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Zhumell Z8 Deluxe Dobsonian Reflector Telescope

5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

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Designed with you in mindZhumell's latest Dobsonian telescope is the result of a new approach to design. Customers like you told us how to improve our Dobsonian and we listened. Never before has a telescope been so designed with you in mind.The Zhumell Z8 Deluxe Dobsonian Reflector Telescope features an 8-inch aperture to capture significant light for clear long-range viewing. Used in conjunction with the two included eyepieces (30mm and 9mm) and Dobsonian stand this telescope will make your night-sky observations and star parties more enjoyable than ever. A primary mirror cooling fan brings the telescope into thermal equilibrium quickly so you can enjoy long viewing sessions without delay. You'll also enjoy the new adjustable azimuth bearing system which facilitates smooth even motion when tracking celestial objects. When you arrive at your subject the dual-speed Crayford focuser allows for quick easy adjustments while the laser collimator ensures rapid accurate optical alignment. Zhumell Z8 Dobsonian Telescope Features: 8 Inch Aperture 2 Inch Dual Speed Crayford Focuser Clutch mount with tension knob Primary Mirror Cooling Fan Includes Laser Collimator 2-Inch Format 30mm Eyepiece 1.25 Inch Format 9mm Eyepiece Zhumell Z8 Telescope dimension data: Total Height - 51.5 inches OTA length - 45.25 inches Base height - 26.75 inches Base diameter 19.50 inches About ZhumellAt Zhumell we're committed to precision performance and people. Our products are designed and tested to make sure that they perform not only to our expectations but to our customers' as well. We know that Zhumell customers are unique individuals whose pursuits vary and who demand the best products available. Whether you're an avid birder waiting to catch a glimpse of a yellow-rumped warbler or a keen observer and searcher of the night sky we have the products that fit your needs.

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Shipping Weight 64 pounds
ASIN B002UPSPX2
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5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #32,347 in Camera & Photo
#128 in Camera & Photo > Binoculars & Scopes > Telescopes > Reflectors
Date first available at Amazon.com October 28, 2009

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By D. Livingston on November 22, 2011
I have owned this scope for 1 1/2 years and I use it every chance I get (weather permiting). The build quality is equal or better than any dob in this price class. Primary mirror is pyrex with included cooling fan (most other brands make you pay extra for this). The eyepieces are acceptable but to get the best out of this scope you may want to up grade (I use Baader Hyperion). The finder scope is RA 9X50 and it has too narrow field of view for my taste so I replaced it with a Red Dot finder and now I can find things without doing circles with the scope. The base is particle board (not the best choice) and it's heavy and stable. Azmuth bearings on the base are smooth and the altitude clutch bearings on the OTA are far superior to any other dob scope(no springs). I have looked through scopes that cost two to three times more and honestly I can't see that much improvement in the views of the more expensive ones. The Z8 is a simple scope but I'll put my money on aperture and optics over electronic wizzardry that will some day fail. If you are new to star gazing and expect to see Hubble quality images that isn't going to happend, but the Z8 will deliver the best possible images if it is kept in proper collimation and this should be done every time it is used. In this world you generally get what you pay for but in the case of the Zhumell Z8 you get just a little more and that makes it the best telescope for the money. My only regret is that I didn't get the Z12.
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While both have the same optics and all the reviews are equally as good on both brands.... a few differences to point out which swayed me towards the zhumell. They include a cooling fan,moon filter and two eyepieces; a 2" 30mm and a 1.25" 9mm....to top it off they also throw in a laser collimator. Don't forget the dual speed focuser and a image corrected 90 degree 9 x 50 eyepiece. All for about the same price as the orion.....what's up with that?

Set up was a breeze, check out the instructions on you tube.

A few tips for you as well.....I plan on keeping it in the garage so I can use my driveway as a viewing platform. I won't be buying an expensive shroud for it, instead I bought a breathable motorcycle cover.... not a custom fit but I will save $50 bucks. Same material! I also plan on buying a "movers dolly" to make it mobile instead of carrying it. A Good sturdy platform with big rubber wheels will be key.

Happy viewing !
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