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Celestron Star Hopper 8 Dobsonians Telescope 10800 Product Info

Celestron is proud to introduce  StarHopper series of Dobsonian Telescopes available in 6", 8", 10" and 12" apertures. Dobsonian telescopes are recognized within the astronomy hobby as an excellent value for the aperture size, and Celestron StarHopper line is as rich in features as it is in value.

The optical system features a large primary mirror at the bottom of the tube which collects light and concentrates it onto a small secondary mirror, which reflects the light out the side of the tube and into the eyepiece. Best of all, Celestron StarHopper8 Dobsonians Telescope 10800 and othrer StarHopper series telescopes are easy to observe with - the user navigates through the night sky by simply moving the tube up or down, and left or right, by hand.

All StarHoppers use optical quality BK-7 glass, this is the same high-quality glass used in most binocular prisms and refractor telescope lenses. All Celestron StarHoppers use a roller track bearing on the azimuth surface providing dozens of support points for smooth swivel motion. They also use a variable tension clutch system for proper balance and control in both altitude and azimuth.The 8 " StarHopper, 10" & 12" models come standard with 2" focuser and 1.25" adapter.

Specifications for Celestron StarHopper-8 Dobsonians Telescopes:

Aperture:   8"
Focal Length:   48" (1219mm)
Focal Ratio:   f/6
Eyepieces:   25mm - 1.25"
Magnification:   49x
Secondary Size:   1.95"
Obstruction:   24% by diameter 5.9% by area
Primary Mirror:   BK7
Mirror Cell:   3-point
Azimuth Bearing:   Roller track
Altitude Bearing:   Nylon Bearing
Tension System:   Variable friction clutch
Highest useful power:   480x
Lowest useful power:   29x
Resolution: Rayleigh Criterion

Dawes Criterion: 

 .68 arcsec .57 arcsec
Field of view with standard eyepiece:   1.03°
Exit pupil with standard eyepiece:   4.2mm
Light gathering power (times the unaided eye):   843
Limiting visual magnitude:   14
Optical tube length:   45"

Features of Celestron Star Hopper8 Dobsonians Telescope-10800:

  • BK7 Optical Quality glass
  • Roller Track Bearing on Azimuth Surface provides dozens of support points for smooth swivel motion
  • Variable Tension Clutch System for proper balance and smooth control in both altitude and azimuth
  • 2-years warranty

Package Contents:

  • Celestron Star Hopper 8" Dobsonians Telescope (#10800)
  • 25mm Plössl eyepiece and 9 x 50 finder scope
  • 2" focuser and 1.25" adapter
  • Plastic screw head caps

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Helpful Positive Review Great for the money by Legacy Reviewer, December 24, 2007
I like this telescope, The only thing is after one night of use I have to take apart and tighten the holders on the tube to remove the slack. Pros: Large size for the money Cons: Mount brackets keep coming loose
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