DOB 6in. Dobsonian Telescope by Legacy Reviewer, October 10, 2011
Have owned a DOB manufactured by a another company that cost over 150 dollars more. I can see little if any difference in optics or quality of construction. Jupiter and its 4 largest moons observed sharp and clear. Its not a grab and go type scope,...
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Most Recent Review Best In Class!! by Legacy Reviewer, October 4, 2011
Just assembled and used this telescope last night! The sides of the base need the nylon top-hat bushings pointing out to be correct. The instructions refer to a logo not present and you cannot go by this. Otherwise, this is a fantastic bargain! I...
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